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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Canada 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 110, 127, 130, 140.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 100, 105.

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 101, 115; GEOG 100, 101; 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, 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

BUS. 113; MATH 125, 130, 150, 200, 225, 241, 243, 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, 116, 118, 119, 131, 250, 306; DANC 100; DRAM 101, 140, 150, 160, 200, 233, 300.4; ETHN 288; FASH 150; INTD 150, 151; LIT 441, 442; MUS 100, 202, 210, 215, 240, 250, 260, 271, 275.

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

DRAM 151; ENGL 110, 161, 164; ETHN 105, 107, 265; HIST 100, 101, 104, 106, 201, 202, 245, 246, 247; LIT. 151, 200, 205, 231, 232, 252, 266, 371, 372, 373, 375, 441, 442; PHIL 100, 160, 175, 190, 240, 300, 312; SPAN 110, 120, 121, 122, 131, 132, 140, 145, 150, 152, 162.

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

ANTH 200; ETHN 103, 105, 107, 108, 109.

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; 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, 245, 246, 247, 422; SOCI 100.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

ANTH 110; BUS 101; COMM 150, 180; ECE 201, 212; 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
BIOL 310; CRER 137; HSCI 100, 116; KINE 101, 105, 109; PSYC 200, 340.
For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses for this area see the GE link at the top of the page.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
ETHN 103, 105, 107, 108, 109, 265, 288.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

To verify historical American Institutions course approvals visit: www.assist.org
ECON 230 - US 1
ETHN 105 - US 1
ETHN 107 - US 1
HIST 201 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 202 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 245 - US 1
PLSC 210 - US 2 & US 3
PLSC 310 - US 3

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