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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Palo Verde 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

SPE 101, 102, 103.

A-2: Written Communication

ENG 101.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENG 103; PHI 210; SPE 102, 103.

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

AST 101, 105, 110; CHE 101; GEO 101, 107; GEL 101, 103, 105, 110; PHY 101, 110, 220.

B-2: Life Science

BIO 100, 101, 110, 111, 140, 141, 142, 210, 211.

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

MAT 106, 110, 210, 220, 224, 226; PSY 155.

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 101, 110, 111, 120, 125, 135; DAN 101; ENG 125; MUS 121, 137, 150, 234; THA 110, 151.

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

ALS 131, 132, 134; ENG 102, 120, 122, 132, 133, 139, 140, 141, 154, 201; FRE 101, 102; HIS 110, 120; PHI 100, 105; SPA 101, 102, 115.

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

ANT 100, 101, 102, 106, 201.

D-2: Economics

ECO 105, 106.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANT 106.

D-4: Gender Studies

NONE.

D-5: Geography

GEO 103, 104.

D-6: History

HIS 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 140.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

CHD 102; SOC 111; SPE 105.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

CRJ 103; POS 101, 145, 285.

D-9: Psychology

CHD 101; CRJ 220; PSY 101, 110, 115, 145, 150, 201, 205, 210, 215, 220.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

SOC 101.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
ADS 101, 102; CHD 101; DAN 102, 103; GES 115; HEA 140; NSC 128; PHE 100, 111, 135, 149, 151, 153, 155, 156, 157, 180, 184; PSY 110; SOC 111.

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
HIS 130 - US 1 & US 2
HIS 140 - US 1
POS 145 - US 2 & US 3