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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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City College of San Francisco

2023 - 2024

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, 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, 111; 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; 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, 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; ETHN 45; 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, 6A, 6B, 7, 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D, 22A, 22B, 22C, 31, 31A, 31B, 32, 32A, 32B, 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 1, 3, 22; ETHN 37, 45; HLTH 30, 54, 55, 56; IDST 37, 45; LALS 1, 2, 10, 15; LBCS 15, 114; PE 28; PHST 40, 50; POLS 15, 19; PSYC 24; 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 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; 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; 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
In order to satisfy the Area F Ethnic Studies requirement, a course must be taken in Fall 2021 and beyond.
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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