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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Palomar College

2023 - 2024

To verify historical GE course approvals visit: www.assist.org.

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

SPCH 100.

A-2: Written Communication

ENG 100; ESL 110.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENG 202, 203; PHIL 113, 116, 200; READ 120; SPCH 105.

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 100, 105L, 120; CHEM 100, 104, 105, 110, 110L, 115, 115L, 205, 220, 221; ES 100, 115; GEOG 100, 100L, 110, 115, 125; GEOL 100, 100L, 110, 120, 150, 150L; OCN 100, 100L; PHSC 100, 100L, 101, 101L; PHYS 101, 102, 120, 121, 200, 201, 230, 231, 232.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 100, 100L, 101; BIOL 100, 101, 101L, 102, 110, 114, 114L, 118, 118L, 120, 125, 126, 126L, 130, 131, 131L, 140, 141, 141L, 145, 145L, 200, 201, 210, 211, 212; PSYC 210.

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

BUS 204; CSIT 128; MATH 100, 101, 105, 106, 110, 115, 120, 126, 127, 130, 135, 140, 141, 200, 205, 206, 245; PSYC 205; SOC 180, 205.

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)

AIS 104, 105, 135, 146; ARCH 120, 121, 122; ART 100, 102, 104, 105, 163, 164, 165, 166, 169; CINE 100, 102, 103, 110, 120, 122; DBA 100; DNCE 100, 101, 102, 105; FASH 130; GC 101, 115; MUS 100, 101, 102, 103, 169, 171; PHOT 125; TA 100, 150.

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

AIS 100, 107A, 107B, 108A, 108B, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 150, 166A, 166B, 167A, 167B, 181A, 181B, 207A, 207B, 266A, 266B, 282A, 282B; AMS 100, 105, 121; ANTH 135, 155; ARAB 101, 102, 201; ASL 100, 101, 110, 205, 206; CHIN 101, 102, 201; CINE 123; CS 100, 105, 140, 155; ENG 205, 210, 211, 215, 220, 221, 225, 226, 230, 250, 255, 260, 270, 280, 290; ESL 101, 103, 106; FREN 101, 102, 201, 202; GC 102; GERM 101, 102, 201, 202, 225; HIST 101, 102, 105, 106, 107, 108, 121, 130, 140, 141, 150, 151, 160; HUM 100, 101; ITAL 101, 102, 201, 202, 225; JAPN 101, 102, 130, 201, 202; PHIL 111, 114, 121, 122, 125, 126, 140, 141, 142, 250; RS 101, 105, 108, 110; SPAN 101, 101A, 101B, 102, 201, 202, 211, 212, 235.

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

AIS 101, 102, 125; ASL 110; AS 101, 102; ASL 110; CHDV 172; CS 101, 102, 140; GBST 101, 102; PSYC 211; RS 103; SOC 175.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

AIS 130, 140; ANTH 105, 107, 110, 115, 125, 126, 130, 137, 140; AS 126; ENG 150.

D-2: Economics

ECON 100, 101, 102, 110, 115, 120.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

AIS 110, 115, 130, 140, 165; AMS 200; ANTH 105, 115, 130, 140; AS 100, 120; CS 101, 102, 140; HIST 150, 151; LS 240; MCS 100, 200; POSC 240; SOC 170, 200.

D-4: Gender Studies

AIS 165; HIST 130; LS 240; POSC 240; PSYC 130; SOC 115, 135, 170.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 103, 105.

D-6: History

AIS 110; HIST 101, 102, 105, 106, 107, 108, 121, 130, 140, 141, 150, 151, 160; RS 102, 108.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

CHDV 100; ECON 125; GCMW 100; SOC 170; SPCH 131.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

LS 121, 240; POSC 100, 101, 102, 110, 121, 240.

D-9: Psychology

CHDV 110; PSYC 100, 110, 120, 130, 225, 235.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

AJ 100; AMS 200; AS 120; CHDV 115; COMM 100, 105; MCS 200; PSYC 105, 120; SOC 100, 105, 110, 115, 130, 135, 165, 200; SPCH 120.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
AODS 150; BUS 136; CHDV 100; COUN 110, 115, 120, 148; CSIT 105; FCS 136; HE 100; NUTR 120, 165, 185; PSYC 105, 115, 125, 145, 150; READ 105, 110; SOC 105, 125, 130, 145, 150; SPCH 115.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
In order to satisfy the Area F Ethnic Studies requirement, a course must be taken in Fall 2021 and beyond.
AIS 100, 101, 102, 125; AS 101, 102; CS 100, 101, 102, 140.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

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* AIS 101 - US 1 & US 2
* AIS 102 - US 1 & US 3
* AS 101- US 1 & US 2
* AS 102 - US 1 & US 3
* CS 101 - US 1 & US 2
* CS 102 - US 1 & US 3
* HIST 101 - US 1 & US 2
* HIST 102 - US 1 & US 3
* HIST 140 - US 1 & US 2
* HIST 141 - US 1 & US 3
** POSC 101 - US 1 & US 2
** POSC 102 - US 2 & US 3
** POSC 120 - US 3
RS 102 - US 1
RS 103 - US 2 & 3
* Each of these courses also partially fulfills US-2. Only the following combinations are acceptable: AIS 101 and AIS 102, AS 101 and AS 102, CS 101 and CS 102, HIST 101 and HIST 102, HIST 140 and HIST 141.
** Each of these courses also partially fulfills US-1. Only the following combination is acceptable: POSC 101 and POSC 102.

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