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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Contra Costa College

2022 - 2023

To verify historical 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

ESL 132; SPCH 120, 128, 141, 160B.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 001A, 001AX.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL 001C, 002B; PHILO 130; SPCH 121, 121I.

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 120; CHEM 119, 120, 121, 226, 227, GEOG 120, 120L; GEOL 120, 120L; PHYS 110, 110L, 120, 120H, 121, 121H, 130, 230, 231.

B-2: Life Science

ANTHR 140, 140L; BIOSC 110, 119, 132, 134, 145, 147, 159, 172, 172L; PSYCH 150.

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 121, 135, 164, 170, 171, 180, 185, 190, 191, 200, 290, 292; SOCIO 234.

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)

AFRAM 112; ART 117, 118, 190, 191, 194; DRAMA 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 126, 165; ENGL 163; LARAZ 165, 190; MUSIC 102, 108, 114, 119, 120, 121, 130; SPCH 142.

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

AFRAM 113, 122, 123, 210; ANTHR 150; CHIN 120, 121; DRAMA 102, 103, 104, 165; ENGL 002B, 163, 210B, 220B, 230B, 250, 274, 293H; HIST 110, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 127, 140, 141; HUMAN 113, 120, 180; JAPAN 120, 121; LARAZ 127, 130, 165, 190; MUSIC 102; PHILO 101, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 200; SPAN 120, 121, 220, 221, 230, 231; SPCH 122.

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

AFRAM 122, 123, 140, 210, 225, 228; HED 110; HIST 110, 122, 123, 127; HUMAN 180; LARAZ 110, 113, 125, 127, 131, 141; MEDIC 211; PHILO 200; POLSC 225; PSYCH 122, 140; SOCIO 225

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTHR 125, 130, 140, 150.

D-2: Economics

ECON 220, 221.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

AFRAM 110; ECHD 144; POLSC 125; PSYCH 222.

D-4: Gender Studies

PSYCH 120; SOCIO 142; SOCSC 140, 141.

D-5: Geography

ANTHR 125, 130, 140; GEOG 120, 120L, 130, 150, 160

D-6: History

HIST 120, 121, 124, 140, 141.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

ADJUS 135; ECHD 120, 121, 220; JRNAL 130; SOCSC 141; SPCH 122.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

ADJUS 120, 121, 135; POLSC 125, 130, 140.

D-9: Psychology

PSYCH 126, 128, 130, 132, 150, 170, 220, 222

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADJUS 135; SOCIO 130, 142, 220, 221, 222, 245, 250; SOCSC 140, 141.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
COUNS 120; HED 120; PSYCH 118, 120, 128; KINES 199, 201, 205; PSYCH 118, 120, 128.
For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses for this area see pdf link at the top of the page.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
LARAZ 110, 130, 190.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

To verify historical American Institutions course approvals visit: www.assist.org
AFRAM 122 - US 1
AFRAM 123 - US 1
HIST 120 - US 1
HIST 121 - US 1
HIST 122 - US 1
HIST 123 - US 1
HIST 127 - US 1
LARAZ 113 - US 2 & US 3
LARAZ 127 - US 1
POLSC 125 - US 2 & US 3

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