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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

Click here to download the GE PDF.

Porterville College

2013 - 2014

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 P101, P102.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL P101A.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM P105; ENGL P101B; PHIL P107.

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

AGRI P106; ASTR P101; CHEM P101A, P101B, P106; ERSC P110; GEOL P110; PHSC P112; PHYS P102A, P104A.

B-2: Life Science

AGRI P131; ANAT P110; ANTH P101; BIOL P105, P106, P110; MICR P106; PHYL P101.

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

BSAD P150; MATH P101, P102, P103, P104, P122, P205, P206.

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 P101, P113, P114; DRMA P101, P102; MUSC P110, P111, P112, P117 (maximum 2 credits).

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

ASL P101, P102; ANTH P102; ENGL P101B, P102, P103, P104, P112, P113, P115, P116, P117, P118, P119, P130, P140; HIST P101, P102, P104, P105, P108, P120, P121; PHIL P106, P108, P109, P110, P112, P113; SPAN P101, P102, P103, P104.

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 section F).
9 units minimum

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH P101, P102, P103, P105, P107.

D-2: Economics

AGRI P102; ECON P101, P102.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTH P105; COMM P106; HIST P108, P119, P120, P121, P123.

D-4: Gender Studies

SOCI P127.

D-5: Geography

ERSC P114; GEOG P113, P114.

D-6: History

ANTH P103; HIST P101, P102, P104, P105, P107, P108, P109, P117, P118, P119, P120, P121, P123.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COMM P106; HMSV P120.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POLS P101, P102, P103.

D-9: Psychology

CHDV P223; PSYC P101A, P126, P133, P223.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADMJ P107, P121, P123; ETHN P120; SOCI P101, P102, P120, P121.

AREA E: LIFELONG LEARNING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

Select a minimum of three units from the courses listed below, not all in physical activity.
3 units minimum
ANTH P101, P102; COMM P102; HLED P112; PHED P103, P104, P106A, P115, P116, P117, P122, P123, P126, P130, P132; PHIL P112; PHYL P101; PSYC P101A, P126.

AREA F: AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS (F1-2-3)

US 1-3 American Institutions - Select a combination of courses that fulfill the requirements for US 1-3.
US 1, Historical Development of American Institutions.
US 2, Constitution of the United States and the operation of representative democratic government under the constitution.
US 3, The process of California state and local government.
To verify historical and most current American Institutions course approvals visit: www.assist.org
HIST P117 - US 1
HIST P118 - US 1
POLS P101 - US 2
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