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2012-2013 University Catalog (Revised 2012-10-02) 
    
2012-2013 University Catalog (Revised 2012-10-02) [ARCHIVED 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-Communication and Critical Thinking: 12 units:


Students must take one course from each sub-area.

2. Written Communication:


Note(s):


(It is strongly recommended that speakers of English as a second language take ENG 102  and ENG 103  in place of ENG 104 .)

AREA B-Mathematics and Natural Science: 16 units


To fulfill all B area requirements, students must take at least one course from each sub-area, for a total of 16 units.

3. Laboratory Activity:


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

Note(s):


*Recommended for students who plan to meet state requirements for elementary school teachers. Students must complete MAT 194 , MAT 394 , MAT 395 , and MAT 494  to meet the GE Area B4 requirement.

5. Science and Technology Synthesis (upper division):


*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.

Students must complete all GE lower-division requirements in Areas A and B before they take any 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.

For Liberal Studies and Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural StudiesMajors Pre-Credential and BA/Credential Subplans only:


Required for students who plan to meet state requirements for elementary school teachers and for Pre-Credential and BA/Credential subplans in Liberal Studies and Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies. The following courses are to be taken in sequence. Students must take all courses listed in order to meet General Education requirements. See departmental advisor for more information.

AREA C-Humanities: 16 units


Students are required to take at least one course from each sub-area. A minimum of 16 units must be completed. See also the Interdisciplinary General Education Program (IGE) Section, which is the pattern recommended for students in Engineering and Architecture.

3. Literature and Foreign Languages:


4. Humanities Synthesis (upper division):


Students must complete all GE lower-division requirements in Areas A and C before they take any C4 synthesis course. Select one course from the following list or see the quarterly Schedule of Classes for approved courses:

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: 20 units


Students must take two courses in sub-area 1, and at least one course from each of sub-areas 2, 3, and 4. See also the Interdisciplinary General Education Program (IGE) section, which is the recommended pattern for most students in engineering and architecture.

1. U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals (8 units):


4. Social Science Synthesis (upper division):


Students must complete all GE lower-division requirements in Areas A and D before they take any D4 synthesis course. Select one course from the following list or see the quarterly Schedule of Classes for approved courses:

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 104  or a comparable transfer course will be granted 4 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 or see the quarterly Schedule of Classes for approved courses: