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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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San Bernardino Valley 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

COMMST 100, 100H, 111, 140.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 101, 101H.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMMST 125; ENGL 102, 102H; PHIL 102, 103; READ 102.

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

ASTRON 120, 125; CHEM 101, 104, 104H, 105, 110, 150, 150H, 151, 151H, 212, 212H, 213, 213H; GEOG 110, 111, 111H, 114, 285; GEOL 101, 111, 112, 122, 250, 251; OCEAN 101, 111; PHYSICS 101, 150A, 150B, 200, 201; PS 101.

B-2: Life Science

ANTHRO 106, 106H; BIOL 100, 104, 109, 109H, 155, 205, 206, 207, 250, 251, 260, 261, 270; PSYCH 141.

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

ECON 208; MATH 102, 103, 108, 115, 151, 250, 251, 252, 265, 266; PSYCH 105.

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)

ANTHRO 109; ARCH 145, 145H, 146; ART 100, 102, 102H, 103, 105, 107, 108; DANCE 200; MUS 100, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 107, 121, 121H, 122, 122H; RTVF 101; THART 100.

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

ANTHRO 107, 110; ARAB 101, 102; ASL 109, 110, 111, 112; ENGL 151, 153, 155, 161, 163, 165, 175, 232, 270, 271, 275, 280, 281; FRENCH 101, 102; HIST 100, 100H, 101, 101H, 107, 137, 138, 139, 140, 145, 150, 170, 171; PHIL 101, 101H, 105, 112, 180; RELIG 100, 100H, 101, 110, 135, 150, 175, 176, 180; SPAN 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 103, 103H, 104, 157, 158.

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

ANTHRO 100, 102, 102H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 125; RELIG 110.

D-2: Economics

ECON 100, 200, 200H, 201, 201H.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTHRO 107; HIST 107, 137, 138, 139, 140, 145; SOC 141.

D-4: Gender Studies

COMMST 176; SOC 145.

D-5: Geography

GROG 102, 106, 118, 120.

D-6: History

ANTHRO 107; HIST 100, 100H, 101, 101H, 107, 137, 138, 139, 140, 145, 150, 170, 171; KIN 202; PS 112; RELIG 135.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

CD 105, 105H, 126; COMMST 135, 174, 176; PHIL 180; RELIG 180; RTVF 100.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POLIT 100, 110, 110H, 140, 141, 141H.

D-9: Psychology

CD 108; PSYCH 100, 100H, 102, 110, 111, 112, 118.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

SOC 100, 100H, 110, 110H, 120, 130, 135, 141, 145, 150.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum

E-1: Integrated Courses

BIOL 140; BUSAD 108; CD 101, 105, 105H, 126; FN 162; GEOG 106; HEALTH 101, 103; KIN 236; PE 236; PSYCH 100, 100H, 102, 111, 118; SDEV 102, 103; SOC 130.

E-2: Activity Courses

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 100 - US 1
HIST 100H - US 1
HIST 101 - US 1
HIST 101H - US 1
HIST 137 - US 1
HIST 140 - US 1
POLIT 100 - US 2 & US 3