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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Irvine Valley 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 1, 1H, 3.

A-2: Written Communication

WR 1, 1H.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 2, 3; PHIL 3; PSYC 13, 13H; RD 74; WR 2, 2H.

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 20, 20+25; BIO 10; CHEM 1A, 1B, 3, 4, 12A, 12B; ERTH 20; GEOG 1, 1L, 10, 10H; GEOL 1, 2, 3, 22, 23; MS 20; PHYS 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 20.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 1, 1H; BIO 1, 1H, 1+1L, 2, 3, 5, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 19H, 30, 32, 43, 55, 71, 72, 80, 81, 93, 93L, 94, 97, 97L, 99, 99+99L, 121; BIOT 70, 70L; PSYC 3, 3H, 3L.

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

CS 6A, 6B; ECON 10, 10H; MATH 2, 3A, 3AH, 3B, 3BH, 4A, 8, 10, 11, 20, 24, 24H, 26, 30, 31, 105, 124; MGT 10, 10H; PSYC 10, 10H.

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 40, 42, 80; ARTH 1, 4, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 50, 104, 133; COMM 30, 100; DMA 50; DNCE 77, 78, 85; MUS 1, 20, 20H, 21, 27, 28; PHOT 1; TA 1, 8, 10, 20, 21, 22, 25, 25H, 26, 26H, 27, 30, 40.

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

CHI 1, 2, 3; FR 1, 1H, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11; HIST 1, 1H, 2, 10, 11, 20, 21, 25, 30, 51, 51H; HUM 1, 1H, 2, 3, 4, 20, 21, 22, 27, 50, 70, 71, 71H, 72, 73, 74; JA 1, 1H, 2, 3, 4, 10, 21, 23; LIT 1, 7, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 30, 31, 32, 33, 40, 41, 43, 45, 46, 48; PHIL 1, 2, 5, 10, 11; PS 5; SIGN 21, 22, 23, 24; SPAN 1, 1H, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11; WR 10, 11, 13.

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, 2H, 3, 4, 7, 9, 13.

D-2: Economics

ECON 1, 1H, 2, 2H, 6, 13, 20, 20H; ENV 6.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

HIST 33; MUS 21; SOC 20.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST 51, 51H; GS 10, 20; PSYC 20; SOC 19.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 3, 20, 38.

D-6: History

HIST 1, 1H, 2, 20, 21, 24, 25, 30, 40, 41, 51, 51H; PS 41.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COMM 5, 9; ENV 1; GLBL 1, 2; JRNL 40; SOC 10; SRM 80, 85, 90, 180, 185, 190.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

AJ 2, 4, 13; LGL 21, PS 1, 1H, 3, 4, 6, 7, 12, 12H, 14, 14H, 17, 21.

D-9: Psychology

HD 7; PSYC 1, 1H, 2, 3, 3H, 5, 5H, 6, 7, 9, 11, 20, 30, 32, 33, 37, 37H; SOC 30.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

AJ 2, 8; HD 4, 15, 65; PSYC 30; SOC 1, 1H, 2, 3, 10, 15, 30.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
BIO 44; COUN 1, 4, 6, 10, 102, 103, 120, 150; GS 20; HLTH 1, 3, 107, 131; HD 7; NUT 1, 2; PSYC 6, 7, 33; RD 171.
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 20 - US 1
HIST 21 - US 1
PS 1 - US 2 & US 3