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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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San Diego Mesa 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

COMS 103, 135, 170.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 101, 105.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMS 160; ENGL 205; PHIL 100, 103, 205.

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 101, 109, 111; CHEM 100, 100L, 111, 111L, 130, 130L, 152, 152L, 200, 200L, 201, 201L, 231, 231L, 233, 233L, 251; GEOG 101, 101L; GEOL 100, 101, 104, 111; PHYN 100, 101, 105, 120; PHYS 100, 125, 126, 195, 196, 197.

B-2: Life Science

Anth 102, 104; Biol 100, 107, 110, 115, 130, 160, 180, 205, 210A, 210B, 215, 230, 235, 250; PSYC 260.

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

BIOL 200; BUSE 115; MATH 104, 116, 118, 119, 121, 122, 141, 150, 151, 210A, 210B, 245, 252, 254, 255; PSYC 258.

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)

ARTF 100, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 113, 115, 120, 125, 130, 191, 194; BLAS 110, 111, 120; CHIC 230; DANC 181; DRAM 105, 109, 136, 137, 150, 151; FASH 120; INTE 125; MUSI 100, 101, 102, 103, 105, 109, 111, 117, 118, 119, 125.

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

AMSL 115, 116, 150, 215, 216; ARCH 126, 127; ARTF 191; BLAS 150, 155; CHIC 130, 135, 138, 190, 210; CHIN 101, 102, 201, 202; ENGL 208, 209, 210, 211, 215, 216, 220, 221, 230, 240; FREN 101, 102, 201, 202; GERM 101, 102, 201; HIST 100, 101, 105, 106, 120, 121, 131, 132, 154; HUMA 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 118, 119, 201, 205, 210; ITAL 101, 102, 201; JAPN 101, 102, 201, 202; LATI 101, 102, 201; PHIL 102A, 102B, 103, 104A, 104B, 106, 107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 125, 126, 130, 131; RUSS 101, 102, 201; SPAN 101, 102, 201, 202, 215, 216; TAGA 101, 102, 201; VIET 101, 102, 201.

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 103, 106, 107, 110, 200, 205, 210, 215; CHIC 201.

D-2: Economics

ECON 120, 121, 220.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

AMSL 150; ANTH 200, 210, 215; BLAS 100, 104, 116, 125, 130, 140A, 140B; CHIC 110A, 110B, 141A, 141B, 150, 170, 201; HIST 123, 150, 151; SOCO 150.

D-4: Gender Studies

BLAS 175, CHIC 170; HIST 141, 142; PHIL 126; PSYC 133.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 102, 104, 154.

D-6: History

BLAS 140A, 140B, 145A; CHIC 141A, 141B, 150; HIST 100, 101, 105, 106, 109, 110, 115A, 115B, 120, 121, 123, 130, 131, 132, 141, 142, 150, 151, 154, 175.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COMS 135; CHIL 101, 141; ENGL 202; JOUR 202; NUTR 153; PHIL 109; SOCO 223.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POLI 101, 102, 103, 140; SOCO 223.

D-9: Psychology

BLAS 104; PSYC 101, 111, 121, 133, 135, 137, 155, 166, 211, 230, 245.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

BLAS 116, 125, 130; SOCO 101, 110, 125, 150, 201, 223.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
BIOL 120; BLAS 165; CHIL 101; BUSE 120; COMS 180; EXSC 125A, 125B, 125C, 125D, 126A, 126B, 126C, 126D, 134, 135A, 135B, 135C, 135D, 145A, 145B, 145C, 145D; HEAL 101; NUTR 150, 153; PEGR 120, 130, 140; PSYC 111, 112, 135, 137, 230.
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To verify historical American Institutions course approvals visit: www.assist.org
BLAS 140A - US 1 & US 2
BLAS 140B - US 1 & US 3
CHIC 141A - US 1 & US 2
CHIC 141B - US 1 & US 3
HIST 109 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 110 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 115A - US 1 & US 2
HIST 115B - US 1 & US 3
HIST 123 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 141 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 142 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 150 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 151 - US 1 & US 3
HIST 175 - US 3
POLI 102 - US 2 & US 3