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Carolina Core Course Equivalents

Use the chart below to see how your South Carolina technical college credits may match up to the Carolina Core general education program requirements.

Please note that this chart does not list every course that transfers into USC-Columbia. This list should be used as a guide and is subject to change without notification.

 

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (AIU)

USC Course Number and Title  Technical College Course Number and Title
ARTE 101: Introduction to Art ART 101: Art History/Appreciation
ARTH 105: History of Western Art ART 107: History of Early Western Art or

ARV 101: Early Art Communications
ARTH 106: History of Western Art ART 108: History of Western Art or

ARV 102: Modern Art Communications
ARTS 103: Fundamentals of Art ARV 121: Design
ARTS 104: 3-Dimensional Design I ARV 122: 3-D Design
ARTS 210: Introduction to Painting ART 211: Introducation to Painting, ARV 240 Painting I or ARV 240 Painting II
ENGL 002T ENG 201: American Literature I ENG 201: American Literature I
ENGL 002T ENG 201: American Literature II ENG 202: American Literature II
ENGL 285 Special Topics in American Literature ENG 203 American Literature Survey
ENGL 002T ENG 205: English Literature I ENG 205: English Literature I
ENGL 002T ENG 206: English Literature II ENG 206: English Literature II
ENGL 002T ENG 208: World Literature I ENG 208: World Literature I
ENGL 002T ENG 209: World Literature II ENG 209: World Literature II
ENGL 282: Fiction ENG 214: Fiction
ENGL 284: Drama ENG 218: Drama
ENGL 286: Poetry ENG 222: Poetry
FAMS: 180: Culture ENG 228: Studies in Film Genre
MUSC 110: Introduction to Music MUS 105: Music Appreciation
MUSC 114: Introduction to Music Theory MUS 105: Music Fundamentals
THEA 170: Fundamentals of Acting THE 105: Fundamentals of Acting 
THEA 200: Understanding and Appreciation of Theatre THE 101: Introduction to Theatre

 

 

Analytical Reasoning and Problem Solving (ARP)

USC Course Number and Title Technical College Course Number and Title
CSCE 101: Introduction to Computer Concepts CPT 101: Introduction to Computers

CSCE 102: General Applications Program CPT 102: Basic Computer Concepts
CSCE 145: Algorithmic Design I EGR 281: Introduction to Algorithmic Design I
MATH 122: Calculus for Business Administration & Social Sciences MAT 130: Elementary Calculus
MATH 141: Calculus I MAT 140: Analytical Geometry/Calculus I
MATH 142: Calculus II MAT 141: Analytical Geometry/Calculus II
MATH 170: Finite Mathematics MAT 122: Finite College Math
MATH 174: Discrete Mathematics for Life Sciences MAT 132: Discrete Mathematics
PHIL 114: Introduction to Formal Logic I PHI 105: Introduction to Logic
STAT 001T MAT 165: Statistics MAT 165: Statistics
STAT 201: Elementary Statistics  MAT 120: Probability and Statistics

 

 

Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication (Writing) (CMW)

USC Course Number and Title Technical College Course Number and Title
ENGL 101: Critical Reading and Composition ENG 101: English Composition I
ENGL 102: Rhetoric and Composition ENG 102: English Composition II *

 

 

Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding Historical Thinking (GHS)

USC Course Number and Title Technical College Course Number and Title
HIST 001T HIS 105: Wolrd History I HIS 104: World History I
HIST 001T HIS 105: World History II HIS 105: World History II
HIST 101: European Civilization from Ancient Times to the Mid-17th Century HIS 101: Western Civilization to 1689
HIST 102: European Civilization from the Mid-17th Century HIS 102: Western Civilization post 1689
HIST 104: Introduction to the Civilization of the Islamic Middle East HIS 107: Intro to the Middle East
HIST 105: Introduction to East Asian Civilization HIS 108: Introduction to East Asian Civilization
HIST 106: Introduction to African History HIS 106: Introduction to African History
HIST 109: Introduction to Latin American Civilization HIST 109: Introduction to Latin American Civilization


HIST 111: United States History to 1865 HIS 201: American History: Discovery to 1877
HIST 112: United States History since 1865 HIS 202: American History: 1877 to present

 

 

Social Sciences (GSS)

USC Course Number and Title Technical College Course Number and Title
ANTH 101: Primates, People and Prehistory ANT 203: Physical Anthropology and Archeology
ANTH 102: Understanding Other Cultures ANT 202: Cultural Anthropology
CRJU 101: The American Criminal Justice System CRJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice
GEOG 103: Introduction to Geography GEO 101: Introduction to Geography
GEOG 121: Lands and People of the World GEO 102: World Geography
GEOG 224: Geography of North America GEO 201: Geography of North America
HRTM 280: Foundations of Tourism HOS 164: Travel and Tourism
POLI 101: Introduction to Global Politics PSC 102: Special Topics and Political Science or PSC 220: International Relations
POLI 201: American National Government PSC 201: American Government
PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology PSY 201: General Psychology
RELG 101: Exploring Religions REL 101: Introduction to Religion or REL 201: Religions of the World
SOCY 101: Introductory Sociology SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

 

 

Foreign Languages (GFL)

USC Course Number and Title  Technical College Course Number and Title   
FREN 109: Beginning French I FRE 101: Elementary French I  
FREN 110: Beginning French II FRE 102: Elementary French II  
GERM 109: Beginning German I GER 101: Elementary German I  
GERM 110: Beginning German II GER 102: Elementary German II  
SPAN 109: Beginning Spanish I SPA 101: Elementary Spanish I  
SPAN 110: Beginning Spanish I SPA 102: Elementary Spanish II  
SPAN 122: Basic Proficiency in Spanish SPA 122: Basic Proficiency in Spanish  

 

 

Scientific Literacy (SCI)

USC Course Number and Title Technical College Course Number and Title
ASTR 101: Introduction to Astronomy AST 101: Solar System Astronomy
ASTR 201: Introduction to Astronomy II AST 102: Stellar Astronomy
BIOL 101, 101L: Biological Principles I BIO 101: Biological Science I
BIOL 102, 102L: Biological Principles II BIO 102: Biological Science II or BIO 114: Principles of Biology II
BIOL 110: General Biology BIO 105: Principles of Biology
BIOL 120, 120L: Human Biology BIO 106: Introduction to Human Structure and Function
BIOL 270, BIOL 270L: Introduction to Environmental Biology BIO 205: Ecology, BIO 206 Lab
CHEM 101: Fundamental Chemistry I CHM 101: General Chemistry I or CHM 106: Contemporary Chemistry 1
CHEM 102: Fundamental Chemistry II CHM 105: General Organic and Biochemistry
CHEM 105: Chemistry and Modern Society CHM 107: Contemporary Chemistry II
CHEM 107: Forensic Chemistry CHM 227: Forensic Science Chemistry
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I CHM 110: College Chemistry I
PHYS 201, 201L: General Physics I PHY 201: Physics I
PHYS 211, 211L: Essentials of Physics I PHY 221: University Physics I
PHYS 212, 212L: Essentials of Physics II PHY 222: University Physics II

 

Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication (Speech) (CMS)

USC Course Number and Title Technical College Course Number and Title
SPCH 140: Public Communication SPC 205: Public Speaking or SPC 220 Public Speaking

 

 

Information Literacy (INF)

Only Available at USC

 

 

Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (VSR) 

USC Course Number and Title Technical College Course Number and Title
PHIL 211: Contemporary Moral Issues PHIL 110: Ethics
POLI 101: Intro to Global Politics PSC 102: Special Topics in Political Science or PSC 220: Introduction to International Relations
POLI 201: American National Government POLI 201: American Government

 

* All transfer students who will be entering with credit for ENGL 102 will be required to take the one hour LIBR 101 course to fulfill the Information Literacy (INF) requirement