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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Cerro Coso 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

SPCH C101.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL C101.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL C102, C102H; PHIL C131.

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

CHEM C101, C111, C113, C113H, C221, 223, 223H; GEOG C101, C102, C111; GEOL C111; PHSC C101, C105, C111, C115, C121, C125, C131, C132, C135; PHYS C111, C113, C211.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH C121, C121H, C122; BIOL C101, C105, C105H, C111, C111H, C112, C112H, C121, C125, C141, C145, C251, C255, C262.

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 C110, C121, C121H, C130, C131, C141, C142, C151, C152, C251, C255, C257.

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 C101, C105, C106, C107, C108, C111, C121, C131, C141, C151; MUSC C101, C101H, C118, C131, C151, C173.

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

ASL C101, C102; ENGL C141, C221, C222, C222H, C231, C232, C235, C235H, C241, C242, C245, C245H, C249; FILM C211; FREN C101, C102, C110; HIST C103, C103H, C104, C104H, C131, C131H, C132, C132H; LATN C101, C102, C201, C202; PHIL C101, C141, C161; SPAN C100, C101, C102, C171, C180, C182, C211.

Area D: Social Sciences

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

ADMJ C105; ANTH C121H, C141, C161; ETHN C141, C151, C210; HIST C131, C132; POLS C103; SOCI C151, C161, C210, C271.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH C111, C121, C131.

D-2: Economics

ECON C101, C102, C103.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

HIST C209; SOCI C210.

D-4: Gender Studies

SOCI C131.

D-5: Geography

No courses available in this area.

D-6: History

HIST C131H, C132H, C209.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

CHDV C104, C105, C106; PSYC C271.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POLS C101, C101H, C102.

D-9: Psychology

PSYC C101, C101H, C181, C220, C241.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADMJ C101; SOCI C101.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

CHDBV C106; COLL 101C; HSCI C101; KINS C101, C102; LIBR C111, C111H; PSYC C151, C181.
3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses see link at the top of the page.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
ANTH C141; ETHN C141, C210; SOCI C210.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

To verify historical American Institutions course approvals visit: www.assist.org
HIST C131 - US 1
HIST C131H - US 1
HIST C132 - US 1
HIST C132H - US 1
POLS C101 - US 2 & US 3
POLS C101H - US 2 & US 3

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