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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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College of the Redwoods

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

COMM 1,7.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL 1B; PHIL 1, 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

AG 17; ASTRO 10, 11, 15A; CHEM 1A, 2, 10; CET 10; ENVSC 12; GEOG 1; GEOL 1, 2, 10, 15; OCEAN 10, 11, 12; PHYS 2A, 4A, 10.

B-2: Life Science

AG 3, 23; ANTH 1, 1B; BIOL 1, 3, 5, 8, 15, 20; ENVSC 10; PHYS 2A.

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

Proficiency will be established by passing one course with a minimum grade of C from the following:
MATH 5, 15, 25, 30, 50A.

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 1A, 1B, 2, 4, 17; CINE 1, 2, 3; DRAMA 24; MUS 1, 10, 12.

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

ENGL 9, 10, 17, 18, 60, 61; ENVSC 11; FRNC 1A, 1B; HIST 4, 5, 20, 21; PHIL 2, 10, 15, 20; POLSC 2; SNLAN 1A,1B; SPAN 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B.

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, 2, 3, 5, 6.

D-2: Economics

BUS 10; ECON 1, 10.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

NAS 1.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST 11, 12; SOC 9.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2.

D-6: History

HIST 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 18, 20, 21; NAS 21.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COMM 5, 8; SOC 13.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POLSC 1, 3, 10, 12, 20.

D-9: Psychology

PSYCH 1, 30.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

AJ 1; SOC 1, 2, 5, 10, 13.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
ECE 2; GS 1; HE 1; HO 15; KINS 66; PE 16, 58; PSYCH 3, 11, 33; SOC 3, 13, 33.
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 8 - US 1
HIST 9 - US 1
POLSC 10 - US 2 & US 3