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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Los Medanos 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

SPCH 110, 120.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 100.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL 220, 221; PHIL 41, 110, 210; SPCH 120.

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, 11; CHEM 6, 7, 25, 26, 28, 29; PHYS 15, 35, 36, 40, 41, 42; PHYSC 5.

B-2: Life Science

ANTHR 1; BIOSC 7, 8, 10, 20, 21, 40, 45, 50.

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 34, 35, 37, 40, 50, 60, 70, 75, 80, 120, 160.

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 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 35; DRAMA 15, 16, 70, HUMAN 35; MUSIC 10, 12, 15, 17; SPAN 60.

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

ART 16, 17, 18; CHIN 30, 40; DRAMA 30, 72; ENGL 124, 127, 128, 129, 132, 133, 140, 145, 150, 205, 230, 231; FILIP 60, 61; FRNCH 60, 61, 62; HUMAN 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 30; ITAL 60, 61; PHIL 2, 33, 40, 42; POLSC 33; SIGN 50, 65, 66, 67, 68; SPAN 49, 50, 51, 52, 53.

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

ANTHR 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

D-2: Economics

ECON 10, 11.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ADJUS 160; CHDEV 50; HIST 46, 47, 52; SOCSC 45; SPCH 150.

D-4: Gender Studies

ENGL 135, 136; HIST 55; PSYCH 14; SOCSC 135, 136; SPCH 180.

D-5: Geography

NONE.

D-6: History

ECON 5; HIST 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 47, 55, 61.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

ADJUS 160; CHDEV 10, 20, 50; JOURN 100; SPCH 130, 150, 180.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

ADJUS 10; PHIL 33, 133; POLSC 10, 20, 33, 40, 43, 50, 133.

D-9: Psychology

PSYCH 10, 11, 14, 17.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADJUS 110, 160, 220; ENGL 110; SOCSC 110; SOCIO 15, 16, 17.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
ACS 10; ANTHR 7; BIOSC 5; CHDEV 10; PE 100; PSYCH 14; SOCIO 12.

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
ECON 5 - US 1
HIST 29 - US 1
HIST 30 - US 1
POLSC 10 - US 2 & US 3
POLSC 20 - US 2 & US 3