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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Gavilan 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

CMUN 1A, 5, 8, 10.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL 1C; PHIL 2, 4.

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, 12A, 12B, 30A, 30B; GEOG 1; GEOL 1; PHYS 1, 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C; PSCI 1, 2, 3.

B-2: Life Science

AH 8, 9, 15; ANTH 1, 1L; BIO 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15; ECOL 1; ENVS 1.

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

BUS/ECON 11; CSIS 26; MATH 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, 2C, 5, 6, 7, 8A, 8B, 12, 14.

AREA C: ARTS AND HUMANITIES

9 semester units required with at least one course each in Arts and Humanities(students are advised/encouraged to take ENGL 1B if transferring to SJSU).
9 units minimum

Core Course

ENGL 1B.

C-1: Arts (Art, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theatre)

ART 1A, 1B, 2A, 3A, 6, 8A, 10A, 13, 14 or 14A, 21, 25A; CD 25A; CMUN 2; DM 60; HIST 21; HUM 6, 10; MUS 1A, 1B, 2, 3A, 4A, 6, 15; THEA 1, 3, 4, 7, 12A, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30.

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

ART 11; CHN 1A, 1B; ENGL 1B, 2B, 2C, 2E, 2F, 2J, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 9A, 9B, 9C; FRNH 1A, 1B; HIST 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, 5, 6, 7A, 7B, 12; HUM 3, 4, 10, 12; JOUR 10; JPN 1A, 1B; PHIL 1, 3A, 3B, 6, 9; SOC 10; SPAN 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 12A, 12B.

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 2, 3, 5.

D-2: Economics

ECON 1, 2.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

CMUN 4; HIST 12; HUM 12; SOC 3.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST 5, 6; SOC 4.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2.

D-6: History

HIST 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, 5, 6, 12; HUM 12.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

ANTH 6; CD 7, 40; CMUN 4, 6; POLS 6; PSYC 6, 7, 40.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

AJ 5; POLS 1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10; SOC 9.

D-9: Psychology

ANTH 32; CD 2, 3; POLS 32; PSYC 1A (thru F13), 1B (thru F13), 2, 3, 10 (SP 14 forward), 11 (SP 14 forward), 32.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

JOUR 10; POLS 9; SOC 1A, 1B, 3, 4, 9, 10.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

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

E-1: Integrated Courses

Two (2) units from: AH 3, 11; APE 34, 35, 36, 38; BIO 11; CD 2+3 GUID 1, 6; HE 1, 2; PSYC 2+3, 5; SOC 21.

E-2: Activity Courses

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 1 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 2 - US 1 & US 3
POLS 1 - US 2 & US 3