Course Equivalency Guide
|FIDM Course||Merritt College Course|
|GNST 1040 English Composition||ENGL 1A Composition and Reading|
|GNST 1080 Drawing Fundamentals*||ART 20 Beginning Drawing and Composition|
|GNST 1230 Color & Design Theory||ART 41 Basic Design|
|GNST 1450 College Mathematics*||MATH 2 (or any higher TWO digit math course 2-50) (or Higher)|
|GNST 1600 Effective Speaking||COMM 45 Public Speaking|
|GNST 1650 Critical Thinking*||ENGL 5 Critical Thinking in Reading and Writing|
|GNST 2380 World Art*||ART 12 World Art: Visual and Historical Analysis|
|GNST 2470 Principles of Biology**||BIO 1A General Biology (or higher)|
|GNST 2570 Microeconomics**||ECON 2 Principles of Economics (Micro-Economics)|
|GNST 2630 Principles of Chemistry**||CHEM 1A General Chemistry (or Higher)|
|GNST 2750 Seminar in the Arts*||ART 1 Introduction to Art History|
|GNST 2780 Major Art Movements*||ART 4 History of Modern Art|
|GNST 2870 Macroeconomics**||ECON 1 Principles of Economics (Macro-Economics)|
|GNST 2960 American Political & Economic History||HIST 7B History of the US Since 1865|
|GNST 2980 Professional Practices||COUN 57 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.