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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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College of Marin

2022 - 2023

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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 100, 101, 103, 104, 105.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 150.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 104; ENGL 151, 155; PHIL 112.

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

ASTR 101; BIOL 138, 160; CHEM 105, 105L, 110, 114, 115, 131, 132, 132E, 231, 232, 232E; ENVS 138; GEOG 101, 101L, 112; GEOL 103, 109, 110, 114, 120, 120L, 121; PHYS 108A, 108AC, 108B, 108BC, 110, 110L, 207A, 207B, 207C.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 101, 101L; BIOL 107, 109, 110, 110L, 112A, 112B, 112C, 113, 120, 138, 141, 162, 224, 235, 240; ENVS 138, 141; GEOG 141; KIN 107.

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

COMP 117; MATH 104, 105, 109, 114, 115, 116, 117, 121, 122, 123, 124, 223, 224; STAT 106, 115.

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)

ARCH 100, 101, 102; ART 101, 102, 103, 107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 116, 118, 130, 134, 140, 144, 146, 148, 152, 165, 170, 180, 185, 190, 197; DANC 101, 108; DRAM 103, 110, 150, 260; ETST 108; FILM 109A, 109B; HUM 108, 109A, 109B; MUS 101, 102, 105, 106, 109.

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

ASL 101, 102, 110, 203; CHIN 101, 102; COMM 106; DRAM 116, 117; ENGL 202, 203, 208, 212, 214, 220, 221A, 221B, 222, 223, 224, 225, 230, 235, 237, 240; ETST 154; FREN 101, 102, 108A, 203, 204, 225, 226, 228A, 228B; HIST 110, 111, 112; HUM 100A, 100B, 101, 107, 114, 118, 125; ITAL 101, 102, 108A, 108B, 203, 204, 225, 226; JPNS 101, 102, 203, 204, 225, 226; PHIL 110, 111, 115, 116, 117, 118; SPAN 101, 102, 108A, 128A, 108A, 150A, 150B, 203, 203HB, 204, 207, 208, 225, 226, 228C, 230A, 230B, 230C.

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

BEHS 223; ETST 110, 111, 112, 121, 151; GEOG 100; HIST 151; POLS 203; SOC 223.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH 102, 103, 110, 204, 208, 215; ASL 110.

D-2: Economics

ECON 101, 102, 120.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

COMM 160.

D-4: Gender Studies

COMM 160; HIST 211; POLS 211.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 102, 109.

D-6: History

ETST 214, 216; HIST 100, 101, 102, 109, 110, 111, 112, 117, 118, 211, 212, 214, 216, 238; POLS 211, 212.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

BEHS 103; BIOL 108A; BUS 101; COMM 102, 110; ECE 110, 112; POLS 201; PSY 140, 230; SOC 114, 140, 230.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

HIST 211, 212; POLS 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 117, 210, 211, 212, 219, 220.

D-9: Psychology

BEHS 205; BIOL 251; PSY 110, 111, 112, 114, 116, 204, 205, 251; SOC 205.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

AJ 204; ANTH 104; BEHS 130, 205; PSY 205; SOC 110, 112, 130, 205.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
BEHS 103, 118; BIOL 100, 108A; COUN 110, 130, 179; ECE 110; HED 115, 130, 140, 150; PSY 110, 111, 112, 114, 118, 140; SOC 140.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
ETST 110, 112, 121.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

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ETST 111 - US 1
ETST 112 - US 1
ETST 121 - US 1
ETST 151 - US 1
HIST 100 - US 1
HIST 117 - US 1
HIST 118 - US 1
HIST 151 - US 1
POLS 100 - US 2 & US 3
POLS 101 - US 2 & US 3

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