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GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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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 or 1C 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 the American Institution section).
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 UNDERSTANDING 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.

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 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