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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Foothill College

2020 - 2021

To verify historical GE course approvals visit: www.assist.org.

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, 1T.

A-3: Critical Thinking

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

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

ANTH 13, 13L; ASTR 10A, 10B, 10BH, 10L; CHEM 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1BH, 1C, 9, 11A, 11B, 11C, 12A, 12AL, 12B, 12BL, 12CL, 13AH, 13BH, 13CH, 25, 30A, 30B; GEOG 1, 20; PHYS 2A, 2B, 2C, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 6, 12, 12H; PSE 20.

B-2: Life Science

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

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, 1BH, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 10, 12, 17, 22, 42, 44, 48A, 48B, 48C, 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, 2E, 2F, 2J, 3, 4A; DANC 10; ENGL 34C; MDIA 1, 1H, 2C, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8B; MUS 1, 2A, 2AH, 2B, 2BH, 2C, 2CH, 2D, 2F, 3A, 3B, 3C, 7, 7D, 7E, 7F, 8, 8H, 9A, 9B, 10, 11A, 11B, 11C, 11D, 11E; PHIL 11; PHOT 5, 8, 8H, 10, 10H, 11, 11H; THTR 1, 2A, 2B, 2F, 8, 12A, 20A, 26.

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

COMM 12; CRWR 6, 25A, 39A, 39B, 41A, 41B; ENGL 1B, 1BH, 5, 7, 7H, 8, 11, 11H, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18A, 18B, 22, 24, 31, 34C, 37, 38, 40, 41, 43A, 43AH, 43B, 43BH, 45A, 45AH, 45B, 45BH, 47A, 47AH, 47B, 47BH, 48A, 48B, 48C, 49; HIST 4A, 4B, 4C, 4CH; HUMN 1, 1H, 2, 3, 3H, 4, 4H, 5, 5H, 6, 7, 7H, 8, 9; JAPN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; MDIA 2A, 2B, 11H; PHIL 2, 4, 8, 12, 20A, 20B, 24, 25; SPAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 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).
9-13 units minimum

D--1: Sociology

CHLD 8; COMM 5; EDUC 2; HIST 3A, 3B, 3C, 17CH; MDIA 8B; POLI 4; PSYC 9; SOC 45.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

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

D-2: Economics

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

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTH 2B, 4, 6, 20; CHLD 51A; COMM 12; ENGL 12, 31; HIST 10; HLTH 22; MDIA 8A; MUS 8, 8H; PHIL 24, 25; PHOT 8, 8H; PSYC 21; SOC 23, 28; SOSC 28; WMN 5, 21.

D-4: Gender Studies

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

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 5, 10.

D-6: History

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

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

CHLD 1, 2, 51A; GLST 1, 2; HIST 18; HLTH 20, 22, 23; KINS 2, 10; MDIA 8A, 13; MUS 11F; SOC 8; SOSC 20; SPED 1, 2.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

ECON 9, 9H; HLTH 22; POLI 1, 2, 2H, 3, 3H, 9, 9H, 15, 15H.

D-9: Psychology

CHLD 50A; PSYC 1, 1H, 4, 10, 14, 21, 22, 25, 30, 33, 39, 40, 49; SOC 10, 30; SPED 1; WMN 21.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

GLST 1, 2; PSYC 10, 21, 30; SOC 1, 1H, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 20, 23, 28, 30, 40; 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 81; CNSL 52, 72; CRLP 7; HLTH 21, 23, 300; KINS 4, 9, 15; SOC 19, 40, 45; SPED 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.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
ETHN 51.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

To verify historical American Institutions course approvals visit: www.assist.org
HIST 17A - US 1
HIST 17B - US 1
HIST 17C - US 1
HIST 17CH - US 1
POLI 1 - US 2 & US 3
POLI 4 - US 3