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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Los Angeles Pierce 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 101, 104, 151.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGLISH 101.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 104; ENGLISH 102, 103; PHILOS 005, 006, 009; POL SCI 005; PSYCH 066.

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

ASTRON 001, 002; CHEM 051, 060, 101, 102, 211, 212, 221; EARTH 003; ENV SCI 001; GEOG 001, 003, 015, 017, 019, 023; GEOLOGY 001, 002, 006, 007, 010, 012, 015, 022A, 022B, 022C, 022D; METEOR 003, 004, 005; OCEANO 001, 010; PHYS SC 004, 007; PHYSICS 006, 007, 012, 066, 067, 101, 102, 103; PLNT SC 103, 711.

B-2: Life Science

ANATOMY 001; ANML SC 511, 512; ANTHRO 101, 111, 118, 119; BIOLOGY 003, 006, 007, 010, 110, 121, 122, 123; ENV SCI 002; MICRO 001, 020; PHYSIOL 001; PLNT SC 711, 901; PSYCH 002, 073.

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 131; MATH 215, 227, 228B, 238, 240, 260, 261, 262, 275; STAT 101.

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 101, 102, 103, 105, 107, 109, 111, 137, 138, 139, 201, 501, 502, 700; CHICANO 054, 057; CINEMA 003, 104, 107, 113; COMM 130; DANCEST 801, 802, 807, 814; MUSIC 101, 111, 121, 122, 216-1, 321, 322, 323, 324, 341, 411, 412, 413, 414, 601, 611, 621, 651; PHOTO 009, 027A, 027B; THEATER 100, 110, 125, 270, 271, 401.

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

ANTHRO 121, 161; ART 107; ASL 001, 002, 003, 004, 040; CHICANO 007, 008, 037, 047, 057; ENGLISH 102, 127, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 210, 211, 214, 215, 216, 219, 239, 240, 245, 250, 252, 270, 271; FRENCH 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 010; HISTORY 001, 002, 005, 006, 019, 029, 041, 042, 044, 052, 086, 087; HUMAN 006, 031; ITALIAN 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 010; JAPAN 001, 002, 003, 004, 009; MULTIMD 110; PHILOS 001, 002, 012, 014, 015, 019, 020, 028, 030, 037, 040, 041, 042, 046; SPANISH 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 009, 011, 012, 015, 025, 026, 027, 035, 036, 037, 065; THEATER 125.

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

ANTHRO 105, 109, 132, 141; ASL 040; CH DEV 011; CHICANO 002, 007, 008, 020, 047, 080; COMM 121, 122, 190; EDUC 203; HISTORY 001, 002, 005, 006, 013, 019, 029, 052; JAPAN 009; PSYCH 060, 074; SPANISH 009.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTHRO 102, 106, 109, 161.

D-2: Economics

ECON 001, 002, 010.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

HISTORY 044; SPANISH 010, 026.

D-4: Gender Studies

PSYCH 032; SOC 031.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 002, 007, 014.

D-6: History

ECON 010; HISTORY 011, 012, 041, 042, 044, 056, 086, 087; SPANISH 010, 016.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

BRDCSTG 001; COMM 100; JOURNAL 100, 251.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

ADM JUS 001, 002, 003, 004; POL SCI 001, 002, 005, 007, 014, 030, 050; SOC 037.

D-9: Psychology

CH DEV 001; PSYCH 001, 013, 014, 016, 032, 041, 052, 066, 069.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADDICST 015; ADM JUS 067, 075, 319; SOC 001, 002, 003, 004, 011, 013, 015, 021, 028, 029, 031, 035, 037, 086, 087.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
CH DEV 011; COUNSEL 020, 040; ENV SCI 001; HEALTH 002, 007, 008, 011, 043; PHILOS 019; PSYCH 032, 041, 052, 060.
For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses for this area see pdf link at the top of the page.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

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

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

To verify historical American Institutions course approvals visit: www.assist.org
CHICANO 007 - US 1
CHICANO 008 - US 1
ECON 010 - US 1
HIST 011 - US 1
HIST 012 - US 1
HIST 013 - US 1
HIST 041 - US 1
HIST 042 - US 1
HIST 044 - US 1
HIST 052 - US 1
POL SCI 001 - US 2 & US 3
POL SCI 019 - US 2 & US 3
POL SCI 030 - US 2 & US 3

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