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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Los Angeles Southwest 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.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGLISH 101.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGLISH 102, 103; PHILOS 8.

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, 5; CHEM 51, 101, 102, 211, 212; ENV SCI 1; GEOG 1; GEOLOGY 1, 6; PHYS SC 1, 14; PHYSICS 6, 7, 37, 38, 39.

B-2: Life Science

ANATOMY 1; ANTHRO 101, 111; BIOLOGY 3, 5, 6, 7, 20; ENV SCI 2; MICRO 1; PHYSIOL 1; PSYCH 2.

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, 230, 235, 236, 240, 245, 260, 265, 266, 267, 270, 275.

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, 104, 201, 300, 501; ARTHIST 126, 130, 140; MUSIC 111, 116, 141; THEATER 100, 110.

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

ASL 1, 2; ANTHRO 104; COMM 130; ENGLISH 102, 207, 208, 211, 212, 213, 215, 234; FRENCH 1, 2; HISTORY 1, 2; HUMAN 1, 2, 6, 31; JAPAN 1; PHILOS 1; SPANISH 1, 2, 3, 4.

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, 103, 104, 133.

D-2: Economics

ECON 1, 2.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

AFRO AM 2, 7; CHICANO 2, 4; HISTORY 41, 42, 43; POL SCI 20; SOC 11.

D-4: Gender Studies

HISTORY 52; POL SCI 19.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 14.

D-6: History

HISTORY 1, 2, 5, 11, 12, 41, 42, 43, 52; HUMAN 6.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

CH DEV 1; CHICANO 2, 4; ENVSTDS 101; HEALTH 21; SOC 45.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

ADM JUS 1, 2; AFRO AM 2, 7; HISTORY 11, 12; LAW 3; POL SCI 1, 2, 5, 7, 19, 20.

D-9: Psychology

PSYCH 1, 11, 14, 41.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADM JUS 63; HEALTH 21; SOC 1, 2, 11, 45.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
COUNSEL 20; ENV SCI 2; FAM&CS 21; HEALTH 2, 8, 11, 21; KIN 201, 217, 251, 303, 334, 345; KIN ATH 552, KIN MAJ 701; PSYCH 3, 41; SOC 12.
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
HISTORY 5 - US 1
HISTORY 11 - US 1
HISTORY 12 - US 1
HISTORY 41 - US 1
HISTORY 42 - US 1
HISTORY 43 - US 1
POL SCI 1 - US 2 & US 3