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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Merritt College

2017 - 2018

To verify historical 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 3, 4, 20, 45.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL 5, PHIL 10.

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.
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9 units minimum

B-1: Physical Science

ASTR 1, 10, 11A, 20; CHEM 1A, 1B, 12A, 12B, 30A, 30B; GEOG 1, 1L; GEOL 1, 12; PHYS 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 10.

B-2: Life Science

ANTHR 1, 1L; BIOL 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 13, 13L, 15, 20A, 20B, 23, 24, 25, 29, 36; ENVMT 2L; LANHT 15.

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 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3E, 3F, 13, 15, 16A, 16B, 50.

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 1, 4, 7, 9, 12, 15; ASAME 1; LANHT 64; MUSIC 9, 10, 11, 15A, 19.

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

AFRAM 18, 25, 27, 30, 31, 32, 39, 41, 42, 43; ASAME 30, 45A, 45B; ENGL 1B; ENVMT 4; HIST 2A, 2B, 7A, 7B, 19; HUMAN 2; M/LAT 28, 30A, 30B, 32; PHIL 1, 2; SPAN 1A, 1B, 30A.

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 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 16, 18.

D-2: Economics

AFRAM 2; ECON 1, 2.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

AFRAM 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14A, 14B, 16, 19, 30, 31, 32, 33, 38, 45; ANTHR 5; ASAME 1, 19, 30, 32, 45A, 45B; CHDEV 80; COMM 6, 13; COSER 29; ENVMT 12; M/LAT 6, 12, 19, 23; NATAM 19; POSCI 5; PSYCH 31; SOC 5.

D-4: Gender Studies

AFRAM 14A, 14B; ANTHR 16; COMM 10; SOC 3.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 1, 2; POSCI 3.

D-6: History

AFRAM 18, 30, 31, 32, 33, 45; ANTHR 5; ASAME 45A, 45B; HIST 2A, 2B, 7A, 7B, 19; M/LAT 12, 19, 32.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

AFRAM 3, 4, 13, 14B, 25, 27, 38; ANTHR 3, 7, 13; CHDEV 51, 53, 80; COSER 10, 29; ENVMT 2, 3, 11, 12, 19; COMM 6, 10, 13, 18, 19; LANHT 64; PSYCH 19.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

ADJUS 21, 22; AFRAM 8; HIST 7A, 7B; POSCI 1, 2, 3, 5.

D-9: Psychology

AFRAM 12, 14A; ASAME 32; BUS 52; CHDEV 51; COSER 24; M/LAT 23; PSYCH 1A, 3, 6, 10, 12, 24, 28, 31, 33; SOC 120.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADJUS 25, 63; AFRAM 10, 16; ANTHR 3; SOC 1, 2, 3, 5, 13, 45, 120.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
ASAME 32; ATHL 1, 2, 6, 30, 59, 66, 75; BUS 52; CHDEV 51, 74; COMM 18; COSER 16A, 20, 24, 29; COUNS 24, 30, 57; HLTED 1, 20; KIN 140, 150; LANHT 64; LIS 85; NUTR 10, 12; PSYCH 12.
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
*AFRAM 30 - US 1
*AFRAM 31 - US 1
*HIST 7A - US 1
*HIST 7B - US 1
*POSCI 1 - US 2 & 3
POSCI 5 - US 2
*POSCI 1 or 16 may be combined with AFRAM 30, 31, HIST 7A, 7B, or 15 to fulfill completely the United States History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement.