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GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Diablo Valley College

2016 - 2017

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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, 123, 130.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 122.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 121, 123; ENGL 123, 126; HIST 122; PHILO 130, 170; PSYCH 145; SOCIO 122.

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

ASTRO 110 (add 130 for lab), 120 (add 130 for lab), 128; CHEM 106, 107, 108, 109, 120, 121, 226, 227; GEOG 120 (add 121 for lab), 140 (add 141 for lab); GEOL 120 (add 122 for lab), 121 (add 124 for lab), 125; OCEAN 101, 102; PHYS 110 (add 111 for lab), 113, 120, 121, 129, 130, 230, 231; PHYSC 112.

B-2: Life Science

ANTHR 115, 140 (add 141L for Lab); BIOSC 101, 102, 107, 116, 117, 119, 120, 126, 130, 131, 139, 140, 146, 161, 162, 170, 171.

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 240; MATH 121, 124, 135, 135SP, 142, 144, 181, 182, 183, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 292, 294.

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)

ARCHI 120, 121, 130, 156, 157, 158, 160, 165; ART 151; ARTDM 214; ARTHS 193, 195, 196, 197, 199; COMM 148; DANCE 201; DRAMA 122, 139, 140, 141, 142, 150, 180, 181; FTVE 200, 205, 210, 280, 281, 282, 283; ENGL 152; MUSIC 110, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 122.

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

ARABC 121; ARCHI 160, 165; CHIN 121, 220, 221; DRAMA 142; ENGL 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 162, 163, 164, 166, 167, 168, 170, 172, 173, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 190, 222, 223, 224, 225, 252, 253, 262, 263, 272, 273; FRNCH 121, 220, 221, 230 231; FTVE 210, 260; GRMAN 121, 220, 221, 230, 231; HIST 120, 121, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 135, 136, 140, 141, 142, 150, 151, 161, 170, 171, 180, 181; HUMAN 105, 108, 110, 111, 112, 115, 116, 118, 123; ITAL 121, 220, 221, 230, 231; JAPAN 121, 220, 221; PERSN 121; PHILO 120, 122, 140, 141, 160, 220, 224, 225; RUSS 121, 220, 221; SIGN 281, 282, 283; SPAN 121, 220, 221, 230, 231.

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 120, 125, 130, 135.

D-2: Economics

ECON 101, 200, 220, 221.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTHR 120, 135; HIST 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 170, 171; PSYCH 140, 141; SOCIO 131, 135; SOCSC 120, 220.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST 170, 171; SOCIO 124; SOCSC 120, 220.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 130, 135.

D-6: History

HIST 120, 121, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 135, 136, 140, 141, 142, 150, 151, 170, 171, 180, 181.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COMM 125, 180; ECE 130, 144; ENGIN 130, 131; FTVE 240; HSCI 127, 130, 135, 140, 164, 170; JRNAL 110; SOCSC 110, 111, 120, 123, 220.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POLSC 120, 121, 127, 151, 220, 240, 250.

D-9: Psychology

ECE 124; PSYCH 101, 122, 130, 140, 141, 160, 190, 200, 215, 220, 225, 230, 240.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADJUS 120, 139; SOCIO 120, 121, 123, 124, 125, 131, 135.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
CARER 110; COUNS 120; ECE 124; HSCI 124, 127, 130, 135, 140, 164, 170; KNDAN 110A, 110B, 120A, 120B, 130A, 130B; NUTRI 115, 160; PSYCH 122, 140, 141, 160, 200.

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 120 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 121 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 124 - US 3
HIST 125 - US 1
HIST 126 - US 1
HIST 127 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 128 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 129 - US 1
*HIST 170 - US 1
*HIST 171 - US 1 & US 3
POLSC 121 - US 2 & US 3
POLSC 151 - US 3
SOCSC 111 - US 2 & US 3
SOCSC 120 - US 1 & US 2
SOCSC 220 - US 2 & US 3
*HIST 170 & HIST 171 each partially fulfills US-2; the combination of HIST 170 & 171 will be accepted for completion of the US History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement.