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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Los Angeles Valley 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, 102.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGLISH 101.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 104, 105; ENGLISH 102, 103; PHILOS 6; 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 1, 5; CHEM 51, 60, 68, 70, 101, 102, 211, 212, 221; EARTH 4; ENV SCI 1, 7, 19, 22; GEOG 1, 3, 15, 17; GEOLOGY 1, 2, 6, 7, 10; METEOR 3; OCEANO 1, 10; PHYS SC 1, 14; PHYSICS 6, 7, 12, 37, 38, 39, 66, 67.

B-2: Life Science

ANATOMY 1; ANTHRO 101, 111; BIOLOGY 3, 6, 7, 10, 22, 40; ENV SCI 2; MICRO 20; 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, 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 101, 102, 103, 105, 109, 111, 115, 116, 125, 201, 213, 501; BRDCSTG 26; CINEMA 102, 104, 105, 107; DANCEST 801, 802, 805; MUSIC 101, 111, 121, 122, 136, 141; THEATER 100, 110, 112, 115.

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

AFRO AM 20; ANTHRO 121; ARMEN 1, 2; CHICANO 37, 42, 44; CINEMA 103; COMM 130; ENGLISH 105, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 211, 212, 213, 215, 239, 250, 252, 253; FRENCH 1 (or 21 or 22), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 21, 22; GERMAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; HEBREW 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10; HISTORY 7, 47, 49; HUMAN 1, 2, 3, 30, 31, 90; ITALIAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; JEWISH 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 35; LING 1; PHILOS 1, 12, 14, 20, 28, 30, 33, 35, 45; SPANISH 1 (or 21 or 22), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 16, 21, 22, 25, 35, 36, 37, 46; THEATER 125; YIDDISH 1, 2.

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, 109, 110, 132, 141; GEOG 45.

D-2: Economics

ECON 1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 30, 40, 60.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

AFRO AM 2, 4, 5; ANTHRO 132; CHICANO 2, 7, 8; JEWISH 4; SOC 2, 11.

D-4: Gender Studies

ANTHRO 109; HISTORY 88; HUMAN 6, 8; SOC 22, 31.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 9, 14.

D-6: History

AFRO AM 4, 5; CHICANO 7, 8; ECON 10; HISTORY 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 29, 38, 47, 49, 82, 86, 88; JEWISH 25.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

AFRO AM 4, 5; BRDCSTG 1; CHICANO 7, 8; CH DEV 1, 42; COMM 122; ENVSTDS 101; JOURNAL 105, 232; SOC SCI 1.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

AFRO AM 4, 5; CHICANO 7, 8; HISTORY 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 20; POL SCI 1, 2, 5, 7; LAW 3.

D-9: Psychology

PSYCH 1, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 41, 74.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADM JUS 75; SOC 1, 2, 3, 4, 25, 31, 35.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
AFRO AM 2; COMM 121; COUNSEL 20; HEALTH 11; JEWISH 1; PSYCH 3, 19, 41, 52, 60; SOC 12, 17, 21.
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
AFRO AM 4 - US 1
AFRO AM 5 - US 1
CHICANO 8 - US 1
ECON 10 - US 1 & US 2
HISTORY 5 - US 1 & US 2
HISTORY 6 - US 3
HISTORY 11 - US 1 & US 2
HISTORY 12 - US 1
HISTORY 13 - US 1
HISTORY 17 - US 1
HISTORY 18 - US 1
HISTORY 20 - US 3
HISTORY 82 - US 1
POL SCI 1 - US 2 & US 3