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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Santa Monica College

2013 - 2014

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AREA A: ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION AND CRITICAL THINKING

Select one course from each category. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
9 units minimum

A-1: Oral Communication

COMST 11, 12, 16, 21.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMST 21; ENGL 2, 31; BUS 32; HIST 47; PHILOS 7, 9.

AREA B: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING

Select one course from each category. 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 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; CHEM 9, 10, 11, 12, 21, 22+24, 31; GEOG 1, 3, 5; GEOL 1, 4, 5, 31; PHYSCS 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 21, 22, 23, 24.

B-2: Life Science

ANATMY 1, 2; ANTHRO 1, 5, 9; BIOL 2, 3, 4, 9, 15, 15N, 21, 22, 23; BOTANY 1, 3; MCRBIO 1; NUTR 1; PHYS 3; PSYCH 2; ZOOL 5, 17.

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

CS 10; MATH 2, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 21, 26, 28, 29, 54.

AREA C: ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Select one course from area C-1, one course from area C-2, and one additional course from either C-1 or C-2.
9 units minimum

C-1: Arts (Art, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theatre)

AHIS 1, 2, 3, 11, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 52, 71, 72; ART 10A, 10B, 13, 20A, 20B, 40A, 40B; DANCE 2, 5; ENGL 26, 55; ET 61; FILM 1, 2, 6, 8; GRDES 74; HUM 26; INTARC 41; MUSIC 1, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 60A, 60B; PHOTO 52; THART 2, 5, 7, 41.

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

AHIS 18; ASL 1, 2; ARABIC 1; CHNESE 1, 2, 3, 4, 9; COMST 12, 14; ECON 15; ENGL 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 26, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 45, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59; ENVRN 20; FILM 5, 6, 7, 11; FRENCH 1, 2, 3, 4, 8; GERMAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 8; HEBREW 1,2, 8; HIST 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 33, 34, 41, 43, 45, 46, 48, 52, 53, 55, 62; HUM 26; ITAL 1, 2, 3, 8; JAPAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 8; KOREAN 1, 2, 3, 4; PERSIN 1, 2; PHILOS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 20, 22, 23, 24, 48, 51, 52; POLSC 51, 52; RELST 51, 52; RUSS 1, 2, 8; SPAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 20; THART 7; TURKSH 1.

AREA D: SOCIAL SCIENCES

Select one course from D-1 through D-0 (with courses taken in at least two 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 2, 3, 4, 7, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22; ASTRON 6; HIST 38, 39.

D-2: Economics

ECON 1, 2, 5, 6; GLOBAL 5; HIST 1, 33, 34, 38, 39; POLSC 5.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

HIST 33, 34, 38, 39, 42; NUTR 7; POLSC 21; SOCIOL 30, 31, 32, 34.

D-4: Gender Studies

ANTHRO 14; HIST 33, 34; POLSC 23; SOCIOL 33; WOMST 10, 20, 30.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 8, 11, 14; GLOBAL 11; HIST 33, 34, 38, 39; URBAN 8.

D-6: History

ECON 15; ENGL 32; ENVRN 14, 32; HIST 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 52, 55, 62.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COMST 31, 35, 37; ECE 11, 18; ENVRN 7; GLOBAL 10; GOEG 7; HIST 33, 34, 38, 39, 48; MEDIA 1, 10; NUTR 7; PHILOS 48; PSYCH 11, 18; SPAN 9, 20.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

ECON 5; GLOBAL 5; PHILOS 51, 52; POLSC 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 21, 22, 31, 47, 51, 52.

D-9: Psychology

ENVRN 40; PSYCH 1, 3, 6, 11, 13, 14, 19, 25, 40.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

SOCIOL 1, 1S, 2, 2S, 4, 12, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

Select a minimum of three units from the courses listed below.
3 units minimum
BILING 1; BIOL 2, 9; COUNS 12, 20, 30; DANCE 29; ENGL 31; HEALTH 10; NUTR 1, 4, 9; KIN PE 2, 4, 13; PSYCH 1, 3, 5, 6, 11, 13, 19, 25.
KINPE or VARPE Activity courses - all courses (2 unit limit) - Check the approved CSU GE-Breadth Certification Area E course list on the ASSIST web site at: www.assist.org to determine which P.E. Activity courses satisfy this requirement.

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
ECON 15 - US 1
HIST 10 - US 1
HIST 11 - US 1
HIST 12 - US 1
HIST 15 - US 1
HIST 41 - US 1
POLSC 1 - US 2 & US 3