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Diablo Valley College

Course Equivalency Guide

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FIDM Course Diablo Valley College Course
GNST 1040 English CompositionENGL 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 TheoryART 101 Intro to Two-Dimensional Design
GNST 1450 College Mathematics*MATH 135 College Algebra (or higher)
GNST 1600 Effective SpeakingCOMM 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 HistoryHIST 121 History of the US after 1865
GNST 2980 Professional PracticesCAREER 110 Career Life Planning
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*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.