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GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Butte 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

CMST 2, 2H, 4.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 2, H2.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL 11; MATH 7; PHIL 6, 7, 8; CMST 14.

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

AGS 50; CHEM 1, 2, 21, 22, 51; GEOG 2, 2/3; GEOL 32, 34; PHYS 10/11, 21, 22, 41, 42, 43; PSC 10, 11, 12, 20/21, 30, 30H, 50/51, 53.

B-2: Life Science

AGS 20, 40; ANTH 2, 2H; BIOL 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 9H, 11, 12, 13, 15, 20, 21; PSY 3.

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 5, 11, 12, 13, 18, 20, 26, 30, 31, 32, 40, 42.

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, 2H, 3, 4, 4H, 5, 6; CMST 6; DRAM 2, 8; MUS 1, 5, 6, 7, 9; PHO 1; RTVF 15.

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

ANTH 17; CHIN 1, 2; ECON 20; ENGL 4, 6, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 25, 26, 35, 45, 47, 52H, 53H; FREN 1, 2; GERM 1, 2, 3, 4; HIST 3, 5, 8, 10, 18, 26, 30; HUM 17, 22; ITAL 1, 2; JPN 1, 2, 3, 4; LATN 1, 2, 3; PHIL 2, 5, 16, 18, 58; RTVF 13; SIGN 1, 2; SPAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 16.

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

ANTH 4, 4H, 13, 14, 16, 18, 33, 34.

D-2: Economics

ECON 2, 4, 20H, 25, 35.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTH 32, 34; CMST 9; HIST 18, 30; MCS 32, 36, 38; SOC 20.

D-4: Gender Studies

CMST 13; PSY 16.

D-5: Geography

Geog 4, 5, 8, 10, 12; NR 26.

D-6: History

ECON 20, HIST 3, 5, 6, 12, 14, 18, 20.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

AGS 10; CMST 10; HUM 17; NR 26; SOC 5.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POS 2, 3, 12, 14, 16, 18.

D-9: Psychology

CDF 14; PSY 1, 6, 7, 11, 15, 41.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

AJ 1; RTVF 12; SOC 2, 4, 10, 14, 20, 30.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
BUS 62; CLP 30; CSL 20; ENGL 31; FN 2; HLTH 2, 10; LM 40; POS 92; PSY 15, 20, 34, 36; SOC 3, 8, 14.

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
ECON 20 - US 1
HIST 8 - US 1
HIST 10 - US 1
HIST 26 - US 1
POS 2 - US 2 & US 3
POS 12 - US 2 & US 3