(consider Area 2)
Whereas, The California Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (Cal-GETC) includes a component titled “Critical Thinking and Composition,”  the name of which would seem to exclude such philosophy courses as Introduction to Logic (C-ID 110) and Symbolic Logic (C-ID 210);
Whereas, Philosophy courses in Introduction to Logic and Symbolic Logic currently satisfy the critical thinking component (Area A3) of the California State University (CSU) transfer requirements  and will continue to satisfy the critical thinking component of the CSU breadth requirements ;
Whereas, Logic courses provide excellent training in critical thinking because they challenge students to engage in linguistic and structural analysis, to evaluate the form and the content of deductive and inductive arguments, and to construct rigorous and systematic proofs; and
Whereas, When standards are written that will determine which California community college courses satisfy the Cal-GETC subject areas and which do not, the Special Committee on Cal-GETC would best serve students by defining the subject areas in a broad way that ensures flexibility and options for students rather than in a narrow way that limits student options;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Special Intersegmental Committee on Cal-GETC to define the subject areas of the transfer pathway in a broad way that ensures flexibility for students; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Special Intersegmental Committee on Cal-GETC to define the “Critical Thinking and Composition” component broadly in a way that explicitly allows for California community colleges to include courses such as Introduction to Logic and Symbolic Logic to satisfy that requirement.
1. Cal-GETC Subject Area 1, English Communication, includes three one-course components: English Composition, Critical Thinking and Composition, and Oral Communication. https://icas-ca.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Cal-GETC_Framework_2-9-2023.pdf.
2. Colleges that offer both Introduction to Logic and Symbolic Logic, and where both of those courses satisfy CSU-GE area A3, include: Berkeley City College, Cabrillo College, Chabot College, Citrus College, Clovis Community College, Coastline Community College, College of the Canyons, Cypress College, De Anza College, Diablo Valley College, East Los Angeles College, El Camino College, Folsom Lake College, Foothill College, Glendale Community College, Long Beach City College, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Harbor College, Los Angeles Mission College, Los Angeles Pierce College, Madera Community College, Modesto Junior College, Moorpark College, Moreno Valley College, Norco College, Orange Coast College, Oxnard College, Palomar College, Pasadena City College, Reedley College, Rio Hondo College.
3. “Although Cal-GETC will be the only general education pathway for the associate degree for transfer, the California State University has no plans to discontinue CSU GE Breadth.” https://icas-ca.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Cal-GETC_Framework_2-9-2023.pdf.