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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

Click here to download the GE PDF.

College of San Mateo

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 110, 130, 140, 150.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 100, 105, 110.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL 100, 110, 165; PHIL 103, 200.

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 100, 101, 103, 115, 125, 200; CHEM 100, 210, 220, 231, 232, 250, 410, 420; GEOG 100; GEOL 100, 101; OCEN 100, 101; PALN 110, 111; PHYS 100, 210, 220, 250, 260, 270.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 125, 127; BIOL 100, 102, 110, 130, 132, 145, 184, 195, 210, 220, 230, 240, 250, 260; OCEN 100; PALN 110, 111; PSYC 105, 220.

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

CIS 278; MATH 125, 130, 145, 200, 222, 225, 241, 242, 251, 252, 253, 268, 270, 275; PSYC 121.

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)

ARCH 100; ART 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 207, 351; DANC 100; DGME 215; ETHN 288, 585; FILM 100, 120, 121, 122, 130, 135, 140, 145, 200, 215; MUS. 100, 131, 202, 250, 275.

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

ANTH 180; ASL 100, 110; CHIN 111, 112, 121, 122, 131, 132; COMM 170, 171; ENGL 110, 161, 162, 163; ETHN 104, 105, 106, 265; FILM 153, 277; HIST 100, 101, 201, 202, 260, 310; LIT. 101, 105, 113, 115, 150, 151, 155, 156, 201, 202, 220, 231, 232, 251, 277, 430; PHIL 100, 160, 175, 244, 300; SPAN 110, 112, 120, 122, 131, 132, 140.

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 110, 180, 350.

D-2: Economics

ECON 100, 102.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ETHN 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 300; SOCI 141.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST 260.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 110, 150.

D-6: History

HIST 100, 101, 201, 202, 260, 310.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

BUS. 125; COMM 130; DGME 100, 102; KINE 103, PSYC 110; SOCI 110, 121.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

PLSC 100, 110, 130, 150, 200, 210, 215, 310.

D-9: Psychology

PSYC 100, 105, 120, 200, 201, 220, 225, 300, 410.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADMJ 100; PSYC 300; SOCI 100, 105, 141.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
ADAP 100, 110, 140, 155; COUN 111, 120, 121, 240; CRER 126; HSCI 100; KINE 101, 119, 200; LCTR 240; PSYC 100, 110, 201, 300; SOCI 110; VARS 100, 105, 130, 133, 134, 160, 172, 185, 300, 320, 400.
For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses for this area see the 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
ETHN 101 - US 3
ETHN 105 - US 1
HIST 201 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 202 - US 1
HIST 260 - US 1 & US 2
HIST 310 - US 3
PLSC 200 - US 2 & US 3
PLSC 210 - US 1 & US 2 & US 3
PLSC 215 - US 2
PLSC 310 - US 3