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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Riverside 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

COM 1, 1H, 6, 9, 9H.

A-2: Written Communication

ENG 1A, 1AH.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COM 2, 3; ENG 1B, 1BH; PHI 11, 32; REA 4.

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 1A, 1B; CHE 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1BH, 2A, 2B, 3, 10, 12A, 12B; GEG 1, 1H, 1L, 5; GEO 1, 1L, 1B, 2, 3; OCE 1, 1L; PHS 1, 5; PHY 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 10, 11.

B-2: Life Science

AMY 2A, 2B, 10; ANT 1, 1H; BIO 1, 1H, 2A, 2B, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 20, 34, 36; MIC 1; PSY 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

CSC 6; MAT 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 12H, 25, 26, 36.

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 1, 2, 2H, 5, 6, 6H, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14; COM 11; DAN 6, 6H; FST 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; FTV 65; MUS 6, 19, 19H, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 89, 89H; THE 3, 9, 29.

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

AML 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; ARA 1, 2, 3, 8, 11; ART 4; CHI 1, 2, 11; ENG 1B, 1BH, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 30, 34, 35, 40, 41, 44, 45, 48; FRE 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 11; FST 5, 6, 7, 8; FTV 12; GER 1, 2, 3, 11; HIS 1, 2, 6, 6H, 7, 7H, 11, 12, 14, 15, 19, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31, 32, 34, 35; HUM 4, 4H, 5 or 5H, 8, 9, 10, 10H, 11, 16, 18, 23, 35; ITA 1, 2, 3 11; JPN 1, 2, 3, 4, 11; KOR 1, 2, 11; LAT 1, 2; MIL 1, 2; PHI 10, 10H, 12, 13, 14, 19, 22, 33, 35; POR 1, 2; RUS 1, 2, 3, 11; SPA 1, 1A, 1B, 1H, 2, 2H, 3, 3N, 4, 8, 11, 12.

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 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 21.

D-2: Economics

ECO 4, 5, 6, 7, 7H, 8, 8H, 9, 10; POL 6.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANT 4; HIS 14, 15, 28, 29, 31; SOC 10.

D-4: Gender Studies

COM 13; HIS 34; SOC 15, 25.

D-5: Geography

GEG 2, 3, 4, 6.

D-6: History

CHE 17; HIS 1, 2, 6, 6H, 7, 7H, 11, 12, 19, 25, 26, 29, 31, 32, 35; MIL 1, 2.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COM 9, 9H, 12; EAR 20, 42; FTV 41; JOU 7.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

ADJ 1, 3; ECO 6; JUS 1, 3; POL 1, 1H, 2, 2H, 3, 4, 4H, 5, 6, 7ABCD, 8, 10ABCD, 11, 12, 13.

D-9: Psychology

PSY 1, 1H, 8, 9, 33, 35, 50.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADJ 1, 9; JUS 1, 9; SOC 1, 1H, 2, 3, 12, 20, 25, 50.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
BIO 30; EAR 20, 42; GUI 47, 18; HES 1; KIN 4, 35, 36; PSY 9, 33; SOC 12.
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
HIS 6 - US 1
HIS 6H - US 1
HIS 7 - US 1
HIS 7H - US 1
HIST 11 - US 1
HIST 12 - US 1
HIST 14 - US 1
HIST 15 - US 1
HIST 28 - US 1
HIST 29 - US 1
HIST 31 - US 1
HIST 34 - US 1
HUM 16 - US 1
POL 1 - US 2 & US 3
POL 1H - US 2 & US 3