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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Grossmont College

2021 - 2022

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

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, 122, 130.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 120; ESL 122.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 137, 145; ENGL 124; PHIL 125, 130; SCI 110.

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 110, 112, 120; CHEM 102, 110, 113, 115, 116, 120, 141, 142, 231, 232, 241, 241L, 242, 242L; GEOG 120, 121, 140; GEOL 104, 110, 111, 121, 210, 220; OCEA 112, 113; PHYC 110, 130, 131, 140, 201, 202, 203, 240, 241; PSC 100, 110, 111; SCI 110.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 130, 131; BIO 105, 110, 112, 114, 118, 120, 140, 141, 141L, 144, 145, 152, 230, 240; CHEM 117.

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

ANTH 215; BIO 215; CSIS 240; ECON 215; MATH 120, 125, 126, 160, 170, 175, 176, 178, 180, 245, 280, 281, 284, 285; PSC 120, 215;
SOC 215.

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)

ART 100, 120, 126, 130, 140, 141, 142, 143, 145, 146, 147; DANC 110, 120; ETHN 126, 134; HUM 110, 120; MCOM 111; MUS 110, 111, 115, 116, 117, 123; PHOT 154; RELG 140, 170; THTR 101, 110, 143, 144, 205.

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

ARBC 120, 121, 122, 123, 148, 220, 221, 250, 251; ASL 120, 121, 140, 220, 221; CHIN 120, 121, 220, 221, 250, 251; COMM 136, 144; ENGL 122, 201, 215, 217, 218, 219, 221, 222, 232, 236, 237, 238; ETHN 135, 143, 144, 236, 237, 238; FREN 120, 121, 152, 220, 221, 250, 251; GERM, 120, 121, 220, 221, 250, 251; HIST 100, 101, 103, 105, 106, 126, 135, 136, 137, 148; HUM 110, 120, 125, 130, 135, 160, 170; ITAL 120, 121, 220, 221, 250, 251; JAPN 120, 121, 149, 220, 221, 250, 251; PHIL 110, 111, 112, 114, 116, 118, 140, 141, 145, 150, 155, 160; RELG 120, 130, 140, 150, 170; RUSS 120, 121, 220, 221, 250, 251; SPAN 120, 121, 122, 123, 141, 145, 220, 221, 250, 251; THTR 143, 144.

Area D: Social Sciences

6 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).
6 units minimum

D--1: Sociology

ANTH 122, 127; ETHN 107, 114, 118, 119, 127, 128, 130, 131, 143, 145, 150, 180, 181; GEND 117; HIST 107, 118, 119, 130, 131, 180, 181; PSY 211; SOC 114, 150.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH 120, 140.

D-2: Economics

ECON 110, 120 121, 261.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTH 120; COMM 144; ETHN 115, 125, 135, 137, 138, 144; FREN 152; PSY 125; SPAN 145.

D-4: Gender Studies

GEND 116, 154, 155; HIST 122, 123, 154, 155; SOC 140.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 100, 101, 106, 130, 170.

D-6: History

ETHN 135; GEND 154, 155; HIST 100, 101, 103, 105, 106, 108, 109, 113, 114, 115, 122, 123, 124, 126, 136, 137, 148, 154, 155.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

CD 125; COMM 124, 128; FS 120; MCOM 110; POSC 155; SOC 125, 130.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

AOJ 110; POSC 120, 121, 124, 130, 140, 150, 160.

D-9: Psychology

CD 125; ETHN 125; PSY 120, 125, 134, 138, 140, 150, 170, 220; SOC 138.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

CCS 115, 131, 145; FS 115; PSY 138; SOC 120, 125, 130, 138.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
BUS 195; CD 125, 145; COUN 120; ENGL 219; ETHN 127; FS 110, 120, 129; HED 120, 201; HESC 110; NUTR 155, 158, 159, 255; PSY 132, 134, 140, 150, 180, 220; SOC 125.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
No Course Approvals.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

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ETHN 107 - US 1 & US 2
ETHN 118 - US 1 & US 2
ETHN 119 - US 1 & US 3
ETHN 130 - US 1 & US 2
ETHN 131 - US 1 & US 3
ETHN 180 - US 1 & US 2
ETHN 181 - US 1
HIST 107 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 108 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 109 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 114 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 115 - US 1 & US 2 & US 3
HIST 118 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 122 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 123 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 124 - US 3
HIST 130 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 131 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 180 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 181 - US 1
POSC 121 - US 2 & US 3
POSC 140 - US 3
For the Academic Year 2007-08 and beyond:
POSC 121 and any course designated as US-1 or take the following combinations:
One of the following:
HIST 108, 114, 118, 122, 130, 180
AND one of the following:
HIST 109, 115, 119, 123, 131, 181 or POSC 140

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