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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Berkeley City College

2016 - 2017

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

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 3, 4, 20, 45; ESL 50A.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 5; ENGL 5; PHIL 10, 11.

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 10; CHEM 1A, 1B, 12A, 12B, 18, 30A, 30B; GEOG 1, 1L, 19; GEOL 10, 10L, 18; PHYSC 10, 20; PHYS 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 10.

B-2: Life Science

ANTHR 1, 1L; BIOL 1A, 1B, 3, 10, 13, 13L, 25, 33, 34.

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, 13, 16A, 16B, 18, 50.

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, 13, 16, 46, 180, 182; ENGL 21; HUMAN 21, 26, 52, 53, 57, 182; MMART 122B, 123; MUSIC 10, 15A, 15B, 24; WS 52.

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

ARAB 1A, 1B, 182; ASL 50, 50A, 50B, 51, 51A, 51B, 52, 52A, 52B, 53, 53A, 53B; ASAME 30; CHIN 1; ENGL 1B, 10A, 10B, 17A, 17B, 47, 50, 71A, 72A, 73A, 85A, 85B, 85C, 91A, 92A, 93A; FREN 1A, 1B; HIST 33; HUMAN 1, 5, 15, 30A, 30B, 40, 46, 55, 182; M/LAT 30A, 30B; PHIL 1, 2, 10, 16, 20A, 20B, 31A, 35, 37, 46; PORT 1A, 1B; SPAN 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 10A, 10B, 22A, 22B, 31A, 31B, 35A, 35B, 38, 39, 40; WS 35.

AREA D: SOCIAL SCIENCES

9 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).
9 units minimum

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTHR 2, 3, 13, 18; ASL 55A; HIST 1.

D-2: Economics

ECON 1, 2.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

AFRAM 1, 33; ANTHR 55; COMM 6; ETHST 1; HIST 1, 17, 33; HUMAN 55; SOC 5; SOCSC 2.

D-4: Gender Studies

PSYCH 30; SOCSC 1, 2; WS 1.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 3, 18.

D-6: History

ASL 55A; ANTHR 3; HIST 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 5, 7A, 7B, 8B, 10B, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 32, 37, 38; POSCI 20, 25.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

AFRAM 1; ASL 55A; ANTHR 3; CHDEV 51; COMM 19; HIST 22, 23; HUSV 118; POSCI 11; SOC 6; SOCSC 3.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

HIST 31, 37, 38; POSCI 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12, 20, 25.

D-9: Psychology

BIOL 27; PSYCH 1A, 6, 7A, 10, 21, 30.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

SOC 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 13.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
BIOL 27; CHDEV 51; COUN 24, 57; HLTED 1; PSYCH 1A, 6, 7A, 10, 21, 30.

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
HIST 7A - US 1
HIST 7B - US 1
POSCI 1 - US 2 & US 3