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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Cabrillo College

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 1, 1H, 2, 10.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1AMC, 1AMCH; ESL 1A.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 4; ENGL 2, 2H, 2MC, 2MCH; PHILO 12, 49.

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

ASTRO 3, 4, 5, 7, 8A; CHEM 1A, 1B, 3, 3L, 5, 10, 12A, 12AL, 12B, 12BL, 30A, 30B, 32; ENGR 3; ES 10, 10L, 15; GEOG 1+1L, 3+3L; GEOL 10, 15, 20; OCEAN 10; PHYS 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 10+10L, 11, 12; PSYCH 4L.

B-2: Life Science

ANTHR 1+1L, 1H+1L; BIO 4, 5, 6, 9A, 9B, 11A, 11B, 11C, 13A+13AL, 31; HORT 1A, 1B; PSYCH 4.

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

BUS 9; CS 23; MATH 1, 4, 5A, 5B, 5C, 6, 7, 10, 12, 12H, 13, 15, 18, 23; PSYCH 2A.

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)

AH 10, 11, 11H, 12, 13, 13H, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20A, 20B, 52, 53; AP 15, 25, 35, 35H, 45, 55; ART 1A; DANCE 1; MUS 1, 5, 6, 10, 11A, 11LA, 12, 13A, 77; TA 7, 8, 9, 10A.

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

ASL 1, 2, 3; ENGL 1B, 1BH, 1BMC, 12A, 12B, 12C, 12E, 12F, 24A, 24B, 27AN, 27BN, 30A, 30B, 34, 39, 40, 41A, 45, 46A, 46B, 48A, 49A, 49B; ETHN 27AN, 27BN; FR 1, 2, 3, 10; GRMN 1, 2; HIST 2A, 2B, 4A, 4AH, 4B, 4BH, 27AN, 27BN; ITAL 1, 2, 3, 10; JAPAN 1, 2; PHILO 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10H, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18; SPAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 6A, 6B, 10A, 10B, 16, 17, 25, 26, 30B.

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).
6 units minimum

D--1: Sociology

ENGL 27AN, 27BN; ES 20; ETHN 3, 8, 21A, 21AH, 21AN, 27AN, 27BN; HIST 21A, 21AH, 27AN, 27BN; SOC 3, 8, 48; WS 1, 5, 48.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTHR 2, 2H, 3, 6, 7, 8, 17, 30; JOURN 21; PSYCH 1, 6, 8, 31, 33; SOC 2, 5, 9.

D-2: Economics

ECON 1A, 1B; PS 2, 3.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

BBS 32; HIST 23.

D-4: Gender Studies

ECE 32; HIST 14H; JOURN 21; WS 2, 11.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 4, 5.

D-6: History

ANTHR 2, 6, 7, 8; GEOG 2, 4; HIST 2A, 2B, 4A, 4AH, 4B, 4BH, 6, 9, 11, 14, 14H, 15, 16A, 16B, 16C, 17A, 17AH, 17B, 17BH, 19B, 19C, 20A, 21B, 21BH, 23, 24, 29A, 29B.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

ANTHR 2, 6, 7, 8; COMM 7, 12; ECE 31, 32; GEOG 2, 4.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

PS 1, 1H, 5.

D-9: Psychology

HS 15; PSYCH 1H, 2B, 12, 26.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

SOC 1, 1H, 2H, 9, 10, 11, 12.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
CG 1; ECE 31; HS 10, 12, 15, 21, 22, 24; NUTR 20; PSYCH 33, 35, 39; SOC 5; WS 1.
For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses see .pdf link at the top of the page.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
ENGL 27AN, 27BN; ETHN 3, 8, 21A, 21AH, 27AN, 27BN; HIST 21A, 21AH, 27AN, 27BN; SOC 3, 8.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

To verify historical American Institutions course approvals visit: www.assist.org
ENGL 27AN - US 1
ENGL 27BN - US 1
ETHN 21A - US 1
ETHN 21AH - US 1
ETHN 27AN - US 1
ETHN 27BN - US 1
HIST 14 - US 1
HIST 14H - US 1
HIST 15 - US 1
HIST 17A - US 1
HIST 17AH - US 1
HIST 17B - US 1
HIST 17BH - US 1
HIST 21A - US 1
HIST 21B - US 1
HIST 21BH - US 1
HIST 27AN - US 1
HIST 27BN - US 1
HIST 29A - US 1
HIST 29B - US 1
PS 1 - US 2 & US 3
PS 1H - US 2 & US 3
PS 5 - US 2 & US 3

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