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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Canada 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 110, 127, 130, 140.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 100.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL 110, 165; PHIL 103, 200; PLSC 103.

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 100, 101; CHEM 114, 192, 210, 220, 231, 232, 410; ENVS 115; GEOG 100; GEOL 100, 101, 121; METE 100; OCEN 100+101; PHYS 114, 210, 220, 250, 260, 270, 405.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 125, 126; BIOL 100, 103, 110, 130, 132, 225, 230, 240, 250, 260; ENVS 115; GEOL 121; OCEN 100.

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 125, 130, 200, 222, 225, 241, 251, 252, 253, 270, 275.

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 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 114, 115, 116, 118, 250, 306; DRAM 140, 160, 200, 300.4; INTD 150, 151; LIT 441, 442; MUS 100, 115, 202, 210, 230, 240, 250, 260, 271.

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

DRAM 151; ECE 192; ENGL 110, 161, 164; HIST 100, 101, 104, 106, 201, 202, 243, 245, 246, 247, 451, 452, 455; LIT 151, 200, 205, 231, 232, 252, 266, 371, 372, 373, 375, 441, 442; PHIL 100, 160, 190, 240, 300, 320; SPAN 120, 121, 122, 130, 131, 132, 140, 150, 152, 161, 162.

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 110,351; ENGL 200; LING 200.

D-2: Economics

ANTH 110; ECON 100, 102, 230; HIST 422.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTH 110; BUS 100; HIST 245, 246, 247, 422; PSYC 106; SOCI 141.

D-4: Gender Studies

ANTH 110; BUS 100; HIST 247, 422.

D-5: Geography

ANTH 110; GEOG 110, 150; HIST 422.

D-6: History

ANTH 110; HIST 100, 101, 104, 106, 201, 202, 242, 243, 245, 246, 247, 422, 451, 452, 455; SOCI 100.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

ANTH 110; BUS 101; COMM 150, 180; ECE 201, 212, 264; HMSV 264; PSYC 205; SOCI 100, 205.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

PLSC 130, 150, 170, 210, 310, 320.

D-9: Psychology

PSYC 100, 200, 300, 340, 410.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

SOCI 100, 105.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum

E-1: Integrated Courses

BIOL 310; CRER 137; HSCI 100, 104, 105, 116, 430; KINE 101; PSYC 200, 340.

E-2: Activity Courses

For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses for this area see www.assist.org area E.

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 230 - US 1
HIST 201 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 202 - US 1 & US 2
PLSC 210 - US 2 & US 3
PLSC 310 - US 3