Diablo Valley College
Course Equivalency Guide
|FIDM Course||Diablo Valley College Course|
|GNST 1040 English Composition||ENGL 122 Freshman English: Comp and Reading|
|GNST 1080 Drawing Fundamentals*||ART 105 Drawing I|
|GNST 1180 Technology for Business Applications*||CIS 115 Microsoft Word Comprehensive (+) CIS 116 Microsoft Excel Comprehensive (+) CIS 118 Microsoft Powerpoint Comprehensive|
|GNST 1230 Color & Design Theory||ART 101 Intro to Two-Dimensional Design|
|GNST 1450 College Mathematics*||MATH 135 College Algebra (or higher)|
|GNST 1600 Effective Speaking||COMM 120 Public Speaking|
|GNST 1650 Critical Thinking*||ENGL 123 Critical Thinking: Composition and Literature (OR) ENGL 126 Critical Thinking: The Shaping of Meaning in Language|
|GNST 2000 Film: History & Development*||FILM 282 Intro to Film: American Cinema 1950 to Present|
|GNST 2020 Survey of Western Art I*||ARTHS 195 History of Prehistoric and Ancient Art|
|GNST 2420 Survey of Western Art II*||ARTHS 196 History of Medieval and Renaissance Art|
|GNST 2470 Principles of Biology**||BIOSC 101 Fundamentals of Biological Sciences (or higher)|
|GNST 2570 Microeconomics**||ECON 221 Principles of Microeconomics|
|GNST 2630 Principles of Chemistry**||CHEM 106 Chemistry for Non-science Majors (or higher)|
|GNST 2750 Seminar in the Arts*||ARTHS 190 Topics in Art History|
|GNST 2780 Major Art Movements*||ARTHS 199 Contemporary Art History|
|GNST 2870 Macroeconomics**||ECON 220 Principles of Macroeconomics|
|GNST 2960 American Political & Economic History||HIST 121 History of the US after 1865|
|GNST 2980 Professional Practices||CAREER 110 Career Life Planning|
*Indicates courses that may not be a requirement in all majors. Such courses will be transferred in if they are a requirement or an elective choice in the transferring students program’s curriculum. ALSO: Major specific course may be accepted by the Department Chair with review of class projects / exams and course description.
**Indicates courses only offered in FIDM’s Business Management Bachelor of Science Degree to complete student’s lower division general education requirements.
***Indicates courses that may transfer after additional evaluation by FIDM’s Fashion Design Department regarding the review of specific projects, stated learning objectives and inquiries regarding the type of equipment and/or programs used. Evaluations could be minimized significantly pending the submission of a course outline and or syllabus.