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General Education Requirements

The School's General Education (GE) Requirements consist of ten courses (48 minimum units required) and are grouped into three areas: Foundations of the Arts and Humanities, Foundations of Society and Culture, and Foundations of Scientific Inquiry.

View a more detailed General Education course list from UCLA Registrar's Office web site. Use the previous document with this page from the UCLA Registrar to get the most complete information about the School of Theater, Film and Television's General Education Requirements.

Foundations of Arts and Humanities: Five 5-unit courses, with no more than two from any one subgroup:

  • Literary and Cultural Analysis
  • Philosophical and Linguistic Analysis
  • Visual and Performance Arts Analysis and Practice

Foundations of Society and Culture: Three 5-unit courses, one from each subgroup and one from either subgroup:

  • Historical Analysis
  • Social Analysis

Foundations of Scientific Inquiry: Two courses (8 units minimum) one from each subgroup:

  • Life Science
  • Physical Science

NOTE: Students may not use courses in their major department to satisfy GE requirements. Courses applied on the general education requirements may not also be used to satisfy the writing, foreign language, or literature requirements.

General School Requirements

In additional to general education requirements, students must complete the following school requirements: Writing I and II, foreign language, and literature.

Writing I- English Composition and Rhetoric: English Composition 3, 3H, or ESL 36 with a minimum grade of C. Must be taken for a letter grade and be completed by the end of the first year at UCLA. An Advanced Placement (AP) Test score of 4 also satisfies this requirement.

Writing II- Critical Reading and Writing: One course from the College of Letters and Science Writing II course list with a minimum grade of C. Must be taken for a letter grade and be completed by the end of the second year at UCLA.

Foreign Language: Students may meet the foreign language requirement by 1) scoring a 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement AP foreign language test in French, German, or Spanish; 2) presenting a UCLA foreign language proficiency examination score indicating competency through level three; or 3) completion of one college level foreign language course equivalent to UCLA's level three or higher, minimum grade of C.

International students whose entire secondary education has been completed in a language other than English may petition to be exempt from the foreign language requirement.

Literature: Three courses. One must be upper division (numbered 100 or above):

  • Afro American Studies M103A, M104ABC
  • Asian American Studies M112AB, M130B, M132AB
  • Asian Languages and Cultures: Asian 60, 60W, 61; Chinese C150A- M153; Japanese C150, 151; Korean 150, 151
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies M105AB
  • Classics 40W, 140-144
  • Comparative Literature 1A-D, 2AW, 2BW, 2CW, 2DW, 4AW, 4BW, 4CW, 4DW, M101, 106, M165, M166, M168, CM170, M171, C172-173, 191
  • English 10ABC, M40, 80, 85, 88A-M, 90, 91ABC, M101BCD, M102AB, 103, M104ABC, M105AB, 106, M107AB, 108, 109, 110, 111ABC, 112ABCD, 114, 115ABCDE, 118A, 118C, 120, 139, 140AB, 141, 142, 143, 150ABC, 151, 152, 153, 160AB, 161BC, 162AB, 164C, 166ABC, 167AB, 170ABC, 171BC, 172ABC, 173AB, 174AB, 177, 178AB
  • French and Francophone Studies 14, 14W, 41, 60, 142, 161
  • Gender Studies: M105BCD, M107A, M127, CM170
  • Germanic Languages: Afrikaans 135; Dutch 113; German 50AB, 56-59, 61A-D, 102, 114
  • Honors Collegium: 26, 41W, 59W
  • Italian 46, 50AB, 110, 140, 150
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: M101BCD
  • Near Eastern Languages: Ancient Near East 150ABC; Arabic 150, M151; Armenian 150AB; Iranian 150AB; Jewish Studies M150A, 150B, 151AB, M187
  • Scandinavian: 40, 50, 50W, C139, C141A-C147B, C154AB, C180, 184, C185
  • Slavic Languages: Polish 152ABC; Romanian 152; Russian 25, M118-121, 124C, 124D, 124G, 124N, 124P, 124T, 125, 126, M127, 128; Ukrainian 152
  • Spanish and Portuguese: Portuguese 40AB; Spanish 60ABC

General University Requirements

Subject A: If not satisfied upon entrance to UCLA, student must enroll in either English Comp A or English Comp 2 as determined by performance on the UCLA Subject A Placement Test. A score of 3 on the AP test in English Composition satisfies this requirement.

American History and Institutions: If not satisfied prior to UCLA entrance, see the UCLA General Catalog for courses that will meet this requirement.

GE RECIPROCITY
Students who transfer from other UC campuses or change their major from another UCLA school or College and have completed their GE and writing requirements prior to entry do not have to complete the School's GE and writing requirements. Students choosing this option must complete all requirements prior to entry or they will be required to complete the School's plan. Please note: Students choosing this option must also complete the School's foreign language and literature requirements.

INTERSEGMENTAL GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER CURRICULUM
Students who transfer from a California community college and have completed the IGETC do not have to complete the School's GE and writing requirements. Students choosing this option must complete the IGETC entirely prior to entry or they will be required to complete the school's plan. Please note: Students choosing this option must also complete the School's foreign language and literature requirements.

Honors

DEAN'S HONORS
To receive Dean's Honors in the School of Theater, Film and Television, you must have at least 12 graded units per term with a grade-point average of 3.8 for less than 16 units of work (3.7 GPA for 16 or more units.) The honor is posted on your transcript for the appropriate term. You are NOT eligible for Dean's Honors in any given term, if you receive an Incomplete or Not Passed (NP) grade, change a grade or repeat a course.

LATIN HONORS
Honors at graduation are awarded to students with superior grade point averages. To be eligible, you must have completed 90 or more units for a letter grade at the University of California.

Questions regarding any of these requirements should be directed to the School's Student Services Office, 103 East Melnitz Building, (310) 206-8441

All information contained here is subject to change without notice.