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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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College of Alameda

2022 - 2023

To verify historical GE course approvals visit: www.assist.org.

Area A: English Language Communication and Critical Thinking

9 semester units required with at least one course each from A1, A2 and A3. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.
9 units minimum

A-1: Oral Communication

COMM 1A, 4, 20, 45.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A, 1AS.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 5; ENGL 5; PHIL 10.

Area B: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning

9 semester units required with at least one course each from Physical Science, Life Science and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning. 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, 10; BIOL 102; CHEM 1A, 1B, 30A, 30B, 50; GEOG 1, 1L, 14, 15, 18; GEOL 1, 2, 3, 3L, 10, 18, 22; PHYS 4A, 4B, 4C, 10.

B-2: Life Science

ANTHR 1, 1L, 21; BIOL 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 4, 10, 24, 102.

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 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3E, 3F, 11, 13, 15, 16A, 50; SOCSC 125.

Area C: Arts and Humanities

9 semester units required with at least one course each in Arts and Humanities.
9 units minimum

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

ART 1, 2, 3, 4, 8A, 8B, 122; M/LAT 30A, 30B; MUSIC 9, 10, 12A, 12B, 15A, 15B.

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

CHIN 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B, 12A, 12B; COMM 2A, 2B; ENGL 1B, 10A, 10B, 16, 27A, 27B, 30A, 30B, 31, 32A, 32B, 47, 79; GERM 1A, 1B; HIST 5, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19; HUMAN 1, 2, 3, 13A+, 13B+, 15, 40, 60; M/LAT 2A+, 2B+, 2C+, 3+; PHIL 1, 2, 4, 5, 20A, 20B; POSCI 4; SPAN 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B; VIET 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B.
+ = Students will receive credit & certification for one course only.

Area D: Social Sciences

6 semester units required with courses in at least 2 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.
6 units minimum

D--1: Sociology

AFRAM 5, 8, 18, 30, 31, 32; ANTHR 7, 19; ASAME 45A, 45B; ECON 3, 6; ETHST 1; GEOG 3; HIST 5, 8A, 8B, 50, 51, 52; M/LAT 40; POSCI 38; PSYCH 34; SOCSC 10, 13.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

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

D-2: Economics

ECON 1, 2, 5; HIST 11.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

HIST 17; PSYCH 18; SOC 5.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST 56+; HUMAN 60; SOC 3.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2.

D-6: History

HIST 2A, 2B, 7A, 7B, 11, 12, 17, 19, 53B; M/LAT 18B.

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, 26, 31.

D-9: Psychology

PSYCH 1A, 1B, 3, 7A, 7B, 12, 18, 24, 28, 29.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

HIST 56; PSYCH 29; SOC 1, 2, 3+, 5, 120.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
BIOL 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, 34; To see all Physical Activity courses, refer to the pdf link at the top of the page.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
No Course Approvals.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

To verify historical 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 18 - US 1
HIST 50 - US 1
HIST 51 - US 1
POSCI 1 - US 2 & US 3
POSCI 26 - US 2 & US 3

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