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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Merced 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 1, 1H, 4, 5.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL/PHIL 13 or 13H; PHIL 10, 12.

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

ARCH 1; ASTR 1, 1L; CHEM 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B; GEOG 1, 1L, 3, 15; GEOL 1, 2; PHSC 1, 1L, 2, 2L; PHYS 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C,10; SOIL 10.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 1; BIOL 1, 2, 4A, 4B, 6, 9, 16, 18, 20, 32, 32L; PLSC 10; PSYC 15.

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

CPSC-7; MATH 2, 2H, 4A, 4B, 4C, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 20A, 20B, 25, 26; PSYC 5.

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 1, 2, 6; ARTD 40A, 40B; DRAM 1, 8; ENGL 14, 15; MUSG 10, 11, 12, 13, 14; PHOT 33, 36.

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

DRAM 1; ENGL 1B, 4A, 4B, 5, 6A, 6B, 7, 8, 10, 11, 18; FREN 1, 2, 3, 4; GERM 1, 2, 3, 4; HIST 4A, 4B, 5, 9A, 9B, 17A, 17AH, 17B, 17BH, 29; HMNG 1, 2; HUM 1, 1H, 2, 2H, 15, 21 or ENGL 18; JPNS 1A, 1B, 2; PHIL 1, 1H, 2, 3, 4, 5, 15; SPAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11.

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

ANTH 2, 10.

D-2: Economics

AGBS 11; 1(SU14), 2(SU 14).

D-3: Ethnic Studies

HIST 22, 23; HUM 15.

D-4: Gender Studies

NONE

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 12.

D-6: History

HIST 4A, 4B, 5, 17A, 17AH, 17B, 17BH, 22, 23, 29.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

AGRI 10; CLDV 1, 2; COMM 30.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

PHIL 2; POSC 1, 2.

D-9: Psychology

PSYC 1A, 1AH, 15, 22, 23, 25, 36.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

CRIM 1; SOC 1, 3.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum

E-1: Integrated Courses

CLDV 1, 2, 9 or PSYC 9; GUID 30; HLTH 10; NUTR 10; PSYC 9 or CLDV 9, 22, 23, 40; REGN-34.

E-2: Activity Courses

ATHL 2A, 2B, 2D, 2G, 2I, 2K; KINE 42.

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
HIST 17A - US 1 & US 2
HIST 17AH - US 1 & US 2
HIST 17B - US 1 & US 3
HIST 17BH - US 1 & US 3
HIST 22 - US 1
POSC 1 - US 2 & US 3