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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

Click here to download the GE PDF.

Coastline College

2017 - 2018

To verify historical GE course approvals visit: www.assist.org or click on the pdf shown above.

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

CMST C100, C101, C110, C140.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL C100.

A-3: Critical Thinking

CMST C220; ENGL C102, PHIL C115.

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 C100, C100L, C101, C102, C103; CHEM C100, C105, C110, C130, C140, C180, C180L, C185, C185L, C220, C220L, C225; GEOL C105, C105L, C106, C115, C185, C185L; PHYS C110, C110L, C120, C125, C140, C185, C280, C285.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH C185; BIOL C100, C100C, C100L, C120, C180, C185, C210, C211, C211L, C220, C221, C225, C283; ECOL C100; MRSC C100 and C100L, C105.

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 C100, C103, C104, C106, C115, C120, C146, C140, C150, C160, C170, C180, C185, C280, C285.

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 C100, C101, C102, C103, C104, C105, C109, C120, C122, C129, C135, C137, C140, C142, C214, C261, C262, C263, C265; DANC C200; ENGL C163; MUS C100, C103, C139, C143; THEA C100, C101.

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

ARAB C180, C180A, C180B, C185, C185A, C185B, C280, C280A, C280B, C285, C285A, C285B; CHIN C180, C185, C280, C285; CMST C150; ENGL C111, C140, C143, C144, C145, C146, C150, C155, C163, C181, C270, C275, C296, C297; FREN C144, C180, C185, C280, C285; HIST C101, C121, C126, C132, C135, C150, C155, C161, C162, C170, C175, C180, C185; HUM C100, C110, C135; ITAL C180, C185, C280, C285; JAPN C180, C185; PHIL C100, C102, C113, C120; SIGN C185; SPAN C160, C165, C180, C180A, C180B, C185, C185A, C185B, C280, C280A, C280B, C285; THEA C101; VIET C160, C180, C185, C280, C285.

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 C100, C120, C150.

D-2: Economics

ECON C110, C170, C175.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

HIST C122, C124, C126, C128, C155.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST C121.

D-5: Geography

GEOG C100, C150, C180, C185.

D-6: History

HIST C101, C115, C132, C135, C146, C150, C161, C162, C170, C175, C180, C185.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

MCOM C100, CMST C150.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

PSCI C101, C140, C160, C180, C185.

D-9: Psychology

PSYC C100, C116, C118, C165, C170, C250, C255, 260, C280.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

CJ C140; SOC C100, C110, C120, C130, C185.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

Students must complete three units from the following courses.
3 units minimum
BUS C120; COUN C104, C105, C120; ENGL C102; FN C170, C175; GERO C120, C140; HLTH C100, C175; PSYC C116, C118, C165; SOC C120.
For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses for this area see the link at the top of the page.

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 C170 - US 1
HIST C175 - US 1
PSCI C180 - US 2 & US 3