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GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Sierra 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

BUS 85; COMM 1, 2, 3, 5.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 2; ENGL 1B, 1C, 11; PHIL 4, 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

AGRI 221; ASTR 2, 11, 14, 5, 7, 11, 14, 10, 11, 14, 25; CHEM 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B; ESCI 1, 1L, 2, 3, 3L, 7, 10, 10L, 14, 15, 15L; ESS 7; GEOG 1, 1L, 4; MECH 1; PHYS 10, 10L, 105, 105L, 110, 110L, 205, 205L, 210, 210L, 215, 215L.

B-2: Life Science

AGRI 156, 200; ANTH 1, 1L, 10; BIOL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7A&7B, 8A&8B, 10, 11, 14, 15, 21, 30, 33, 35, 36, 55, 56, 56L; ESS 14; PSYC 140, 140L.

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

MATH 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16A, 16B, 17, 18, 24, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 42; PSYC 142; SOC 15.

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)

AAD 60; ARHI 101, 110, 120, 130, 132, 134, 140, 150, 155; ART 2, 4A, 4B, 5A, 6C, 7A, 8A, 9A, 12A, 17, 19, 34, 40A; COMM 6; DRMA 10A, 13, 16A; ENGL 37, 38, 40, 42; FASH 12; HUM 1, 2, 3; MUS 2, 6A, 9A, 10, 11, 12A, 12B, 13, 46, 47, 48, 50, 54; PHOT 10, 60A, 65; SSCI 50.

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

AAD 12; COM 12; DFST 1, 2, 3, 4, 10; ENGL 1B, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 27, 29, 30A, 30B, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 40, 41, 44, 45, 46A, 46B, 47A, 47B, 48; FREN 1, 2, 3, 4; GER 1, 2; HDEV 44; HIST 4A, 4B, 17A, 17B, 19A, 19B, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 50, 51; HUM 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 15, 17, 20, 21; ITAL 1, 2, 3; JPN 1, 2; LGBT 2; PHIL 2, 6, 10, 13, 15, 20, 21, 27, 30, 50, 60, 65; SPAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 15, 16, 17; SSCI 25; WMST 3.

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 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 27.

D-2: Economics

AGRI 215; ECON 1A, 1B.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTH 4, 7; HIST 18A, 18B, 23, 25; HUM 3; SSCI 10, 13, 20, 25, 30, 35, 50; SOC 3.

D-4: Gender Studies

ANTH 27; HIST 27; HUM 9; LGBT 1; POLS 27; PSYC 130; SOC 5, 10, 27; WMST 1, 2, 3, 4.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 3, 5.

D-6: History

HIST 4A, 4B, 17A, 17B, 18A, 18B, 19A, 19B, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 50, 51; POLS 2, 3, 4, 7.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

AGRI 198; ANTH 4, 14; COMM 7, 8, 10, 70; ESS 1; FASH 15; GEOG 2; HDEV 1, 4, 9, 21, 22; NUTF 10; PSYC 105, 106, 110; SOC 1, 2, 4, 20; SSCI 10, 13, 50.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

ADMJ 50; BUS 49; GEOG 2; HIST 4A, 4B; POLS 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 12, 16, 17, 27.

D-9: Psychology

HDEV 9, 21; PSYC 100, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 110, 127, 130, 150, 160, 170.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADMJ 50; HDEV 22; PSYC 103; SOC 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 20, 24, 27; SSCI 10; WMST 4.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
BIOL 6, 55; ESS 6, 10; HED 2, 10; HDEV 1, 9, 21, 22, 61; KIN 11, 80, 83, 84; NUTF 10, 13; PDEV 1, 6, 70; PSYC 100, 104, 106, 108, 110, 127, 130, 150; RECM 70, 71; RISE 1; SOC 4, 5.
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 17A - US 1 & US 2
HIST 17B - US 1 & US 3
HIST 18A - US 1
HIST 18B - US 1
HIST 20 - US 3
HIST 25 - US 1
HIST 27 - US 1 & US 2
POLS 1 - US 2 & US 3
POLS 18 - US 3