B.A. Psychology General Education
Writing and Critical Thinking (6 units)
Students are required to enroll in these courses sequentially beginning their first semester of study until this requirement is satisfied (should be satisfied prior to Junior level status). (See section on “English Proficiency Exam” for additional information.)
ENG 101 English Composition 1 (3 units)
ENG 102 English Composition 2 (3 units)
English Proficiency Exam (0 units)
Students must pass the English Proficiency Exam in order to graduate. This standardized examination is offered several times per year, and is typically first taken near the end of ENG 102.
ENG 103 English Proficiency Exam (0 units)
Quantitative Skills (3 units)
Students are required to enroll in mathematics during their first semester of study at Menlo College and continue enrollment until the quantitative skills requirement is satisfied. Either MTH 102 or MTH 110 is required for Psychology majors.
MTH 102 College Algebra (3 units)
MTH 110 Finite Math (3 units)
Foreign Language (7 units)
Students are required to complete one year (two semesters) of a foreign language at the introductory levels 1 and 2 unless they demonstrate proficiency higher than level 1 or 2 on the Foreign Language Placement Exam for a particular language. Students may choose from:
CHI 101 & 102 Introductory Chinese (7 units)
FRE 101 & 102 Introductory French (7 units)
ITL 101 & 102 Introductory Italian (7 units)
JPN 101 & 102 Introductory Japanese (7 units)
SPA 101 & 102 Introductory Spanish (7 units)
Library Research Skills (0 units)
Students are required to complete a Library Research Skills tutorial. This tutorial must be completed by the end of the first year of enrollment.
Microcomputer Software Literacy (0 units)
Students are required to demonstrate sufficient proficiency on the Microcomputer Software Literacy Examination. The examination is offered several times per year. Students who do not pass the examination, or who prefer to take a course, may take MIS 100 – Introduction to Microcomputers (1 unit) to prepare for the examination offered at the end of the course.
Financial Literacy (1 unit)
Students are required to complete a course in Financial Literacy. The course is taken during the spring semester of the first year of enrollment.
Study Skills (STS) 150: Personal Finance for College
Management (3 units)
Students are required to complete a course in basic understanding of business and management concepts:
MGT 101 Business Management Practice (3 units)
World History (6 units)
The two-semester World History sequence (3 units each) is to be taken during the freshman or sophomore year. These courses normally are taken in sequence. ENG 101 is a prerequisite or co-requisite for HIS 111, and ENG 102 is a prerequisite or co-requisite for HIS 112.
HIS 111 World History I (3 units; offered fall semester)
HIS 112 World History II (3 units; offered spring semester)
Natural Science (4 units)
Students are required to complete one biological or physical science course with a laboratory, choosing from:
AST 150 Introduction to Astronomy (4 units)
BIO 101 Human Biology (4 units) (Required for Psychology Majors)
BIO 130 General Biology (4 units)
PSC 160 Introduction to Physical Science (4 units)
Social Science (9 units)
Students are required to complete ECO 200, Macroeconomics and the Global Economy. Students must complete one of the following courses:
MCM 151 Media and Society
POL 150 Introduction to Political Science
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SSC 150 Introduction to Social Science
Finally, students must complete one additional upper division course in ECO, MCM, POL, PSY or SSC.
NOTE: Students who have not completed at least one semester of U.S. History and one semester of U.S. Government in high school with grades of C- or higher must select POL 150 as one of their Social Science courses.
Literature, Multicultural Issues and Humanities (9 units)
Students are required to complete one of the following courses in Literature:
LIT 150 Introduction to Literature (3 units)
LIT 300 Literature of Western Culture Since 18th Century (3 units)
LIT 301 Major American Writers (3 units)
LIT 302 Major British Writers (3 units)
LIT 303 Shakespeare (3 units)
LIT 304 Modern World Literature (3 units)
Students are required to complete one of the following Multicultural Issues courses:
HUM 307 Diversity in the Workplace (3 units)
HUM 311 Women and Culture (3 units)
MCM 308 Cultural Expression in the Media (3 units)
MGT 325 Women in Business (3 units)
Students are required to complete one course in the Humanities:
Any ART course numbered 150 or higher (3 units)
Any HIS course (3 units)
Any HUM course (3 units)
Any LIT course (3 units)
Any PHI course (3 units)
MCM 300 History of Film (3 units)
NOTE: At least two of the three courses taken to meet the Literature, Multicultural Issues and Humanities requirement must be upper division.