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GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Los Angeles Pierce 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 101, 104, 121, 151.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGLISH 101.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 104; PHILOS 5, 6, 9; ENGLISH 102, 103; PSYCH 66, POL SCI 5.

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 1, 2, 3; CHEM 51, 60, 101, 102, 211, 212, 221; ENV SCI 1, 7; GEOG 1, 3, 15, 17, 19, 23; GEOLOGY 1, 2, 6, 7, 10, 12, 22A+B+C+D (3 units minimum); METEOR 3, 4, 5; OCEANO 1, 10; PHYS SC 4, 6; PHYSICS 6, 7, 12, 15, 66, 67, 101, 102, 103; PLNT SC 103.

B-2: Life Science

ANATOMY 1; ANML SC 511, 512; ANTHRO 101, 111; BIOLOGY 3, 6, 7, 10, 11A+B+C, 12A+B+C, 110, 121, 122, 123; ENV SCI 2, 19; MICRO 1, 20; PHYSIOL 1; PLNT SC 901; PSYCH 2, 73.

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 215, 227, 238, 240, 260, 261, 262; STAT 1.

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, 109, 111, 137, 138, 139, 201, 501, 502, 700; CINEMA 3, 104, 107, 113; DANCEST 801, 802, 814; HUMAN 6, 31; MUSIC 111, 121, 122, 321, 322, 323, 324, 341, 411, 412, 413, 414, 601, 611, 621, 651; PHOTO 9, 27A, 27B; THEATER 100, 110, 125, 270, 271, 273.

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

ANTHRO 121, 161; ASL 1, 2, 3, 4; DANCEST 805; ENGLISH 102, 127, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 210, 211, 214, 215, 216, 219, 239, 240, 250-252, 270; FRENCH 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10; HISTORY 1, 2, 43, 44, 86, 87; HUMAN 6, 31; ITALIAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10; JAPAN 1, 2, 3, 4; PHILOS 1, 2, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 28, 30, 35, 40, 41, 42; SPANISH 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 15, 25, 26, 27, 35, 36, 37, 65; THEATER 125.

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

ANTHRO 102, 105, 106, 109, 132, 141, 161.

D-2: Economics

ECON 1, 2, 10.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

CHICANO 2, 20, 80; HISTORY 43, 44; SPANISH 10, 26.

D-4: Gender Studies

ANTHRO 109; HISTORY 52; PSYCH 32; SOC 31.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 7, 14.

D-6: History

CHICANO 20; ECON 10; HISTORY 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 41, 42, 43, 44, 52, 56, 86, 87; SPANISH 10, 16.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

BRDCSTG 1; COMM 121, 122; JOURNAL 100, 251.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

ADM JUS 1, 2, 4; CHICANO 80; POL SCI 1, 2, 5, 7, 14, 19, 30, 50; SOC 37.

D-9: Psychology

CH DEV 1; PSYCH 1, 3, 13, 14, 32, 40, 41, 52, 66, 69, 74.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADDICST 15; ADM JUS 67, 75, 319; SOC 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 13, 15, 21, 28, 29, 31, 35, 37, 86, 87.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
COUNSEL 20, 40; DANCETQ 466, 535; ENV SCI 1; HEALTH 2, 8, 11; PSYCH 3, 32, 36, 40, 41, 52, 60; PHILOS 19; Soc 28.
For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses for this area see www.assist.org area E.

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
ECON 10 - US 1
HIST 11 - US 1
HIST 12 - US 1
HIST 13 - US 1
HIST 41 - US 1
HIST 42 - US 1
HIST 43 - US 1
HIST 44 - US 1
HIST 52 - US 1
POL SCI 1 - US 2 & US 3
POL SCI 19 - US 2 & US 3
POL SCI 30 - US 3