Approved GE Courses

Catalog Years: Fall 2021 & Beyond

 

If you don't know your Catalog Year, please see our Understanding Your Catalog Year guide!

This list is updated each semester.   Please refer to the most recent Class Schedule for the current semester's available GE courses. It is recommended students review their Titan Degree Audit (TDA) in consultation with their team of advisers when selecting courses. 

If you have any questions, please see an academic advisor or review the Executive Orders (EO 1100 & EO 1110)  and other Frequently Asked Questions for faculty/staff and students.

 

WHAT ARE THE GE GRADE REQUIREMENTS?

Courses in the following areas require a grade of  "C-" or higher to earn GE credit:

  • A.1 Oral Communication
  • A.2 Written Communication
  • A.3 Critical Thinking
  • B.4 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

Courses in all other GE areas (including Overlay Z) require a grade of "D" or higher to earn GE credit

 

NOTE: This is for informational purposes ONLY and updated on a semester-by-semester basis. Please refer to your Titan Degree Audit (TDA) for a list of GE courses that are approved for your specific Catalog year.

A. Core Competencies (9 units)

Note: A grade of “C-” (1.7) or better is required in Areas A1, A2,   and A3. A “D+" (1.3) or below is not sufficient to satisfy these requirements. 

A.1. Oral Communications (3 units)

A.1. Oral Communications
Course Number Course Name Units
CHIC 102 Communication Skills 3
HONR 101B Honors Seminar in Oral Communication 3
HCOM 100 Introduction to Human Communication 3
HCOM 102 Public Speaking 3
THTR 110 Oral Communication of Literature 3

A.2. Written Communication (3 units)

A.2. Written Communication
Course Number Course Name Units
ESE 100 Analytical College Writing 3
ESE 100W Analytical College Writing Workshop 1
ENGL 100 Analytical College Writing  3
ENGL 101 Beginning College Writing 3
ENGL 100W Analytical College Writing Workshop 1

A.3. Critical Thinking (3 units)

A.3. Critical Thinking
Course Number Course Name Units
CNSM 101 Think Like Einstein 3
HONR 101A Honors Seminar in Critical Thinking 3
HCOM 235 Essentials of Argumentation 3
PHIL 105 Critical Thinking 3
PHIL 106 Introduction to Logic 3
PSYC 110 Critical Thinking in Psychology 3
READ 290 Critical Reading, Thinking, and Literacy 3

B. Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (12-13 units)

Note: + indicates a course is a lab or includes a lab

B.1. Physical Science (3 units)

B.1. Physical Science
Course Number Course Name Units Cross Listing Notes
ASTR 101 Introduction to Astronomy 3    
CHEM 100 Survey of Chemistry 3    
CHEM 102+ Physical Science for Future Elementary Teachers 3 PHYS 102+  
CHEM 105 Survey of the Molecules of Life 3    
CHEM 111 Nutrition and Health 3    
CHEM 120A+ General Chemistry 5    
CHEM 200 Chemistry for Nursing and Allied Health Professions 3   If taken in Spring 2021 or later
GEOG 110 Intro to Natural Environment 3    
GEOL 101 Introduction to Geology 3    
GEOL 102+ Earth Science Investigations for Future Teachers 4    
GEOL 110T Topics in Earth Science 3    
PHYS 101 Survey of Physics 3    
PHYS 102+ Physical Science for Future Elementary Teachers 3 CHEM 102+  
PHYS 211 Elementary Physics 3    
PHYS 225 Fundamental Physics: Mechanics 3    

B.2. Life Science (3 units)

B.2. Life Science
Course Number Course Name Units Cross Listing Notes
ANTH 101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology 3    
BIOL 101  Elements of Biology 3    
BIOL 102+ Biology for Future Teachers 4    
BIOL 103 Biology of Disease 3    
BIOL 151+ Cellular and Molecular Biology 4    
BIOL 152+ Evolution and Organismal Biology 4    

B.3. Laboratory Experience (1 course, number of units vary)

B.3. Laboratory Experience
Course Number Course Name Units Cross Listing Notes
ASTR 101L+ Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory 1   .
BIOL 101L+ Elements of Biology Laboratory 1    
BIOL 102+ Biology for Future Teachers 4    
BIOL 151+ Cellular and Molecular Biology 4    
BIOL 152+ Evolution and Organismal Biology 4    
CHEM 100L+ Survey of Chemistry Lab 1    
CHEM 102+ Physical Science for Future Elementary Teachers 3 PHYS 102+  
CHEM 120A+ General Chemistry 5    
CHEM 200 Chemistry for Nursing and Allied Health Professions  3   If taken in Spring 2021 or later
GEOG 110L Introduction to the Natural Environment: Laboratory 1    
GEOL 101L+ Introduction to Geology Laboratory 1    
GEOL 102+  Earth Science Investigations for Future Teachers 4    
PHYS 101L+  Survey of Physics Laboratory 1    
PHYS 102+ Physical Science for Future Elementary Teachers 3 CHEM 102+  
PHYS 211L+  Elementary Physics: Laboratory 1    
PHYS 225L+  Fundamental Physics: Laboratory 1    

B.4. Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (3 units)

A grade of ‘C-’ (1.7) or better is required to meet this General Education requirement. A grade of ‘D+’ (1.3) or below will not satisfy this General Education Requirement. 

B.4. Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning
Course Number Course Name Units Cross Listing Notes
ESM 110 Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students 3 MATH 110  
ESM 115A College Algebra  3 MATH 115A  
ESM 120 Elementary Statistics 3 MATH 120  
MATH 110 Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students 3  ESM 110  
MATH 115 College Algebra  4    
MATH 115A College Algebra  3 ESM 115A  
MATH 120 Elementary Statistics 3 ESM 120  
MATH 125 Precalculus  5    
MATH 130++ Calculus for the Natural Sciences 4   formerly "A Short Course in Calculus"
MATH 135++ Business Calculus 3    
MATH 150A++ Calculus I 4    

B.5. Implications and Exploration of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (3 units)

B.5. Implications and Exploration of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Course Number Course Name Units Cross Listing Notes
AMST 332 Science and Modern America 3   If taken in Fall 2023 or later.
ANTH 301 Primate Behavior 3    
ANTH 322 Human Behavioral Ecology 3    
ANTH 344 Sex, Evolution, and Human Nature 3    
BIOL 300  Environmental Biology and Sustainability 3    
BIOL 305 Human Heredity and Development 3    
BIOL 306 Biology of Aging 3   If taken in Spring 2020 or later.
(If taken in Fall 2019 or earlier, counts for GE Area E)
BIOL 310 Human Physiology 3    
BIOL 318 Wildlife Conservation 3    
BIOL 319 Marine Biology 3    
BIOL 327 Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine 3    
BIOL 352 Plants and Life 3    
BIOL 360 Biology of Human Sexuality 3   If taken in Spring 2020 or later.
(If taken in Fall 2019 or earlier, counts for GE Area E.)
CHEM 313A Environmental Pollution and Its Solutions: Air Pollution 1    
CHEM 313B Environmental Pollution and Its Solutions: Water Pollution 1    
CHEM 313C Environmental Pollution and Its Solutions: Land Pollution 1    
COMD 303 Biology of Human Communication 3    
CPSC 313 The Computer Impact 3    
EGCE 305 Earthquake Impact on Structures 3    
FIN 310 Personal Financial Management 3    
GEOG 328 Global Change and Environmental Systems 3    
GEOG 329 Cities and Nature  3    
GEOL 310T Topics in California-Related Geology 1-3    
GEOL 333 General Oceanography 3    
HCOM 308 Quantitative Research Methods 3    
HIST 330 History of Early Science and Technology 3 LBST 330  
HIST 331 History of Science: Copernicus to the Present 3 LBST 331  
HONR 301T Honors Seminar in Natural Science and Mathematics 3    
HONR 305 Honors Seminar: Evolution and Creation 3    
ISDS 361A Business Analytics I 3    
LBST 330 History of Early Science and Technology 3 HIST 330  
LBST  331 History of Science: Copernicus to the Present 3 HIST 331  
LBST  333 Evolution and Creation 3 PHIL 333  
MATH 338 Statistics Applied to Natural Sciences 4    
NURS 345 Pathophysiology 3   If taken in Spring 2022 or later
PHIL 303 Introduction to the Philosophy of Science 3    
PHIL 333 Evolution and Creation  3 LBST 333  
PHIL 368Opens in new window First Course in Symbolic Logic 3    
PHYS 305 Physics of Sound 3    
PHYS 301 Energy and Sustainability 3    
PUBH 349 Measurement and Statistics in Health Science 3   formerly HESC 349
PUBH 350 Nutrition 3   Counts for B.5 if taken in Spring 2021 or later;
counts for E if taken Fall 2020 or earlier
SOCI 303 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3    

C. Arts and Humanities (12 units)

3 units from C.1; 3 units from C.2; 3 units from C.3; and 3 units from either C.1 or C.2

C.1. Introduction to Art (3 units)

C.1. Introduction to Art
Course Number Course Name Units
ART 101 Introduction to Art 3
ART 103 Two-dimensional Design 3
ART 104 Three-dimensional Design 3
ART 106A Beginning Ceramics 3
ART 107A Beginning Drawing 3
ART 107B Beginning Painting 3
ART 201A Art and Civilization 3
ART 201B Art and Civilization 3
ART 205A Beginning Crafts 3
DANC 101 Introduction to Dance 3
MUS 100 Introduction to Music 3
MUS 101 Music Theory for Non-Music Majors 3
MUS 102 Introduction to American Folk Music 3
THTR 100 Introduction to the Theatre 3
THTR 160 Acting for Non-Majors 3

C.2. Introduction to Humanities (3 units)

C.2. Introduction to Humanities
Course Number Course Name Units Cross Listing Notes
ANTH 100 Non-Western Cultures and the Western Tradition 3    
ARAB 101 Fundamental Arabic-A 3    
ARAB 102 Fundamental Arabic-B 3    
ARAB 203 Intermediate Arabic-A 3    
CHIN 101 Fundamental Chinese-A 3    
CHIN 102 Fundamental Chinese-B 3    
CHIN 201 Mandarin Chinese for Chinese Speakers-A 3    
CHIN 202 Mandarin Chinese for Chinese Speakers-B 3    
CHIN 203 Intermediate Chinese-A 3    
CHIN 204 Intermediate Chinese-B 3    
ENGL 105 Introduction to Creative Writing 3    
ENGL 200 Literature and Popular Culture 3    
ENGL 211 British Literature to 1760 3    
ENGL 212 British Literature from 1760 3    
ENGL 221 American Literature to Whitman 3    
ENGL 222 American Literature from Twain to the Moderns 3    
FREN 101 Fundamental French-A 3    
FREN 102 Fundamental French-B 3    
FREN 203 Intermediate French-A 3    
FREN 204 Intermediate French-B 3    
GRMN 101 Fundamental German-A 3    
GRMN 102 Fundamental German-B 3    
GRMN 203 Intermediate German-A 3    
GRMN 204 Intermediate German-B 3    
GRMN 214 Intermediate Reading-B 2    
HIST 110A World Civilizations to the 16th Century 3   *Overlay Z
HIST 200 Ideas, Books, and Beliefs 3   If taken in Spring 2021 or later
HIST 210A Baseball History 3   If taken in Spring 2021 or later
HONR 210A Honors Seminar: World Civilizations to 1500 3   *Overlay Z
ITAL 101  Fundamental Italian-A 3    
ITAL 102 Fundamental Italian-B 3    
JAPN 101 Fundamental Japanese-A  3    
JAPN 102 Fundamental Japanese-B 3    
JAPN 203 Intermediate Japanese-A  3    
JAPN 204  Intermediate Japanese-B 3    
KORE 101 Fundamental Korean-A 3    
KORE 102  Fundamental Korean-B 3    
KORE 203 Intermediate Korean-A 3    
LBST 100 Introduction to the Humanities 3    
LING 106 Language and Linguistics 3    
PERS 101 Fundamental Persian - A 3    
PERS 102  Fundamental Persian - B 3    
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 3    
PHIL 101 Meaning , Purpose, and the Good Life 3    
PHIL 110 Religions of the World 3 RLST 110  
PHIL 120 Introduction to Ethics 3    
PHIL 290 History of Philosophy: Greek Philosophy 3    
PORT 105 Introduction to Lusophone Culture and Language 3    
PORT 214 Intermediate the Lusophone Culture 3    
RLST 105 Religion and the Quest for Meaning 3    
RLST 110 Religions of the World 3 PHIL 110  
RLST 200 Introduction to Christianity  3    
RLST 210 Introduction to Judaism 3    
RLST 250 Introduction to Islam 3    
RLST 270T Introduction to the Asian Religions 3    
RLST 280 Introduction to Buddhism 3    
SPAN 101 Fundamental Spanish-A 3    
SPAN 102 Fundamental Spanish-B 3    
SPAN 105 Intensive Review of Fundamental Spanish 5    
SPAN 202 Spanish for Spanish Speakers-B 3    
SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish-A 3    
SPAN 204 Intermediate Spanish-B 3    
SPAN 213 Intermediate Conversation 3    
SPAN 214  Intermediate Composition 3    
VIET 101 Fundamental Vietnamese-A 3    
VIET 102 Fundamental Vietnamese-B 3    
VIET 201 Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers - A 3    
VIET 202 Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers - B 3    
VIET 203 Intermediate Vietnamese-A 3    
VIET 204 Intermediate Vietnamese-B 3    
WGST 100 Introduction to Gender Studies in the Humanities 3    

C.3. Explorations of Arts and Humanities (3 units)

C.3. Explorations of Arts and Humanities
Course Number Course Name Units Cross Listing Notes
AFAM 314 Pan-African Dance and Movement 3   *Overlay Z
AFAM 320 Black Political Thought 3   *Overlay Z
AFAM 324 Introduction to African-American Literature 3 ENGL 324  
AFAM 337 American Indian Religions and Philosophy 3 RLST 337 *Overlay Z
AFAM 356 African American Music Appreciation 3 MUS 356 *Overlay Z
AFAM 357 Blacks in the Performing Arts 3 MUS 357 
THTR 357
*Overlay Z
AFAM 371 African American Concert Dance History 3 DANC 371  
AFAM 388 Hip Hop Culture 3    
AMST 324 American Immigrant Cultures 3    *Overlay Z IF taken in Fall 2020 or later
AMST 345 The American Dream 3    *Overlay Z IF taken in Fall 2021 or later
ANTH 304 Traditional Cultures of the World 3   *Overlay Z
ANTH 305 Anthropology of Religion 3 RLST 305 *Overlay Z
ANTH 306 Culture and Art 3   *Overlay Z
ANTH 311 Culture and Communication 3   *Overlay Z
ART 311 Foundations of Modern Art 3    
ART 312 Modern Art 3    
ART 380 Art and Child Development 3    
ASAM 320 Asian American Creative Expression 3   *Overlay Z
ASAM 322 Asian Pacific Americans and Religion 3 RLST 322 *Overlay Z
ASAM 325 Asian American Film and Video 3   *Overlay Z
ASAM 327 Asian American Literature 3 ENGL 327 *Overlay Z
CHIC 302 Ancient Mexican Culture 3   *Overlay Z
CHIC 304 Music of Mexico 3 MUS 304 *Overlay Z
CHIC 315 Chicano/Latino Theatre 3 THTR 315 *Overlay Z
CHIC 316 The Chicano Music Experience 3   *Overlay Z
CHIC 330 The Evolution of Mexican Literature 3   *Overlay Z
CHIC 333 Mexican Literature since 1940 3   *Overlay Z
CHIC 336 Latin American Literature 3    
CHIC 337 Contemporary Chicana/o Literature 3    
CHIC 340 Mexican/Chicano Intellectual Thought 3   *Overlay Z
CHIC 367 Religion in Latino/a Life 3 RLST 367 *Overlay Z
CHIC 369 Border Cinema 3 CTVA 369 *Overlay Z
CHIN 315 Introduction to Chinese Civilization 3   *Overlay Z
CHIN 325 Contemporary Chinese Culture 3    
COMM 300 Visual Communication 3    
CPLT 312 The Bible as Literature 3 RLST 312  
CPLT 315 Classical Mythology in World Literature 3    
CPLT 324 World Literature to 1650 3    
CPLT 325 World Literature from 1650 3    
CPLT 356 Queer Literature and Theory 3 ENGL 356  
CPLT 380 Introduction to Asian Literature 3 ENGL 380 *Overlay Z
CPLT 381 African Literature 3 ENGL 381 *Overlay Z
CPLT 382T Topics in Asian Literature 3   *Overlay Z
CTVA 305 Diversity in Television 3   *Overlay Z
CTVA 369 Border Cinema 3 CHIC 369 *Overlay Z
CTVA 372 World Cinema: Beginnings-1950 3   *Overlay Z
CTVA 373 World Cinema 1950-1990 3   *Overlay Z
CTVA 374 Contemporary World Cinema 3   *Overlay Z
DANC 301 Dance and Cultural Diversity 3   *Overlay Z
DANC 371 African American Concert Dance History 3 AFAM 371 *Overlay Z
ENGL 306 Intermediate Creative Writing 3    
ENGL 324 Introduction to African American Literature 3 AFAM 324  
ENGL 327 Asian American Literature 3 ASAM 327  *Overlay Z
ENGL 328 Literature of the American Indians 3   *Overlay Z
ENGL 331 Shakespeare on Film 3    
ENGL 341 Children’s Literature 3    
ENGL 356 Queer Literature and Theory 3 CPLT 356  
ENGL 380 Introduction to Asian Literature 3 CPLT 380 *Overlay Z
ENGL 381 African Literature 3 CPLT 381 *Overlay Z
FREN 315 Origins of Modern France 3   *Overlay Z
FREN 325 Contemporary French Civilization 3   *Overlay Z
FREN 375 Explorations in Literature 3    
GEOG 357 Cultural Geography 3   If taken in Fall 2023 or later.
GRMN 315 Introduction to German Civilization 3   *Overlay Z
GRMN 325 Current Trends in Culture of German-Speaking Peoples 3   *Overlay Z
GRMN 335 Introduction to Literature 3    
HIST 341 Ancient Eats: Food and Foodways in the Ancient World 3 LBST 341  
HIST 377 Women’s Image in American Film 3    
HONR 302T Honors Seminar in Arts and Humanities 3   *Overlay Z
HSS 350 Life & Culture Abroad 3   *Overlay Z
JAPN 315 Introduction to Japanese Civilization 3   *Overlay Z
JAPN 316 Modern Japan 3   *Overlay Z
JAPN 375 Introduction to Literary Forms 3    
JAPN 390 Japanese Culture and Society: Anime 3    
KNES 380 Philosophy of Human Movement 3   *Overlay Z
LBST 323 Cross-Cultural Humanities 3   *Overlay Z
LBST 335 Science on the Silver Screen 3    
LBST 341 Ancient Eats: Food and Foodwats in the Ancient World 3 HIST 341  
MUS 302 History of Jazz 3   *Overlay Z
MUS 303 World Music 3   *Overlay Z
MUS 304 Music of Mexico 3 CHIC 304 *Overlay Z
MUS 305 Women in Music 3   *Overlay Z
MUS 307 History of Rock Music  3    
MUS 350 Music in American Society 3    
MUS 355  Film Music 3    
MUS 356 African American Music Appreciation 3 AFAM 356 *Overlay Z
MUS 357 Blacks in the Performing Arts 3 AFAM 357 
THTR 357
*Overlay Z
PHIL 300 History of Philosophy: Rationalism and Empiricism 3    
PHIL 311 Aesthetics: Philosophy of Art and Beauty 3    
PHIL 312 Business and Professional Ethics 3    
PHIL 313 Environmental Ethics 3    
PHIL 314 Medical Ethics 3    
PHIL 316 Research Ethics 3    
PHIL 320 Contemporary Moral Issues 3   *Overlay Z
PHIL 323 Existentialism 3    
PHIL 325 Philosophy of Sex and Love 3    
PHIL 349 Philosophy, Literature and Cinema 3    
PHIL 350 Asian Philosophy 3   *Overlay Z
PHIL 379 American Philosophy 3    
PORT 301 Advanced Portuguese through the Arts 3    
PORT 320 Intro to Luso-Brazilian Culture and Civilization 3   *Overlay Z
PORT 325 Contemporary Brazilian Civilization 3    
PORT 385 Brazilian Cultural Communication Through Narrative 3    
POSC 340 Political Philosophy 3    
RLST 305 Anthropology of Religion 3 ANTH 305 *Overlay Z
RLST 307 Non-violence, Animal Rights and Diet in Jainism 3   If taken in Spring 2023 or later
RLST 312 The Bible as Literature 3 CPLT 312  
RLST 322 Asian Pacific Americans and Religion 3 ASAM 322 *Overlay Z
RLST 337 American Indian Religions and Philosophy 3 AFAM 337 *Overlay Z
RLST 341 Hindu Tradition to 400 B.C.E 3   *Overlay Z
RLST 342 Hindu Tradition from 400 B.C.E 3   *Overlay Z
RLST 351 History and Development of Early Christian Thought 3    
RLST 352 History and Development of Modern Christian Thought 3   *Overlay Z
RLST 361 History and Development of Jewish Thought: Biblical and Rabbinical Eras 3   *Overlay Z
RLST 362 History and Development of Jewish Thought: Medieval and Modern Eras 3   *Overlay Z
RLST 367 Religion in Latino/a Life 3 CHIC 367 *Overlay Z
RLST 371 History and Development of Islamic Thought: The Beginning to 1258 3   *Overlay Z
RLST 372 History and Development of Islamic Thought: 1259 to Modern Times 3   *Overlay Z
RLST 373 Women in Islam 3   *Overlay Z
RLST 374 Issues in Contemporary Islam 3   *Overlay Z
RLST 375 Conceptions of the Afterlife 3    
SPAN 315 Introduction to Spanish Civilization 3   *Overlay Z
SPAN 316 Introduction to Spanish-American Civilization 3   *Overlay Z
SPAN 325 Contemporary Culture of Spain 3    
SPAN 326 Spanish-American Modern Culture 3    
SPAN 375 Introduction to Literary Forms 3    
THTR 300 Theatre and Cultural Diversity 3   *Overlay Z
THTR 311 Oral Interpretation of Children’s Literature 3    
THTR 315 Chicano/Latino Theatre 3 CHIC 315 *Overlay Z
THTR 320 Theatre and Issues in Society 3   *Overlay Z IF taken Spring 2024 or later
THTR 331 Shakespeare on Film 3    
THTR 357 Blacks in the Performing Arts 3 AFAM 357 
MUS 357
*Overlay Z
THTR 383 Drama into Film 3    
VIET 315 Vietnamese Civilization 3    
VIET 325 Vietnamese Culture 3    
VIET 375 Introduction to Vietnamese Literature 3    
VIET 385 Advanced Vietnamese Cultural Communications 3   *Overlay Z
VIET 390 Vietnamese Culture Through Cinema and Literature 3    
VIET 395 Vietnamese Literature and Arts 3    
WGST 320 Gendered Techno-culture 3    

D. Social Sciences (9 units)

D.1. Introduction to Social Sciences (3 units)

D.1. Introduction to Social Sciences
Course Number Course Name Units Cross Listing Notes
AGNG 133
formerly GERO
Introduction to Gerontology 3 SOCI 133
PUBH 133 fmr HESC
HUSR 133
PSYC 133
 
AMST 101 Introduction to American Culture Studies 3    
ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3    
ANTH 103 Introduction to Archaeology 3    
ANTH 105 Introduction to Anthropology 3    
ASAM 201 The History of Asian Pacific Americans 3 HIST 201  
CHIC 220 Chicana/o Identities 3   *Overlay Z
COMM 233 Mass Communication in Modern Society 3    
CRJU 100 Myths and Realities of Crime and Justice (Formerly: Intro to Crime, Law, & Justice) 3    
ECON 100 The Economic Environment 3    
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3    
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3    
GEOG 100 Global Geography 3    
GEOG 160 Human Geography 3    
HIST 110B World Civilizations since the 16th Century 3   *Overlay Z
HIST 201 The History of Asian Pacific Americans 3 ASAM 201  
HIST 230 Clashing Dteel: Classic and Medieval War and Society 3   If taken in Spring 2021 or later
HIST 231 Roar of Cannons: Modern War and Society 3   If taken in Spring 2021 or later
HONR 210B Honors Seminar: World Civilizations since 1500 3   *Overlay Z
HUSR 133   3 AGNG 133
SOCI 133
PUBH 133 fmr HESC
PSYC 133
 
LBST 101 Introduction to the Social Sciences 3    
LING 102 Languages of the World 3    
LTAM 100 Introduction to Latin American Studies 3    
POSC 200 Introduction to the Study of Politics 3    
PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology 3    
PSYC 133   3 AGNG 133
SOCI 133
PUBH 133 fmr HESC
HUSR 133
 
PUBH 133
formerly HESC
  3 AGNG 133
SOCI 133
HUSR 133
PSYC 133
 
RLST 100 Introduction to the Study of Religion 3    
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3    
SOCI 133 Introduction to Gerontology 3 AGNG 133
PUBH 133 fmr HESC
HUSR 133
PSYC 133
 

 

D.2. American History, Institutions, and Values (3 units)

American History, Institutions, and Values
Course Number Course Name Units Notes
AFAM 190 Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities 3  
ASAM 190 Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities 3  
AMST 201 Introduction to American Studies 3  
CHIC 190 Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities 3  
HIST 170A United States to 1877 3  
HIST 170B United States since 1877 3  
HIST 180 Survey of American History 3  
HIST 190 Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities 3  
HONR 201A Honors Seminar: American Institutions and Values to 1900 3  

D.3. Explorations in Social Sciences (3 units)

Explorations in Social Sciences
Course Number Course Name Units Cross Listing Notes
AFAM 301 African American Food Culture 3   *Overlay Z
AFAM 304 Black Families in America 3 SOCI 304 *Overlay Z
AFAM 306 American Indian Women 3 WGST 306 *Overlay Z
AFAM 308 Black Men in America  3   *Overlay Z
AFAM 310 Black Women in America 3 WGST 310 *Overlay Z
AFAM 311 Race and Relationships 3   *Overlay Z
AFAM 322 Psychology of African Americans 3 PSYC 322  
AFAM 325 African American Religions and Spirituality 3 RLST 325 *Overlay Z
AFAM 335 History of Racism 3   *Overlay Z
AGNG 313
formerly GERO 313
California Gold: Diversity and Aging 3    *Overlay Z
AMST 300 Introduction to American Popular Culture 3    
AMST 301 American Character 3   *Overlay Z
AMST 395 California Cultures 3   *Overlay Z
ANTH 300 Language and Culture 3   *Overlay Z
ANTH 310 Urban Anthropology 3   *Overlay Z
ANTH 313 Psychological Anthropology 3    
ANTH 321 Peoples of Native North America 3   *Overlay Z
ANTH 325 Peoples of Central and South America 3   *Overlay Z
ANTH 327 Origins of Civilizations 3   *Overlay Z
ANTH 329 Peoples of the Caribbean 3   *Overlay Z
ANTH 340 Peoples of Asia 3   *Overlay Z
ANTH 347 Peoples of the Pacific 3   *Overlay Z
ANTH 350 Culture and Education 3   *Overlay Z
ANTH 383 Prehistoric North America 3    
ASAM 300 Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies 3   *Overlay Z
ASAM 340 Asian American Communication 3 HCOM 340 *Overlay Z
ASAM 342 Asian Pacific American Families 3   *Overlay Z
ASAM 344 Asian Pacific American Identities  3   *Overlay Z
ASAM 346 Asian American Psychology 3 PSYC 346 *Overlay Z
ASAM 360 Multiple Heritage Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders 3   *Overlay Z
ASAM 362A Filipina/o American Experience 3   *Overlay Z
ASAM 364 The South Asian American Experience 3   *Overlay Z
ASAM 366 The Korean American Experience 3   *Overlay Z
ASAM 370 The Chinese American Experience 3   *Overlay Z
ASAM 382 World War II Japanese American Evacuation 3 HIST 382  
CHIC 303 Chicano/Mexican Cultures 3   *Overlay Z
CHIC 305 Chicana/o Families 3   *Overlay Z
CHIC 313 La Chicana 3 WGST 313 *Overlay Z
CHIC 325 Chicano and Chicana Education 3   *Overlay Z
CHIC 331 The Chicano Child 3   *Overlay Z
CHIC 332 The Chicano Adolescent 3   *Overlay Z
CHIC 345 History of the Chicano 3   *Overlay Z
CHIC 350 Mexican Life and Culture 3 LTAM 350 *Overlay Z
CHIC 353 Mexico Since 1906 3   *Overlay Z
CTVA 365 Children's TV 3    
COMM 315 Mass Media and Diversity 3   *Overlay Z
If taken in Fall 2020 or later
COMM 333 Mass Media Effects 3    
COMM 370
formerly COMM 425
History and Philosophy of American Mass Communication 3    
COUN 380  Theories and Techniques of Counseling 3 HUSR 380  
CRJU 300  Foundations of Criminal Justice 3    
CRJU 320 Introduction to Public Administration 3 POSC 320  
CRJU 322 Leadership for Public Service 3 POSC 322  
CRJU 385 Minorities and the Criminal Justice System 3   *Overlay Z
ECON 330 Comparative Economic Systems 3    
ECON 332 Economies of the Pacific Rim  3    
ECON 333 Economic Development: Analysis and Case Studies 3    
ECON 334 Economics of Latin America and the Caribbean 3    
ECON 335 The International Economy 3    
ECON 336 Economies of the Middle East 3    
ECON 350 American Economic History 3    
ECON 355 Economics of Gender and Work 3 WGST 355  
ECON 362 Environmental Economics 3    
EDEL 325 Cultural Pluralism in Elementary Schools 3   *Overlay Z
GEOG 321 Nature and Society 3    
GEOG 330 California 3    
GEOG 332 United States and Canada 3   *Overlay Z
GEOG 333 Latin America 3   *Overlay Z
GEOG 340 Asia 3   *Overlay Z
GEOG 345 China 3   *Overlay Z
GEOG 371 National Parks 3    
HIST 310 The California Experience 3 LBST 310 *Overlay Z
HIST 311 World War II 3   If taken in Fall 2020 or later
HIST 315 A European Tour 3 LBST 315 *Overlay Z
HIST 320 Modern European History 1789 to Present 3    
HIST 350  History of Latin American Civilization 3    
HIST 360 Midern Asia: Nationalism and Revolutionary Change 3   If taken in Spring 2020 or later
HIST 382 World War II Japanese Evacuation 3 ASAM 382  
HIST 386A American Social History 1750-1860 3    
HIST 395 World War I 3    
HCOM 315 Social Media and Communication 3   *Overlay Z if taken in Spring 2021 or later
HCOM 320 Intercultural Communications  3   *Overlay Z
HCOM 340 Asian American Communication 3 ASAM 340 *Overlay Z
HCOM 342 America Speaks 3    
HCOM 370 Sport Communication 3   If taken in Spring 2021 or later
HONR 303T Honors Seminar in Social Sciences 3   *Overlay Z
HUSR 380 Theories and Techniques of Counseling 3 COUN 380  
KNES 381 History of Sports, Games and Culture  3    
LTAM 300 Topics in Latin America 3   *Overlay Z
LTAM 350 Mexican Life and Culture 3 CHIC 350 *Overlay Z
LBST 310 The California Experience 3 HIST 310 *Overlay Z
LBST 315 A European Tour 3 HIST 315 *Overlay Z
LBST 322 Cross Cultural Social Thought 3   *Overlay Z
LBST 340 Food Studies in the Social Sciences 3    
NURS 402 Population Health Nursing 3   If taken Fall 2019 or later
PHIL 302 Introduction to Women's Studies 3 WGST 302 *Overlay Z
POSC 300 Contemporary Issues in California Government and Politics 3    
POSC 309 Introduction to Metropolitan Politics 3    
POSC 310 Political Behavior and Motivation  3    
POSC 315 Introduction to Public Policy 3    
POSC 320 Introduction to Public Administration 3 CRJU 320  
POSC 322 Leadership for Public Service 3 CRJU 322  
POSC 330 Politics in Nation States 3    
POSC 350 International Relations 3    
POSC 352 American Foreign Policy  3    
POSC 375 Law, Politics and Society 3    
POSC 381 Religion and Politics in the US 3 RLST 381  
POSC 485 Women, Gener and Politics 3 WGST 485  
PSYC 311 Educational Psychology 3    
PSYC 321 Psychology of Religion  3 RLST 321 *Overlay Z
PSYC 322 Psychology of African Americans 3 AFAM 322 *Overlay Z
PSYC 331 Psychology of Personality 3    
PSYC 341 Abnormal Psychology 3    
PSYC 346 Asian American Psychology 3 ASAM 346 *Overlay Z
PSYC 351 Social Psychology 3    
READ 360 Literacy Education for Social Change 3   *Overlay Z
RLST 321 Psychology of Religion  3 PSYC 321 *Overlay Z
RLST 325 African American Religions and Spirituality 3 AFAM 325 *Overlay Z
RLST 333 Religion and Sexuality 3   *Overlay Z
RLST 370 New Religious Movements in the USA 3    
RLST 381 Religion and Politics in the United States 3 POSC 381  
SOCI 304 Black Families in America 3 AFAM 304 *Overlay Z
SOCI 306 Applying Sociology in the Community  3    
SOCI 351 Sociology of Families  3    
SOCI 352 Sociology of Education 3    
SOCI 353 Sociology of Children and Youth 3    
SOCI 354 Gender, Sex and Society 3    
SOCI 355 Women in Contemporary Societies 3    
SOCI 356 Social Inequality 3   *Overlay Z
SOCI 357 Race & Ethnic Relations 3   *Overlay Z
SOCI 361 Population and the Environment 3    
SOCI 365 Law and Society 3    
SOCI 371 Sociology of City Life 3    
SOCI 385 Family Violence 3    
WGST 302 Introduction to Women's Studies 3 PHIL 302 *Overlay Z
WGST 306 American Indian Women 3 AFAM 306 *Overlay Z
WGST 310 Black Women in America 3 AFAM 310 *Overlay Z
WGST 313 La Chicana 3 CHIC 313 *Overlay Z
WGST 355 Econimics of Gender and Work 3 ECON 355  
WGST 360 Politics of Sexuality 3   *Overlay Z
WGST 485 Women, Gender and Politics 3 POSC 485  

E. Lifelong Learning and Self Development (3 units)

E. Lifelong learning and Self Development (3 units)

E. Lifelong learning and Self Development
Course Number Course Name Units Cross Listing Notes
AFAM 370 Development of African American Children and Youth 3 CAS 370 *Overlay Z
AMST 131 Explore Core: Migrant Lives 3 CAS 131, READ 131 *Overlay Z If taken in Fall 2023 or later.
AMST 320 Women in American Society (formery 450) 3   *Overlay Z
ANTH 308 Culture and Aging: Anthropoligical Gerontology 3   *Overlay Z
ANTH 315 Culture and Nutrition 3   *Overlay Z
ANTH 316 Anthropology of Sex and Gender 3 WGST 316 *Overlay Z
ANTH 332 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective 3   *Overlay Z
ANTH 333 Anthropology of Childhood 3   *Overlay Z
ANTH 342 Anthroplogy and Health 3   *Overlay Z
ASAM 230 Civic Engagement through Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies 3   *Overlay Z
ASAM 308 Asian American Women 3 WGST 308 *Overlay Z
BUAD 300 Professional and Career Development 3    
CAS 131 Explore Core: Migrant Lives 3 AMST 131, READ 131 *Overlay Z If taken in Fall 2023 or later.
CAS 312 Human Growth and Development 3    
CAS 315 Child Development 3    
CAS 330 Adolescence and Early Adulthood 3    
CAS 340 Parenting in the 21st Century 3    
CAS 360 Adolescents and the Media 3    
CAS 365 Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting 3    
CAS 370 Development of African American Children and Youth 3 AFAM 370 *Overlay Z
CEDU 100 Introduction to Learning and Thinking in Science and Math 3 CNSM 100  
CHEM 111 Nutrition and Health 3    If taken in Spring 2021 or earlier
CHEM 311  Nutrition and Disease 3    
CTVA 362 Media Literacy 3    
CNSM 100 Introduction to Learning and Thinking in Science and Math 3 CEDU 100  
COMD 345 Communication and Aging 3    
CPLT 355T Images of Women in Literature 3 ENGL 355T  
COUN 350 Leadership Skills and Personal Development 3 HUSR 350  
COUN 252 Career and Life Planning  3    
EDSC 320 Adolescent Development 3    
ENGL 355T Images of Women in Literature 3 CPLT 355T  
GEOG 120 Global Environmental Problems 3    
GEOG 372
formerly GEOG 353
Geography of Illegal Drugs 3    
GEOG 373 Global Cuisines 3    
GEOG 357  Cultural Geography 3    
HONR 304T Honors Seminar in Lifelong Learning 3    
HONR 306 Honors Seminar: Women in American Society 3   *Overlay Z
HCOM 305 Digital Media Literacy 3    
HUSR 300 Character and Conflict  3    
HUSR 350 Leadership Skills and Personal Development 3 COUN 350  
KNES 342
formerly HESC 342
Stress Management 3 PUBH 342  
KNES 353
formerly HESC 353
Physical Activity and Lifelong Well-Being 3 PUBH 353  
KNES 386 Movenment and the Child 3    
LBST 337 Science, Technology, and Society 3    
PHIL 224 Existential Group 3    
PHIL 377 Philosophical Approaches to Race, Class and Gender 3   *Overlay Z
PSYC 312 The Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior  3    
PSYC 361 Developmental Psychology 3    
PSYC 362 Psychology of Aging 3    
PUBH 101 Personal Health 3   Formerly HESC 101
PUBH 115 Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety 3   Formerly HESC 115
PUBH 301 Promotion of Optimal Health 3   Formerly HESC 301
PUBH 321 Drugs and Society 3   Formerly HESC 321
PUBH 342 Stress Management 3 KNES 342 Formerly HESC 342
PUBH 353 Physical Activity and Lifelong Well-Being 3 KNES 353 Formerly HESC 353
PUBH 358 Contemporary Issues in Children's Health 3   Formerly HESC 358
READ 131 Explore Core: Migrant Lives 3 AMST 131, CAS 131 *Overlay Z If taken in Fall 2023 or later.
READ 201 New Literacies for Academic Success 3    
READ 295 Critical Literacies for Advocacy and Community Engagement 3   Formerly READ 390
RLST 306 Contemporary Practices of the World's Religions 3    
RLST 380  Religion and Violence 3   *Overlay Z
EDSC 320  Adolescent Development 3    
SOCI 201 Social Media and Social Interaction 3   If taken in Fall 2023 or later.
SOCI 325 The American Drug Scene 3    
SOCI 341 Social Interaction 3    
SOCI 360 Sociology of Death and Dying 3    
UNIV 100 Foundation for College Success, Lifelong Leraning and Self-Development 3    
WGST 205 Gender and Globalization  3   *Overlay Z
WGST 308 Asian American Women 3 ASAM 308 *Overlay Z
WGST 316 Anthropology of Sex and Gender 3 ANTH 316 *Overlay Z

F. Ethnic Studies (3 Units)

F. Ethnic Studies

F. Ethnic Studies
Course Number Course Name Units Cross Listing Notes
AFAM 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies 3 ASAM 101
CHIC 101
 
AFAM 107 Introduction to African American Studies 3    
AFAM 160 Introduction to Black Creative Expression 3    
AFAM 260 Black Lives Matter Creative and Critical Ideas 3    
AFAM 280 Introduction to African American History 3    
AFAM 361 Black Environmentalism 3    
AFAM 389 Black Latinx Identity 3    
ASAM 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies 3 AFAM 101
CHIC 101
 
ASAM 202 Ideas, Imagination and Intersections in Ethnic Studies/Asian American Studies 3    
ASAM 303 Community, Liberation and Action in Ethnic Studies/Asian American Studies 3    
CHIC 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies 3 AFM 101
ASAM 101
 
CHIC 106 Introduction to Chicano Studies 3    
CHIC 201 Chicana and Chicano Environmentalism 3    

Z. Cultural Diversity

One (1) GE course in C, D, or E must double-count as a Z course (noted above with an asterisk*)