Apr 25, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog

General Education-Course Lists


Certain professional programs include GE course patterns not listed here. Students should consult the curriculum of the specific major to identify the exact GE requirement for the major. The symbol (+) indicates that a course may be taken on a credit/no credit basis. Please refer to the corresponding major section in this catalog for prerequisites and a detailed description of general education courses listed below.

AREA A-English Language Communication and Critical Thinking: 9 units:


Students must take one course from each sub-area.

AREA B-Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning: 12 units


To fulfill all B area requirements, students must take at least one course from each sub-area, for a total of 12 units.

3. Laboratory Activity:


Laboratory courses are marked with an "L" following the course number. At least one laboratory course from GE Sub-areas B1 or B2 must be taken to fulfill the GE Sub-area B3 requirement. Activity courses, which are marked with an "A" following the course number, do not fulfill the GE Sub-area B3 requirement.

5. Science and Technology Synthesis (upper division):


Students must complete all GE lower-division requirements in Areas A and B before they take any GE B5 Synthesis course. Select at least 4 units of coursework from the following list:

Note(s):


*These interdisciplinary courses fulfill units in more than one of the three required GE Synthesis areas. All students are required to complete three different Synthesis courses that cover the three required GE Synthesis areas.

AREA C-Arts and Humanities: 12 units


Students are required to take at least one course from each sub-area. A minimum of 12 units must be completed. See also the Interdisciplinary General Education Program (IGE) Section, which is the pattern recommended for students in Engineering and Architecture.

2b. Literature and Languages Other than English:


3. Arts and Humanities Synthesis (upper division):


Students must complete all GE lower-division requirements in Areas A and C before they take any GE C3 Synthesis course. Select one course from the following list:

Note(s):


*These interdisciplinary courses fulfill units in only one of the three required GE Synthesis areas. All students are required to complete three different Synthesis courses that cover the three required GE Synthesis areas.

AREA D-Social Sciences: 12 units


Students are required to take at least one course from each sub-area. A minimum of 12 units must be completed. See also the Interdisciplinary General Education Program (IGE) Section, which is the pattern recommended for students in Engineering and Architecture.

2. U.S. Constitution and California Government:


4. Social Science Synthesis (upper division):


Students must complete all GE lower-division requirements in Areas A and D before they take any GE D4 Synthesis course. Select one course from the following list:

Note(s):


*These interdisciplinary courses fulfill units in only one of the three required GE Synthesis areas. All students are required to complete three different Synthesis courses that cover the three required GE Synthesis areas.

AREA E-Lifelong Learning and Self-Development: 3 units


Use of Completion of Basic Military Training Toward Satisfaction of Area E:


Students who completed basic military training, served one year of active-duty service, and passed ENG 1101  or ENG 1103  or a comparable transfer course will be granted 3 units of GE Area E credit. This credit is limited to students with an other than dishonorable discharge or still on active duty.

Interdisciplinary Synthesis Courses:


These courses will satisfy the requirement in one of subareas: B5, C4, D4. Students must complete all lower-division courses in Area A and relevant subareas before they take an Interdisciplinary Synthesis course.

Select one course from the following list: