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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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DeAnza College

2021 - 2022

To verify historical GE course approvals visit: www.assist.org.

Area A: English Language Communication and Critical Thinking

Select one course from each category. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.
12-15 units minimum

A-1: Oral Communication

COMM 1, 1H, 10, 10H.

A-2: Written Communication

ESL 5; EWRT 1A, 1AH.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 8, 8H, 9, 9H, 15, 15H; EWRT 2, 2H; PHIL 3, 4, 7, 7H; READ 10.

Area B: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning

Select one course from each category. One Physical or Life Science must include a laboratory experience (underlined). Courses in area B-4 must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.
12-15 units minimum

B-1: Physical Science

ASTR 4, 10, 15L; CHEM 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1BH, 1C, 1CH, 10, 25, 30A, 30B; GEO 1; GEOL 10, 20; MET 10, 10L, 12, 20L; PHYS 2A, 4A, 10.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 1, 1H, 1L, 7; BIOL 6A, 6AH, 6B, 6C, 6CH, 10, 10H, 11, 13, 15, 26, 40C; ESCI 1, 1/1L, 19.

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 54; EDUC 46; MATH 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1BH, 1C, 1CH, 1D, 1DH, 2A, 2AH, 2B, 2BH, 10, 10H, 11, 11H, 12, 17, 22, 22H, 23, 31, 31H, 32, 32H, 41, 41H, 42, 42H, 43, 43H, 44, 46; PSYC 15; SOC 15, MATH 31A & 31B (both courses must be taken).

Area C: Arts and Humanities

Take one course from area C-1 and one course from area C-2 and one additional C-1 or C-2 course (students are advised/encouraged to take EWRT 1B or ESL 6 if transferring to SJSU).
12-15 units minimum

C-1: Arts (Art, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theatre)

ARTS 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2F, 2G, 2H, 2J, 2K, 2L, 3TC, 3TE; ASAM 40; CETH 13; CHLX 13; DANC 38A; E S 3; F/TV 1, 1H, 2A, 2AH, 2AW, 2AWH, 2B, 2BH, 2BW, 2BWH, 2C, 2CH, 2CW, 2CWH, 75G; HUMI 1, 1H, 15; INTL 21, 22, 23, 24; MUSI 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D;
NAIS 13; PHTG 7, 21; THEA 1; WMST 3C.

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

AFAM 11, 25; ASAM 20, 21, 22, 32, 41; CETH 8, 19; CHLX 26; ELIT 8, 10, 10H, 11, 12, 17, 17H, 19, 21, 22, 24, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41, 41H, 46A, 46AH, 46B, 46BH, 46C, 46CH, 47A, 47B, 48A, 48AH, 48B, 48BH, 48C, 48CH, 60, 61; ESL 6; EWRT 1B, IBH, 1C, 30, 40, 41, 42; F/TV 1, 1H, 2A, 2AH, 2AW, 2AWH, 2B, 2BW, 2BWH, 2C, 2CH, 2CW, 2CWH; FREN 1, 2, 3; GERM 1, 2, 3, 4; HIST 3A, 3AH, 3B, 3BH, 3C, 3CH, 6A, 6AH, 6B, 6BH, 6C, 6CH, 17A, 17AH, 17B, 17BH, 17C, 17CH; HNDI 1, 2, 3; HUMI 1, 1H, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 9H, 10, 13, 16, 18, 18H, 20; ICS 35; INTL 16; ITAL 1, 2, 3; JAPN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; KORE 1, 2, 2H, 3, 3H; LING 1; MAND 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; NAIS 14, 15; PERS 1, 2, 3; PHIL 1, 2, 8, 8H, 11, 20A, 20B, 20C, 24, 30, 49; RUSS 1, 2, 3; SIGN 1, 2, 3; SPAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; VIET 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: WMST 8, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 49.

Area D: Social Sciences

Select one course from D through D-0 (with courses taken in at least two disciplines). Students are expected to complete the American Institutions requirement in this section (courses identified in the American Institution section).
9-13 units minimum

D--1: Sociology

ADMJ 29; AFAM 10, 11, 12A, 12B, 25; ANTH 8, 12; ARTS 2F; ASAM 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 22, 30; CETH 8, 10, 11, 13, 19, 26, 29; CHLX 10, 11, 12, 26; E S 4; ECON 3H; F/TV 10H; HIST 3A, 3AH, 3B, 3BH, 3C, 3CH, 17A, 17AH, 17BH, 17C, 17CH, 18A, 18B; HUMA 10H; KINES 47; NAIS 11, 12, 16, 31; POLI 1H, 60A, 60B, 60C; PSYC 2; SOCSC 60A, 60B, 60C; WMST 1, 8, 22, 25, 26, 27, 29.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH 2, 2H, 3, 4, 5, 6; ICS 37.

D-2: Economics

BUS 21; ECON 1, 1H, 2, 2H, 3, 4, 5.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

CETH 50; ICS 36; POLI 16.

D-4: Gender Studies

ARTS 3TC; HIST 9, 9H; HUMA 10; ICS 26; PSYC 12; SOC 28; WMST 3C, 9, 9H, 12, 24, 28, 31.

D-5: Geography

GEO 4, 5, 10; ICS 19.

D-6: History

ASAM 42A, 42B; CIS 2; HIST 6A, 6AH, 6B, 6BH, 6C, 6CH, 7A, 7B, 9, 9H, 10, 10H, 16A, 16B, 19A, 19B; ICS 16A, 16B, 37, 38A, 38B; WMST 3C, 9, 9H.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

ANTH 4; CD 10G, 10H, 12; COMM 7, 7H, 70, 70H; ES 1, 3; F/TV 10; HUMA 10, 30; ICS 7H, 17, 17H, 25, 27, 27H, 36, 37, 47; INTL 5, 8, 33; JOUR 2; KNES 54; POLI 15, 16, 17, 17H; PSYC 1, 10G, 10H; SOC 1, 5, 28; WMST 28.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

BUS 21; POLI 1, 2, 3, 5.

D-9: Psychology

HUMA 10; PSYC 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 24, 51; WMST 12.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

SOC 1, 14, 20, 28, 29, 35; WMST 28.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

No more than 2 units of PE/DANC activity may apply.
4-5 units minimum
BUS 56; CD 64; CIS 2; CLP 7; COMM 16, 16H; ES 2; ESCI 30; HIST 9, 9H; HLTH 21; HUMA 10, 10H, 20, 30; HUMI 16; KNES 45, 47, 50A (2 units), 51A (2 units), 52 (2 units), 53, 55; NUTR 10; PSYC 8, 9, 12, 14, 51; WMST 1, 9, 9H, 12.
For a complete list of all approved KNES and PE activity courses for this area see pdf link at the top of the page.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
AFAM 10; CHLX 10.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

To verify historical American Institutions course approvals visit: www.assist.org
HIST 17A - US 1
HIST 17AH - US 1
HIST 17B - US 1
HIST 17C - US 1
HIST 17CH - US 1
POLI 1 - US 2 & US 3
POLI 1H - US 1 & US 3
Successful completion of the "California Challenge Exam" will fulfill the US-3