VCCS and RBC Course Equivalents for the General Education Program at JMU – 71Bait

Cluster One: Skills for the 21st Century (3 courses)

JMU Course: BUS 160, Business Decision Making in a Modern Society, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: BUS 100
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

JMU Course: PHIL 120, Critical Thinking, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: PHI 111 or 115
  • RBC course equivalent: PHIL 121

JMU Course: PHIL 150, Ethical Thinking, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: PHI 220
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

JMU course: UNST 001*

  • VCCS course equivalent: ITE 119
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

*Not a specific class at JMU, but meets the general educational requirements for that group/cluster.

JMU course: SCOM 121, 122 or 123, Fundamental Human Communication

  • VCCS course equivalent: CST 100, 105, 110 or 115
  • RBC course equivalent: SPCH 101 or 201

JMU Course: WRTC 103, Critical Reading and Writing

  • VCCS course equivalent: ENG 112 (ENG 111 is the prerequisite for 112)
  • RBC course equivalent: ENGL 101
Cluster 2: Arts and Humanities (3 courses)

JMU Course: AMST 200, Introduction to American Studies, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: HUM 211 or 212
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

JMU Course: GNED 121*, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: HIS 101 or 102 or REL 237 or 240

JMU Course: HIST 101, World History to 1500 or HIST 102, World History since 1500, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: HIS 111 or 112
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

JMU Course: HUM 250, Foundations of Occidental Culture, or HUM 251, Modern Perspectives, or HUM 252, Global Cultures, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: HUM 201, 202, 215, 216, 259 or 260 or PHI 260
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

JMU Course: PHIL 101, Introduction to Philosophy, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: PHI 100, 101, 102, 200, 211 or 212
  • RBC course equivalent: PHIL 101

JMU Course: REL 101, World Religions

  • VCCS course equivalent: REL 230 or 231 and 232
  • Equivalent to RBC course: REL 209

*Not an actual course at JMU, but meets this requirement

JMU course: ART 200, Art in General Culture or ARTH 205, Survey of World Art: Prehistoric to Renaissance or ARTH 206, Survey or World Art: Renaissance to Modern, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: ART 100, 101, 102, 105, 111, 112, 201 or 202
  • RBC course equivalent: ART 201, 202 or 231

JMU Course: MUS 200, Music in General Culture, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: MUS 121
  • RBC course equivalent: MUS 103

JMU Course: MUS 203, Music in America, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: MUS 125
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

JMU Course: MUS 206, Introduction to Global Music

  • VCCS course equivalent: MUS 226
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

JMU Course: THEA 210, Introduction to Theater

  • VCCS course equivalent: CST 130 or 141
  • RBC course equivalent: THEA 201

JMU course: ENG 221, 222, 235, 236, 239, 247 248 or 260 or HUM 200

  • VCCS course equivalent: ENG 230, 233, 236, 237, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 260, 267, 268, 270, 271 , 272, 273, 274, 276 or 278 or HUM 111 or 112
  • Equivalent to RBC course: ENGL 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 210, 211, 212, 213 or 214
Cluster Three: The World of Nature (3 courses)

JMU Course: MATH 001*, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: MTH 150, 156 or 165
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

JMU Course: MATH 011*, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: MTH 241
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

JMU Course: MATH 103, The Nature of Math, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: MTH 151, 152 or 154
  • RBC course equivalent: MATH 105, 110

JMU Course: MATH 205, Introduction to Analysis, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: MTH 175, 261, 270 or 271
  • RBC course equivalent: MATH 207

JMU Course: MATH 235, Analysis I, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: MTH 173, 175 and 176, 263 or 273
  • RBC course equivalent: MATH 201

JMU Course: MATH 220, Elementary Statistics

  • VCCS course equivalent: MTH 146, 155, 157, 240, 241 and 242 or 245
  • RBC course equivalent: MATH 217

*Not a specific class at JMU, but meets the general educational requirements for that group/cluster.

JMU Course: ASTR 120, The Solar System, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: NAS 130 or 131 or PHY 150
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

JMU Course: ASTR 121, Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: NAS 132
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

JMU Course: CHEM 120, 120L, Concepts of Chemistry, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: CHM 101
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

JMU Course: CHEM 131, 131L, General Chemistry I, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: CHM 111
  • RBC course equivalent: CHEM 101
  • Note: Labs for CHM 111 and CHEM 101 must be in-person, supervised experiences.

JMU Course: ISAT 112, Environmental Issues in Science and Technology, OR

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: No Equivalent
  • RBC course equivalent: CHEM 110, 110L

JMU Course: ISCI 101, Physics, Chemistry and Human Experience, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: CHM 110** or PHY 100, 101 or 121 or ENV 220
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

JMU Course: PHYS 140, 140L, College Physics I, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: PHY 201
  • RBC course equivalent: PHYS 101

JMU Course: PHYS 240, 240L, University Physics I

  • VCCS course equivalent: PHY 231 or 241
  • Equivalent to RBC course: PHYS 201

** This class does not have an affiliated laboratory and therefore has one NOT apply to admission to JMU as laboratory sciences. See the Admissions Website for admission criteria.

JMU Course: ANTH 196, Biological Anthropology

  • VCCS course equivalent: SOC 211**
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

JMU Course: BIO 140, 140L Basics of Biology I, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: BIO 101
  • Equivalent to RBC course: BIO 101

JMU Course: BIO 270, 270L Human Physiology, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: BIO 141 and 142 or 231 and 232
  • Equivalent to RBC course: BIO 205 and 206

JMU Course: BIO 103, Contemporary Biology, OR

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: BIO 106 or 145 or NAS 161 and 162 or ENV 195 (Rappahannock and Reynolds CC transfers only) or ENV 295 (Rappahannock CC transfers only)
  • Equivalent to RBC course: BIO 101

JMU Course: GEOL 102, Environment: Earth, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: BIO 107, ENV 121, GOL 106 or 110
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

JMU Course: GEOL 110, 110L Physical Geology, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: GOL 105
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

JMU Course: GEOL 211, Introduction to Oceanography

  • VCCS course equivalent: GOL 111
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

** This class does not have an affiliated laboratory and therefore has one NOT apply to admission to JMU as laboratory sciences. See the Admissions Website for admission criteria.

Cluster 4: Social and cultural processes (2 courses)

JMU Course: HIST 225, US History, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: HIS 121 and 122
  • RBC course equivalent: HIST 201 and 202

JMU Course: POSC 225, US Government

  • VCCS course equivalent: PLS 130, 135 or 211
  • Equivalent to RBC course: GOVT 201

JMU Course: ECON 200, Introduction to Macroeconomics, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: ECO 201
  • RBC course equivalent: ECON 201

JMU Course: GEOG 200, Geography: The Global Dimension, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: GEO 220, 221 or 222
  • RBC course equivalent: GEO 101

JMU course: SOCI 001*

  • VCCS course equivalent: SOC 268
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

*Not an actual course at JMU, but the VCCS course meets this requirement.

Cluster 5: Individuals in the Human Community (2 courses)

JMU Course: HTH 100, Personal Wellness

  • VCCS course equivalent: HLT 110, 116 or 160
  • RBC course equivalent: HLTH 225

JMU Course: PSYC 101, General Psychology, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: PSY 200 or PSY 201 and 202
  • RBC course equivalent: PSY 201 and 202

JMU Course: PSYC 160, Life Span Human Development, OR

  • VCCS course equivalent: PSY 230 or PSY 231 and 232
  • RBC course equivalent: PSY 250

JMU course: SOCI 002*

  • VCCS course equivalent: SOC 200
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No Equivalent

*Not an actual course at JMU, but the VCCS course meets this requirement.

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