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GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Southwestern 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

COMM 103, 104, 174.

A-2: Written Communication

ADN 140; ENGL 115, ENGL 115H.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 160; ENGL 116; PHIL 103.

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 100, 109, 120, 150, 170, 180, 205; CHEM 100, 110, 170, 200, 210, 240, 242, 244, 250; GEOG 100, 101, 110, 130, 160; GEOL 100, 101, 104, 115; PHS 101, 101L, 110, 111; PHYS 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 101, 101L; BIOL 100, 101, 130, 131, 140, 145, 146, 160, 161, 180, 185, 190, 210, 211, 212, 260, 261, 265.

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

GEOG 150; MATH 100, 101, 104, 110, 111, 115, 119, 120, 121, 122, 244, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 260, 265; PSYC 270; SOC 270.

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)

ARCH 208, 210; ART 100, 104, 105, 107, 110, 112, 113, 114, 121, 129, 130, 149, 150, 151, 156, 157, 170, 182, 185A, 185B; COMM 111, 185; DANC 200; MUS 105, 106, 107, 108, 155, 195, 202; HUM 123; RA&T 105; TA 100, 101, 110; TELE 113, 114.

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

ASL 120, 130, 150, 220; CHIN 101, 102; ENGL 160, 220, 225, 230, 231, 240, 241, 250, 251, 255, 256, 260, 265, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 280, 281; FIL 101, 102, 201; Fren 101, 102, 201, 202; HIST 104, 105, 106, 107; HUM 101, 102, 104, 112, 121, 140; ITAL 101, 102, 201, 202; JPN 101, 101A, 101B, 102, 201, 202; PHIL 101, 106, 107, 120; PORT 101, 102; SPAN 101, 101A, 101B, 102, 201, 202, 215, 216, 221, 225, 226; TELE 112.

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 102, 103, 110, 112, 205.

D-2: Economics

BUS 121; ECON 100, 101, 102.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

AFRO 110, 111, 151; ASIA 112, 113, 114, 115; HIST 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 141, 142; MAS 141, 142, 150; SOC 115, 150, 151.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST 132; HUM 120, 122; SOC 105.

D-5: Geography

BIOL 143; GEOG 106, 120.

D-6: History

AFRO 110, 111; ASIA 112, 113, 114; HIST 100, 101, 104, 105, 106, 107, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 121, 122, 132, 141, 142; MAS 141, 142.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

CD 135, 170, 284; COMM 174, 176, 200; JOUR 101.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

AJ 110, 111; PS 101, 102, 103, 104.

D-9: Psychology

PSYC 101, 106, 116, 211, 230, 250, 260; SOC 116.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

AJ 114; ASIA 115; PSYC 116; SOC 101, 105, 106, 107, 110, 115, 116 135.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
CD 170; DANC 121, 122, 123, 124; ES/A 235, 236; ESIT 202; HLTH 101, 116, 204; PD 100, 114; PSYC 106, 109.
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
AFRO 110 - US 1 & US 2
AFRO 111 - US 2 & US 3
ASIA 113 - US 2
HIST 100 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 110 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 101 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 111 - US 2 & US 3
HIST 113 - US 2
HIST 121 - US 2
HIST 122 - US 2 & US 3
HIST 141 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 142 - US 1 & US 3
MAS 141 - US 1 & US 2
MAS 142 - US 1 & US 3
PS 101 - US 2 & US 1
PS 102 - US 2 & US 3