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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Pasadena City College

2019 - 2020

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

SPCH 001, 10.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1AS.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGL 001C, 001CH; PHIL 25, 025H, 30, 33; PHSC 2; SPCH 6, 12.

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 1, 12; CHEM 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 8A, 8B, 22; ENVS 1, 3, 010, 011; GEOG 1, 1L, 4; GEOL 1, 1F, 2, 2F, 3, 3F, 4, 6, 12, 12F, 12L, 21, 21F, 22, 30A-L, 30M; PHSC 3, 3L; PHYS 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 10, 10L, 31A, 31B.

B-2: Life Science

ANAT 25; ANTH 1, 1H, 1L; BIOL 2, 3, 4, 10A, 10B, 10C, 11, 11H, 14, 16, 30, 38, 39; MICR 2; PSYC 2; PYSO 1.

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 14A, 14B; CS 002, 6, 008, 45; MATH 003, 005A, 005AH, 005B, 005BH, 005C, 005CH, 7A, 7B, 008, 9, 10, 015, 22, 038, 55, 55H; STAT 15, 018, 050, 050H.

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 24A, 24B; ART 1A, 1B, 001C, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 5, 7, 8, 9; CHIN 22, 50; CINE 7A, 7B, 25; DANC 21A, 021B; FRNC 50; ITAL 50; MUSC 7A, 7B, 21, 22, 23, 24A, 24B, 25, 27, 28; PHOT 10; SPAN 50; THRT 1, 5A, 5B; TVR 19.

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

ARBC 1, 2; ARMN 1, 2; ASL 1, 2, 003, 004; CHIN 1, 2, 002A, 003, 4, 5, 10, 12; ENGL 001B, 001BH, 5A, 5B, 9, 10, 11, 24, 25A, 25C, 25D, 25E, 25F, 25G, 25H, 25I, 25J, 26, 30A, 30B, 30C, 44A, 44B, 44C, 45A, 45B, 46A, 46B, 47, 48, 49A, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 78A, 78B, 82A, 82B, 82C; FRNC 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 12, 16; GRMN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12; HIST 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 5A, 5B, 007A, 007B, 8, 9A, 9B, 12, 16, 18, 19, 025B, 25D, 25F, 25I, 27A, 27B, 29A, 29B, 30, 31, 41; HUM 1, 2, 3, 4; ITAL 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 12; JAPN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12; KINA 39C, 39D; LATN 1, 2; LING 10, 11; PHIL 1, 1H, 3, 7, 8, 20A, 20B, 31, 37; PORT 1, 2, 3, 4; RELG 1, 2, 3; RUSS 1, 2, 3, 4, 11; SPAN 1, 2, 2A, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 12, 25, 31, 42A, 42B, 44A, 44B.

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: Sociology

ANTH 009; ASL 015; ECON 001AH, 00BH; GLBL 001, 002; HED 051; PSYC 003; SOC 030; SOSC 017.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH 1, 1H, 1L, 2, 2H, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 31.

D-2: Economics

ECON 1A, 1B.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTH 12, 31; HIST 12, 29A, 29B, 31, 41; PSYC 29, 31, 41; SOC 14, 29, 31, 41.

D-4: Gender Studies

NONE.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 2, 3.

D-6: History

HIST 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 5A, 5B, 007A, 007B, 8, 9A, 9B, 12, 16, 18, 19, 025B, 25D, 25F, 25I, 27A, 27B, 29A, 29B, 30, 31, 41.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COMM 1; CHDV 15; ENVS 2; GERO 1; LING 12, 14, 16, 17; SPCH 13.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POLS 1, 2, 6, 7, 21, 22.

D-9: Psychology

PSYC 1, 1H, 2, 5, 21, 21H, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 31, 33, 41.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

SOC 1, 2, 14, 15, 16, 22, 24, 29, 31, 41.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
ANTH 2, 2H; COLL 1; COUN 12; HED 44, 052; NUTR 11; PSYC 1, 1H, 003, 21, 21H, 22, 23, 24; SOC 2, 22, 024.
For a 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)

To verify historical American Institutions course approvals visit: www.assist.org
HIST 007A - US 1
HIST 007B - US 1
HIST 025B - US 1
HIST 29A - US 1
HIST 29B - US 1
HIST 31 - US 1
HIST 41 - US 1
POLS 1 - US 2 & US 3