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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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College of Alameda

2017 - 2018

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 1A, 4, 45.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 5; ENGL 5; PHIL 10.

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 1; CHEM 1A, 1B, 30A, 30B, 50; GEOG 1, 1L; GEOL 10; PHYS 4A, 4B, 4C, 10.

B-2: Life Science

ANTHR 1, 1L; BIOL 1A, 1B, 2, 4, 10, 11; POSCI 4.

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 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3E, 3F, 11, 13, 15, 16A, 50.

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)

ART 1, 2, 3, 4, 8A, 8B, 122; MUSIC 9, 10, 12A, 12B, 15A, 15B.

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

CHIN 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B, 12A, 12B; COMM 2A, 2B; ENGL 1B, 10A, 10B, 16, 27A, 27B, 30A, 30B, 31, 32A, 32B, 47, 79; GERM 1A, 1B; HIST 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 11, 12; HUMAN 1, 2, 3, 13A+, 13B+, 15, 40, 51A+, 51B+, 51C+, 60; M/LAT 2A+, 2B+, 2C+, 3+; PHIL 1, 2, 4, 5, 20A, 20B; POSCI 4; SPAN 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B; VIET 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B.
+ = Students will receive credit & certification for one course only.

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).
+ = Students will receive credit & certification for one course only.
9 units minimum

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

AFRAM 32; ANTHR 2, 3; HIST 2A, 2B, 19, 52, 53A, 53B, 56; HUMAN 13A, 13B; M/LAT 18A, 18B; POSCI 1, 2, 3, 6, 16; PSYCH 1A, 1B, 3, 7A, 7B, 18; SOC 1, 2, 3, 5.

D-2: Economics

AFRAM 32; ASAME 45A, 45B; ECON 1, 2, 5; HIST 11, 52.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

AFRAM 5, 30+, 31+, 32+; ASAME 45A, 45B HIST 17, 50, 51, 52; PSYCH 18; SOC 5.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST 56+; HUMAN 60;SOC 3.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2.

D-6: History

AFRAM 30, 31, 32; ASAME 45A, 45B; HIST 2A, 2B, 5, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 11+, 12, 17, 18, 19, 50+, 51+, 52+, 53A+, 53B+; M/LAT 18A+, 18B+.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COMM 6, 19; HUMAN 60; POSCI 37.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POSCI 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 16, 26, 31.

D-9: Psychology

PSYCH 1A+, 1B+, 3+, 7A, 7B, 12+, 18, 24, 28, 29.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

AFRAM 5; HIST 56; PSYCH 29; SOC 1, 2, 3+, 5, 120.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
BIOL 31; CIS 1; COUN 24, 30, 57; DANC 12A, 12B; HUMAN 2+, 3+, 13A+, 13B+; POSCI 35; PSYCH 1A+, 1B+, 3+, 9A, 9B, 12+, 18+; Physical Activity courses (up to one unit): ATHL 6, 71; DANCE 10, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 59, 60, 61, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 88, 89, 92, 93, 94; KIN 33, 34, 36, 74A, 74B, 74C, 74D, 80A, 80B, 80C, 80D, 84A, 103A, 103B, 120B, 134, 107A, 120A.
+ = Students will receive credit & certification for one course only.

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 American Institutions course approvals visit: www.assist.org
AFRAM 30 - US 1
AFRAM 31 - US 1
HIST 7A - US 1 & US 2
HIST 7B - US 1
HIST 50 - US 1
HIST 51 - US 1
POSCI 1 - US 2 & US 3
POSCI 16 - US 3
POSCI 26 - US 2 & US 3