College of the Desert
Course Equivalency Guide
|FIDM Course||College of the Desert Course|
|GNST 1040 English Composition||ENG 1A English Comp|
|GNST 1080 Drawing Fundamentals*||ART 1A Beginning Drawing and Comp|
|GNST 1230 Color & Design Theory||ART 3A Basic Design and Color|
|GNST 1450 College Mathematics*||MATH 1A Calculus or higher|
|GNST 1600 Effective Speaking||SP 4 Public Speaking|
|GNST 1650 Critical Thinking*||SOC 4 Soc Analytical/Critical Thinking or PHIL 10 General Logic or SP 7 Decision Making/Advocacy|
|GNST 2020 Survey of Western Art I*||ART 2A History of Western Art I Prehistoric to Medieval|
|GNST 2420 Survey of Western Art II*||ART 2B History of Western Art II Renaissance to Contemporary|
|GNST 2470 Principles of Biology**||BIO 4 Elements of Biology or higher|
|GNST 2570 Microeconomics**||ECON 2 Principles of Microeconomics|
|GNST 2630 Principles of Chemistry**||CH 03 Introductory General Chem or higher|
|GNST 2750 Seminar in the Arts*||ART 2C History of Modern Art|
|GNST 2870 Macroeconomics**||ECON 1 Principles of Macroeconomics|
|GNST 2960 American Political & Economic History||HIST 17 US History or HIST 18 US History|
*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.