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GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Pasadena City College

2016 - 2017

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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 1, 10.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A, 1AH.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL 1C; PHIL 25, 30, 33; PHYSC 2; SPCH 6, 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

ASTR 1, 12; CHEM 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 8A, 8B, 22; ENVS 1, 3; GEOG 1, 1L; GEOL 1, 1F, 2, 2F, 3, 3F, 4, 6, 12, 12F, 12L, 21, 22, 30A-L, 30M; PHSC 3, 3L; PHYS 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 10, 10L, 31A, 31B.

B-2: Life Science

ANAT 25; ANTH 1, 1H, 1L; BIOL 2, 3, 4, 10A, 10B, 10C, 11, 11H, 14, 16, 30, 38, 39; MICR 2; PYSO 1; PSYC 2.

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 14B; CS 2, 6, 8, 45; MATH 3, 5A, 5B, 5C, 7A, 7B, 9, 10, 15, 22, 38, 55, 55H; STAT 15, 18, 50.

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)

ARCH 24A, 24B; ART 1A, 1B, 2, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 5, 7, 8, 9; CHIN 22; DANC 21A, 21B; FRNC 50; ITAL 50; MUSC 7A, 7B, 21, 22, 23, 24A, 24B, 25, 27, 28; PHOT 10, 25; SPAN 50; THRT 1, 5, 5A, 5B, 7A, 7B; TVR 19.

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

ASL 1, 2; ARBC 1, 2; ARMN 1, 2; CHIN 1, 2, 2A, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12; ENGL 1B, 1BH, 5A, 5B, 9, 10, 11, 24, 25A, 25C, 25D, 25E, 25F, 25G, 25H, 25I, 25J, 26, 30A, 30B, 30C, 44A, 44B, 44C, 45A, 45B, 46A, 46B, 47, 48, 49A, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 57, 59, 60, 61, 78A, 78B, 82A, 82B, 82C; FRNC 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 12, 16; GRMN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12; HIST 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 5A, 5B, 7A, 7B, 8, 9A, 9B, 12, 16, 18, 19, 25B, 25D, 25F, 25I, 27A, 27B, 29A, 29B, 30, 31, 41; HUM 1, 2, 3, 4; ITAL 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 12; JAPN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12; LATN 1, 2; LING 10, 11; PHIL 1, 1H, 3, 7, 8, 20A, 20B, 31, 37; PORT 1, 2, 3, 4; RELG 1, 2, 3; RUSS 1, 2, 3, 4, 11; SPAN 1, 2, 2A, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 12, 25, 42A, 42B, 44A, 44B.

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 1, 1H, 1L, 2, 2H, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 31.

D-2: Economics

ECON 1A, 1B.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTH 12, 31; HIST 12, 29A, 29B, 31, 41; PSYC 29, 31, 41; SOC 14, 29, 31, 41.

D-4: Gender Studies

NONE.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 3.

D-6: History

HIST 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 5A, 5B, 7A, 7B, 8, 9A, 9B, 12, 16, 18, 19, 25B, 25D, 25F, 25I, 27A, 27B, 29A, 29B, 30, 31, 41.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COMM 1; CHDV 15; ENGL 12; ENVS 2; GERO 1; LING 12, 14, 16, 17; SPCH 13.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POLS 1, 2, 6, 7, 21, 22.

D-9: Psychology

PSYC 1, 1H, 2, 5, 21, 21H, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 31, 33, 41.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

SOC 1, 2, 14, 15, 16, 22, 24, 29, 31, 41.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
ANTH 2, 2H; COLL 1; COUN 12; HED 2A, 2E, 44; NUTR 11; PSYC 1, 1H, 21, 21H, 22, 23, 24; SOC 2, 22, 24.
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 7A - US 1
HIST 7B - US 1
HIST 25B - US 1
HIST 29A - US 1
HIST 29B - US 1
HIST 31 - US 1
HIST 41 - US 1
POLS 1 - US 2 & US 3