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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Cuesta 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

COMM 201, 210, 215

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 201A.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 215; ENGL 201B, 201C; PHIL 208.

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

ASTR 210, 210L; CHEM 201A, 201B, 210FL, 211, 212A, 212B; GEOL 210, 211, 212, 220; METE 212; OCEN 210, 210L; PHYS 205A, 205B, 208A, 208B.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 201, 201L; BIO 201A, 201B, 202, 204, 205, 206, 211, 212, 212L, 213, 216, 220, 220L, 221, 222, 222L, 224; PSYC 202.

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

CIS 241; MATH 229, 230, 231, 232, 236, 242, 247, 255, 265A, 265B, 283, 287.

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 200, 203, 204, 205, 207, 208, 209, 210, 220, 221, 244, 245, 270, 271, 280, 281A; DRA 200, 207, 248; ENGL 237; MUS 201, 235, 236, 237, 238, 250.

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

ASL 201, 202; ECE 234; ENGL 201B, 205, 206, 212A, 212B, 213, 215, 216, 217, 231, 245A, 245B, 246A, 246B; FR 201, 202, 203; GER 201, 202, 203, 204; HIST 203A, 203B, 204A, 204B, 207A, 207B, 210, 212, 233; PHIL 205, 206, 209, 212, 213; SPAN 201, 202, 203, 204.

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

ANTH 202, 203, 220, 221, 225.

D-2: Economics

ECON 201A, 201AG, 201B.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

COMM 212; FMST 213.

D-4: Gender Studies

FMST 215; HIST 237; SOC 208.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 201, 202.

D-6: History

HIST 203A, 203B, 204A, 204B, 207A, 207B, 210, 212, 233, 237, 239, 260.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

CJ 224; COMM 230, 280; ECE 201, 202; FMST 202, 212, 214; FTVE 221.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

CJ 202, 228; LGL 217; POLS 201, 202, 204, 205, 206, 209.

D-9: Psychology

PSYC 200, 201, 233.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

SOC 201A, 201B, 202, 204, 206, 208.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
CSS 225; ECE 201; FMST 212, 215, 216, 218; HEED 202, 203, 206, 208, 210; NUTR 210; PSYC 201, 206.

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 207A - US 1
HIST 207B - US 1
POLS 202 - US 2 & US 3