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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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West Hills College - Coalinga

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

COM 1, 3, 4.

A-2: Written Communication

ENG 1A, 1B.

A-3: Critical Thinking

EDUC 5; ENG 1B; PHIL 2; SOC 2; COM 3.

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

CHEM 1A, 1B, 2A; CRPSCI 2; GEOG 1; GEOL 1, 3; PHYSCI 1; SL SCI 21.

B-2: Life Science

BIO 10, 15, 32, 35, 38.

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 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 10A, 15, 25, 45.

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 5A, 13A, 16A, 16B, 42; HUM 1; PA 1, 3; MUS 42.

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

ENG 1B; FLSPN 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12; GEOG 3; HIST 4A, 4B, 17A, 17B; HUM 1, 22; LING 11; PHIL 1, 3; POL SCI 5.

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

NONE

D-2: Economics

AG BUS 40; ECON 1A, 1B.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

HIST 32, 34.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST 44; SOC 3.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 3, 18.

D-6: History

GEOG 2; HIST 4A, 4B, 17A, 17B, 32, 44.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

SW 20.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

AOJ 1; POL SCI 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20.

D-9: Psychology

CD 5, 10; PE 29; PSYCH 1, 2, 3, 5, 29.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

AOJ 29; SOC 1, 2, 3.

AREA E: LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
CD 4, 5; COM 5; HE 35; NUT 1; PE 29; PSYCH 1, 2, 3, 4, 29; SOC 3.

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
HIST 17A - US 1
HIST 17B - US 1
HIST 44 - US 1
POL SCI 1 - US 2 & US 3