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Academic Information and Regulations

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Articulation

Lower division course-to-course articulation is a formal, faculty-approved agreement that identifies courses (or sequences of courses) that are comparable to, or acceptable in lieu of, specific course requirements between the "sending" campus and the "receiving" campus. Course articulation allows a smooth academic transition between the segments of higher education in California.

California State University, Long Beach participates in the CAN System. The CAN system is a cross-reference course identification system designed to identify lower-division, transferable courses commonly presented by transferring students. The CAN system not only simplifies the transfer process, but makes it easier for students, faculty, and counselors.

The development of a faculty-approved bilateral articulation agreement for each course with four public four-year institutions provides the foundation of the CAN system. Articulation agreements for each course are periodically reviewed with each campus by the faculty and Department Chairs.

The CAN system is based on bilateral course articulation: courses considered to be comparable, not necessarily identical, and acceptable "in lieu of" each other. The system assures students that CAN courses on one participating campus will be accepted "in lieu of" the comparable CAN course on another participating campus. Example: CAN FCS 2 on one campus will be accepted for CAN FCS 2 on another participating campus. Each participating campus not only retains and uses its own course number, prefix, and title, but also adds the appropriate CAN designation parenthetically in its publications when it has qualified the course.

For further information contact the University Articulation Office, (562) 985-8221 or 985-7171.

CAN Course CSU, Long Beach Course
CAN AJ 2 CRIM 101 CRIM JUSTICE SYSTEM SOCIETY
CAN ANTH 2 ANTH 110 INTRO TO PHYSICAL ANTH
CAN ANTH 4 ANTH 120 INTRO TO CULTURAL ANTH
CAN ANTH 6 ANTH 140 INTRO TO ARCHAEOLOGY
CAN ART 2 AH 111A FOUNDATION OF ART HISTORY II
CAN ART 4 AH 111B FOUNDATION OF ART HISTORY III
CAN ART 6 ART 151A BEG CERAMICS: HANDBLDG
CAN ART 8 ART 181 FOUNDATION DRAWING
CAN ART 10 ART 187 FOUNDATION PAINTING
CAN ART 12 ART 263 BEGINNING SCULPTURE
CAN ART SEQ A AH 111A+111B FOUNDATION ART HISTORY II+III
CAN BIOL 12 BIOL 207 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
CAN BIOL 14 MICR 200 GEN MICR/HLTH PROFESSIONAL
  or MICR 211 GEN MICROBIOLOGY
CAN BIOL SEQ A BIOL 211A + 211B BIOL SCIENCES I & II
CAN CHEM 2 CHEM 111A GENERAL CHEMISTRY
CAN CHEM 4 CHEM 111B GENERAL CHEMISTRY
CAN CHEM SEQ A CHEM 111A+111B GENERAL CHEMISTRY
CAN DRAM 6 THEA 112 BEG VOICE/SPEECH FOR ACTOR
CAN DRAM 14 THEA 144 STAGE MAKE UP I
CAN ECON 2 ECON 100 PRIN OF MACROECONOMICS
CAN ECON 4 ECON 101 PRIN OF MICROECONOMICS
CAN ENGL 2 ENGL 100 COMPOSITION
CAN ENGL 8 ENGL 250A SURVEY ENGLISH LIT
CAN ENGL 10 ENGL 250B SURVEY ENGLISH LIT
CAN ENGL SEQ B ENGL 250A+250B SURVEY ENGLISH LIT
CAN ENGR 2 M AE 172 ENGR DESIGN GRAPHICS
CAN ENGR 6 E E 211+ ELEC & ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS
  E E 211L ELECTRIC CIRCUITS LAB
CAN ENGR 8 C E 205 ANALYTICAL MECH I (STATICS)
CAN ENGR 10 C E 130 + 131 SURVEY AND MAPPING
CAN ENGR 12 E E 211 ELEC & ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS I
CAN FCS 2 FCS 132 INTRODUCTORY NUTRITION
CAN FCS 8 HFHM 235 PRIN OF FOOD PREPARATION
CAN FCS 10 FCS 154 FUND APPAREL PRODUCTION
CAN FCS 14 CDFS 111 PRESCHOOL CHILD
CAN FREN 2 FREN 101A FUNDAMENTALS OF FRENCH
CAN FREN 4 FREN 101B FUNDAMENTALS OF FRENCH
CAN FREN 8 FREN 201A INTERMEDIATE FRENCH
CAN FREN 10 FREN 201B INTERMEDIATE FRENCH
CAN FREN SEQ A FREN 101A+101B FUNDAMENTALS OF FRENCH
CAN FREN SEQ B FREN 201A+201B INTERMEDIATE FRENCH
CAN GEOG 2 GEOG 140 INTRO TO PHYSICAL GEOG
CAN GEOG 4 GEOG 160 INTRO TO HUMAN GEOG
CAN GEOL 2 GEOL 102+104 GENERAL GEOL+GEOL LAB
CAN GEOL 4 GEOL 240 HISTORICAL GEOL
CAN GERM 4 GERM 101B FUNDAMENTALS OF GERMAN
CAN GOVT 2 POSC 100 INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVT
CAN HIST 2 HIST 131 EARLY WESTERN CIVILIZATION
CAN HIST 4 HIST 132 MODERN WEST CIVILIZATION
CAN HIST 8 HIST 172 EARLY US HISTORY
CAN HIST 10 HIST 173 RECENT US HISTORY
CAN HIST 16 HIST 212 WORLD SINCE 1500
CAN HIST SEQ A HIST 131+132 EARLY/MOD WEST CIVILIZATION
CAN HIST SEQ B HIST 172+173 EARLY/RECENT US HISTORY
CAN JOUR 2 JOUR 120 WRITING ACROSS THE MEDIA
CAN JOUR 4 JOUR 110 INTRO TO MASS COMM
CAN MATH 2 MATH 103 MATHEMATICAL IDEAS
CAN MATH 8 MATH 101 TRIGONOMETRY
CAN MATH 12 MATH 114 FINITE MATH
CAN MATH 16 MATH 117 PRECALCULUS MATHEMATICS
CAN MATH 18 MATH 122 CALCULUS I
CAN MATH 20 MATH 123 CALCULUS II
CAN MATH 22 MATH 224 CALCULUS III
CAN MATH 26 MATH 247 INTRO TO LINEAR ALGEBRA
CAN MATH 30 MATH 119A SURVEY OF CALCULUS I
CAN MATH 32 MATH 119B SURVEY OF CALCULUS II
CAN MATH 34 MATH 115 CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS
CAN MATH SEQ B MATH 122+123 CALCULUS I+II
CAN MATH SEQ C MATH 122+123+224 CALCULUS I+II+III
CAN PHIL 2 PHIL 100 INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY
CAN PHIL 4 PHIL 160 INTRODUCTORY ETHICS
CAN PHIL 6 PHIL 170 CRITICAL REASONING
CAN PHYS 2 PHYS 100A GENERAL PHYSICS
CAN PHYS 4 PHYS 100B GENERAL PHYSICS
CAN PHYS SEQ A PHYS 100A+100B GENERAL PHYSICS
CAN PSY 2 PSY 100 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
CAN REC 2 REC 141 INTRO LEISURE SERVICES
CAN SOC 2 SOC 100 PRIN OF SOCIOLOGY
CAN SPAN 2 SPAN 101A FUNDAMENTALS OF SPANISH
CAN SPAN 4 SPAN 101B FUNDAMENTALS OF SPANISH
CAN SPAN 8 SPAN 201A INTERMEDIATE SPANISH
CAN SPAN 10 SPAN 201B INTERMEDIATE SPANISH
CAN SPAN SEQ A SPAN 101A+101B FUNDAMENTALS OF SPANISH
CAN SPAN SEQ B SPAN 201A+201B INTERMEDIATE SPANISH
CAN SPCH 4 COMM 130 ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAK
CAN SPCH 6 COMM 131 ESSENTIALS OF ARGUMENT
CAN SPCH 8 COMM 110 INTERPERSONAL COMM
CAN SPCH 10 COMM 132 SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION
CAN STAT 2 MATH 180 STATISTICS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE

Extension Credit


A maximum of 24 semester units of special sessions course credit, taken as a nonmatriculate student may be accepted toward a baccalaureate degree. Extension credit may not be used to fulfill the minimum 30-unit residence requirement.
Courses offered through Extended Education conferring Continuing Education Unit credit (CEU) carry no degree credit.