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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Cuyamaca 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

COMM 120, 122.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 120, 122.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 137, 145; ENGL 122, 124; PHIL 125, 130.

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 110, 112; CHEM 102, 115, 116, 120, 141, 142, 231, 232; ET 110; GEOG 120, 121; GEOL 104, 105, 110, 111; OCEA 112, 113; PHYC 110, 130, 131, 190, 200, 201, 202, 203, 210.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 130; BIO 112, 122, 130, 131, 133, 134, 135, 140, 141, 141L, 152, 230, 240; OCEAN 112, 113.

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

BIO 215; CS 240; MATH 120, 125, 126, 160, 170, 175, 176, 178, 180, 245, 280, 281, 284, 285; PSY 215.

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 100, 120, 140, 141, 143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 149; HUM 110, 120, 140; MUS 110, 111, 115, 116, 117, 123; THTR 110.

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

ARAM 120, 121, 220; ARBC 120, 121, 122, 123, 130, 145, 220, 221, 250, 251, 254; ASL 120, 121, 140, 220, 221; ENGL 122, 201, 202, 214, 217, 221, 222, 231, 232, 238, 270, 271; ETHN 236, 238; HIST 100, 101, 105, 106, 114, 115, 148; HUM 110, 115, 116, 120, 140, 155; NAKY 120, 121, 220; PHIL 110, 115, 117, 140, 160, 170; RELG 120, 130, 160, 170; SPAN 120, 121, 141, 145, 220, 221, 250, 251.

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

ANTH 140, 150, 160; ETHN 107, 114, 118, 119, 130, 131, 132, 133, 150, 165, 166, 180, 181; HIST 107, 114, 115, 118, 119, 130, 131, 132, 133, 180, 181; POSC 165, 166, 170, 180; PSY 132, 211; SOC 114, 138, 140, 150.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH 120.

D-2: Economics

ECON 110, 120, 121.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTH 120; PSY 125; SPAN 145.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST 122, 123.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 106, 130.

D-6: History

HIST 100, 101, 105, 106, 108, 109, 122, 123, 124, 275, 276, 277.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

CD 115, 125; COMM 110, 124; HED 203, 204, 251; PSY 150; SOC 125, 130.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POSC 120, 121, 124, 130, 140.

D-9: Psychology

CD 125; PSY 120, 125, 134, 138, 140, 150, 170, 220.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

CD 115, 131, 145; PSY 138; SOC 120, 125, 130.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
CD 125, 145; CIS 110; COUN 140; HED 120, 201, 203, 251; NUTR 155, 158, 255; PSY 132, 134, 140, 150, 220; SCI 100; SOC 125.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
ENGL 236, 238; ETHN 107, 114, 236, 238; HIST 107; SOC 114.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

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ETHN 107 - US 1 & US 2
ETHN 118 - US 1 & US 2
ETHN 119 - US 1 & US 3
ETHN 130 - US 1 & US 2
ETHN 131 - US 1 & US 3
ETHN 180 - US 1 & US 2
ETHN 181 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 107 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 108 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 109 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 114 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 115 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 118 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 119 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 122 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 123 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 124 - US 3
HIST 130 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 131 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 180 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 181 - US 1 & US 3
POSC 121 - US 2 & US 3
POSC 140 - US 3
For the 2007-08 Academic Year and Beyond: Any course designated US-1 in combination with POSC 121 or the following combinations: one of the following: HIST 108, 114, 118, 122, 130 or 180 and one of the following: HIST 109, 115, 119, 123, 131, 181 or POSC 140.

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