California State University General Education 2013-2014
The CSU GE Pattern
Courses required in Oral Communication (Area A1), Written Communication (Area A2), Critical Thinking (Area A3), and mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (Area B4) must be completed with grades of "C" or better for admission to most CSU campuses.

California State University General Education Breadth Course List.
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. 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 (B.1) and life science (B.2) and instruction in math/quantitative reasoning (B4). One of the two science courses from B.1 or B.2 must include a lab. Courses with a lab are shown with an asterisk (*), and separate lab courses are listed in B.3.
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: At least one course shown with an asterisk (*) in Areas B.1 or B.2 or one of the following:
       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:

       MATH
B1aB1b, B2, B6a, B6b, B6c, B6d, B6e,
       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.

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

    
   MUSC B2, B4a, B4b, B21a, B21b, B22,
       B23
, B24, B27
       THEA
B1, B2a, B2b, B12a,
       B20, B31, B32,


C.2.
Humanities: (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Languages):
       ASL
B1, B2, B3
       ENGL
B1b,
B5a, B5b, B10,
B20a,
       B21, B27,
       B28, B30a, B30b,, B35
       FREN B1, B2,
       HIST B1, B15, B18
       JAPN
B1
, B2
       PHIL B6a, B9, B10, B12, B18, B32,
       B33BB37

      
SPAN
 B1ab,
B2ab, 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.

D.0.Sociology and Criminology: CRIM B1, CRIM B5; SOCI B1B2, B20, (PSYC B20), B28, B36, B45

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

California State University General Education Pattern 2012-2013 (Continued)

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

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

D.5. Geography. GEOG B2
D.6. History:
       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
       PSYC B40
D.8. Political Science, Government, and Legal
       Institutions:
       JRNL B1
       POLS B1, B2, B3, B12, B16
D.9. Psychology: PSYC B1a, B6, B20, (SOCI B20), B33, B40  


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 B35
NUTR B10
PHIL B12
PSYC B1a, B30, B33, B40
SOCI B28
STDV B3, B6

 

Physical Education Activity Courses:
PHED B3adp, B3ads, B5wsb, B6,
B6ct, B6da, B6hex, 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

CSU U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals Certification Requirements. The California State University, before awarding a degree, requires students to complete courses or examinations that address: 1. The historical development of American institutions and ideals (Area US-1), and 2. The Constitution of the United States and the operation of representative democratic government under that Constitution (Area US-2_, and 3. The process of California state and local government (Area US-3).  Although this requirement is not part of the General Education requirements for CSU, all students must complete course work in U.S. History, Constitution and Government before graduation from a CSU campus. The courses may also be used to partially fulfill Area D of the CSU General Education Breadth requirements. Completion of these courses at Bakersfield College is recommended and is not required for Certification.

Students who wish to meet these requirements at Bakersfield College prior to transferring to a CSU campus may take up to six semester units from the combinations below.
POLS B1 and one of the following: HIST B17a , B17b, B20a, B20b, B30a, B30b or B36
or
HIST
B17a and POLS B1 or POLS B12 or HIST
B18