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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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West Valley College

2018 - 2019

To verify historical GE course approvals visit: www.assist.org.

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 1, 1HONOR, 1H, 10, 10H, 20, 20HONOR.

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 Jose State University.

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 2, 10, 11, 14, 20, 20H, 21, 21H, 22; BIOL 13; CHEM 1A, 1B, 2, 12A, 12B, 30A, 30B; GEOG 1; GEOL 1A, 1AH, 1B, 2B, 12, 15, 20; OCEA 10; PHYS 1, 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 10; PSCI 10, 20.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 1; BIOL 2, 10, 10L, 11, 11H, 12, 13, 14, 18, 22, 23, 24, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48, 55, 56, 58, 59; PSYC 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

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

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 46, 47; ARTS 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1BH, 1D, 1DH, 1E, 1G, 1J, 4, 7, 10, 12A, 12B, 13, 14; FDAT 32; KINT 51, 51H; MUSC 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5, 7, 9, 10, 54, 55; THEA 10, 10H, 11A, 11B, 11C, 12, 14A, 14B, 14C, 15, 20; WGQS 2.

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

ARAB 1A; ARTS 95; ASLA 60A, 60B; CHIN 1A; ENGL 5A, 5B, 6A, 6AH, 6B, 6BH, 7A, 7B, 10, 12, 13, 18, 41, 43, 43HONOR, 44, 46, 46H, 47, 48, 48H, 49, 49H, 71, 72; FRNC 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B; GERM 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B; HIST 3, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 12, 14, 16, 17A, 17B, 17BH, 20; HUMN 1A, 1B; ITAL 1A,1B, 2A, 2B; JPNS 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B; PHIL 1, 4, 4HONOR, 5, 12, 21, 22; PRTG 1A, 1B; RUSS 1A, 1B; SL 60A, 60B; SPAN 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B; WGQS 2, 3, 4A.

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 2, 3, 3H, 4, 55.

D-2: Economics

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

D-3: Ethnic Studies

CHST 5; COUN 50.

D-4: Gender Studies

WGQS 1, 2, 3, 4A.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 6.

D-6: History

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

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

BUSN 61; CHST 2, 5, 63; COMM 12; HEDU 8, 10; HSCI 8, 10; SOCI 2, 45.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POLI 1, 1H, 2, 3, 3H, 4.

D-9: Psychology

PSYC 1, 17, 25.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADMJ 1, 26; SOCI 1, 2, 3, 20, 28, 40.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
CHST 2, 63; COMM 4, 8, 12; COUN 5, 12, 12C, 24, 50; HEDU 8, 10, 12; HSCI 8, 10, 12; LIBR 4; LRSV 1; NUTR 15; PETH 44; PSYC 9, 12, 30; READ 53; SOCI 1, 2, 3, 20, 40, 45.
For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses for this area see pdf link at the top of the page.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

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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
POLI 1 - US 2 & US 3
POLI 1H - US 2 & US 3