General Education Breadth (CSU GE - B)

California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE-B) 2019-2020

AREA A: English Language Communication and Critical Thinking

9 semester units minimum required with at least one course each from A1, A2, and A3.

Major Requirements for Area A - A1. Oral Communication (3 Units Minimum):
Course Course Description Units
COMM 1 or
COMM 1H
Public Speaking or
Honors Public Speaking
3
COMM 2 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 4 Persuasion 3
COMM 8 Group Communication 3
*COMM 25 Argumentation 3
A2. Written Communication (3 Units Minimum):
Course Course Description Units
ENGL 1A or
ENGL 1AH
Reading and Composition or
Honors Reading and Composition
4
A3: Critical Thinking (3 units minimum):
Course Course Description Units
*COMM 25 Argumentation 3
CSCI 1 Critical Thinking & Computer Science 3
ENGL 3 or
ENGL 3H
Critical Reading and Writing or
Honors Critical Reading and Writing
3
PHIL 2 Critical Reasoning and Analytic Writing 3
PHIL 4 Introduction to Logic 3
PHIL 6 Symbolic Logic 3
*SOC 1B Critical Thinking About Social Problems 3

Area B: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning

9 semester units minimum with at least one course each from B1 and B2 (one course from B1 or B2 to contain a laboratory component, marked by L), and at least one course from B4.

Major Requirements for Area B - B1: Physical Science (3 units minimum):
Course Course Description Units
CHEM 1A(L) General Chemistry 5
CHEM 1B(L) General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis 5
CHEM 3A(L) Introduction to General Chemistry 4
CHEM 3B(L) Introductory Organic and Biological Chemistry 4
CHEM 8 Elementary Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 10(L) Elementary Chemistry 4
CHEM 28A Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 28B Organic Chemistry II 3
GEOG 1 Physical Geography 3
GEOG 5 Physical Geography: Environmental Conditions 3
GEOG 9 Physical Geography: Land Formations 3
GEOL 1(L) Physical Geology 4
GEOL 9(L) Introduction to Earth Science 4
PHYS 2A(L) General Physics I 4
PHYS 2B(L) GENERAL PHYSICS II 4
PHYS 4A(L) Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4
PHYS 4B(L) Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4
PHYS 4C(L) Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4
PHYS 10(L) Introduction to Physics 3.5
SCI 1A(L) Introductory Chemical And Physical Science 4
B2: Life Science (3 units minimum):
Course Course Description Units
*ANTHRO 1 Biological Anthropology 3
BIOL 2(L) Environmental Science 4
BIOL 3(L) Introduction to Life Science 4
BIOL 5(L) Human Biology 4
BIOL 10 Introduction to Life Science Lecture 3
BIOL 11A(L) Biology For Science Majors I 5
BIOL 11B(L) Biology For Science Majors II 5
BIOL 20(L) Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 22(L) Human Physiology 5
BIOL 25(L) Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIOL 31(L) Microbiology 5
B3: Laboratory Activity:
*complete a course from B1 or B2 with a lab (marked with L) or one of the following:
Course Course Description Units
BIOL 10(L) Introduction to Life Science Lab 1
CHEM 29A (L) Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
CHEM 29B(L) Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 2
B4: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (3 units minimum):
Course Course Description Units
BA 39 Finite Mathematics for Business 3
CSCI 26 Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science 3
MATH 3A College Algebra 4
MATH 4A Trigonometry 4
MATH 4B Precalculus 4
MATH 5A Math Analysis I 5
MATH 5B Math Analysis II 4
MATH 6 Math Analysis III 5
MATH 10A Structure and Concepts in Mathematics I 3
MATH 10B Structure and Concepts in Mathematics II 3
MATH 11 Elementary Statistics 4
MATH 45 Contemporary Mathematics 3
MATH 17 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 5
STAT 7 Elementary Statistics 4

Area C: Arts and Humanities

9 semester units minimum with at least one course each from C1 and C2, and an additional course from C1 or C2.

Major Requirements for Area C - C1: Arts (3 units minimum):
Course Course Description Units
ART 1 Art Basics: 2/3 Dimensional Design 3
ART 2 Art Appreciation 3
ART 5 Art History I 3
ART 6 or
ART 6H
Art History II or
Honors Art History II
3
*ART 26 Arts of Africa, Oceania, Indigenous North America, and the Pre-Columbia 3
COMM 12 Fundamentals of Intrepretation 3
FILM 1 Introduction to Film Studies 3
*FILM 2A History of Cinema: 1895-1960 3
*FILM 2B History of Cinema: 1960 to present 3
MUS 12 Music Appreciation 3
MUS 16 Jazz History and Appreciation 3
PHOTO 1 Basics of Digital Photography 3
C2: Humanities (3 units minimum):
Course Course Description Units
ASL 1 Beginning American Sign Language 4
ASL 2 High-beginning American Sign Language 4
ASL 3 Intermediate American Sign Language 4
ASL 4 High-intermediate American Sign Language 4
*ART 26 Arts of Africa, Oceania, Indigenous North America, and the Pre-Columbia 3
CHIN 1 Beginning Chinese 4
CHIN 2 High-beginning Chinese 4
ENGL 1B or
ENGL 1BH
Introduction to the Study of Literature or
Honors Introduction to the Study of Literature
3
ENGL 43A American Literature: Origins Through Reconstruction (1877) 3
ENGL 43B American Literature: 1877 to Present 3
ENGL 44A World Literature to the Renaissance 3
ENGL 44B World Literature Since the Renaissance 3
ENGL 46A English Literature to 1800 3
ENGL 46B English Literature from 1800 to the Present 3
ENGL 47 Shakespeare 3
ENGL 49 Latino & Chicano Literature 3
*FILM 2A History of Cinema 1895-1960 3
*FILM 2B History of Cinema: 1960 to Present 3
FRENCH 1 Beginning French 5
FRENCH 2 High-beginning French 5
FRENCH 3 Intermediate French 4
FRENCH 4 High-intermediate French 4
*HIST 1 Western Civilization to 1648 3
*HIST 2 Western Civilization from 1648 3
*HIST 11 History of the United States to 1877 3
*HIST 12 or
*HIST 12H
History of the United States since 1865 or
Honors History of the United States Since 1865
3
*HIST 20 World History I, TO 1600 3
*HIST 23 World History II, Since 1500 3
*HIST 31 A Survey of the History of Africa 3
*HIST 33 A Survey of Latin America History 3
GERMAN 1 Beginning German 4
GERMAN 2 High-Beginning German 4
GERMAN 3 Intermediate German 4
GERMAN 4 High-Intermediate German 4
LING 10 Introduction to Language 3
PHIL 1 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 1C or
PHIL 1CH
Ethics or
Honors Ethics
3
PHIL 1D World Religions 3
PHIL 3 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy 3
SPAN 1 Beginning Spanish 5
SPAN 2 High-Beginning Spanish 5
SPAN 3 Intermediate Spanish 5
SPAN 3NS Spanish for Spanish Speakers 4
SPAN 4 High-Intermediate Spanish 5
SPAN 4NS Spanish for Spanish Speakers 4
SPAN 15 Practical Spanish Conversation, Low-Intermediate Level 3
SPAN 16 Practical Spanish Conversation, High-Intermediate Level 3

C1 or C2 (3 units minimum): add an additional course from C1 or C2

Area D: Social Sciences

9 semester units minimum selected from at least two disciplines.

Major Requirements for Area D - AREA D:
Course Course Description Units
*ANTHRO 1 Biological Anthropology 3
ANTHRO 2 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTHRO 3 Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory 3
ANTHRO 4 Introduction to Archaeology 3
CHDEV 30 Child, Family, and Community 3
*/**CHDEV 38 Lifespan Development 3
*CHDEV 39 Child Growth and Development 3
COMM 10 Intercultural Communication 3
CRIM 13 The Constitution and Your Individual Rights 3
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics 3
JOURN 1 Introduction to Mass Commununication 3
GEOG 2 Cultural Geography 3
GEOG 6 World Regional Geography 3
GEOG 20 California Geography 3
*HIST 1 Western Civilization to 1648 3
*HIST 2 Western Civilization from 1648 3
*HIST 11 History of the United States to 1877 3
*HIST 12 or
*HIST 12H
History of the United States Since 1865 or
Honors History of the United States Since 1865
3
*HIST 20 World History I, to 1600 3
*HIST 23 World History II, Since 1500 3
*HIST 31 A Survey of the History of Africa 3
*HIST 33 A Survey of Latin America History 3
HIST 35 A Survey of the History of East Asia 3
POLSCI 2 or
POLSCI 2H
American Government or
Honors American Government
3
POLSCI 3 Introduction to Political Theory and Thought 3
POLSCI 5 Comparative Government 3
POLSCI 24 International Relations 3
*PSY 2 or
*PSY 2H
General Psychology or
Honors General Psychology
3
PSY 5 Social Psychology 3
PSY 16 Abnormal Psychology 3
*/**PSY 38 Lifespan Development 3
PSY 45 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology 3
*SOC 1A Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 1B Critical Thinking About Social Problems 3
SOC 2 American Minority Groups 3
SOC 3 Introduction to Social Justice Studies 3
SOC 11 Sociology of Gender Studies 3

Area E: Lifelong Learning and Self-Development

(3 semester units minimum)

Major Requirements for Area E - Area E:
Course Course Description Units
*/**CHDEV 38 Lifespan Development 3
*CHDEV 39 Child Growth and Development 3
COUN 53 College and Life Management 3
FN 35 Nutrition and Health 3
HLTH 1 Contemporary Health Issues 3
INTDS 50 College Success 3
*PSY 2 or
*PSY 2H
General Psychology or
Honors General Psychology
3
PSY 25 Human Sexuality 3
*/**PSY 38 Lifespan Development 3
*SOC 1A Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 32 Courtship, Marriage, and Divorce: Family and Interpersonal Relationships 3

Notes:

* Courses located in more than one AREA can only be used in one area

** Identifies courses that are considered “same as”. You can only take one of the 2 courses (CHDEV 38 same as PSY 38)

*AP, CLEP, IB may be used to meet CSU General Education requirements for certification.

Note:

Fulfilling the CSU minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission to CSU campuses. Admission selection criteria vary widely by campus and by major. Consult with your counselor or a CSU campus representative to learn about the GPA and courses that may be required for admission to particular campuses and majors. Refer to the CSU Apply website for CSU transfer eligibility requirements.

To be fully certified, students must complete a minimum of 9 units each in Areas A, B, C, and D, and 3 units in Area E. At least 30 of these units must be completed with a grade of "C" or better, including the 9 units in Area A: Communication in the English Language; and 3 units in Area B-4: Mathematics.

GE-Breadth Certification is not automatic and must be requested by the student at the same time transcripts are requested to be sent to the CSU following the posting of final grades.

A single course, even though listed in more than one area, can only be used to satisfy one General Education requirement.

Program learning outcomes:

This Certificate of Achievement is designed for students planning to transfer to a California State University (CSU) campus. Completion of this certificate ensures that the student has met the lower division General Education requirements for all CSU campuses.

Completion of the following requirements will permit you to transfer to any CSU campus without the need, after transfer, to take additional lower-division general education courses.

  1. Students will understand the basic principles of natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, the humanities and fine arts.
  2. Students completing this degree will understand the basic principles of these academic disciplines, their methods of inquiry, their history, and impact on society, and their relationships to each other.
  3. Students will also be able to think critically, to communicate effectively, to reason using quantitative models and to maintain their physical and mental well being.

The graduate of the transfer studies program in CSU general studies breadth will:

  • Correctly setup, solve, and interpret the results of a variety of computational and non-computational problems relevant to the natural sciences by applying the language, critical thinking, and mathematical skills acquired in previous courses.
  • Demonstrate and understanding of the interrelationship between the creative arts, the humanities, and themselves.
  • Critically explain how people act and have acted in response to their societies.
  • Demonstrate and understanding of how societies and social subgroups operate.
  • Communicate ideas more effectively.
  • Demonstrate and ability to think logically and critically in solving problems; explaining conclusions; and evaluating, supporting or critiquing the thinking of others.
  • Evaluate personal choices regarding disease prevention, healthy living, and making positive life choices.

Advisor: McArron


2019-2020 California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE - B)