Info.sjsu.edu

San José State University

Main Navigation

Shortcut Icons

Main Content

SJSU Articulation Office

info.sjsu.edu artic image

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

Click here to download the GE PDF.

West Valley College

2013 - 2014

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

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

COMM 1, 1H, 1H, 10, 10H, 20, 20H.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL 1A, 1B, 1C, 1CH; PHIL 2, 3, 17.
Recommend English 1B if transferring to San Josť State University.

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

ASTRO 1, 1H, 2, 2H, 10, 11, 14, 20, 20H, 21, 21H; CHEM 1A, 1B, 2, 12A, 12B, 30A, 30B; GEOG 1; GEOL 1A, 1AH, 1B, 2B, 15, 20; OCEAN 1, 10; PHYS 1, 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 10; PSCI 10, 20.

B-2: Life Science

ANTHR 1; BIO 2, 10, 11, 11H, 12, 14, 18, 21H, 22, 24, 36, 37, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 48; PSYCH 2, 2H, 7.

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 10, 10+10A; MATH D, G, 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 8, 10, 10H, 12, 14, 19.

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)

ART 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1BH, 1D, 1DH, 1E, 1G, 4, 4H, 7, 10, 12A, 12B, 13, 14; FD 32; MUSIC 1, 1H, 2, 2H, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5, 9, 10, 54, 55; PETH 51, 51H; THEAR 1, 10, 10H, 11B, 11C, 12, 14A, 14B, 14C, 15, 15H, 20.

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

ARAB 1A; CHIN 1A; ENGL 5A, 5B, 6A, 6AH, 6B, 6BH, 7A, 7B, 12, 13, 18, 41, 43, 43H, 44, 46, 46H, 47, 48, 48H, 49, 49H, 72; FRNCH 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B; GERM 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B; HIST 3, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 8A, 8B, 12, 14, 16, 17A, 17B, 17BH, 20, 34; HUMAN 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1BH, 3; ITAL 1A,1B, 2A, 2B; JPNS 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B; PHIL 1, 4, 4H, 5, 6, 12, 16, 21, 22; PORTG 1A, 1B; RUSS 1A, 1B; SL 60A, 60B; SPAN 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B.

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 section F).
9 units minimum

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH 2, 3, 3H, 4, 55.

D-2: Economics

ECON 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1BH, 1A+2A, 1B+2B.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

CHS 5; COUNS 50.

D-4: Gender Studies

None.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 6.

D-6: History

HIST 3, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 8A, 8B, 12, 14, 16, 17A, 17B, 17BH, 20, 34.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

BUS 61; CHS 5; COMM 12; HED 10.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POLIT 1, 1H, 2, 3, 3H, 4.

D-9: Psychology

PSYCH 1, 17, 25.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

AJ 1, 26; SOC 1, 3, 40.

AREA E: LIFELONG LEARNING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

Select 3 units from the following.
3 units minimum
CHS 2; COMM 4, 8, 12; COUNS 5, 12, 12C, 24, 50; HED 8, 10, 12; LS 1; NS 15; PE Activity courses, up to one unit, may be used in Area E. For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses for this area see www.assist.org area E. PETH 44; PSYCH 9, 12, 30; Soc 2, 2H 20, 40, 45; READ 53.

AREA F: AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS (F1-2-3)

US 1-3 American Institutions - Select a combination of courses that fulfill the requirements for US 1-3.
US 1, Historical Development of American Institutions.
US 2, Constitution of the United States and the operation of representative democratic government under the constitution.
US 3, The process of California state and local government.
To verify historical and most current American Institutions course approvals visit: www.assist.org
HIST 12 - US 1
HIST 14 - US 1
HIST 16 - US 1
HIST 17A - US 1 & US 2
HIST 17B - US 1
HIST 17BH - US 1
HIST 20 - US 3
POLIT 1 - US 2 & US 3
loading