General Education Core Options

Diversification and Foundations Courses List

Kaua‘i Community College has adopted the UH System’s Diversification Requirements and Foundations Requirements. For the A.A. degree, students planning to transfer to Hawai‘i Community College or UH Hilo are advised to check with their counselors for particulars regarding the College’s requirements.

Minimum Diversification Requirements

Arts (DA), Humanities (DH), and Literatures (DL) 6 credits from 2 areas
Biological Sciences (DB) 3 credits
Physical Sciences (DP) 3 credits
Science Lab (DY) 1 credit
Social Sciences (DS) 6 credits from 2 different disciplines
  19 CREDITS

Minimum Foundations Requirements

Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FGA, FGB, FGC) 6 credits from 2 groups
Quantitative Reasoning (FQ)* 3 credits
Written Communication (FW) 3 credits
  12 CREDITS

*Effective Fall 2018, Quantitative Reasoning (FQ) replaces Symbolic Reasoning (FS) as a General Education requirement. The primary goal of FQ courses is to develop mathematical reasoning skills at the college level. Students apply mathematical concepts to the interpretation and analysis of quantifiable information in order to solve a wide range of problems arising in pure and applied research in specific disciplines, professional settings, and/or daily life.

To ensure there is adequate time for students who entered the UH System prior to Fall 2018 to complete their FS requirements, FS and FQ/FS courses will be offered at UH community colleges through Summer 2020. Students who entered the UH System prior to Fall 2018 and have been continuously enrolled may select courses from the FS or FQ/FS categories, unless they opt into all of the General Education and program requirements that are in place as of Fall 2018. Students entering the UH System in Fall 2018 and beyond may select courses from the FQ/FS or FQ categories. Students should contact their designated School/College academic or faculty advisor for more information.

Designation Course List

For programs that require a specific designation (diversification or foundations), a list of courses that will fulfill each designation is provided. This information is also available in STAR. The five-year term for each course's designation is also included.

Please click on the diversification program name to expand the tab to read

  • ART 101 (S2018-S2023)
  • ART 105 (F2018-S2023)
  • ART 107D (F2017-S2022)
  • ART 111 (F2018-S2023)
  • ART 112 (S2018-S2013)
  • ART 113 (F2018-S2023)
  • ART 117 (F2018-S2023)
  • ART 123 (F2018-S2023)
  • ART 125 (S2018-S2013)
  • ART 157 (S2018-S2013)
  • ART 207D (S2018-S2023)
  • ART 223 (F2018-S2023)
  • ART 225 (S2018-S2013)
  • ART 229 (S2018-S2013)
  • ART 243 (F2017-S2022)
  • ART 244 (F2017-S2022)
  • ART 267 (S2018-S2013)
  • CM 110 (F2019-S2024)
  • CM 111 (F2019-S2024)
  • CM 120 (F2019-S2024)
  • CM 121 (F2019-S2024)
  • CM 170 (F2019-S2024)
  • CM 171 (F2019-S2024)
  • CM 180 (F2019-S2024)
  • CM 181 (F2019-S2024)
  • CM 190 (F2019-S2024)
  • CM 191 (F2019-S2024)
  • ENG 104 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • HWST 128 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • HWST 177 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • MUS 121B (renewed until end of S2022)
  • MUS 121C (renewed until end of S2022)
  • MUS 122B (renewed until end of S2022)
  • MUS 122C (renewed until end of S2022)
  • MUS 166 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • MUS 201 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • MUS 202 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • MUS 203S (renewed until end of S2022)
  • MUS 204 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • MUS 220 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • MUS 253 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • SP 151 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • SP 231 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • SP 251 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • THEA 221 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • THEA 222 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • AG 141 (F2017-S2022)
  • AG 200 (F2015-S2020)
  • AG 271 (F2015-S2020)
  • BIOL 100 (F2017-S2022)
  • BIOL 123 (F2017-S2022)
  • BIOL 171 (F2018-S2023)
  • BIOL 172 (F2018-S2023)
  • BOT 101 (F2017-S2022)
  • BOT 130 (F2017-S2022)
  • HLTH 155 (F2016-S2021)
  • HLTH 285 (S2022-S2027)
  • MARE 171 (F2018-S2023)
  • MARE 172 (F2018-S2023)
  • MICR 130 (F2017-S2022)
  • PHYL 141 (F2017-S2022)
  • PHYL 142 (F2017-S2022)
  • SCI 121 (F2017-S2022)
  • ZOOL 105 (S2017-S2022)
  • HIST 241 (F2015-S2020)
  • HIST 242 (F2015-S2020)
  • HIST 250 (F2015-S2020)
  • HIST 281 (F2015-S2020)
  • HIST 282 (F2015-S2020)
  • HIST 284 (F2017-S2022)
  • HIST 284K (F2017-S2022)
  • HIST 288 (S2021-S2026)
  • HPER 170 (F2020-S2025)
  • HWST 107 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • HWST 111 (F2017-S2022)
  • HWST 281 (F2017-S2022)
  • LING 102 (F2019-S2024)
  • PHIL 100 (F2015-S2020)
  • PHIL 101 (F2015-S2020)
  • PHIL 102 (F2017-52022)
  • PHIL 204 (F2015-S2020)
  • PHIL 211 (F2015-S2020)
  • PHIL 213 (F2015-S2020)
  • PHIL 225 (S2018-S2023)
  • REL 205 (F2017-S2022)
  • ENG 250 (F2017-S2022)
  • ENG 251 (F2017-S2022)
  • ENG 252 (F2017-S2022)
  • ENG 253 (F2017-S2022)
  • ENG 254 (F2017-S2022)
  • ENG 255 (F2017-S2022)
  • ENG 256 (F2017-S2022)
  • ENG 257 (F2017-S2022)
  • ENG 257N (F2017-S2022)
  • ENG 257T (F2019-S2024)
  • ENG 261 (F2017-S2022)
  • ENG 272B (S2020-S2025)
  • ENG 272P (S2020-S2025)
  • HAW 261 (F2017-S2022)
  • AG 122 (F2017-S2022)
  • ASTR 110 (F2016-S2021)
  • CHEM 151 (F2017-S2022)
  • CHEM 161 (F2017-S2022)
  • CHEM 162 (F2017-S2022)
  • OCN 120 (F2017-S2022)
  • OCN 201 (F2016-S2021)
  • PHYS 151 (F2017-S2022)
  • PHYS 152 (F2017-S2022)
  • PHYS 170 (F2017-S2022)
  • PHYS 272 (F2017-S2022)
  • SCI 122 (S2019-S2024)
  • SSM 110 (F2017-S2022)
  • SSM 275 (F2016-S2021)
  • ANTH 200 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • ANTH 220 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • BOT 105 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • ECON 130 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • ECON 131 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • GIS 189 (renewed until end of S2025)
  • GIS 200 (F2017-S2022)
  • PH 201 (F2020-S2025)
  • POLS 110 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • PSY 100 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • PSY 240 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • SOC 100 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • SOC 220 (F2017-S2022)
  • SP 181 (S2017-S2022)
  • SP 185 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • SSCI 250 (renewed until end of S2022)
  • AG 200L (renewed until end of S2025)
  • BIOL 100L (renewed until end of S2022)
  • BIOL 171L (renewed until end of S2023)
  • BIOL 172L (renewed until end of S2023)
  • BOT 101L (renewed until end of S2022)
  • BOT 130L (renewed until end of S2022)
  • CHEM 151L (renewed until end of S2022)
  • CHEM 161L (renewed until end of S2022)
  • CHEM 162L (renewed until end of S2022)
  • ERTH 101L (F2021-S2026)
  • ERTH 214 (F2021-S2026)
  • MARE 171L (renewed until end of S2023)
  • MARE 172L (renewed until end of S2023)
  • MICR 140L (renewed until end of S2022)
  • PHYL 141L (renewed until end of S2022)
  • PHYL 142L (renewed until end of S2022)
  • PHYS 151L (renewed until end of S2025)
  • PHYS 152L (renewed until end of S2022)
  • PHYS 170L (renewed until end of S2025)
  • PHYS 272L (renewed until end of S2022)
  • SCI 121L (renewed until end of S2022)
  • SCI 122L (renewed until end of S2024)
  • HIST 151 (renewed until end of S2026)
  • HIST 152 (renewed until end of S2026)
  • PHIL 103 (S2017-S2022)
  • PHIL 120 (S2020-S2025)
  • SSM 101 (renewed until end of S2025)
  • REL 150 (renewed until end of S2024)
  • MATH 100 (renewed until end of S2023)
  • MATH 103 (renewed until end of S2023)
  • MATH 112 (renewed until end of S2023)
  • MATH 115 (renewed until end of S2023)
  • MATH 140X (renewed until end of S2023)
  • MATH 241 (renewed until end of S2023)
  • MATH 242 (renewed until end of S2023)
  • PHIL 111 (F2018-S2023)
  • MATH 100
  • MATH 103
  • MATH 112
  • MATH 115
  • MATH 140X
  • MATH 241
  • MATH 242
  • ENG 100 (renewed until end of-S2026)