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General Education courses provide students with fundamental concepts which contribute to the life of an educated person and will be useful in all fields of endeavor. Design Institute believes that a strong and diverse general education component increases the student’s ability to think critically and communicate effectively.
The following General Education courses are taught at Design Institute of San Diego. Other courses in General Education may transfer during the admission process. See the Director of Student Services for a list of acceptable General Education courses. General Education requirements are distributed among the following categories:
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIRED COURSES
English Communication and Critical Thinking
Physical Universe and Its Life Forms
Social, Political and Economic Institutions and Behavior; Historical Background
Courses may be chosen from Areas B-D, below.Please refer to the current semester schedule for GE Electives offered each semester.
Courses listed as Interior Design Major (ID), or General Education (GE), which appear on the curriculum chart, are taught every semester. Courses listed as General Education Electives or Interior Design Electives are taught as listed on the current semester schedule provided before registration each semester.
GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES LIST (GE)
Course offerings are chosen each semester from the following list. Please consult Course Descriptions and the current semester schedule.
*World Civilizations to 1500 C.E. can satisfy either a C2 or a D6; however, it can only be taken to satisfy one of the areas and not both.
INTERIOR DESIGN ELECTIVES LIST (IE)
Students are required to select at least one interior design elective course as a required component of the interior design major. Additional electives may be taken for credit and will add units to the minimum credit units required for the degree. Additional electives do not substitute for required interior design courses in the major. Please consult Course Descriptions and the current semester schedule.