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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Napa 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

SPCOM 120, 122, 124, 126, 128, 130.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 120.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL 123, 125; Phil 120, 121, 126, 131; SPCOM 128.

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 110, 111; CHEM 110, 111, 120, 121, 240, 241; EART 110; GEOG 110; GEOL 110, 111; PHYS 110, 111, 120, 121, 140, 240, 241.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 120, 120L; BIOL 105, 110, 112, 117, 120, 218, 219, 220, 240, 241.

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 106, 108, 115, 120, 121, 130, 220, 221, 222, 232, 235; TECH 107.

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)

ARTH 105, 106, 110, 118, 130, 135, 180; ARTS 100, 101, 102, 112; CFS 196; DANS 160; FILM 100, 110, 117, 120, 121, 125A, 125B, 125C, 125D; HUMA 117, 120, 121, 125, 170, 174, 185, 186, 189A, 189B, 189C, 189D; MUSI 110, 112, 114, 121, 122, 196; PHOT 120, 121, 180; THEA 100, 105, 115, 141, 142.

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

ASL 120, 121; CFS 145; ENGL 121, 200, 201, 202, 213, 214, 215, 216, 220, 223, 224, 225, 226; FILM 102, 105, 106, 115; FREN 120, 121; HIST 122, 123, 140; HUMA 100, 101, 105, 106, 112, 113, 115, 125, 151, 160; ITAL 120, 121; PHIL 120, 121, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 133, 134, 137; PHOTO 181, 182; SPAN 120 (or SPAN 110+111), 121, 240, 241, 280, 281, 282.

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 121, 122, 130, 131, 145, 180, 200; CFS 180.

D-2: Economics

ECON 100, 101, 120; HIST 145; POLI 145.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ENGL 224, 225, 226; HIST 145; HUMA 100, 101, 112, 113, 160; PSYC 128.

D-4: Gender Studies

ANTH 150; HIST 150, 152; LGBT 120, 121; PHIL 127.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 101, 114.

D-6: History

HIST 120, 121, 122, 123, 140, 142, 145, 150, 152; HUMA 100, 101.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

CFS 120, 140; FILM 102; SPCOM 126.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

ADMI 121; POLI 120, 121, 125, 135, 140, 145.

D-9: Psychology

CFS 120, 140; PSYC 120, 123, 124, 125, 126, 135, 175, 220; SOCI 123, 220.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADMJ 120; ANTH 180; CFS 180; PSYC 123, 135; SOCI 120, 122, 123, 154.

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

CFS 120; COUN 100; HELH 106; PSYC 120, 124, 135; SOCI 122.

E-2: Activity Courses

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
HIST 120 - US 1
HIST 121 - US 1
HIST 150 - US 1
HIST 152 - US 1
POLI 120 - US 2 & US 3
POLI 121 - US 2 & US 3