Golden 4 Course Descriptions
Cal State LA Golden 4 Course Descriptions for Admissions Purposes
If an articulation does not currently exists between your transfer school(s) and Cal State LA, courses that have similar content to the courses below may be considered for meeting the transfer general education requirements:
A1 – Oral Communication
A2 – Written Communication
A3 – Critical Thinking and Composition
Must be met using a Philosophy class in logic, a Communication Studies class in argumentation and debate, a Political Science class in the critical analysis of political ideologies and communication, or an approved California Community College course that fulfills the Critical Thinking requirement per the college’s CSU General Education Breadth, or IGETC pattern.
B4 – Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning (must be college-level/transferable)
The University course listed above articulates with any California Community College (CCC) course that is approved by the C-ID program and given the corresponding “C-ID Course” designation listed here. The articulation is one-way articulation, meaning the approved community college course will articulate for the indicated course credit at the four-year university. Articulation does NOT apply from the four-year institution to the community college or between the four-year institutions.