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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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College of Alameda

2013 - 2014

To verify historical and most current GE course approvals visit: www.assist.org or click on the pdf shown above.

AREA A: ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION AND CRITICAL THINKING

Select one course from each category. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
9 units minimum

A-1: Oral Communication

COMM 1A, 1B, 4, 20, 45.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 5; ENGL 5; PHIL 10.

AREA B: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING

Select one course from each category. One Physical or Life Science course must include a laboratory experience (underlined). Courses in area B-4 must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
9 units minimum

B-1: Physical Science

ASTR 1; CHEM 1A, 1B, 30A, 30B, 50; GEOG 1, 1L; GEOL 10; PHYS 4A, 4B, 4C, 10.

B-2: Life Science

ANTHR 1, 1L; BIOL 1A, 1B, 2, 4, 10, 11, 23, 24, 26.

B-3: Laboratory Activity

Students must select at least one laboratory experience (see underlined courses in areas B-1 and B-2).

B-4: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3E, 3F, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16A, 16B, 50.

AREA C: ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Select one course from area C-1, one course from area C-2, and one additional course from either C-1 or C-2.
9 units minimum

C-1: Arts (Art, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theatre)

ART 1, 2, 3, 4, 8A, 8B, 122; MUSIC 9, 10, 12A, 12B, 15A, 15B; THART 1.

C-2: Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Languages Other than English)

CHIN 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B, 12A, 12B; COMM 2A, 2B; ENGL 1B, 10A, 10B, 16, 17A, 17B, 27A, 27B, 30A, 30B, 31, 32A, 32B, 33A, 33B, 47, 79; FREN 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B; GERM 1A, 1B; HIST 11+; HUMAN 1, 2, 3, 13A+, 13B+, 15, 40, 51A+, 51B+, 51C+, 60; M/LAT 2A+, 2B+, 2C+, 3+; PHIL 1, 2, 4, 5, 20A, 20B; SPAN 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B; VIET 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B.
+ = Students will receive credit & certification for one course only.

AREA D: SOCIAL SCIENCES

Select one course from D-1 through D-0 (with courses taken in at least two disciplines). Students are expected to complete the American Institutions requirement in this section (courses identified in the American Institution section).
+ = Students will receive credit & certification for one course only.
9 units minimum

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

AFRAM 32; ANTHR 2, 3, 14; HIST 2A, 2B, 17, 19, 52, 53A, 53B, 56; HUMAN 13A, 13B; M/LAT 18A, 18B; POSCI 1, 2, 3, 6, 16, 18; PSYCH 1A, 1B, 3, 7A, 7B, 18; SOC 1, 2, 3, 5.

D-2: Economics

AFRAM 32; ASAME 45A, 45B; ECON 1, 2, 5; HIST 11, 52; POSCI 4.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

AFRAM 5, 30+, 31+, 32+; ANTHR 14; ASAME 45A, 45B HIST 17, 50, 51, 52; PSYCH 18; SOC 5.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST 56+; HUMAN 60; POSCI 4; SOC 3.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2; POSCI 4.

D-6: History

AFRAM 30, 31, 32; ASAME 45A, 45B; HIST 2A, 2B, 5, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 11+, 12, 17, 18, 19, 32, 50+, 51+, 52+, 53A+, 53B+; M/LAT 18A+, 18B+; POSCI 4.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COMM 6, 19; HUMAN 60; POSCI 37.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POSCI 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 16, 18, 26, 31.

D-9: Psychology

BIOL 27; PSYCH 1A+, 1B+, 3+, 7A, 7B, 12+, 18, 24, 28, 29.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

AFRAM 5; HIST 56; PSYCH 29; SOC 1, 2, 3+, 5.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

Select a minimum of three units from the courses listed below.
3 units minimum
BIOL 27+, 31; CIS 1; COUN 24, 30, 57; DANC 12A, 12B; HUMAN 2+, 3+, 13A+, 13B+; POSCI 35; PSYCH 1A+, 1B+, 3+, 9A, 9B, 12+, 18+; Physical Activity courses (up to one unit): ATHL 6, 71; DANCE 10, 24, 30, 31, 40, 43, 44, 45, 61; KIN 21, 33, 74A, 80A, 84A, 96, 103A, 107A, 120A.
+ = Students will receive credit & certification for one course only.
Physical Education and Dance classes are limited to a maximum of one semester unit of credit for General Education credit.

AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS (US-1-2-3)

CSU US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses

Students satisfy this CSU graduation requirement through coursework in three areas:
US 1: Historical Development of American Institutions and ideals.
US 2: United States Constitution and government.
US 3: California state and local government.
Select a combination of courses that fulfill the requirements for US 1, 2, and 3.
To verify historical and most current American Institutions course approvals visit: www.assist.org
AFRAM 30 - US 1
AFRAM 31 - US 1
HIST 7A - US 1 & US 2
HIST 7B - US 1
HIST 15 - US 1
HIST 50 - US 1
HIST 51 - US 1
POSCI 1 - US 2 & US 3
POSCI 16 - US 3
POSCI 26 - US 2 & US 3