• This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAA GE Area/MajorUnits
WR 1College Writing 11A4
PSYC 10*Statistical Methods in the Behavioral Sciences23
SOC 1 or 1HIntroduction to Sociology or Honors4 & Major3
ANTH 2Cultural Anthropology5 & Major3
Lifelong Health**Lifelong Health and Personal Development GE Course9 A/B/C3
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAA GE Area/MajorUnits
COMM 1Communication Fundamentals1B3
Critical ThinkingCritical Thinking1C3-4
SOC 3Global Sociology: Change in the Modern World System4 & Major3
SOC 10Introduction to Marriage and Family4 &Major3
Fine ArtsFine Arts and Languages GE Course73-5
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAA GE Area/MajorUnits
SOC 2Social Problems4 & Major3
SOC 15Socialization of the Child (Recommended Elective)43
PHIL 2 or PS 5 Introducation to Ethics or Political Philosophy63
American InstitutionsAmerican Institutions GE Course83
Lifelong Health**Lifelong Health and Personal Development GE Course9 A/B/C2-3
Semester 4
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAA GE Area/MajorUnits
SOC 19The Sociology of Sex and Gender (Recommended Elective)43
SOC 20Ethnic and Minority Group Relations4 & Major3
ANTH 1Physical Anthropology33
HistoryAny History Course43
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
  1. Students can take PSYC 10 or another math course that meets the AA GE math requirement for GE Area 2; however, PSYC 10 is recommended.
  2. Take one course from two different categories among GE areas 9A, 9B, and 9C. Please refer to the AA GE pattern for details.