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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Barstow College

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

SPCH 1.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A, 1C.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL 1C; PHIL 3.

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, 1L; CHEM 1; GEOG 1, 4; GEOL 1L, 2, 3, 5; OCEA 1; PHSC 1, 2.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 3; BIOL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 10L, 11; GEOL 4; OCEA 1; PSYC 11.

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 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, 4C, 5.

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)

ARTS 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, 13A, 16, 17; HUMA 1, 4; MUSI 2, 3, 12A; PHOT 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B; TART 1, 3, 6.

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

ENGL 1B, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 12B; HIST 1A, 1B, 8A, 8B; HUMA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PHIL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; RLGS 1, 5, 10; SPAN 1A, 1B, 2A; TART 3.

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 1, 4; ARCH 1, 5, 10; CHLD 4, 6; GEOG 2; PSYC 1, 2, 4, 5; SOCI 1, 6.

D-2: Economics

ECON 1, 2; POLI 1, 2.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ECON 1, 2; ETHN 1,2.

D-4: Gender Studies

CHLD 6; ETHN 1; HIST 4; SOCI 6.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 1, 2; HIST 3, 4, 5, 7.

D-6: History

HIST 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3, 4, 5, 8A, 8B, 12.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

ADJU 2; BADM 2, 5; PSYC 6, 33; SOCI 3.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

BADM 2; POLI 1, 2, 3.

D-9: Psychology

BIOL 11; CHLD 4; PELC 1; PSYC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 13, 33; SOCI 3.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADJU 1, 3, 5, 8; CHLD 6; PSYC 12, 33; SOCI 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 12.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum

Section 1 - Integrated Organism

ATHL 1, 3-8, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25; BIOL 11; CHLD 4; HEAL 1, 2, 7; HOME 2; ORIE 1; PEAC 2, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16; PELC 2; PSYC 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 14; SOCI 14.
For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses for this area see www.assist.org Area E.

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.
HIST 2A - US 1
HIST 2B - US 1
HIST 4 - US 1
POLI 1 - US 2 & 3