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VCCS and RBC Course Equivalents for JMU's General Education Program


The following courses will meet JMU's General Education requirements. Please note: These suggestion are for students who are not earning a transferable associate degree. If you are earning the degree, you do not need to match up your curriculum with General Education; the degree itself fulfills those requirements. Click here to access the current General Education Program Planner.

This list is for students who have not yet entered JMU. Current JMU students should consult the General Education web site, as there are some courses that are not transferable once a student has matriculated at JMU.

JMU Course

VCCS Course Equivalent

RBC Course Equivalent

Cluster One: Skills for the 21st Century (choose one from each group, 9 credit hours)

Critical Thinking

BUS 160

PHIL 120

UNST 001*

 

BUS 100

PHI 111 or 115

ITE 119

 

No equivalent

PHIL 121

No equivalent

Human Communication

SCOM 121, 122 or 123

 

CST 100, 105, 110, 115 or 200

 

SPCH 101 or 201

Writing

WRTC 103

 

ENG 112

 

ENGL 101

Cluster Two: Arts and Humanities (choose one from each group, 9 credit hours)

Human Questions and Contexts

AMST 200

HIST 101 or 102

HUM 250, 251, or 252

PHIL 101

REL 101

 

HUM 211 or 212

HIS 111 or 112

HUM 201, 202, 215, 259 or 260 or PHI 260

PHI 100, 101, 102, 200, 211 or 212

REL 230, or 231 and 232

 

No equivalent

No equivalent

No equivalent

PHIL 101

REL 209

Visual and Performing Arts

ART 200, ARTH 205 or 206

MUS 200

THEA 210

       

ART 100, 101, 102, 105, 111, 112, 201 or 202

MUS 121 or 122

CST 130 or 141

 

ART 201, 202 or 231

MUS 103

THEA 201

Literature

ENG 221, 222, 235, 236, 239, 247 248 or 260 or HUM 200

 

ENG 230, 233, 236, 237, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 256, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 260, 267, 268, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 276 or 278 or HUM 111 or 112

 

ENGL 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 211, 212, 213 or 214

Cluster Three: The Natural World (choose one from each group, 7-10 credits)

Please note: Your intended major may require specific math and/or science courses. Check the major guides for details.

Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 001* 

MATH 011* 

MATH 103 The Nature of Math

MATH 205 Introductory Calculus

MATH 235 Calculus I

MATH 220 Elementary Statistics

 

MTH 128, 129, 145, 150, 169, 180, 181 or 182

MTH 241

MTH 151, 152 or 170

MTH 175, 213, 270 or 271

MTH 173, 175 and 176 or 273

MTH 146, 157, 240 or 241 and 242

 

No equivalent

No equivalent

MATH 105, 110

MATH 207

MATH 201

MATH 217

Physical Systems

ASTR 120

ASTR 121

CHEM 120, 120L

CHEM 131, 131L

ISAT 112

ISCI 101

PHYS 140, 140L

PHYS 240, 140L

 

NAS 130 or 131

NAS 132

CHM 101 or 121 and 122

CHM 111

No equivalent

CHM 110 or PHY 100, 101 or 121 or ENV 220

PHY 201

PHY 231 or 241

 

No equivalent

No equivalent

No equivalent

CHEM 101

CHEM 110, 110L

No equivalent

PHYS 101

PHYS 201

Natural Systems

BIO 140

BIO 270

BIO 103

GEOL 102

GEOL 110

GEOL 211

 

BIO 101

BIO 141 and 142 or 231 and 232

BIO 106 or 145 or NAS 161 and 162

BIO 107, ENV 121, GOL 106 or 110 

GOL 105

GOL 111

 

BIO 101

BIO 205 and 206

BIO 101

No equivalent

No equivalent

No equivalent

Cluster Four: Social and Cultural Processes (choose one from each group, 7 credit hours)

The American Experience

HIST 225

POSC 225

 

HIS 121 and 122

PLS 130, 135 or 211

 

HIST 201

The Global Experience

ANTH 195

ECON 200

GEOG 200

SOCI 001*

 

SOC 210 or 211

ECO 201

GEO 220, 221 or 222

SOC 268

 

No equivalent

ECON 201

GEO 101

No equivalent

Cluster Five: Individuals in the Human Community (choose one from each group, 6 credit hours)

Wellness

HTH 100

 

HLT 110, 116 or 160

 

HLTH 225

Sociocultural Dimension

PSYC 101

PSYC 160

 

PSY 200 or PSY 201 and 202

PSY 230 or PSY 231 and 232

 

PSY 201 and 202

PSY 250

*Not a specific class at JMU, but satisfies general education requirement for this group/cluster.