California State University General Education 2011-2012
A. English Language Communication and Critical Thinking:  A minimum of nine semester units in both oral and written communication in the English language, and in critical thinking and reasoning. Students must complete all of Area A with grades of C or higher prior to transferring. AP credit may not be used for A.3.

A.1. Oral Communication: COMM B1, B2, B4, B8.
A.2. Written Communication: ENGL B1a
A.3. Critical Thinking: PHIL B7, B9; ENGL B1b, B2
       or COMM B5


B. Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning: A minimum of nine semester units including instruction in physical and life science (at least one course must include a laboratory) and instruction in math/quantitative reasoning. Choose one course from each area. Courses in Areas B.1 and B2 with a laboratory are identified by an asterisk (*), see B.3. Students must complete Area B.4 with a grade of C or higher prior to
transferring.

B.1. Physical Universe:
       ASTR
B1, B2, B3
       CHEM
B1A*, B2a* B11*,
B18*
       ERSC
B10
       GEOG B1, B1L*,
B3
       GEOL B10, B10L*, B11, B11L*
       PHYS
B2a*, B4a*
       PHSC B12*
B.2. Life Science:
       ANTH
B1

       BIOL B3a*, B3b*, B7*, B11*, B16*, B18*, B20*;
       B32*, B33*
       CRPS B10*
       PSYC
B1b
B.3. Laboratory activity:
       ERSC B10L

       GEOG B1L
       GEOL B10L, B11L
       Courses from B.1 and B.2 with an * also
       satisfy the B.3 lab requirement.

B.4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning:
       ENGR
B19f;
       MATH
B1aB1b, B2, B6a, B6b, B6c, B6d, B6e,
       B16, B22, B23
       PSYC B5


C. Arts and Humanities: A minimum of nine semester units among the arts, literature, philosophy

 

and foreign languages. Every attempt should be made to include western and nonwestern cultures.
Courses covering non-western cultures are identified by a star (
).
At least one course must be taken from arts and one from humanities.

C.1. Arts: (Art, Dance, Music, Theatre):
       ART
B1,
B2
, B4, B13, B24, B35, B36, B37
      
DANC B6bLb, B6jd, B6md
       MUSC B2, B4a, B4b, B21a, B21b, B22, B23,
       B24
, B27
       THEA
B1, B2a, B2b, B4, B12a,
       B20, B27, B31, B32,
B227

C.2.
Humanities: (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign
       Languages):
       ASL
B1, B2, B3
       ENGL
B1b,
B5a, B5b, B10,
B20a, B21, B23, B27,
       B28, B30a, B30b, B35
       FREN B1, B2, B3, B4
       GERM B1ab
B2
       HIST B1, B15, B18
       JAPN
B1
, B2
       PHIL B6a, B9, B10, B12, B18, B32,
       B33B37

       RUSS
B1ab;
       SPAN B1ab, B3
, B4, B10

D. Social Sciences: A minimum of nine semester units dealing with human social, political, and economic institutions and behavior and their historical background. Fulfillment of this requirement must include courses taken in at least two disciplines. Every effort should be made to include western or non-western cultures. See notes below for information concerning additional requirements. Courses covering non-western cultures are identified by a star (
).

D.1. Anthropology and Archaeology: ANTH B2
, B3, B5.
 

California State University General Education Pattern 2011-2012 (Continued)

D.2. Economics: AGBS B2
       ECON B1, B2

D.3. Ethnic Studies: ANTH B5
       CHST B30a, B30b, B33, B36;
       COMM
B6
       HIST B20a, B20b, B30a, B30b, B33, B36;
       
SOCI B28
, B36, B45
D.4. Gender Studies: ENGL B23
       HIST B25
       SOCI B28

D.5. Geography. GEOG B2
D.6. History: CHST B30a, B30b, B33
       HIST
B1, B2, B3, B4a, B4b, B15 B17a, B17b,
       B18, B20a, B20b, B25, B30a, B30b, B33, B36
D.7. Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science:
       AGRI B1
       CHDV B21
      
COMM B6, B7
D.8. Political Science, Government, and Legal
       Institutions:
       JRNL B1
       POLS B1, B2, B3, B12, B16
D.9. Psychology: PSYC B1a, B20, (SOCI B20), B40,  
D10.Sociology and Criminology: CHST B36
       CRIM B1, CRIM B5
       SOCI B1B2, B20, (
PSYC B20), B28
, B36, B45

E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development: A minimum of three semester units in study designed to equip human beings for lifelong understanding and development of themselves as integrated physiological and psychological entities. A maximum of one unit of credit is allowed for physical education activity courses in this area.

CHDV
B21
FORE
B2
HLED
B1
MEDS B20, B35
NUTR B10
PHIL B12
PSYC B1a, B30, B31, B33
SOCI B28

 

Physical Education Activity Courses:
PHED B2wp, B3adp, B3ads, B3adw, B5, B6, B6da, B6kx, B6pl, B6py, B6y, B7, B9, B10, B11, B12, B13, B14, B16, B17, B20, B22, B23, B24, B25, B26, B27, B28, B29, B30, B32, B33

Additional requirements: United States history, constitution and American ideals. The California Education Code requires that each student qualifying for graduation from a four-year institution with a bachelor's degree shall demonstrate competence in the areas of: a) United States history, and b) national, state and local government including rights and obligations of citizens. Students who wish to meet these requirements at Bakersfield College prior to transferring to a campus of the CSU may take up to six semester units from the combinations below. The courses taken to meet the requirement may be credited toward satisfying General Education-Breadth Requirements in Area D above at the option of the CSU campus.

POLS B1 and one of the following: HIST B17a , B17b, B20a, B20b, B30a, (CHST B30a), B30b or (CHST B30b), B36
or
HIST
B17a and POLS B1 or POLS B12 or HIST
B18