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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Columbia 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

SPCOM 1, 4

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL 1B, 1C; HIST 5; PHILO 5; SPCOM 2
Engl 1B, Hist 5, or Philo 5 may be used to satisfy either Area A3 or C2 but not both.

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 2A, 2AL, 2B, 2BL, 4A, 4AL, 4B, 4BL, 5, 5L, 14, 14L, 16, 16L, 20, 20L, 30; ESC 1, 5, 10, 22, 23, 30, 33, 40, 42, 50, 62; FNR 6; GEOGR 15; PHYCS 1, 2, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 30.

B-2: Life Science

ANTHR 1; BIOL 2, 4, 6, 10, 17, 24, 60, 65.

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 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 18A, 18B, 18C, 26.

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 11, 12, 13; DRAMA 10, 20, 42, 43; MUSIC 2, 10, 11, 12.

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

ENGL 1B, 11, 17, 18, 46, 47, 49, 50, 81; HIST 5; HUMAN 1, 2, 3, 4; PHILO 1, 5, 25, 35; SIGN 40A, 40B, 40C; SPAN 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B.
Engl 1B, Hist 5, or Philo 5 may be used to satisfy either Area A3 or C2 but not both.

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 1, 2, 3, 10, 15.

D-2: Economics

ECON 10, 11.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTHR 15; SOCIO 5; SPCOM 5.

D-4: Gender Studies

ANTHR 7; HHP 2; HIST 21; SOCIO 7.

D-5: Geography

GEOGR 12, 20.

D-6: History

HIST 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 21.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

CHILD 22, 36; FNR 1; SPCOM 12.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POLSC 10, 12, 14, 16.

D-9: Psychology

CHILD 1; PSYCH 1, 15, 20, 24, 35.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ANTHR 8; HHP 63; SOCIO 1, 2, 5, 8.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
BIOL 50; CHILD 1, GUIDE 1, 18, 30; HHP 2, 5, 6A, 6B, 60; INDIS 48; PSYCH 5, 10, 20, 30, 35, 40; SOCIO 12, 28.

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 16 - US 1
HIST 17 - US 1
POLSC 10 - US 2 & US 3