General Education

Lower Division

NOTES: A minimum of 51 G.E. units are required. All Classes are three or more semester units. Engineering and Liberal Studies major complete a different G.E. pattern – consult department advisor.

Foundation

Select one course from each of the following four categories: One in A1, one in A2, one in A3, and one in B4 for a minimum of 12 units. FOUNDATION courses must be satisfied with a minimum "C" grade.

AREA A & B4

Fundamental Skills and Knowledge

  • A1 - Foundation - Oral Communication: Communication  3, Communication  6H, Communication  7, Communication  8
  • A2 - Foundation - Written Commication: English  5B, English  10, English  10H
  • A3 - Foundation - Critical Thinking: Africana Studies Program  20, Anthropology  30, Chicano and Latin American Studies  30, Communication  5, Computer Science  1, Geography  25, Geomatics Engineering  5, Interdisciplinary Capstone  50, Natural Science  4, Natural Science  4H, Philosophy  25, Philosophy  35H, Philosophy  45, Sociology  3, Women's Studies  12
  • B4 - Foundation - Quantitative Reasoning: Decision Sciences  71, Mathematics  10A, Mathematics  45, Mathematics  45H, Mathematics  70, Mathematics  75, Mathematics  75A

Breadth

The Breadth component of the General Education Program exposes students to a variety of disciplines within the structured framework of Areas B, C, D, and E.

A maximum of two courses from one department or program may be applied to satisfy Breadth requirements.

AREA B

Physical Universeand Its Life Forms.

Two courses: One in B1 and one in B2 – see above for B4

  • B1 - Breadth - Physical Sciences: Chemistry  1A, Chemistry  3A, Chemistry  10, Chemistry  10H, Earth & Environmental Sciences  1, Earth & Environmental Sciences  4, Earth & Environmental Sciences  8H, Physics  2A, Physics  4A, Physics  4AL, Physics  10, Physical Science  21
  • B1LS - Breadth - Physical Sciences Liberal Studies Only: Natural Science  1A
  • B2 - Breadth - Life Sciences: Biology  1A, Biology  10, Biology  10H, Biology  11, Biology  12
  • AREA C

    Arts and Humanities

    Three courses: One in C1, one in C2, and a third from C1 or C2

  • C1 - Breadth - Arts: Armenian Studies  20, Armenian Studies  20H, Art  1, Art  20, Art  40, Art  50, Art History  10, Art History  11, Chicano and Latin American Studies  9, Drama-Theatre Arts  22, Drama-Theatre Arts  62, Drama-Theatre Arts  75H, English  41, English  42H, English  43, English  44, Music  9, Music  9, Music  60H, Music  74, Music  75
  • C2 - Breadth - Humanities: Arabic  1A, Arabic  1B, Armenian  1B, Armenian  2A, Armenian  2B, Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies  90, Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies  92, Chinese  1A, Chinese  1B, English  20, English  30, French  1B, French  2A, French  2B, German  1B, German  2A, German  2B, Greek  1A, Greek  1B, Hmong  1B, Humanities  10, Humanities  10H, Humanities  11, Humanities  15, Humanities  20, Italian  1A, Italian  1B, Italian  2A, Italian  2B, Japanese  1A, Japanese  1B, Latin  1A, Latin  1AH, Latin  1B, Linguistics  10, Persian  1A, Persian  1B, Philosophy  1, Philosophy  2, Philosophy  10, Philosophy  20, Portuguese  1A, Portuguese  1B, Spanish  1B, Spanish  2A, Spanish  2B, Spanish  3, Spanish  4A, Spanish  4B
  • AREA D

    Social, Political, & Economic Institutions & Behavior, Historical Background.

    One course in each sub-area

  • D1 - American History: History  11, History  12, History  15H
  • D2 - American Government: Political Science  2, Political Science  2H
  • D3 - Social Science: Africana Studies Program  1, Africana Studies Program  10, Africana Studies Program  15, Africana Studies Program  27, Africana Studies Program  36, Agricultural Business  1, American Indian Studies  50, Anthropology  2, Anthropology  3, Armenian Studies  10, Asian American Studies  15, Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies  98, Child and Family Sciences  31, Chicano and Latin American Studies  3, Chicano and Latin American Studies  5, Criminology  10, Economics  25, Economics  40, Economics  50, Geography  2, Geography  4, History  20, History  21, Industrial Technology  20, Mass Communication and Journalism  1, Middle East Studies  10, Political Science  1, Political Science  71, Political Science  71H, Psychology  10, Psychology  62H, Sociology  1, Sociology  1S, Women's Studies  10
  • AREA E

    Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development.

    Three units

  • E1 - Lifelong Understanding & Self Development: Art  13, Animal Sciences  67, Child and Family Sciences  38, Child and Family Sciences  38H, Child and Family Sciences  39, College of Science and Mathematics  15S, Dance-Theatre Arts  16, Dance-Theatre Arts  70, Drama-Theatre Arts  32, Finance  30, Gerontology  10S, Gerontology  18, Gerontology  111, Kinesiology  32, Literacy and Early Education  80T, Linguistics  30, Nutrition  53, Nutrition  53H, Peace and Conflict Studies  110, Public Health  90, Public Health  91, Public Health  110, Philosophy  32H, Psychology  61, Recreation Administration  80, University  1, University  50H, Women's Studies  18
  • Upper Division

    UPPER DIVISION G.E. CONSISTS OF 12 UNITS

    IB, IC, ID, and MI courses can be taken no sooner than the term in which 60 units of coursework are completed. They may not be selected from the primary najor department.

    Integration

    Requirement: Three upper-division courses: one course in each of three Breadth areas. (Completion of the FOUNDATION and BREADTH requirements, and upper-division standing, are prerequisites to enrollment in INTEGRATION courses.)

    INTEGRATION

    Three upper division courses – one in each area

    • IB - Physical Universe & Its Life Forms: Anthropology 161; Chemistry 170; Computer Science 100; Earth & Environmental Sciences 112, 167, 168; Geography 115, 128; Natural Science 115, 120, 121, 125; Public Health 161; Physics 100; Plant Science 105; Physical Science 131, 168; Psychology 126
    • IC - Arts & Humanities: Africana Studies Program 129; Armenian 148; Art 102; Dance-Theatre Arts 171; Drama-Theatre Arts 163, 188TZ; English 101, 102, 102WZ, 103, 112, 113, 114, 174, 174Z; French 109, 149; Humanities 101TZ, 104, 108, 110, 118; Interdisciplinary Arts Studies 108; Linguistics 115, 130, 138; Music 170A, 171, 171Z, 187, 187Z; Philosophy 120, 150, 151; Spanish 125, 129
    • ID - Social, Political & Economic Institutions: Africana Studies Program 144; Agricultural Business 155; American Indian Studies 103; Anthropology 116W, 145; Chicano and Latin American Studies 114; Criminology 101, 120, 153; Economics 146, 167, 176, 183; Geography 173; Gerontology 100; History 101; Smittcamp Honors College 102; Kinesiology 111; Mass Communication and Journalism 178; Psychology 173; Sociology 131, 143, 163; Social Science 110; Women's Studies 101

    Multicultural/International

    MULTICULTURAL/INTERNATIONAL

    • M/I - Multicultural/International: Africana Studies Program 150, 164; Anthropology 105W, 120, 123, 125; Asian American Studies 110; Business Administration 104; Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies 139; Chicano and Latin American Studies 160, 170; Communication 164; Economics 181; Geography 167; Gerontology 161; History 186; Humanities 140; Interdisciplinary Capstone 177; Linguistics 147; Mass Communication and Journalism 175, 176, 179; Nursing 141, 141LS; Public Health 104, 128; Philosophy 131, 132; Political Science 120, 120Z; Recreation Administration 130; Sociology 111, 142; Social Science 180; Social Work 136; Women's Studies 110, 120, 135

    G.E. Prerequisites

    • A2 is prerequisite to C2, D1, D2, and D3
    • B4 is prerequisite to B1
    • A1, A2, A3 and B4 are prerequisite to IB, IC, ID, and MI

    Full List

    General Education in A-E Format

    While the revised General Education Program is presented here in terms of FOUNDATION, BREADTH, INTEGRATION, and MULTICULTURAL/INTERNATIONAL, it relates simply to the A-E format widely used throughout the state as indicated by the course prefixes in the table. The following list reflects those courses accepted into the G.E. program as of December 15, 2003.

    FOUNDATION

    Foundation - Oral Communication

    • COMM  3 - Fundamentals of Public Communication (Area A1)
    • COMM  6H - Rhetoric for Autonomy and Collaboration in the Marketplace of Ideas (Area A1)
    • COMM  7 - Persuasion (Area A1)
    • COMM  8 - Group Discussion (Area A1)

    Foundation - Written Commication

    • ENGL  5B - Academic Literacy II (Area A2)
    • ENGL  10 - Accelerated Academic Literacy (Area A2)
    • ENGL  10H - Honors Accelerated Academic Literacy (Area A2)

    Foundation - Critical Thinking

    • AFRS  20 - Critical Thinking About Race (Area A3)
    • ANTH  30 - Critical Thinking in Anthropology (Area A3)
    • CLAS  30 - Critical Thinking in Chicano and Latin American Studies (Area A3)
    • COMM  5 - Argumentation (Area A3)
    • CSCI  1 - Critical Thinking and Computer Science (Area A3)
    • GEOG  25 - Critical Thinking in Geography (Area A3)
    • GME  5 - Critical Reasoning (Area A3)
    • INTD  50 - Critical Thinking on Global Issues (Area A3)
    • NSCI  4 - Science and Nonsense: Facts, Fads, and Critical Thinking (Area A3)
    • NSCI  4H - Science and Nonsense; Critical thinking and the philosophy of science (Area A3)
    • PHIL  25 - Methods of Reasoning (Area A3)
    • PHIL  35H - Logic for Autonomy and Collaboration i the Marketplace of Ideas (Area A3)
    • PHIL  45 - Introduction to Logic (Area A3)
    • SOC  3 - Critical Thinking About Society (Area A3)
    • WS  12 - Critical Thinking: Gender Issues (Area A3)

    Foundation - Quantitative Reasoning

    • DS  71 - Quantitative Analysis (Area B4)
    • MATH  10A - Structure and Concepts in Mathematics I (Area B4)
    • MATH  45 - What Is Mathematics? (Area B4)
    • MATH  45H - Exploring Math (Area B4)
    • MATH  70 - Calculus for Life Sciences (Area B4)
    • MATH  75 - Calculus I (Area B4)
    • MATH  75A - Calculus with Review IA (Area B4)

    BREADTH

    Breadth - Physical Sciences

    • CHEM  1A - General Chemistry 1A (Area B1)
    • CHEM  3A - Introductory General Chemistry (Area B1)
    • CHEM  10 - Chemistry and Society (Area B1)
    • CHEM  10H - Chemistry & Society (Area B1)
    • EES  1 - Natural Disasters and Earth Resources (Area B1)
    • EES  4 - Environmental Science (Area B1)
    • EES  8H - Natural Disasters and Earth Resources (Area B1)
    • PHYS  2A - General Physics (Area B1)
    • PHYS  4A - Mechanics and Wave Motion (Area B1)
    • PHYS  4AL - Laboratory in Mechanics and Wave Motion (Area B1)
    • PHYS  10 - Conceptual Physics (Area B1)
    • PSCI  21 - Elementary Astronomy (Area B1)

    Breadth - Physical Sciences Liberal Studies Only

    • NSCI  1A - Integrated Science: Physics and Chemistry (Area B1LS)

    Breadth - Life Sciences

    Breadth - Arts

    Breadth - Humanities

    • ARAB  1A - Elementary Arabic A (Area C2)
    • ARAB  1B - Elementary Arabic B (Area C2)
    • ARM  1B - Elementary Armenian (Area C2)
    • ARM  2A - Intermediate Armenian (Area C2)
    • ARM  2B - Intermediate Armenian (Area C2)
    • CDDS  90 - Deaf American Literature (Area C2)
    • CDDS  92 - American Sign Language II (Area C2)
    • CHIN  1A - Elementary Chinese (Area C2)
    • CHIN  1B - Elementary Chinese (Area C2)
    • ENGL  20 - Introduction to Literature (Area C2)
    • ENGL  30 - Masterpieces (Area C2)
    • FREN  1B - Elementary French (Area C2)
    • FREN  2A - French for Communication (Area C2)
    • FREN  2B - French for Communication (Area C2)
    • GERM  1B - Elementary German (Area C2)
    • GERM  2A - Intermediate German (Area C2)
    • GERM  2B - Intermediate German (Area C2)
    • GRK  1A - Elementary Greek (Area C2)
    • GRK  1B - Elementary Greek (Area C2)
    • HMONG  1B - Basic Hmong (Area C2)
    • HUM  10 - Humanities from Antiquity to the Renaissance (Area C2)
    • HUM  10H - Intro Humanities of the Western World (Area C2)
    • HUM  11 - Humanities from the Baroque to the Modern (Area C2)
    • HUM  15 - Classical Myth and World Humanities (Area C2)
    • HUM  20 - Introduction to Hispanic Literature (Area C2)
    • ITAL  1A - Elementary Italian (Area C2)
    • ITAL  1B - Elementary Italian (Area C2)
    • ITAL  2A - Intermediate Italian (Area C2)
    • ITAL  2B - Intermediate Italian (Area C2)
    • JAPN  1A - Elementary Japanese (Area C2)
    • JAPN  1B - Elementary Japanese (Area C2)
    • LATIN  1A - Elementary Latin (Area C2)
    • LATIN  1AH - Honors Elementary Latin (Area C2)
    • LATIN  1B - Elementary Latin (Area C2)
    • LING  10 - Introduction to Language (Area C2)
    • PERS  1A - Elementary Modern Persian (Area C2)
    • PERS  1B - Elementary Modern Persian B (Area C2)
    • PHIL  1 - Introduction to Philosophy (Area C2)
    • PHIL  2 - Exploring Religious Meaning (Area C2)
    • PHIL  10 - Self, Religion, and Society (Area C2)
    • PHIL  20 - Moral Questions (Area C2)
    • PORT  1A - Elementary Portuguese (Area C2)
    • PORT  1B - Elementary Portuguese (Area C2)
    • SPAN  1B - Elementary Spanish (Area C2)
    • SPAN  2A - Spanish for Communication (Area C2)
    • SPAN  2B - Spanish for Communication (Area C2)
    • SPAN  3 - Reading and Writing (Area C2)
    • SPAN  4A - Spanish for the Bilingual Student (Area C2)
    • SPAN  4B - Spanish for the Bilingual Student (Area C2)

    American History

    • HIST  11 - American History to 1877 (Area D1)
    • HIST  12 - American History from 1877 (Area D1)
    • HIST  15H - Trials of Century (Area D1)

    American Government

    • PLSI  2 - American Government and Institutions (Area D2)
    • PLSI  2H - American Government and Instituition (Area D2)

    Social Science

    • AFRS  1 - Ethnic Experience (Area D3)
    • AFRS  10 - Introduction to Africana Studies (Area D3)
    • AFRS  15 - Slavery and the American Experience (Area D3)
    • AFRS  27 - Africana Cultures and Images (Area D3)
    • AFRS  36 - Contemporary African Societies (Area D3)
    • AGBS  1 - Introductory Agricultural Economics (Area D3)
    • AIS  50 - Contemporary Life of the American Indian (Area D3)
    • ANTH  2 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Area D3)
    • ANTH  3 - Introduction to Prehistory and Physical Anthropology (Area D3)
    • ARMS  10 - Introduction to Armenian Studies (Area D3)
    • ASAM  15 - Introduction to Asian Americans (Area D3)
    • CDDS  98 - Introduction to Hard of Hearing and Deaf People (Area D3)
    • CFS  31 - The Family in America (Area D3)
    • CLAS  3 - Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies (Area D3)
    • CLAS  5 - Chicano Culture (Area D3)
    • CRIM  10 - Crime, Criminology, and Justice (Area D3)
    • ECON  25 - Introduction to Economics (Area D3)
    • ECON  40 - Principles of Microeconomics (Area D3)
    • ECON  50 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Area D3)
    • GEOG  2 - Introduction to Cultural Geography (Area D3)
    • GEOG  4 - World Geography (Area D3)
    • HIST  20 - World History I (Area D3)
    • HIST  21 - World History II (Area D3)
    • IT  20 - Technology and Society (Area D3)
    • MCJ  1 - Mass Communication and Society (Area D3)
    • MES  10 - Introduction to Modern Middle East (Area D3)
    • PLSI  1 - Modern Politics (Area D3)
    • PLSI  71 - Introduction to Environmental Politics (Area D3)
    • PLSI  71H - Introduction to Environmental Politics (Area D3)
    • PSYCH  10 - Introduction to Psychology (Area D3)
    • PSYCH  62H - Introduction to Social and Cultural Psychology (Area D3)
    • SOC  1 - Principles of Sociology (Area D3)
    • SOC  1S - Principles of Sociology (Area D3)
    • WS  10 - Introduction to Women's Studies (Area D3)

    Lifelong Understanding & Self Development

    • ART  13 - Design (Area E1)
    • ASCI  67 - Animals and Society (Area E1)
    • CFS  38 - Life Span Development (Area E1)
    • CFS  38H - Honors Lifespan Development (Area E1)
    • CFS  39 - Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development (Area E1)
    • CSM  15S - Evidence Based Decision Making (Area E1)
    • DANCE  16 - Introduction to Dance (Area E1)
    • DANCE  70 - Balance BodyMind (Area E1)
    • DRAMA  32 - Introduction to Acting (Area E1)
    • FIN  30 - Personal Financial Planning (Area E1)
    • GERON  10S - Journey of Adulthood: Planning a Meaningful Life (Area E1)
    • GERON  18 - Women and Aging (Area E1)
    • GERON  111 - Heritage and Aging (Area E1)
    • KINES  32 - Lifetime Fitness and Wellness (Area E1)
    • LEE  80T - Academic Reading (Area E1)
    • LING  30 - Language through the Lifespan (Area E1)
    • NUTR  53 - Nutrition and Health: Realities and Controversies (Area E1)
    • NUTR  53H - Nutrition and Health (Area E1)
    • PAX  110 - Peace Building (Area E1)
    • PH  90 - Contemporary Health Issues (Area E1)
    • PH  91 - Human Sexuality (Area E1)
    • PH  110 - Drugs, Society, and Health (Area E1)
    • PHIL  32H - Life,Death, and Afterlife (Area E1)
    • PSYCH  61 - Personal Adjustment (Area E1)
    • RA  80 - Lifelong Learning in the Natural Environment (Area E1)
    • UNIV  1 - An Introduction to Learning and the University (Area E1)
    • UNIV  50H - Information Literacy in a Digital Age (Area E1)
    • WS  18 - Women and Aging (Area E1)

    INTEGRATION

    Physical Universe & Its Life Forms

    • ANTH  161 - Bio/Behavioral Evolution of the Human Species (Area IB)
    • CHEM  170 - Chemistry in the Marketplace (Area IB)
    • CSCI  100 - Introduction to Computational Science (Area IB)
    • EES  112 - Planet Earth through Time (Area IB)
    • EES  167 - Oceans and Atmosphere and Climate (Area IB)
    • EES  168 - California's Earth System (Area IB)
    • GEOG  115 - Violent Weather/Climatic Hazards (Area IB)
    • GEOG  128 - Environmental Pollution (Area IB)
    • NSCI  115 - Environmental Earth and Life Science (Area IB)
    • NSCI  120 - Biotechnology and Its Impact on Society (Area IB)
    • NSCI  121 - Blood: Science, Art, and Folklore (Area IB)
    • NSCI  125 - Revenge of the Killer Microbes (Area IB)
    • PH  161 - Environment and Human Health (Area IB)
    • PHYS  100 - Concepts of Quantum Physics (Area IB)
    • PLANT  105 - Food, Society, and Environment (Area IB)
    • PSCI  131 - Concepts of Classical Physics from Babylon to Maxwell (Area IB)
    • PSCI  168 - Energy and the Environment (Area IB)
    • PSYCH  126 - Cognitive Neuroscience (Area IB)

    Arts & Humanities

    • AFRS  129 - African American Literary Classics (Area IC)
    • ARM  148 - Masterpieces of Armenian Culture (Area IC)
    • ART  102 - Ideas of Visual Culture: Art, Media, and the Computer (Area IC)
    • DANCE  171 - Philosophical Bases and Trends in Dance (Area IC)
    • DRAMA  163 - Dramatic Literature (Area IC)
    • DRAMA  188TZ - British Theatre (Area IC)
    • ENGL  101 - Masterpieces of World Literature (Area IC)
    • ENGL  102 - Masterpieces of English Literature (Area IC)
    • ENGL  102WZ - Masterpieces of English Literature (Area IC)
    • ENGL  103 - Masterpieces of American Literature (Area IC)
    • ENGL  112 - World Literature: Ancient (Area IC)
    • ENGL  113 - World Literature: Medieval and Renaissance (Area IC)
    • ENGL  114 - World Literature: Modern (Area IC)
    • ENGL  174 - Popular Fiction (Area IC)
    • ENGL  174Z - Popular Fiction - London in Literature (Area IC)
    • FREN  109 - French Literature, Culture, and Society from the Middle Ages to Today (Area IC)
    • FREN  149 - Voices of Africa (Area IC)
    • HUM  101TZ - The British Experience: Layers of London: A View from the 21st Century (Area IC)
    • HUM  104 - Humanities in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (Area IC)
    • HUM  108 - Humanities in Classical Athens (Area IC)
    • HUM  110 - Humanities in Republican and Imperial Rome (Area IC)
    • HUM  118 - Folklore in Contemporary Life (Area IC)
    • IAS  108 - Interdisciplinary Arts Studies (Area IC)
    • LING  115 - Language, Culture, and Society (Area IC)
    • LING  130 - Language and Gender (Area IC)
    • LING  138 - History of the English Language (Area IC)
    • MUSIC  170A - Music of the Americas: Latin America (Area IC)
    • MUSIC  171 - Introduction to the World's Music (Area IC)
    • MUSIC  171Z - Introduction to the World's Music (Area IC)
    • MUSIC  187 - Pop Music: Jazz and Rock (Area IC)
    • MUSIC  187Z - Pop Music: Jazz and Rock (Area IC)
    • PHIL  120 - Contemporary Conflicts of Morals (Area IC)
    • PHIL  150 - Foundations of Knowledge (Area IC)
    • PHIL  151 - Cognitive Science: Mind (Area IC)
    • SPAN  125 - Hispanic Cultural Productions (taught in Spanish) (Area IC)
    • SPAN  129 - Mexican Culture (taught in Spanish) (Area IC)

    Social, Political & Economic Institutions

    • AFRS  144 - Race Relations (Area ID)
    • AGBS  155 - Environmental and Natural Resource Policy (Area ID)
    • AIS  103 - Indians of California (Area ID)
    • ANTH  116W - Anthropology of Religion (Area ID)
    • ANTH  145 - Cultural Resources Management (Area ID)
    • CLAS  114 - Mexico and the Southwest 1810-1910 (Area ID)
    • CRIM  101 - Crime and Violence in America (Area ID)
    • CRIM  120 - Juvenile Delinquency (Area ID)
    • CRIM  153 - Psychology of Crime (Area ID)
    • ECON  146 - Economics of Crime (Area ID)
    • ECON  167 - Contemporary Socioeconomic Challenges (Area ID)
    • ECON  176 - Economics Themes in Film (Area ID)
    • ECON  183 - Political Economy of the Middle East (Area ID)
    • GEOG  173 - The American West (Area ID)
    • GERON  100 - Images of Aging in Contemporary Society (Area ID)
    • HIST  101 - Women in History (Area ID)
    • HONOR  102 - Revolutions in Natural and Social Sciences (Area ID)
    • KINES  111 - The Olympic Games (Area ID)
    • MCJ  178 - New Media Technologies (Area ID)
    • PSYCH  173 - Environmental Psychology (Area ID)
    • SOC  131 - Sociology of Sex and Gender (Area ID)
    • SOC  143 - Deviance and Control (Area ID)
    • SOC  163 - Urban Sociology (Area ID)
    • SSCI  110 - California Studies (Area ID)
    • WS  101 - Women in History (Area ID)

    MULTICULTURAL/INTERNATIONAL

    Multicultural/International

    • AFRS  150 - South Africa (Area M/I)
    • AFRS  164 - African Cultural Perspectives (Area M/I)
    • ANTH  105W - Applied Anthropology (Area M/I)
    • ANTH  120 - Ethnic Relations and Cultures (Area M/I)
    • ANTH  123 - Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia (Area M/I)
    • ANTH  125 - Tradition and Change in China and Japan (Area M/I)
    • ASAM  110 - Asian American Communities (Area M/I)
    • BA  104 - Global Business (Area M/I)
    • CDDS  139 - Deaf Culture (Area M/I)
    • CLAS  160 - Sex, Race, and Class in American Society (Area M/I)
    • CLAS  170 - Latin American Studies (Area M/I)
    • COMM  164 - Intercultural Communication (Area M/I)
    • ECON  181 - Political Economy of Latin America (Area M/I)
    • GEOG  167 - People and Places-A Global Perspective (Area M/I)
    • GERON  161 - Multiculture/Aging (Area M/I)
    • HIST  186 - American Immigration and Ethnic History (Area M/I)
    • HUM  140 - Tradition and Change in China and Japan (Area M/I)
    • INTD  177 - Global Challenges (Area M/I)
    • LING  147 - Bilingualism (Area M/I)
    • MCJ  175 - Multicultural Mass Communication and Media Stereotypes (Area M/I)
    • MCJ  176 - International Mass Communication (Area M/I)
    • MCJ  179 - Cineculture (Area M/I)
    • NURS  141 - Concepts of Community Health Nursing (Area M/I)
    • NURS  141LS - Practicum: Concepts of Community Health Nursing (Area M/I)
    • PH  104 - Global and Cultural Issues in Health (Area M/I)
    • PH  128 - Holistic Health and Alternative Medicine (Area M/I)
    • PHIL  131 - Comparative Religion (Area M/I)
    • PHIL  132 - Religion and the Margin (Area M/I)
    • PLSI  120 - International Politics (Area M/I)
    • PLSI  120Z - International Politics (Area M/I)
    • RA  130 - International Tourism: Multicultural Issues and Impacts (Area M/I)
    • SOC  111 - Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (Area M/I)
    • SOC  142 - Sociology of Popular Culture (Area M/I)
    • SSCI  180 - Diversity in the U.S. (Area M/I)
    • SWRK  136 - Cultural Diversity and Oppression (Area M/I)
    • WS  110 - Representations of Women (Area M/I)
    • WS  120 - Women of Color in the United States (Area M/I)
    • WS  135 - Women In Cross-Cultural Perspective (Area M/I)

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    General Education

    Developed by both faculty and students, the university's General Education Program is an introduction to the breadth and depth of the dynamics of human experience. It provides students with a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences and prepares them for specialized study in a particular discipline or program.

    The overall objective of General Education is to create a context wherein basic skills are developed and strengthened, scholarship and disciplined thinking emerge, awareness and reflection occur, and ultimately - the integration of knowledge begins.

    In the 1999-2000 academic year, the university introduced a major revision of the General Education program that the faculty believes is improved in content and which facilitates transfer to the university. All students enrolling in the university as first-time freshmen beginning fall 1999 and after, and all transfer students entering fall 1999 or after who elect to adopt the 1999-2000 catalog will be required to complete this new General Education Program.

    Foundation, Breadth, Integration, and Multicultural / International

    The General Education Program is an integrated curriculum of courses organized into four groups:

    FOUNDATION, the basic foundation of one's university education, consists of courses in fundamental skills and knowledge..

    Purpose: An educated person must be able to read critically, communicate effectively, and think clearly.

    BREADTH exposes students to a variety of disciplines within a structured framework that develops knowledge in four basic areas of human endeavor.

    Area B (Physical Science) – Purpose: To understand and actively explore fundamental principles in the Physical Sciences and the methods of developing and testing hypotheses used in the analysis of the physical universe.
    Area B (Life Science) – Purpose: To understand basic concepts of living things, the nature of scientific knowledge, and the relevance of biological knowledge to human affairs.
    Area C (Arts) – Purpose: To develop an appreciation and understanding of and to stimulate imagination and creativity through study and participation in art, dance, music, and theatre.
    Area C (Humanities) – Purpose: Through the study of the humanities, to understand, appreciate, and analyze the meaning of our civilization, its cultural background, and the nature and role of language. To study the humanities from a variety of historical perspectives and cultures by analyzing individual works.
    Area D (Social, Political, and Economic Institutions and Behavior, Historical Background) – Purpose: To understand and analyze the basic principles underlying human social behavior.
    Area E (Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development) – Purpose: To equip human beings for lifelong understanding and development of themselves as integrated physiological and psychological entities.

    INTEGRATION ties together the Program by providing an integrative experience at the upper-division level in three of the four areas of breadth.

    Purpose: The Integration component of General Education is included to provide instruction at the upper division level that integrates material from each of the BREADTH areas B, C, and D.

    MULTICULTURAL/INTERNATIONAL completes the General Education Program with an upper-division experience as preparation for an international, multicultural world.

    Purpose: The Multicultural/International component of General Education is included to prepare students to live in an international multicultural world.

    Requirements

    The General Education Program requires students to complete a minimum of 51 semester units. All requirements must be met with courses of at least three semester units. The requirements include: four courses in FOUNDATION, nine courses in BREADTH, and four upper-division courses - three INTEGRATION courses and one MULTICULTURAL/INTERNATIONAL course. These four upper-division courses should be taken no sooner than the term in which 60 units of college coursework are completed. A minimum of 9 units of course work for General Education must be taken in residence (see Residence Requirements) at California State University, Fresno.
    Because the goal of General Education is to provide a solid foundation with a broad scope and the goal of the major is to provide depth in a specific discipline or program, the following stipulations apply:

    1. Foundation courses must be completed with a grade of C or better to satisfy the General Education requirement.
    2. A maximum of two General Education courses from one department or program may be applied to satisfy Breadth requirements. (However, a department or program may prohibit any General Education course from simultaneously satisfying its own departmental or programmatic requirements.)

    Integration and Multicultural/International courses must be taken outside the department of the student's major to satisfy G.E. requirements.

    Writing in General Education Courses

    The university's General Education Program requires that almost all courses in the program have substantial iterative writing assignments.

    All Foundation courses except those in Quantitative Methods (B4) and all Breadth courses will require iterative writing assignments totaling at least 1,000 words.

    All upper-division courses (IB, IC, ID, and MI) will require iterative writing assignments totaling at least 2,000 words.