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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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College of the Desert

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 1, 9, 13, 17.

A-2: Written Communication

ENG 1A.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 25; ENG 2; PHIL 10; SOC 4.

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

A 1, 1L; CH 1A, 1B, 3, 4, 5, 10A, 10B; G 1, 5, 10, 17L, 22, ; GEOG 1, 1L; PH 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 3C, 17.

B-2: Life Science

AGEH 1, 1L; AGPS 2, 5, 5L; ANTH 1; BI 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 15; NR 1, 1L.

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 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2C, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15; SOC 3.

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)

ARCH 14; ART 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 10, 12A, 12B, 12C, 33; DANC 10, 15; MUS 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12; RTV 6, 8; TA 1, 2.

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

ASL 1, 2, 3, 4; ENG 1B, 2, 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B, 12A, 12B, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 24, 25, 31, 32, 35, 36; FR 1, 2, 3, 4; GER 1, 2; HIST 3, 4, 17, 18, 21; ITAL 1, 2; JPN 1, 2; PHIL 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18; SPAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 20.

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 2, 3.

D-2: Economics

ECON 1, 2, 11, 12.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

SOC 14, 15; SPAN 20.

D-4: Gender Studies

PSY 10, 23.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 7, 10.

D-6: History

HIST 3, 4, 17, 18, 21, 23.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COMM 17; ECE 10, 12; MC 1; PSY 12.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

PHIL 3; PS 1, 2, 3, 4.

D-9: Psychology

PSY 1, 3, 20, 23, 27, 29, 33.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

AJ 1; SOC 1, 2, 14, 15.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
ART 28; COUN 12; ECE 10, 12; EDUC 1; HS 13, 72, 73; HSAD 1; KINE 6, 10; PHIL 13; PSY 3, 7, 10, 12, 20, 23, 33.

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 17 - US 1
HIST 18 - US 1
PS 1 - US 2 & US 3