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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Mission 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

Select one course from each category. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.
9 units minimum

A-1: Oral Communication

COMM 1, 1H, 20, 20H.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 20, 20H; ENGL 1B, 1C; PHIL 2, 3; POLIT 20; READ 54.

AREA B: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING

Select one course from each category. 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

ASTRO 1, 3; CHEM 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1BH, 2, 2L, 12A, 12AH, 12B, 12BH, 30A, 30B, 60; ENGR 3; GEOG 1; PHYS 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 10.

B-2: Life Science

ANTHR 1; BIOSC 1A, 1B, 4, 10, 10L, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 17H, 19, 22, 25, 30, 32, 41, 42, 43, 43H, 47, 48, 48H.

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 D, G, 1, 2, 3A, 3AH, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 8, 10, 10H, 12, 19; SOC 16.

AREA C: ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Select one course from area C-1, one course from area C-2, and one additional course from either C-1 or C-2.
9 units minimum

C-1: Arts (Art, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theatre)

ART 1A, 1B, 1D, 4, 7, 11, 31A, 33A, 34A, 35A; GDES 11, 12, 15; KIN 80; MUSIC 5, 10, 16, 17.

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

ARAB 2, 50A; CHIN 1, 50A, 50B; COMM 12; ENGL 1B, 5A, 5B, 6B, 7A, 7B, 15, 43, 48, 70; FRNCH 1, 1L, 2, 2L, 3, 4; HIST 4A, 4AH, 4B, 4BH, 15, 15H, 16, 16H, 17A, 17AH, 17B, 17BH, 33, 33H; HUMAN 1A, 1B, 7, 15, 16A, 18, 20, 22, 24; JPNS 1, 2; PHIL 1, 3, 5; POLIT 3, 7; SPAN 1, 1L, 2, 2L, 3, 4, 50A, 50B; VIET 1, 2, 49A, 49B.

AREA D: SOCIAL SCIENCES

Select one course from D-1 through D-0 (with courses taken in at least two 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

ANTHR 3, 39A, 55; SOC 39A, 39B.

D-2: Economics

ECON 1A, 1B, 6.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

COUNS 55; HUMAN 16A, 18, 24.

D-4: Gender Studies

NONE

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2.

D-6: History

HIST 4A, 4AH, 4B, 4BH, 15, 15H, 16, 16H, 17A, 17AH, 17B, 17BH, 20, 31, 33, 33H.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

BUS 61; CHD 1, 2, 13; COMM 25; GLOBL 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4; HUMAN 7; POLIT 7.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POLIT 1, 1H, 2, 4, 6, 20.

D-9: Psychology

PSYCH 1, 1H, 7, 10, 12, 15, 15H, 25, 30, 33.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ANTHR 39A, 45; PSYCH 45; SOC 1, 1H, 2, 2H, 21, 40, 45, 47, 50, 60.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

Select 3 units from the following.
3 units minimum
ANTHR 45; BIOSC 25; CHD 2, 13, 17; COMHL 10; COMM 4, 8, 12; COUNS 5, 12, 17, 55; HED 2; KIN 78; NS 15, 52; PSYCH 12, 45; SOC 45.
WHP and KIN Activity Courses (limited to one unit): For a complete list of approved KIN and WHP Activity courses - Check the CSU GE-Breadth Certification Area E course list on the ASSIST web site at: www.assist.org to determine which KIN/WHP Activity courses satisfy 1 unit of this requirement.

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
HIST 17AH - US 1
HIST 17B - US 1
HIST 17BH - US 1
HIST 20 - US 3
POLIT 1 - US 2 & US 3
POLIT 1H - US 2 & US 3