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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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City College of San Francisco

2022 - 2023

To verify historical GE course approvals visit: www.assist.org.

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

CMST 1A, 3, 4, 6, 12, 20; ESL 79.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A.

A-3: Critical Thinking

CMST 2, 3; ENGL 1B, 1C; LALS 2; PHIL 2, 4, 40.

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, 16, 17, 18, 19; CHEM 32, 40, 101A, 101B, 103A, 110, 208A, 208B, 212A, 212B; ENRG 3, 3L; GEOG 1, 1L; GEOL 10, 10L, 11, 11L, 30, 30L; OCAN 1, 1L; PSC 11, 11L; PHYC 2A, 2AL, 2B, 2BL, 4A, 4AL, 4B, 4BL, 4C, 4CL, 4D, 4DL, 10, 10L, 20, 41.
Note: ASTR 16 is only approved to satisfy GE B3.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 1, 1L; ASTR 4; BIO 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 32, 32L, 33, 40, 51, 51L, 53, 61, 100A, 100B, 106, 108, 111, 112, 114, 118, 118B, 119, 120, 134; BTEC 4; EMSA 28; ENVS 31, 31L; GEOG 31L; PSYC 1B.

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 5; ET 50; FIN 136M; LALS 5; MATH 70, 75, 80, 90, 92, 95, 98, 100A, 100B, 110A, 110B, 110C, 115, 120, 125, 130; PHIL 12A; PSYC 5.

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)

AFAM 55; ARCH 31A, 31B, 102; ART 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 118, 122A, 123Q, 123U, 123V, 123W, 125A, 130A, 140A, 146A, 146B, 160A, 170A, 180A; ASIA 11; CINE 18, 21, 23A, 23B, 57; CMST 38; DANC 30, 100A; FASH 55; INTD 138; LALS 14; LBCS 104A; LGBT 20, 55; MAKR 100; MUS 3A, 3B, 5A, 5B, 9A, 21, 22A, 22B, 22C, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27A, 27B, 27Q, 27R, 28, 100, 128; PHOT 40, 50A, 50B; THA 30, 31, 32, 33, 150A; VMD 110.

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

AFAM 30, 40, 60; AMS 5; AMSL 2A; ASAM 6, 10, 30, 35; ASIA 15, 30; CHIN 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 4A, 4B, 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D, 12A, 12B, 12C, 14A, 14B, 14C, 30A, 30B, 30C, 31A, 31B, 32, 33, 39; CINE 19, 20A, 20B, 21, 22, 23C; CLAS 35; CMST 8; ENGL 30A, 30B, 35A, 35B, 35C, 35D, 35G, 35H, 35L, 43, 44A, 44B, 46A, 46B, 46C, 48C, 48K, 48W, 51, 52, 54, 55, 57, 58, 61, 62; ESL 188; FREN 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D, 11A, 11B, 41, 42; GERM 1A, 1B; HIST 1, 4A, 4B, 5, 9, 12A, 12B, 15A, 15B, 17A, 17B, 18A, 18B, 20, 21, 35A, 35B, 36, 37, 40, 41A, 41B, 45, 49; HUM 7, 8, 11, 12, 20, 25, 41A, 41B, 48; IDST 3, 4, 14, 27B, 29, 30, 31, 36, 37, 45, 46, 47; ITAL 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D, 11A, 11B, 15A, 15B; JAPA 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 4A, 4B, 10A, 10B, 10C, 39; LALS 1; LGBT 11, 12, 15, 18, 75; PHIL 2, 4, 25A, 25C; PHST 30, 42; PIL 1, 2, 10A, 10B, 10C, 39A, 39B; RUSS 1A, 1B, 21A, 21B; SPAN 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 5, 5S, 6, 6A, 6B, 7, 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D, 22A, 22B, 22C, 31, 31A, 31B, 32, 32A, 32B, 41, 42; WGST 10; WORL 100.

Area D: Social Sciences

6 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).
6 units minimum

D--1: Sociology

ADMJ 65; AFAM 30, 42, 60; ANTH 50; ASAM 1, 8, 20, 22, 23, 27, 30, 35, 40, 42; CDEV 61; ECON 22; ETHN 37; HLTH 30, 54, 55, 56; IDST 37; LALS 1, 2, 9, 10, 15; LBCS 15, 114; PE 28; PHST 40, 50; POLS 15, 19; PSYC 24, 46; SOC 52, 55; WGST 35.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH 2, 3, 3C, 4, 8, 11, 12, 15, 20, 25.

D-2: Economics

ECON 1, 3, 6, 15, 20, 25, 30.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTH 3C, 12, 20, 25; BCST 104; ECON 30; HIST 9, 15A, 15B, 21, 41A, 41B; IDST 45; LALS 1, 9, 10; LGBT 50; POLS 12; PSYC 23.

D-4: Gender Studies

ANTH 20, 25; ECON 25; HIST 12A, 12B, 45; IDST 31; LGBT 5, 10, 21, 50; PSYC 25; SOC 25; WGST 25, 54.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 3, 4, 7.

D-6: History

HIST 1, 4A, 4B, 5, 9, 12A, 12B, 15A, 15B, 17A, 17B, 18A, 18B, 20, 21, 35A, 35B, 37, 41A, 41B, 45, 49; LBCS 70A, 70B, 88.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

AMS 5; BCST 101, 103, 105; CDEV 53, 67, 97; CMST 5; HLTH 10, 52, 97, 110, 221, 231; IDST 17, 30; INTR 162; LBCS 96C; PHST 20.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

ADMJ 57; IDST 7; LALS 11, 13; POLS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 18, 22, 43, 45.

D-9: Psychology

CDEV 53, 67; PSYC 1, 2, 4, 10, 11, 21, 23, 25, 26, 32, 40.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADMJ 59, 67; BCST 103; LGBT 10; PE 13; PSYC 4, 32; SOC 1, 2, 3, 21, 25, 35.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
ASAM 1, 55; CRER 60; EMT 14; ENTH 37; HLTH 10, 25, 27, 30, 33, 48, 52, 53, 54, 67, 97, 120; IDST 17, 37, 50; LERN 50; LGBT 21, 24; PSYC 9, 21, 24, 26, 40, 46; SOC 35; WGST 55.
For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses please see the link to the pdf at the top of the page.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
AFAM 30, 40, 42, 55, 60; ASAM 1, 6, 8, 10, 20, 22, 23, 27, 30, 35, 40; ETHN 37; IDST 37; LALS 1, 2, 9, 10; LGBT 9.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

To verify historical American Institutions course approvals visit: www.assist.org
ASAM 20 - US 1
ASAM 23 - US 2 & US 3
HIST 1 - US 1
HIST 9 - US 1
HIST 12A - US 1
HIST 12B - US 1
HIST 17A - US 1
HIST 17B - US 1
HIST 41A - US 1
HIST 41B - US 1
HIST 45 - US 1
LALS 1 - US 1
LBCS 70A - US 1
LBCS 70B - US 1
POLS 1 - US 2 & US 3

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