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GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Folsom Lake 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

COMM 301, 311, 331, 361.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGWR 300.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 311, 315; ENGRD 310; ENGWR 301, 302; PHIL 300, 320, 325, 328.

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 300, 400; CHEM 305, 306, 321, 322, 400, 401, 410, 420, 421; GEOG 300, 301, 306; GEOL 300, 301, 305, 306, 310, 311, 330, 342, 345; PS 302; PHYS 310, 311, 350, 360, 411, 421, 431.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 300, 301; BIOL 300, 307, 310, 323, 350, 400, 410, 420, 430, 431, 440, 442; ENVT 304; NATR 320; PSYC 312.

B-3: Laboratory Activity

Students must select at least one laboratory experience (see underlined courses in areas B-1 and B-2). The laboratory-only courses may be used to satisfy the laboratory requirement only when the corresponding lecture course is also taken.

B-4: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 310, 335, 341, 343, 370, 400, 401, 402, 410, 420; PSYC 330; STAT 300.

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)

ARTH 300, 303, 304, 306, 307, 309, 311, 312, 318, 324, 326, 328, 330, 332, 333; ART 300, 302, 304, 305, 312, 320, 323, 327, 328, 370, 372, 430; COMM 305; DANCE 380; MUFHL 300, 310, 311, 321, 330, 400, 401, 410; MUIVI 310, 311, 370, 371; MUP 350, 357; TA 300, 302, 303, 304, 310, 314, 315.

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

ENGCW 400, 410; ENGLT 303, 310, 311, 313, 319, 320, 321, 330, 339, 340, 341, 345, 360, 370, 402; ENGWR 301; FREN 401, 402, 411, 412; HIST 307, 308; HUM 300, 310, 320, 325, 332, 370; PHIL 300, 310, 330, 331, 338, 350, 352, 356, 360; SILA 315, 316; SPAN 401, 402, 411, 412.

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 310, 319, 320, 330.

D-2: Economics

ECON 302, 304.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

PSYC 368; SOC 321.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST 331.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 310, 322.

D-6: History

HIST 307, 308, 312, 313, 314, 319, 331, 344.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

BUS 330; COMM 325, 341, 351, 363; ECE 312, 314; JOUR 310; NUTRI 310; PHIL 360; PSYC 372; SOC 310.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

BUS 345; POLS 301, 302, 310, 320.

D-9: Psychology

PSYC 300, 312, 320, 335, 340, 356, 368, 370.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADMJ 300, 302, 320; COMM 351; GERON 300; JOUR 310; SOC 300, 301.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
COMM 321; ECE 312, 314; ENGED 320; GERON 300; HEED 300, 351; HCD 310; HSER 302, 340; KINES 300; NUTRI 300, 302; PACT 300, 390, 391, 495, 499; PSYC 340, 356, 360, 370, 372; SOC 310.
Physical Education Activity: DANCE 309, 310, 312, 313, 314, 320, 321, 322, 323, 330, 332, 333, 334, 352, 353, 354, 377, 378, 379, 381, 410, 411, 412, 413, 495, 499; FITNS 304, 306, 307, 324, 331, 352, 380, 381, 387, 388, 392, 395, 410, 411, 413, 414, 415, 418, 419, 495, 499; PACT 300, 310, 350, 390, 495, 499; SPORT 300, 301, 303, 311, 312, 313, 316, 317, 340, 350, 351, 352, 355, 357, 358, 365, 366, 368, 380, 385, 386, 403, 405, 406; TMACT 302, 303, 305, 306, 320, 321, 330, 331.

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 312 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 313 - US 1 & US 3
*HIST 314 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 331 - US 1
POLS 301 - US 2 & US 3
*HIST 314 may not be combined with POLS 301 to fulfill certification requirements.