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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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El Camino 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

COMS 100, 120, 130, 140.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A, 1AH.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMS 120; ENGL 1C, 1CH; PHIL 105, 106; PSYCH 3.

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

ASTRON 12, 20, 25; CHEM 1A, 1B, 4, 7A, 7B, 20, 21A, 21B; GEOG 1, 6, 9; GEOL 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 15, 30, 32, 34, 36; OCEAN 10; PHY SCI 25; PHYS 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 11, 12.

B-2: Life Science

A/PHYSIO 34A, 34B; ANATOMY 30, 32; ANTH 1, 5; BIOL 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 101, 102, 103; MICRO 33; PHYSIOL 31; PSYCH 7.

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 111, 115, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 161, 165, 170, 180, 190, 191, 210, 220, 270; PSYCH 9A; SOC 109.

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 104; ART 101, 102A, 102B, 102C, 106, 109, 150, 205A, 205B, 207, 208, 209; COMS 250; DANC 101, 103; FILM 110, 154; MUSIC 111, 112, 113, 116, 117, 215A, 215B; PHOTO 150; THTRE 103, 104, 113.

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

AMER STU 7; CHINESE 1, 2, 3, 24; ENGL 1B, 1BH, 10, 12, 15A, 15B, 18, 20, 21, 24A, 25A, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 39, 40A, 40B, 41B, 42, 43, 44, 48; FILM 153; FRENCH 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; GERMAN 1, 2; HIST 101, 102, 105, 106, 108, 110, 111, 112, 122, 128, 129, 140, 141, 143, 145, 152, 154, 162, 163, 175, 176, 178, 183, 184; HUMAN 1; ITALIAN 1, 2, 24; JAPAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 25; PS 7; PHIL 101, 103, 107, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 117, 120; SL/IT 111, 112, 113, 114, 130; SPAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 52A, 52B.

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, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12.

D-2: Economics

ECON 1, 2, 5.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

COMS 260; ESTU 1, 3, 5; HIST 108, 110, 111, 112, 122; PS 5; PSYCH 10; SOC 107.

D-4: Gender Studies

ANTH 9; HIST 105, 106; WSTU 1.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 5, 7.

D-6: History

HIST 101, 102, 105, 106, 108, 110, 111, 112, 122, 128, 129, 140, 141, 143, 145, 152, 154, 162, 163, 175, 176, 178, 183, 184.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

AMER STU 7; BUS 22; C DEV 103; COMS 260, 265; JOURN 12; SL/IT 130.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

PS 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 17; PHIL 117

D-9: Psychology

PSYCH 2, 5, 8, 9B, 10, 12, 15, 16 (same as PE 275), 17.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

PSYCH 8; SOC 101, 102, 104, 107, 108, 112.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
BUS 17, 22; C DEV 103; C H 1, 5; HUM DEV 110, 115; N/FOOD 11; PE 275 (same as PSYCH 22), 280; PSYCH 2, 12, 16 (same as PE 275); SOC 102.
For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses for this area see www.assist.org area E.

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 101 - US 1
*HIST 102 - US 1
HIST 105 - US 1
HIST 106 - US 1
HIST 108 - US 1
HIST 110 - US 1
HIST 111 - US 1
*HIST 112 - US 1
*HIST 122 - US 1
PS 1 - US 2 & US 3