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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Contra Costa 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

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

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A, 1B.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL 1C, 2B; 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; PLTS 310.

B-2: Life Science

ANTHR 140, 140L; BIOSC 110, 119, 132, 134, 140, 141, 145, 147, 148, 159, 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

BUS 240; MATH 121, 135, 164, 170, 171, 180, 185, 190, 191, 200, 290, 292.

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 117, 118, 190, 191, 194; DRAMA 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 110, 165; ENGL 163; LARAZ 165; MUSIC 108, 114, 119, 120, 121, 130.

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

ANTHR 150; CHIN 120, 121; DRAMA 102, 103, 104, 165; ENGL 1B, 2B, 163, 210B, 220B, 230B, 250, 274, 293, 293H; HIST 110, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 127; HUMAN 113, 120; JAPAN 120, 121; LARAZ 127, 130, 165, 190; PHILO 110, 130, 220; SPAN 120, 121, 220, 221; SPCH 122.

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

ANTHR 125, 130, 140, 150; HIST 110.

D-2: Economics

ECON 220, 221.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

AFRAM 110, 125; ECHD 144; HIST 110, 122, 123, 127; LARAZ 110, 113, 127, 141; POLSC 125, 225; PSYCH 140, 222; SOCIO 225.

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 110, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 127, 140, 141; LARAZ 125, 127.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

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

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

ADJUS 120, 121, 135; LARAZ 113; POLSC 125, 130, 140, 225;

D-9: Psychology

LARAZ 141; PSYCH 126, 128 130, 132, 140, 150, 170, 220, 222

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADJUS 135; SOCIO 130, 142, 220, 221, 222, 225, 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; DANCE 118A, 161A, 162B, 163A, 164A, 166A, 167A, 169A, 170A, 171A, 172A, 218A; KINES 199, 201, 205; PE 102A, 102B,102C, 102D, 103A, 103B, 103C, 103D, 105A, 105B, 105C, 105D, 109A, 116A, 116B, 116C, 116D, 121A, 124A, 126C, 135A, 135B, 135C, 135D, 140B, 157A, 164A, 165B, 165C, 165D, 174A, 209, 211, 214, 215, 260A.
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
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