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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Foothill 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

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 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1BH, 2, 3, 4.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1BH, 1S+1T; ESLL 26.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL 1B, 1BH, 1C, 1CH; PHIL 1, 7, 30.

AREA B: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING

Select one course from each category. 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.
12-15 units minimum

B-1: Physical Science

ASTR 10A, 10B, 10BH, 10L; BIOL 27; CHEM 1A, 1B, 1C, 9, 11A, 11B, 11C, 12A, 12B, 12C, 20, 25, 30A, 30B; GEOG 1; PHYS 2A, 2B, 2C, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 6, 12, 27.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 1, 1H, 1HL, 1L; BIOL 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 9, 9L, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 23, 40A, 40B, 40C, 41, 45, 300; HORT 10.

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

CS 18; MATH 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 10, 11, 12, 17, 22, 42, 44, 48A, 48B, 48C, 51; PSYC 7; SOC 7.

AREA C: ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Select 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 ENGL 1B if transferring to SJSU).
12-15 units minimum

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

ART 1, 2A, 2AH, 2B, 2BH, 2C, 2CH, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2J, 3, 4A, 6; DANC 10; MDIA 1, 2C, 3, 5, 6; MUS 1, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2F, 3A, 3B, 3C, 7, 7D, 7E, 7F, 8, 8H, 9A, 9B, 10, 11A, 11B, 11C, 11D, 11E; PHIL 11; PHOT 1, 5, 8, 8H, 10, 10H, 11, 11H; THTR 1, 2A, 2B, 2F, 8, 12A, 20A, 26; WMN 15.

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

COMM 12; CRWR 6, 39A, 39B, 41A, 41B; ENGL 1B, 1BH, 5, 7, 7H, 8, 11, 11H, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18A, 22, 24, 31, 40, 41, 43A, 43B, 45A, 45B, 46A, 46B, 46C, 47A, 47B, 48A, 48B, 48C; HIST 4A, 4B, 4C, 4CH; HUMN 1, 2, 3, 3H, 4, 4H, 5, 6, 7; JAPN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 25A, 25B, 35; MDIA 2A, 2B, 11, 12; PHIL 2, 4, 8, 12, 20A, 20B, 20C, 24, 25; SPAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10A, 25A, 25B; THTR 2A, 2B.

AREA D: SOCIAL SCIENCES

Select one course from D-1 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).
12-15 units minimum

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH 2A, 2AH, 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 14, 15, 16L, 17L, 18L, 20, 22, 52.

D-2: Economics

ECON 1A, 1B, 9, 9H, 18, 25; GEOG 5; POLI 9.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTH 2B, 4, 6, 20; CHLD 51A; COMM 12; ENGL 12, 31; HIST 10; MUS 8, 8H; PHIL 24, 25; PHOT 8, 8H; PSYC 21, 22; SOC 21, 23; SOSC 20; WMN 21.

D-4: Gender Studies

ART 2E; COMM 10; ENGL 22; KINS 10; PSYC 21; SOC 21, 28; WMN 5, 11, 15, 21.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 5, 9, 10.

D-6: History

HIST 4A, 4B, 4C, 4CH, 8, 9, 9H, 10, 16, 16H, 17A, 17B, 17C, 18, 19, 20.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

CHLD 1, 2, 51A; GERN 10, 11; HIST 18; HLTH 20; KINS 2, 10; MDIA 9; MUS 11F; SOC 8; SOSC 20; SPED 61, 62.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

ECON 9, 9H; POLI 1, 2, 2H, 3, 3H, 9, 9H, 15, 15H; SPED 61, 64.

D-9: Psychology

CHLD 50A; GERN 11; PSYC 1, 4, 10, 14, 21, 22, 25, 30, 33, 40, 49, 55; SOC 10, 21, 30; WMN 21.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

GERN 10; PSYC 10, 21, 30; SOC 1, 1H, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 20, 21, 23, 28, 30, 40, 57; WMN 21.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

No more than 2 units of KINS/DANC/PE activity may apply.
4-5 units minimum
BIOL 8; CNSL 52, 72; COMM 60; CRLP 7; GERN 15; HLTH 21, 60, 300; KINS 4, 9, 15; PSYC 50; SOC 19, 40; SPED 52, 61, 62. For ATHL/DANC/PE/PHDA/PHED Activity courses - Check the approved CSU GE-Breadth Certification Area E course list on the ASSIST web site at: www.assist.org to determine which P.E. Activity courses satisfy this requirement.

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 17A - US 1
HIST 17B - US 1
HIST 17C - US 1
POLI 1 - US 2 & US 3