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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Imperial Valley 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 100.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 110.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 180; ENGL 201; PHIL 106; READ 111.

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

AG/ENVS 110; AG 120; ASTR 100; CHEM 100, 160, 200, 202, 204, 206; GEOG 100, 111; GEOL 100, 110, 130; PHSC 110; PHYS 200, 202, 204.

B-2: Life Science

AG 140, 170; ANTH 100; BIOL 100, 120, 122, 140, 150, 180, 182, 200, 202, 204, 206, 220; PSY 200.

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 110, 112, 119, 122, 140, 150, 170, 190, 192, 194, 210, 220, 230, 240; PSY 214.

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, 102, 104, 106; FILM 130, 230; MUS 100, 102, 120, 122, 200, 202, 220, 222; THEA 100.

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

ARAB 100; AMSL 100, 102, 200; ENGL 102, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 270; FREN 100, 110, 201, 211, 230; HIST 100, 101, 110, 111, 120, 121, 130, 131, 140, 150, 160, 220, 222; HUM 100, 226, 262; LAS 130, 131; PHIL 100, 102, 104; RELS 100, 104; SPAN 100, 110, 200, 210, 220, 221, 222, 225, 262.

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

AIS 106, 108; ANTH 102, 106, 108, 120.

D-2: Economics

AG 160; ECON 101, 102.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ADS 150; HIST 225; LAS 225; SOC 150.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST 220.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 102, 108.

D-6: History

HIST 100, 101, 110, 111, 120, 121, 130, 131, 132, 140, 150, 160, 220, 222, 225; LAS 130, 131, 132, 225.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

AJ 100; CDEV 103; CDEV/PSY 104; COMM 125, 150.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

AJ 106; POLS 100, 102, 104, 106.

D-9: Psychology

CDEV 104; PSY 101, 104, 142, 202, 206, 208; SOC 206.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADS 150; AG 160; AJ 100; PSY 206; SOC 101, 102, 150, 206.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
CDEV 101, 104; COUN 100, 120; HE 102; PSY 104, 144, 146, 204; SOC 110.

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 120 - US 1
HIST 121 - US 1
POLS 102 - US 2 & US 3