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Golden West College

2013 - 2014

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Select one course from each category. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
9 units minimum

A-1: Oral Communication

COMM G100, G108, G110, G110H, G112.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL G100 or G100H.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM G220; ENGL G110 or G110H; PHIL G115.


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.
9 units minimum

B-1: Physical Science

ASTR G100, G100L; CHEM G110, G130, G180, G185, G220, G225; GEOG G180; GEOL G105, G106, G110; PHSC, G100; PHYS G110, G111, G120, G125, G185, G280, G285.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH G185, G185L; BIOL G100, G104, G104L, G110, G120, G180, G182, G183, G210, G220, G221, G225; PSYC G250.

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 G100, G103, G104, G115, G120, G140, G155, G160, G170, G180, G185, G235, G280, G282, G285.


Select one course from area C-1, one course from area C-2, and one additional course from either C-1 or C-2.
9 units minimum

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

ART G100, G103, G104, G105, G105H, G106, G106H, G107, G116, G121, G125, G142, G150, G152; BVP G101; DANC G101; HUM G100, G100H, G101, G102, G103, G104, G108, G110, G110H, G114, G120, G120H, G122, G126, G132, G135, G139, G143; MUS G101, G101H, G103, G104, G108, G110, G115, G126, G132, G139, G143, G145, G165; PHOT G120, G158; THEA G100, G102, G106, G108, G111, G112, G120, G151, G175, G176, G177, G178, G210.

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

ARAB G180; CHIN G180, G280, G185; COMM G255; ECON G120; ENGL G110, G112, G114, G114H, G143, G150, G155, G160, G160H, G161, G161H, G181, G181H, G270, G275, G281; FARS G180, G185; FREN G180, G185, G280, G285, G290; GRMN G180, G185, G280, G285; HIST G110, G120, G121, G132, G135, G140, G150, G161, G162, G170, G175, G180, G180H, G185, G185H; HUM G170; ITAL G180, G185, G280, G285; JAPN G180, G185; PHIL G100, G101, G102, G110, G111, G120, G150; PSCI G150; PORT G180; RUSN G180, G185, G280; SIGN G180, G185, G200, G280, G285; SPAN G160, G165, G180, G185, G280, G285, G290; VIET G180, G185, G280, G285, G290.


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 units minimum

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH G100, G130, G140, G150.

D-2: Economics

ECON G110, G120, G170, G175; HIST G110.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTH G136; COMM G255; EDUC G180; HIST G136, G150, G161, G162; SOCS G133, G134, G136; SOC G133, G134; SPAN G290.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST G121.

D-5: Geography

GEOG G100, G185.

D-6: History

ECON G120; HIST G110, G120, G121, G132, G135, G140, G150, G161, G162, G170, G175, G180, G180H, G185, G185H.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COMM G190, G225, G260; ENVS G100; HIST G120; JOUR G180; PEAC G100, G110, G225; PSYC G280.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

CJ G141; PHIL G150; PSCI G100, G101, G110, G120, G120H, G121, G121H, G130, G150, G180, G180H, G185.

D-9: Psychology

PSYC G100, G100H, G116, G118, G165, G250, G255.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

CJ G115, G123, G140; SOCS G133; SOC G100, G100H, G110, G133, G185.


Select three units from the following.
3 units minimum
CJ G107; COLL G100; COUN G104; ECOL G100; HLED G100, G107, G135; G201; PE G103 (and one approved PE activity course); PSYC G110, G116, G118, G165.
Approved PE Activity courses (one unit limit): DANC G106, G115, G135, G230; PE G105, G106, G107, G108, G109, G111, G112, G115, G130, G131, G132, G134, G136, G140, G150, G154, G158, G161, G164, G165, G166, G173, G175, G176, G177, G186, G189, G192, G194, G195, G196, G240, G244, G246, G248, G250, G252, G256, G258, G260, G264, G272, G274, G275, G277, G278, G283, G285, G286, G287, G290, G298.


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:
HIST G170 - US 1
HIST G175 - US 1
PSCI G180 - US 2 & US 3
PSCI G180H - US 2 & US 3