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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Laney College

2021 - 2022

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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 1A, 20, 44, 45; ESOL 50A, 50B.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A, 1AS.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL 5; PHIL 10.

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 10; CHEM 1A, 1B, 12A, 12B, 30A, 30B; GEOG 1, 1L, 19; GEOL 10; PHYS 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 10; PHYSC 20.

B-2: Life Science

ANTHR 1, 1L, 21; BIOL 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 20A, 20B, 24, 76.

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 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3E, 3F, 11, 13, 15, 16A, 16B, 50; PHYS 4A, 4B, 4C.

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)

AFRAM 26; ARCH 107; ART 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7; ASAME 10; DANCE 1, 5; M/LAT 37; MUSIC 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 10, 14A, 15A, 15B, 51A, 51B, 100, 101; PHOT 25; THART 2, 11.

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

AFRAM 18, 29, 45; ASAME 30; CHIN 1, 2, 3, 4; COMM 2A; ENGL 1B, 10A, 10B, 12, 17A, 17B, 30A, 30B, 31, 43; FREN 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B; HUMAN 6, 7, 16, 30A, 30B, 31A, 31B, 40; JAPAN 1A, 1B, 2A; M/LAT 30A, 30B, 32, 36, 38; PHIL 1, 2, 4, 6, 14, 20A, 20B, 30, 37; SPAN 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 22A, 22B, 30A, 30B, 33A, 33B, 33C, 36A, 36B, 40.

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

AFRAM 1, 2, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14A, 16, 18, 23, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35, 38; ASAME 2, 21, 32, 35, 42, 45A, 45B; CULIN 88; ETHST 1, 3, 12, 13, 14, 30, 50; M/LAT 12, 19, 23, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35; NATAM 35; POLSCI 16; PSYCH 26; SOCSC 19, 20.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTHR 2, 3, 7, 14, 19.

D-2: Economics

ECON 1, 2.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTHR 14; ASAME 26; NATAM 1, 2.

D-4: Gender Studies

ANTHR 19.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 1, 2, 3, 18.

D-6: History

HIST 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 7A, 7B, 19; LABST 10.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COMM 19; JOURN 62.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

ASAME 26; POSCI 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 18.

D-9: Psychology

BIOL 27; PSYCH 1A, 7A, 12, 21, 24, 28, 120.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

SOC 1, 2, 5, 8, 13, 120.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
ASAME 32; BIOL 27, 28; COUN 24, 30, 57; ETHST 30; HLTED 1, 5, 6; PSYCH 6, 12, 21.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
AFRAM 38; ETHST 30; M/LAT 31, 33.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

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AFRAM 30 - US 1
AFRAM 31 - US 1
ASAME 2 - US 1
ETHST 1 - US 1
HIST 7A - US 1 & US 2
HIST 7B - US 1
M/LAT 34 - US 1
POSCI 1 - US 2 & US 3
POSCI 6 - US 2
POSCI 16 - US 3