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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Cosumnes River 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

COMM 301, 331, 361.

A-2: Written Communication

ESLW 340; ENGWR 300, 480; HONOR 375.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 311, 315; ENGRD 310; ENGWR 301, 302; HONOR 341; PHIL 300, 320, 325; SOC 305.

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 300, 400; CHEM 305, 306, 309, 321, 322, 400, 401, 420, 421; ENGR 304; GEOG 300, 301, 306; GEOL 300, 301, 305, 306, 310, 311, 330; HORT 302; PHYS 310, 350, 360, 370, 380, 411, 421, 431; PLTS 310.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 300, 301, 303; BIOL 300, 307, 310, 342, 350, 351, 352, 366, 400, 410, 420, 430, 431, 440, 462, 470, 485; GEOG 305; HONOR 385; PSYC 312.

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 310; MATH 300, 310, 335, 341, 343, 350, 351, 370, 400, 401, 402, 410, 420; PSYC 330; STAT 300.

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 310, 332; ARTH 300, 303, 307, 309, 311, 312, 324, 325, 328, 332, 333; ART 300, 302, 304, 305, 312, 320, 323, 324, 327, 328, 361, 370, 372, 430; ARTPH 301, 342; FMS 300, 305, 320; MUFHL 300, 308, 310, 311, 315, 321, 330, 400; MUIVI 310, 311, 340, 341, 350, 351, 370, 371; MUP 310, 320, 350, 357, 360; MUSM 370; PHOTO 301, 420; RTVF 305, 378; TA 300, 302, 303, 305, 306, 350, 356, 401.

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

ARTH 328, 333; DEAF 314, 316; DEAF 310; ENGCW 400, 410, 480; ENGLT 303, 310, 311, 320, 321, 330, 336, 340, 341, 343, 345, 360, 370, 402; ENGWR 301; FMS 488; GEOG 481; HIST 364, 365, 380; HONOR 350, 360, 364 (must have 3 units), 382; HUM 300, 301, 310, 320, 324, 331, 332, 484, 486 (must have 3 units); PHIL 300, 304, 310, 330, 331, 338, 350, 352, 356; SPAN 401, 402, 411, 412, 413, 415, 425, 426, 427; VIET 401, 402, 411, 412.

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 310, 313, 316, 323, 324, 331, 332, 334, 341, 374.

D-2: Economics

AGB 321; ECON 300, 302, 304, 306.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ETHNS 300, 320, 330, 340, 344; HIST 320, 321; JOUR 320; PSYC 368; SOC 321; SOCSC 300, 320, 325, 330; TA 306.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST 331; JOUR 320; SOC 341.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 302, 310, 320, 322, 481; HONOR 382; HUM 484.

D-6: History

HIST 301, 302, 307, 308, 312, 313, 314, 320, 321, 331, 344, 360, 364, 365, 370, 371, 373, 380.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

BUS 330; COMM 325, 341, 363, 480; DEAF 351, 352; ECE 312, 314; ETHNS 320, 344; GEOG 302; HONOR 340, 370; JOUR 310; KINES 416; PHIL 360; RTVF 300; SILA 330, 332; SOC 302, 305, 310; SOCSC 320, 480.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

BUS 345; COMM 480; HONOR 340; POLS 301, 302, 304, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 317, 318, 319, 320, 324, 380.

D-9: Psychology

ECE 312; PSYC 300, 312, 320, 335, 340, 368, 371.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

SOC 300, 301.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
COMM 321; ECE 312, 314; ENGED 320; FCS 322, 324;FITNS 442; HEED 300, 350; HCD 310; HSER 302; INDIS 313; NUTRI 300; PSYC 340, 356, 371; SOC 310; SPORT 375, 380, 385.
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)

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 312 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 313 - US 1 & US 3
*HIST 314 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 320 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 321 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 331 - US 1
HIST 371 - US 1
POLS 301 - US 2 & US 3
POLS 304 - US 3
*HIST 314 may not be combined with POLS 301 to fulfill certification requirements.