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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Fresno City College

2017 - 2018

To verify most current 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, 2, 4, 8.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A, 1AH.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 25; CRIM 13; ENGL 3, 3H; PHIL 2, 6; POLSCI 13.

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

ASTRO 10; BIOL 7; CHEM 1A, 1B, 3A, 3B, 8A, 28A+29A, 28B+29B; GEOG 1, 7, 8; GEOL 1, 1H, 2, 2L, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12; NATSCI 1A; PHYS 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C; PHYSC 11.

B-2: Life Science

ANTHRO 1, 1L; BIOL 3, 3H, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11A, 11AH, 11B, 20, 21A, 21B, 22, 24, 31.

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

CSCI 26; DS 21, 23; MATH 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 6, 10A, 10B, 11, 21, 26, 42, 45; PSY 42.

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)

AFRAM 3, 8, 13, 15; AMIND 35; ARCH 15A, 15B; ART 2, 3, 5, 5H, 6, 6H, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12A, 12B, 14, 15, 17, 55, 60; CLS 17A, 20, 27B; COMM 12; DANCE 17A, 27B, 30; FILM 1, 2A, 2B, 6; MUS 3, 12, 13, 16, 17; PHOTO 5; TA 12, 30, 31, 44A.

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

AFRAM 17; ARMEN 1, 2; ASAMER 8; ASL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8; CHIN 1, 2; CLS 21; ENGL 1B, 12, 14, 15A, 15B, 17, 36, 40, 42, 44A, 44B, 45, 46A, 46B, 47, 48A, 48B; FILM 1, 2A, 2B, 3; FRENCH 1, 2, 3; GERMAN 1, 2; HIST 1, 1H, 2, 2H; HMONG 1, 2; HUMAN 10, 10H, 11, 11H, 42; JAPAN 1, 2; LING 10, 10H; PHIL 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1C, 1D, 5; POLSCI 3; PORT 1, 2; SPAN 1, 2, 3, 3NS, 4, 4NS, 5, 6, 7, 9, 17; TA 32; WSTS 36.

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

ANTHRO 2, 2H, 3, 4, 8.

D-2: Economics

ECON 25, 40, 40H, 50, 50H.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

AFRAM 1, 34; AMIND 20, 31, 34; ASAMER 1, 15; CLS 11, 12; HIST 34; JOURN 16.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST 22; JOURN 16; WSTS 10, 47.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 4A, 4B, 20.

D-6: History

AFRAM 4, 34; CLS 29; HIST 1, 1H, 2, 2H, 3, 11, 12, 12H, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 29, 30, 34.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

AMST 10; CHDEV 30, 39; JOURN 1; PSY 39.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

AMST 11; BA 20; POLSCI 1, 2, 2H, 3, 5, 24.

D-9: Psychology

CHDEV 38, 39; PSY 2, 2H, 38, 39.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

HS 10; SOC 1A, 1AH, 1B, 2, 10, 32.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
BA 30; CHDEV 38, 39; FN 35, 40; HLTH 1; PSY 2, 2H, 25, 33, 38, 39.

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 11 - US 1
HIST 12 - US 1
HIST 12H - US 1
POLSCI 2 - US 2 & US 3
POLSCI 2H - US 2 & US 3