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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Taft 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

SPCH 1507, 1511.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1500.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL 1600; PHIL 1520.

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 1511; BIOL 1513; CHEM 1510, 2211; ESCI 1520; GEOG 1510; GEOL 1500, 1501; PHYS 1510, 2221; PSCI 1520.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 1501; BIOL 1500, 1501, 1510, 2201, 2202, 2203, 2250, 2255, 2256, 2257, 2260; CHEM 1520.

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 1500, 1520, 1530, 1540, 2100; PSYC 2200; STAT 1510.

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)

DRAM 1510, 1535; ARTH 1500, 1510, 1520, 2030, 2040; HUM 2010; MUSC 1510.

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

ENGL 1600, 2100, 2150, 2600, 2700, 2750; HIST 2202, 2204, 2231, 2232; HUM 1500, 2010; PHIL 1501, 1531; SPAN 1601, 1602, 2001, 2002.

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 1512,1524; ARCH 1501.

D-2: Economics

ECON 2210, 2120.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

SOC 2110.

D-4: Gender Studies

PSYC 2038; SOC 2038.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 1520.

D-6: History

HIST 2202, 2204, 2210, 2231, 2232, 2270.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

ECEF 1531; RECR 1510.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POSC 1501, 2005.

D-9: Psychology

PSYC 1500, 2003, 2030, 2033, 2038, 2080; SOC 2038.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADM 1501, 1502; SOC 1510, 2120, 2110, 2141.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
ECEF 1531; HLED 1510; PSYC 1500, 2030, 2033; SOC 2141.
Physical education courses: PHED 1510, 1542; PSYC 2080; RECR 1510.

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 2231 - US 1
HIST 2232 - US 1
POSC 1501 - US 2 & US 3