UC Approved Course List
The following courses meet requirements for admission to the University of California.
  • denotes courses that have been approved for extra honors credit:a=5, b=4, c=3.
  • denotes courses that cannot be used to fulfill the "g" elective requirement.
The 'category' column represents the specific subject requirement fulfilled by the course.
Course Title Transcript Abbreviation(s) Category Honors Type Course Notes
Advanced Placement Government & Pol Govt/Pol:US AP, US Govt- AP American Government / Civics AP Semester
United States Government US Govt American Government / Civics
Semester
United States History US Hist U.S. History

United States History Advanced Plac US History - AP U.S. History AP
World History -AP World Hist-AP World History / Geography / Cultures AP
World History, Culture, and Geograp Wld Hist World History / Geography / Cultures

World History, Culture, and Geograp Wld Hist-Honors World History / Geography / Cultures

b-English - 4 years required
Four years of college preparatory English. Students may only use 1 year of ESL/ELD, SDAIE, or Sheltered English.


Course Title Transcript Abbreviation(s) Category Honors Type Course Notes
Advance Placement Literature and Co English Lit-AP English AP
Advanced Placement Language and Com English Lang-AP English AP
British Literature 1 Anglo-Saxons T Brit Lit 1 English
Semester
British Literature 2- 18th Through Brit Lit 2 English
Semester
Contemporary American Multicultural Am Multi Lit English

English 1 Eng. 1 English

English 1 Honors Eng 1-Hon English

English 2 Eng 2 English

English 2 Honors Eng 2 Hon English

English 3 Eng 3 English

English 3 Honors Eng 3-Hon English H
Humanities 1 Humanties 1 English
Semester
Humanities 2 Humanities 2 English
Semester
World Literature 1 World Lit 1 English
Semester
World Literature 2 World Lit 2 English
Semester
c-Mathematics - 3 years required, 4 years recommended
Three years of college preparatory mathematics that includes the topics covered in Elementary Algebra/Algebra 1, Geometry and Advanced Algebra/Algebra 2. Approved Integrated Math courses may be used to fulfill part or all of this requirement.


Course Title Transcript Abbreviation(s) Category Honors Type Course Notes
Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry/Entry Adv Alg/Trig Advanced Mathematics

Algebra 1 Algebra 1, Algebra 1 S1, Algebra 1 S2 Algebra 1

Algebra 2 Algebra 2 Algebra 2

Algebra 2 Honors Algebra 2 Hon Algebra 2

Algebra AB Algebra A/B S1, Algebra A/B S2, Algebra AB Algebra 1; Yr 1 of 2

Algebra CD Algebra C/D S1, Algebra C/D S2, Algebra CD Algebra 1; Yr 2 of 2

Calculus AB- Advanced Placement Calculus A/B AP Advanced Mathematics AP
Geometry Geometry, Geometry S1, Geometry S2 Geometry

Pre -Calculus - Honors Pre-Calc Hon, Pre-Calc Hon S1, Pre-Calc Hon S2 Advanced Mathematics

Pre-Calculus Pre-Calc S1, Pre-Calc S2, Pre-Calculus Advanced Mathematics

Pre-Calculus-Honors Pre-Cal-Hon Advanced Mathematics

Trigonometry Trigonometry Advanced Mathematics
Semester
d-Laboratory Science - 2 years required, 3 years recommended
Two years of laboratory science, including two of the three fundamental disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This requirement can also be met by completing the latter two years of a 3-year Integrated Science program.


Course Title Transcript Abbreviation(s) Category Honors Type Course Notes
Anatomy and Physiology Anat/Phys, Anat/Phys S1, Anat/Phys S2 Biological Science

Biology Biology, Biology S1, Biology S2 Biological Science

Biology-Advanced Placement Biololgy-AP Biological Science AP
Chemistry Chemistry, Chemistry S1, Chemistry S2 Chemistry

Chemistry-Advanced Placement Chemistry-AP Chemistry AP
Physics Physics Physics

e-Language Other than English - 2 years required, 3 years recommended
Two years of the same language other than English.


Course Title Transcript Abbreviation(s) Category Honors Type Course Notes
French 1 French 1, French 1 S1, French 1 S2 LOTE Year 1

French 2 French 2 LOTE Year 2

French 3 French 3 LOTE Year 3

French 4 French 4 LOTE Year 4+

French Language-Advanced Placement French Lang. AP LOTE Year 4+ AP
French Literature-Advanced Placement French Lit AP LOTE Year 4+ AP
Spanish 1 Spanish 1, Spanish 1 S1, Spanish 1 S2 LOTE Year 1

Spanish 2 Spanish 2 LOTE Year 2

Spanish 3 Spanish 3 LOTE Year 3

Spanish 4 Spanish 4 LOTE Year 4+

Spanish For Native Speakers Span /Nat Spk 1 S1, Span/Nat Spk 1 S2, Spanish For Native Speakers LOTE Year 1

Spanish For Native Speakers 2 Span/Nat Spk 2, Spanish For Native Speakers 2 LOTE Year 2

Spanish Language-Advanced Placement Spanish Lang- AP LOTE Year 4+ AP
Spanish Literature-Advanced Span Lit - AP LOTE Year 4+ AP
Spanish Literature-Advanced Placement Spanish Lit-AP LOTE Year 4+ IB
f-Visual & Performing Arts - 1 year required


Course Title Transcript Abbreviation(s) Category Honors Type Course Notes
Animation 1 Amimation 1 Visual Arts (Intro)

Animation 2 Anination 2 Visual Arts (Advanced)

Art 1 Art 1, Art 1 S1, Art 1 S2 Visual Arts (Intro)

Art 2 Art 2, Art 2 S1, Art 2 S2 Visual Arts (Advanced)

Art 3 Art 3 Visual Arts (Advanced)

Art 4 Art 4 Visual Arts (Advanced)

Choreography and Production Choreography and Production Dance (Advanced)

Concert Dance Performance Concert Dance, Concert Dance Perf Dance (Advanced)

Dance Level 1- Ballet, Modern, and Dance 1 Dance (Intro)

Dance Level 2- Ballet, Modern and J Dance 2 Dance (Advanced)

Dance Level 3-Ballet, Modern, and J Dance 3 Dance (Advanced)

Dance Level 4-Ballet, Modern and Ja Dance 4 Dance (Advanced)

Film Studies Film Studies Theater Arts (Advanced)

Symphonic Band Symphonic Band, Symphonic Band S1, Symphonic Band S2 Music (Advanced)

Theatre Workshop Advanced Theatre Wksp-Adv Theater Arts (Advanced)

g-Elective - 1 year required
One year (two semesters), in addition to those required in "a-f" above. All courses must be listed under "a-f" above with the exception of courses marked with a blue diamond () in Mathematics, Language Other than English, and VPA; plus the following:


Course Title Transcript Abbreviation(s) Category Honors Type Course Notes
African-American Studies African-American Studies History / Social Science
Semester
AVID Seminar AVID Seminar English
For 2007, course is approved for the academic component for one year of credit, both the junior and senior year must be completed to receive credit.
Biotechnology 1 Biotechnology 1 Science-Biological

Chicano Studies Chicano Studies History / Social Science
Semester
Digital Electronics Digital Electronics, Digital Electronics S1, Digital Electronics S2 Math

Earth Science Earth Sci, Earth Sci S1, Earth Sci S2 Science-Physical

Economics Economics History / Social Science
Semester
Economics-Advanced Placement Economics--AP History / Social Science AP Semester
European History- Advanced Placement European Hist-AP History / Social Science AP
Introduction to Engineering Design Intro to Eng Design Other

Life Science Life Sci S1, Life Sci S2, Life Science Science-Biological

Musical Theater Workshop Musical Theater Workshop VPA
Semester
Physical Science Phys Sci Science-Physical

Princples of Engineering Prin of Eng, Prin of Eng S1, Prin of Eng S2 Other

Programming in Basic -Advanced Prog/Basic-Adv Math
Semester
Psychology 1 Psychology 1 History / Social Science
Semester
Psychology 2 Psychology 2 History / Social Science
Semester
Sociology Sociology History / Social Science
Semester
Technical Theatre 1 Technical Theatre 1 VPA
Semester
Technical Theatre 2 Technical Theatre 2 VPA
Semester
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