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Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) high school students can earn college credit by enrolling in courses offered by Fullerton College. These courses are taught in person on PYLUSD high school campuses and are free of charge and include textbooks. All courses are CSU and UC-approved for transfer. Students do not need to commit to attend Fullerton College in order to take these classes and receive credit. The goal of these classes is to help students transfer to their desired 4-year college or graduate quicker.
Spring 2021 Courses
All courses are online. If a time is listed for the class, the student must be available during that time to attend a virtual class. Online coursework will be done through Canvas, please see this guide to familiarize yourself with the platform.
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*NEW* ANTH 102 – Cultural Anthropology – (3 Units) This course is an introduction to the cultural aspects of man's behavior and the nature of culture. It includes the uniformities and variabilities of culture, social organization, family structure, religion, language, and other basic topics. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. Transfers to CSU/UC and fulfills GE requirements for IGETC (Area 4) and CSU (Area D).
ART 110 – Introduction to Art – (3 Units) This lecture-based course provides an introduction to art from prehistoric times to the present. Classroom presentations are supplemented by gallery and museum visits. While examining the role that the visual arts have played in the development of the cultures of the world, the student is exposed to a wide variety of artistic media. Transfers to CSU/UC and fulfills GE requirements for IGETC (Area 3) and CSU (Area C).
BIOL 190 – Introduction to Biotechnology – (3 Units) This course will teach students about all aspects of the biotechnology field, with content appropriate for a wide range of students and professionals. Topics will include the biology, business and legal/ethical issues surrounding biotechnology, cells, genes, DNA, proteins, genetic engineering, drug development, biofuels, agriculture, bioremediation, biotechnology company structure, and the regulations affecting the field. Transfers to CSU/UC and fulfills GE requirements for IGETC (Area 5) and CSU (Area B). Due to the difficulty of the course, it is only offered to 11th-12th grade students or students that have passed Chemistry with a C- or better.
BUS 100 – Introduction to Business – (3 Units) This introductory business course is designed to give an understanding and appreciation for the American business/ economic system. The course surveys the nature of economics, business ownership, physical factors, personnel relations, marketing, finance, corporate ownership, management control, business regulation, law, taxation, and the international business environment. Transfers to UC as elective units and fulfills GE requirements for CSU (Area D).
CDES 115 - Introduction to Early Childhood – (3 Units) This course presents an overview of knowledge and skills related to providing appropriate curriculum and environments for young children from birth to age six. Students will examine a teacher’s role in supporting development and fostering the joy of learning for all young children using observation and assessment strategies emphasizing the essential role of play. An overview of content areas will include but not be limited to: Art, Science and Math education, language and literacy, social and emotional learning and creativity. Transfers to CSU for Degree Credit, but does not fulfill GE requirements.
COMM 100 – Public Speaking – (4 Units) This course is to give students concentrated opportunities to communicate their ideas. Emphasis is on developing the speaker’s ability to present original subject matter. This is accomplished by the preparation and presentation of four to six informative and persuasive speeches, as well as various in-class assignments and exercises to develop speaking proficiency by skillfully using logic and reasoning. Transfers to CSU/UC and fulfills GE requirements for IGETC (Area 1) and CSU (Area A). This class is intended for 11th-12th grade students.
COUN 140 – Educational Planning – (.5 Units) For seniors going to Fullerton College. Students taking this course will receive an overview of graduation requirements, transfer requirements, campus policies, student services and career planning. This course is strongly recommended for first-time students with declared majors or enrollment in specific programs. Course sections may be designated for specific majors or programs. Transfers to CSU for Degree Credit, but does not fulfill GE requirements.
ETHS 150 – Introduction of Chicana/o Studies – (3 Units) This course is an introduction to the field of Chicana/o studies. It is designed to acquaint students with the most significant social, political, economic, and historical aspects of the Chicana/o experience in the United States. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education requirements for graduation. Transfers to CSU/UC and fulfills GE requirements for IGETC (Area 4) and CSU (Area D).
*NEW* MUS 119 – History of Rock Music – (3 Units) This course presents a historical study of the music of a rock musician. The principal focus will be on the music with analysis, secondary emphasis is placed on the socio-logical, political, and economic conditions which so heavily influenced this musical genre’s development. Listening Active, directed listening, will be the primary function activity in the classroom. Out-of-class activities will include music listening and concert attendance. Transfers to CSU/UC and fulfills GE requirements for IGETC (Area 3) and CSU (Area C).
NUTR 210 – Human Nutrition – (3 Units) This course is an introduction to the science of nutrition. Major principles, functions and sources of nutrients, health and disease, as well as, chemistry and physiology as they relate to nutrition are discussed. General application as it applies to today’s students is stressed. Students will analyze their food intake. Transfers to UC as elective units and fulfills GE requirements for CSU (Area E).
SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology – (3 Units) This course introduces concepts, theories, and vocabulary associated with the field of sociology. The major sociological perspectives are explored surrounding: social control, social interaction, social differentiation, and social institutions. The processes of social change are understood in the contact of collective human behavior. Transfers to CSU/UC and fulfills GE requirements for IGETC (Area 4) and CSU (Area D). This course is only offered to 11th-12th grade students due to mature content.
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Dropping a Class
|Term||Time||Result||What does it affect?|
|Full Semester Term||Prior to the 3rd week of class||Nothing on your transcript (as if you never signed up)||Nothing|
|Full Semester Term||During the 3rd-12th week of class||Receive a Withdrawal "W" grade||College transcript and possibly Financial Aid|
|Full Semester Term||During the 13th-15th week of class||Receive a letter grade||College transcript, GPA, and possibly Financial Aid|
|Summer Term||Prior to 20% of the length of the course||Nothing on your transcript (as if you never signed up)||Nothing|
|Summer Term||During the 20-75% of the length of the course||Receive a Withdrawal "W" grade||College transcript and possibly Financial Aid|
|Summer Term||During 76-100% of the length of the course||Receive a letter grade||College transcript, GPA, and possibly Financial Aid|
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