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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Los Angeles Valley 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, 102, 151.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGLISH 101; ESL 110.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 104, 105; ENGLISH 102, 103; PHILOS 006, 009; PSYCH 66.

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, 005; CHEM 051, 060, 068, 070, 101, 102, 211, 212, 221; EARTH 004; ENV SCI 001, 007, 019, 022; GEOG 001, 003, 015, 017; GEOLOGY 001, 010, 2, 006, 007, 010; METEOR 003; OCEANO 001, 010; PHYS SC 001, 004, 014; PHYSICS 006, 007, 12, 037, 038, 039, 066, 067.

B-2: Life Science

ANATOMY 001; ANTHRO 101, 111, 116; BIOLOGY 003, 005, 006, 007, 010, 022, 040; MICRO 020; PHYSIOL 001; PSYCH 002.

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

FINANCE 008; MATH 215, 227, 227S, 238, 240, 245, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 265, 266, 267, 270, 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 093, 094, 101, 102, 103, 105, 109, 111, 115, 116, 125, 201, 213, 501; BRDCSTG 026; CHICANO 054; CINEMA 102, 104, 105, 106, 107, 113, 114; DANCEST 801, 802, 805; MUSIC 101, 111, 118, 121, 122, 136, 141; THEATER 100, 110, 112.

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

AFRO AM 020; ANTHRO 121; CHICANO 037, 042, 044; CINEMA 103; COMM 130; ENGLISH 105, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 211, 212, 215, 239, 250, 252, 253; FRENCH 001 (or 021 or 022), 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 010, 021, 022, 025; GERMAN 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 010; HEBREW 001, 002, 3, 4, 9, 010; HISTORY 007, 47, 49; HUMAN 001, 002, 003, 030, 031; ITALIAN 001, 002, 003, 004, 005; JEWISH 002, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 010, 011, 012, 13, 14, 17, 035; LING 001; PHILOS 001, 012, 014, 020, 028, 030, 031, 33, 035, 045; SPANISH 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 009, 010, 012, 016, 021, 022, 025, 035, 036, 037, 046; YIDDISH 001, 002.

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

AFRO AM 002, 004, 005; BRDCSTG 006, 032; CHICANO 002, 007, 008; PSYCH 032, 075, 090.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTHRO 102, 103, 104, 109, 110, 132, 141; GEOG 045.

D-2: Economics

ECON 001, 002, 008, 010, 030, 040, 060.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTHRO 132; JEWISH 004; SOC 002, 011.

D-4: Gender Studies

ANTHRO 109; HISTORY 088; HUMAN 006, 008; SOC 022, 031.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 002, 009, 014.

D-6: History

ECON 010; HISTORY 001, 002, 3, 4, 005, 006, 011, 012, 13, 017, 29, 38, 47, 49, 82, 086, 88; JEWISH 025.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

BRDCSTG 001; COMM 122; ENVSTDS 101; JOURNAL 105; SOC SCI 001.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

HISTORY 005, 006, 011, 012, 13, 020; POL SCI 001, 002, 005, 007; LAW 003.

D-9: Psychology

PSYCH 001, 5, 011, 012, 013, 014, 041, 074.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADM JUS 075; SOC 001, 002, 3, 004, 025, 031, 035.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
AFRO AM 002; COMM 121; COUNSEL 020; HEALTH 002, 011; JEWISH 001; KIN MAJ 101; LIB SCI 100; PSYCH 003, 019, 041, 052, 060; SOC 012, 017, 021.
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)

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AFRO AM 004 - US 1
AFRO AM 005 - US 1
CHICANO 008 - US 1
ECON 010 - US 1 & US 2
HISTORY 005 - US 1 & US 2
HISTORY 006 - US 3
HISTORY 011 - US 1 & US 2
HISTORY 012 - US 1
HISTORY 013 - US 1
HISTORY 017 - US 1
HISTORY 018 - US 1
HISTORY 020 - US 3
HISTORY 82 - US 1
POL SCI 001 - US 2 & US 3