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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

Click here to download the GE PDF.

San Jose City 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 10, 20, 40, 45.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMS 40; ENGL 1C; PHIL 60.

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, 10L; CHEM 1A, 1B, 10, 12A, 12B, 15, 32A, 32B, 61, 65; ENVIR 10; GEOG 10; GEOL 10, 10L, 15, 15L; METEO 10; OCEAN 10; PHYS 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D.

B-2: Life Science

BIOL 4A, 4B, 20, 21, 61, 63, 64, 66, 71, 72, 74; ENVIR 10; PSYCH 31.

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 60; MATH 21, 22, 25, 51, 52, 61, 62, 63, 65, 70, 71, 72, 73, 78, 79.

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 90, 91, 92, 96; DANCE 2; HUMNT 1; MUSIC 83, 91, 95, 99; THEAT 2, 20, 40.

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

ARABC 1A, 1B; CHIN 1A, 1B; ENGL 1B, 10, 33, 65, 71A, 73, 79, 80, 81, 84A, 84B, 86A, 86B; ETH 20, 30, 37A, 37B; FREN 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B; GLOBL 7; HIST 10A, 10B; HUMNT 2, 3; JAPAN 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B; PHIL 10, 11, 12, 14, 51, 65, 70; SL 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B; SPAN 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 22A, 22B; THEAT 15; VIET 1A, 1B.

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 62, 63; ETH 41

D-2: Economics

ECON 10A, 10B.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTH 63; COMS 35; ENGL 80, 81; ETH 20, 26, 27, 30, 31, 37A, 37B, 41; HIST 9, 21, 24; HUMNT 3; KIN 10.

D-4: Gender Studies

ANTH 63; ENGL 33; ETH 26; HIST 9; HUMNT 3; PSYCH 35.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 10, 11, 12.

D-6: History

ETH 27, 37A, 37B; HIST 1, 9, 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B, 17A, 17B, 21, 24.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

AJ 16; ANTH 63; CIS 41; COMS 35; ECE 107; ETH 20, 26; GLOBL 1, 2, 7; JOURN 21; KIN 10; LABOR 15; POLSC 5; SL 15; SOC 10, 11.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

AJ 10, 16; POLSC 1, 2, 4, 5.

D-9: Psychology

FCS 70; PSYCH 10, 12, 20, 22, 31, 35, 60, 92, 99, 100.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

AJ 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 19, 116; SOC 10, 11.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
Area I
APE 30E, 56E; ECE 108; FCS 19, 70; GUIDE 96, 130; HED 11; KIN 5, 10, 95; PSYCH 20, 35, 60, 92, 100.
Area II
Activity Courses: For 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
ETH 37A - US 1 & US 2
ETH 37B - US 1 & US 3
HIST 1 - US 1
HIST 9 - US 1
HIST 17A - US 1 & US 2
HIST 17B - US 1 & US 3
HIST 21 - US 1
HIST 24 - US 1
POLSC 1 - US 2 & US 3
HIST 1 must be combined with POLSC 1 to fulfill US 1 & 2 & 3
HIST 17A must be combined with HIST 17B to fulfill US 1 & 2 & 3