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Pasadena City College California State University General Education Requirements

2013 - 2014 California State University (CSU) General Education (GE) Requirements

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. To transfer to the CSU system at the junior level, it is necessary to have at least 60 CSU transferable units with a minimum 2.0 GPA; minimum general education requirements usually comprise approximately 039 of those units.
  2. Major requirements and/or electives complete the remainder of the 060 units.  A maximum of 070 CSU transferable units are accepted by any CSU.  Consult COUN Services for more information.
  3. A single course may not meet more than one Area A through E requirement.
  4. Please consult COUN Services or a specific CSU catalog for any additional requirements.
  5. Students expecting to request general education certification should complete 039 units distributed among categories A through E as noted with no less than 030 units for areas A through D. Areas A and B4 must be fully completed with minimum grades of C.
  6. Students whose majors require more than 030 units should consult COUN Services regarding the advisability of completing all major requiremnts instead of all general education requirements.

*   Courses may NOT be used to meet more than one area
** Credit under review. See a counselor.
NOTE: Please consult Counseling Services regarding catalog rights

AREA A - Communication and Critical Thinking (9 Units)

Choose a minimum of 3 units from each of the following areas: (Must be completed prior to transfer)

A1 - ORAL COMMUNICATION

SPCH 001, 010

A2 - WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

ENGL 001A

A3 - CRITICAL THINKING

ENGL 001C
PHIL 025, 030, 033
PHSC 002
SPCH 006, 012

AREA B - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitive Reasoning

9 semester or 12-15 quarter units required with at least one course each from Physical Science, Life Science, and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning. At least one of the science courses must contain a laboratory component (see AREA B3 below).

B1 - PHYSICAL SCIENCES

ASTR 001, 012
CHEM 001A, 001B, 002A, 002B, 008A, 008B,  022
ENVS 001,003
GEOG 001
GEOL 001, 002, 003, 004, 006, 008, 012, 016, 022, 030A, 030B, 030C, 030D, 030E, 030F, 030G, 030H, 030I, 030J, 030K, 030L, 030M
PHSC 003
Physics 001A, 001B, 001C, 001D, 002A, 002B, 010, 031A, 031B

B2 - LIFE SCIENCE

ANAT 025
ANTH 001
BIOL 001A, 001B, 001C, 002, 003, 004,010A, 010B, 010C, 011, 014, 016, 030, 035, 038, 039
MICR 002
PSYC 002
PYSO 001, 002A, 002B

B3 - LABORATORY ACTIVITY

ANAT 025
ANTH 001L
ASTR 001
BIOL 001A, 001B, 001C, 002, 003, 004, 010A, 010B, 011, 014, 016, 030, 038, 039
CHEM 001A, 001B, 002A, 002B, 008A, 008B,  022
ENVS 001,003
GEOG 001L
GEOL 001, 001F, 002, 002F, 003, 003F, 006, 008, 012F, 012L, 030A, 030B, 030C, 030D, 030E, 030F, 030G, 030H, 030I, 030J, 030K, 030L, 030M
MICR 002
PHSC 003L
Physics 001A, 001B, 001C, 001D, 002A, 002B, 010L, 031A, 031B
PYSO 001, 002A, 002B

B4 - MATHEMATICS/QUANTITATIVE REASONING

BUS 014B
CS 002, 004, 006, 008, 010, 012, 043, 045
MATH 003, 005A, 005B, 005C, 007A, 007B,  008, 009, 010, 012, 015, 022, 038, 055, 055H
STAT 015, 018, 050

AREA C - Arts And Humanities

(9 semester or 12-15 quarter units required with at least one course each in Arts and Humanities area)

C1 - ARTS (Art, Dance, Music, Theater)

ARCH 024A, 024B
ART 001A, 001B, 002, 003A, 003B, 004A, 004B, 004C, 004D, 005, 007, 008, 009
CHIN 022
DANC 021A, 021B
FRNC 050
ITAL 050
MUSC 007A, 007B, 021, 022, 023, 024A, 024B, 025, 026, 027, 028, 038A
PHOT 025
THRT 001, 005, 007A, 007B

C2 - HUMANITIES (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Languages)

ARBC 001, 002
ARMN 001, 002
ASL 010A, 010B
CHIN 001, 002, 002A, 003, 004, 010, 012
ENGL 001B, 005A, 005B, 009, 010, 011, 024, 025A, 025C, 025D, 025E, 025F, 025G, 025H, 025I, 025J, 026, 030A, 030B, 030C, 044A, 044B, 044C, 045A, 045B, 046A, 046B, 047, 048, 049A, 050, 051, 052, 053, 054, 057, 059, 060, 061, 078A, 078B, 082A, 082B, 082C
FRNC 001, 002, 003, 004. 005A, 005B, 006, 010, 012, 016
GREK 001, 002
GRMN 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 010, 012
HEBR 001, 002, 003
HIST 001A, 001B, 002A, 002B, 005A, 005B, 007A*, 007B*, 008, 009A, 009B, 012, 016, 018, 019, 025A*, 025B*, 025C, 025D, 025F, 025I, 027A, 027B, 029A*, 029B*, 030, 031*, 038, 041*, 050
HUM 001, 002, 003, 004
ITAL 001, 002, 003, 004, 010, 012
JAPN 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 010, 011, 012
LATN 001, 002
LING 010, 011
PHIL 001, 003, 007, 008, 020A, 020B, 031, 037
PORT 001, 002, 003, 004
RELG 001, 002, 003
RUSS 001, 002, 003, 004, 011
SPAN 001, 002, 002A, 003, 004, 005, 006A, 006B, 012, 025, 042A, 042B, 044A, 044B

AREA D - Social Sciences

(9 semester or 12-15 quarter units required with courses in at least two areas)

D0 - SOCIOLOGY AND CRIMINOLOGY

SOC 001, 002, 014, 015, 016, 022, 024, 025, 029, 031, 041

D1 - ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY

ANTH 001, 001L, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 012, 031

D2 - ECONOMICS

ECON 001A, 001B
GEOG 005

D3 - ETHNIC STUDIES

ANTH 012, 031
HIST 012, 029A*, 029B*, 031*, 041*
PSYC 029, 031, 041
SOC 014, 029, 031, 041

D4 - No courses currently available.

No courses currently available 000

D5 - GEOGRAPHY

GEOG 002, 003, 005

D6 - HISTORY

HIST 001A, 001B, 002A, 002B, 005A, 005B, 007A*, 007B*, 008, 009A, 009B, 012, 016, 018, 019, 025A*, 025B*, 025C, 025D, 025F, 025I, 027A, 027B, 029A*, 029B*, 030, 031*, 038, 041*, 050

D7 - INTERDISCIPLINARY SOCIAL OR BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

CHDV 015, COMM 001
ENGL 012
ENVS 002, Gerontology 001
LING 012, 014, 016, SPCH 013

D8 - POLITICAL SCIENCE, GOVERNMENT AND LEGAL INSTITUTIONS

POLS 001*, 002, 006, 007, 021, 022

D9 - PSYCHOLOGY

PSYC 001, 002, 005, 021, 022, 023, 024, 025, 029, 031, 033, 041

AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS REQUIREMENT

All CSU campuses require the statutory requirement in U.S. history and American government course for CSU graduation. This requirement may be met with one asterisked (*) course in U.S. history within Areas C2 or D6, AND with Political Science 1 (Area D8).

HIST 007A*, 007B*, 025A*, 025B*, 029A*, 029B*, 031*, 041* (required) POLS 001* (required)

AREA E - Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (3 Units)

 053, 054A, 054B, 054C, 065A, 065B, 065C, 069, 081A, 081B, 081C
ANTH 002
BIOL 019
College 001, COUN 012
DANC
(maximum one unit DANC/KINA) 001,002,003,004A,004B,004C,004D,004E,004F,004G,004H,005A,005B,006A,006B,007A,007B,008A,008B,008C,009A,009B,009C,010,011A,011B,011C,013,015A,015B,019A,019B,019C,022A,022B,022C,037A,037B,037C
HED 002A, 002E, 044
KINA (KINA) (maximum one unit KINA or DANC) 003A, 003B, 003C, 003D, 003E, 027, 028A, 028B, 029A, 029B, 029C
NUTR 011
Physical EducationActivity(KINA)
(maximum one unit KINA or DANC)  030, 032A, 032B, 032C, 033, 034A, 034B, 036, 037, 038, 039A, 039B, 046A, 046B, 046C, 048A, 048B, 048C, 049A, 049B,053,054A, 054B, 054C, 065A, 065B, 065C, 069, 081A, 081B, 081C
PSYC 001, 021, 022, 023, 024
SOC 002, 022, 024

 

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