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GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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College of the Canyons

2016 - 2017

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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

COMS 105, 105H, 120.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 101, 101H.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMS 225, 227; ENGL 103, 103H; PHILOS 106, 230; SOCI 108.

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

ASTRON 100, 101, 102; CHEM 110, 151, 151H, 201, 201H, 202, 255, 256; ENVRMT 103, 104; GEOG 101, 101H, 103, 101L; GEOL 100, 101, 102, 104, 105, 109, 109L, 218; PHYSCI 101; PHYSIC 101, 110, 111, 220, 221, 222.

B-2: Life Science

ANTHRO 101, 101H, 101L; BIOSCI 100, 100H, 106, 107, 107H, 130, 132, 140, 201, 202, 204, 205, 215, 216, 219, 221, 240; GEOL 103; PSYCH 102.

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

ECON 291; MATH 102, 103, 104, 111, 130, 140, 140H, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 240; PSYCH 104; SOCI 137.

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 110, 111, 115, 124A, 124B, 140, 141, 205; CINEMA 120, 121, 122, 123, 131; COMS 150; DANCE 100; ENGL 105; GMD 120; ID 114, 115; MEA 102; MUSIC 100, 105, 106, 107, 108, 112, 120A, 120B, 125, 126; PHOTO 140, 150, 160, 285; THEATR 110, 140, 141, 220, 221.

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

ANTHRO 210; BUS 160; CHNESE 101, 102; ECON 170, 170H; ENGL 108, 109, 110, 111, 135, 225, 250, 251, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 280, 281; FRNCH 101, 102, 201, 202; GERMAN 101, 102; HIST 101, 101H, 102, 111, 111H, 112, 112H, 115, 120, 120H, 130, 161, 191, 192, 193, 212, 240, 241, 242, 243, 245; HUMAN 100, 101, 115, 116, 150; ITAL 101, 102, 150; KPET 209; PHILOS 101, 101H, 102, 110, 111, 112, 120, 130, 220, 225, 240, 250; SIGN 101, 102, 103, 104, 110; SOCI 200, 200H; SPAN 101, 101H, 102, 150, 201, 202, 211, 212, 240; THEATR 240.

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

ANTHRO 103, 103H, 105, 220.

D-2: Economics

ECON 201, 201-H, 202, 202H.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTHRO 210; BUS 126; HIST 101, 101H, 102, 240, 245; POLISC 290; SOCI 105, 106; SPAN 240.

D-4: Gender Studies

COMS 260; HLHSCI 243; HIST 120, 120H; POLISC 290; PSYCH 235; SOCI 200, 200H.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 102, 104.

D-6: History

ECON 170, 170H; HIST 101, 101H, 102, 111, 111H, 112, 112H, 120, 120H, 130, 161, 191, 192, 193, 210, 212, 240, 241, 242, 243, 245.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COMS 246, 256; ECE 101, 125; ENVRMT 101; HLHSCI 243; PHILOS 130; SOCI 105.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POLISC 150, 150H, 200, 210, 230, 250, 270, 290.

D-9: Psychology

ECE 101; PSYCH 101, 101H, 105, 109, 126, 172, 172H, 175, 180, 225, 230, 235, 240, 272.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

SOCI 101, 101H, 102, 103, 103H, 106, 108, 110, 150, 200, 200H, 205, 207, 208, 210, 230, 233, 250.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
COMS 100, 100H, 235; COUNS 100, 110, 111, 142, 150; HLHSCI 100, 149, 150, 243; KPET 200; MEA 100; PSYCH 105, 172, 172H, 230; REC 100, 101, 103; SOCI 103, 103H, 110, 208, 230, 233.
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 170 - US 1
ECON 170H - US 1
HIST 111 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 111H - US 1 & US 2
HIST 112 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 112H - US 1 & US 3
HIST 120 - US 1
HIST 120H - US 1
HIST 130 - US 1
HIST 245 - US 1
POLISC 150 - US 2 & US 3
POLISC 150H - US 2 & US 3