How do I find which courses are approved for GE?

This list of Approved General Education courses is updated each semester. Please refer to the most recent Class Schedule for the current semester's available GE courses. Courses offered by the department of the student's major may not be used to fulfill the unit requirements of Areas B, C, D, E or Z, with the exception of areas offering choices from only one department. It is recommended students review their Titan Degree Audit (TDA) in consultation with their team of advisers when selecting courses. See the course Registration Guide for a downloadable list of classes or see the Course Catalog. To search courses by Department, go to the GE Search by Department page.

NOTE: This is for informational purposes ONLY and updated on a semester-by-semester basis. Please see the Schedule of Classes and/or the University Catalog for the most up-to-date list

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 .7)  or below is not sufficient to satisfy these requirements. Students must satisfy the English Placement Test (EPT) requirement prior to enrollment in any oral or written communication course.

A.1. Oral Communications (3 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)

  • 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)

  • 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 units)

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

B.1. Physical Science (3 units)

  • ASTR 101 Introduction to Astronomy (3)
  • CHEM 100 Survey of Chemistry (3)
  • CHEM 102+/ PHYS  102+ Physical Science for Future Elementary Teachers (3)
  • CHEM  105 Survey of the Molecules of Life (3)
  • CHEM  120A+ General Chemistry (5)
  • GEOL 101 Introduction to Geology (3)
  • GEOL 102+ Earth Science Investigations for Future Teachers (4)
  • GEOL 110T+ Topics in Earth Science (3)
  • GEOL 140 Earth’s Atmosphere and Oceans (3)
  • PHYS 101 Survey of Physics (3)
  • PHYS 102+ /CHEM 102+ Physical Science for Future Elementary Teachers (3)
  • PHYS 211 Elementary Physics (3)
  • PHYS 225 Fundamental Physics: Mechanics (3)

B.2. Life Science (3 units)

ANTHROPOLOGY

  • ANTH 101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)

BIOLOGY

  • BIOL 101 Elements of Biology (3)
  • BIOL102+ Biology for Future Teachers (3)
  • BIOL151+ Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
  • BIOL152+ Evolution and Organismal Biology (4)
  • BIOL171+ Evolution and Biodiversity (5)
  • BIOL172+ Cellular Basis of Life (5)

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

  • ASTR 101L+ Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory (1)
  • BIOL 101L+ Elements of Biology Laboratory (1)
  • BIOL 102+ Biology for Future Teachers (3)
  • BIOL 151+ Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
  • BIOL 152+ Evolution and Organismal Biology (4)
  • BIOL 171+ Evolution and Biodiversity (5)
  • BIOL 172+ Cellular Basis of Life (5)
  • CHEM 100L+ Survey of Chemistry Lab (1)
  • CHEM 102+/PHYS 102+ Physical Science for Future Elementary Teachers (3)
  • CHEM 120A+ General Chemistry (5)
  • 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+/ CHEM 102+ Physical Science for Future Elementary Teachers (3)
  • PHYS 211L+ Elementary Physics: Laboratory (1)
  • PHYS 212L+ Elementary Physics: Laboratory (1)
  • PHYS 225L+ Fundamental Physics: Laboratory (1)
  • PHYS 226L+ 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. Students must pass the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) test before taking any course in this area. Students must pass the Mathematics Qualifying Exam (MQE) or be exempt from the MQE prior to enrolling in courses marked with a double dagger (++)

  • MATH 110 Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students (3)
  • MATH 115 College Algebra (4)
  • MATH 120 Introduction to Probability & Statistics (3)
  • MATH 125 Precalculus (5)
  • MATH 130++ A Short Course in Calculus (4)
  • MATH 135++ Business Calculus (3)
  • MATH 150A++ Calculus I (4)

B.5. Implications and Exploration of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (0-3 units)

ANTHROPOLOGY

  • ANTH 301 Primate Behavior (3)
  • ANTH 322 /  BIOL 322 Human Behavioral Ecology (3)
  • ANTH 344 Evolutionary Anthropology (3)

 

BIOLOGY

  • BIOL 300 Environmental Biology and Sustainability (3)
  • BIOL 305 Human Heredity and Development (3)
  • BIOL 310 Human Physiology (3)
  • BIOL 318 Wildlife Conservation (3)
  • BIOL 319 Marine Biology (3)
  • BIOL 322/ANTH 322 Human Behavioral Ecology (3)
  • BIOL 327 Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine (3)
  • BIOL 330 Sustainable Ecology: American Indian Models (3)
  • BIOL 352 Plants and Life (3)

 

CHEMISTRY-COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • CHEM 111 Nutrition and Health (3)
  • CHEM 303A Biotechnology: Business and Society (1)
  • CHEM 303B Biotechnology: Medical Biotechnology (1)
  • CHEM 303C Biotechnology: Agriculture and Environmental Biotechnology (1)
  • 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 / GEOL 305 Earthquake Impact on Structures

 

GEOGRAPHY

  • GEOG 110 Intro to Natural Environment (3)
  • GEOG 120 Global Environmental Problems (3)
  • GEOG 328 Global Change and Environmental Systems (3)
  • GEOG 329 Cities and Nature (3)

 

GEOLOGY

  • GEOL 201 Earth History (3)
  • GEOL 305/ EGCE  305  Earthquake Impact on Structures (3)
  • GEOL 310T Topics in California-Related Geology (1-3)
  • GEOL 333 General Oceanography (3)

 

H

  • HESC 349 Measurement and Statistics in Health Science (3)
  • HIST 330/LBST 330 History of Early Science and Technology (3)
  • HIST 331 /LBST 331 History of Science: Copernicus to the Present (3)
  • HONR 301T Honors Seminar in Natural Science and Mathematics (3)
  • HONR 305 Honors Seminar: Evolution and Creation (3)

 

L-M

  • LBST  331/ HIST331  History of Science: Copernicus to the Present (3)
  • LBST  333/ PHIL 333  Evolution and Creation (3)
  • MATH 338 Statistics Applied to Natural Sciences (4)
  • MATH 368/ PHIL 368  First Course in Symbolic Logic (3)

 

P-S

  • PHIL 303 Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (3)
  • PHIL 333 / LBST 333 Evolution and Creation (3)
  • PHIL 368 /MATH 368 First Course in Symbolic Logic (3)
  • PHYS 212 Elementary Physics (3)
  • PHYS 226 Fundamental Physics: Electricity and Magnetism (3)
  • PHYS 301 Energy and Sustainability (3)
  • SOCI 303 Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)

C. Arts and Humanities (12 units)

C.1. Introduction to Art (3 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)

C.2. Introduction to Humanities (3 units)

  • ANTH 100 Non-Western Cultures and the Western Tradition (3)

 

ARABIC

  • ARAB 101 Fundamental Arabic-A (5)
  • ARAB 102 Fundamental Arabic-B (5)
  • ARAB 203 Intermediate Arabic-A (3)

 

CHINESE

  • CHIN 101 Fundamental Chinese-A (5)
  • CHIN 102 Fundamental Chinese-B (5)
  • CHIN 201 Mandarin Chinese for Chinese Speakers-A (3)
  • CHIN 202 Mandarin Chinese for Chinese Speakers-B (3)
  • CHIN 203 Intermediate Chinese-A (5)
  • CHIN 204 Intermediate Chinese-B (5)

 

ENGLISH

  • 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)

 

FRENCH

  • FREN 101 Fundamental French-A (5)
  • FREN 102 Fundamental French-B (5)
  • FREN 203 Intermediate French-A (3)
  • FREN 204 Intermediate French-B (3)

 

GERMAN

  • GRMN 101 Fundamental German-A (5)
  • GRMN 102 Fundamental German-B (5)
  • GRMN 203 Intermediate German-A (3)
  • GRMN 204 Intermediate German-B (3)
  • GRMN 213 Intermediate Reading-A (2)
  • GRMN 214 Intermediate Reading-B (2)

 

ITALIAN

  • ITAL 101 Fundamental Italian-A (5)
  • ITAL 102 Fundamental Italian-B (5)
  • ITAL 203 Intermediate Italian-A (3)

 

JAPANESE

  • JAPN 101 Fundamental Japanese-A (5)
  • JAPN 102 Fundamental Japanese-B (5)
  • JAPN 203 Intermediate Japanese-A (5)
  • JAPN 204 Intermediate Japanese-B (5)

 

KOREAN

  • KORE 101 Fundamental Korean-A (5)
  • KORE 102 Fundamental Korean-B (5)
  • KORE 203 Intermediate Korean-A (3)

 

L

  • LBST 100 Introduction to the Humanities (3) 
  • LING 106 Language and Linguistics (3)

 

PERSIAN

  • PERS 101 Fundamental Persian - A (5)
  • PERS 102 Fundamental Persian - B (5)
  • PERS 203 Intermediate Persian A (3)

 

PHILOSOPHY

  • PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 101 Meaning , Purpose, and the Good Life (3)
  • PHIL 110/ RLST  110  Religions of the World (3)
  • PHIL 120 Introduction to Ethics (3)
  • PHIL 290 History of Philosophy: Greek Philosophy (3)

 

PORTUGUESE

  • PORT 101 Fundamental Portuguese-A (4)
  • PORT 102 Fundamental Portuguese-B (4)
  • PORT 105 Introduction to Lusophone Culture and Language (5)
  • PORT 214 Intermediate the Lusophone Culture  (5)

 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

  • RLST 105 Religion and the Quest for Meaning (3)
  • RLST  110/PHIL110 Religions of the World (3)
  • 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)

 

SPANISH

  • SPAN 101 Fundamental Spanish-A (5)
  • SPAN 102 Fundamental Spanish-B (5)
  • 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)

 

VIETNAMESE

  • VIET 101 Fundamental Vietnamese-A (5)
  • VIET 102 Fundamental Vietnamese-B (5)
  • VIET 201 Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers - A (5)
  • VIET 202 Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers - B (5)
  • VIET 203 Intermediate Vietnamese-A (3)
  • VIET 214 Vietnamese Cultural Conversation and Composition (3)

 

WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES

  • WGST 100 Introduction to Gender Studies in the Humanities (3)

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

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

  • AFAM 314 Pan-African Dance and Movement (3)*
  • AFAM 320 Black Political Thought (3)*
  • AFAM 324 / ENGL 324 Introduction to African-American Literature (3)
  • AFAM 337 / RLST 337 American Indian Religions and Philosophy (3)*
  • AFAM 356 / MUS 356 African-American Music Appreciation (3)*
  • AFAM 357 / MUS 357 / THTR 357 Blacks in the Performing Arts (3)*
  • AFAM 371 / DANC 371 African American Concert Dance History (3)
  • AFAM 381 / CPLT 381 / ENGL 381 African Literature (3)*
  • AFAM 388 Hip Hop Culture (3)

 

AMERICAN STUDIES

  • AMST 324 American Immigrant Cultures (3)
  • AMST 345 The American Dream (3)

 

ANTHROPOLOGY

  • ANTH 304 Traditional Cultures of the World (3)*
  • ANTH 305 / RLST 305 Anthropology of Religion (3)*
  • ANTH 306 Culture and Art (3)*
  • ANTH 311 Culture and Communication (3)*

 

ART

  • ART 311 Foundations of Modern Art (3)
  • ART  312 Modern Art (3)
  • ART 380 Art and Child Development (3)

 

ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

  • ASAM 320 Asian American Creative Expression (3)*
  • ASAM 322 / RLST 322 Asian Pacific Americans and Religion (3)*
  • ASAM 325 Asian American Film and Video (3)*
  • ASAM 327 / ENGL 327 Asian American Literature (3)*

 

CHICANO STUDIES

  • CHIC 302 Ancient Mexican Culture (3)*
  • CHIC 304 / MUS 304 Music of Mexico (3)*
  • CHIC 315 / THTR 315 Chicano/Latino Theatre (3)*
  • CHIC 316 The Chicano Music Experience (3)*
  • CHIC 330 The Evolution of Mexican Literature (3)*
  • CHIC 333 Mexican Literature since 1940 (3)*
  • CHIC 336 Latin American Literature (3)
  • CHIC 337 Contemporary Chicana/o Literature (3)
  • CHIC 340 Mexican/Chicano Intellectual Thought (3)*
  • CHIC 367 / RLST 367 Religion in Latino/a Life (3)*

 

CHINESE

  • CHIN 315 Introduction to Chinese Civilization (3)*
  • CHIN 325 Contemporary Chinese Culture (3)

 

COMMUNICATIONS

  • COMM 300 Visual Communication (3)

 

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

  • CPLT 312 / RLST 312 The Bible as Literature (3)
  • CPLT 315 Classical Mythology in World Literature (3)
  • CPLT 324 World Literature to 1650 (3)
  • CPLT 325 World Literature from 1650 (3)
  • CPLT 356 / ENGL 356 Queer Literature and Theory (3)
  • CPLT 380 Introduction to Asian Literature (3)*
  • CPLT 381/ AFAM 381 / ENGL 381 African Literature (3)*
  • CPLT 382T  Topics in Asian Literature (3)*

 

CINEMA AND TELEVISION ARTS

  • CTVA 370 World Cinema (3)*
  • CTVA 372 World Cinema: Beginnings-1950 (3)*
  • CTVA 373 World Cinema 1950-1990 (3)*
  • CTVA 374 Contemporary World Cinema (3)*

 

DANCE

  • DANC 301 Dance and Cultural Diversity (3)*
  • DANC 371 / AFAM 371 African American Concert Dance History (3)*

 

ENGLISH

  • ENGL 306 Intermediate Creative Writing (3)
  • ENGL 324 / AFAM 324 Introduction to African American Literature (3)
  • ENGL 327 / ASAM 327 Asian American Literature (3)*
  • ENGL 328 Literature of the American Indians (3)*
  • ENGL 331 Shakespeare on Film (3)
  • ENGL 341 Children’s Literature (3)
  • ENGL 356 Queer Literature and Theory (3)
  • ENGL 381 / AFAM 381/ CPLT 381 African Literature (3)*

 

FRENCH

  • FREN 315 Origins of Modern France (3)*
  • FREN 325 Contemporary French Civilization (3)*
  • FREN 375 Explorations in Literature (3)

 

GERMAN

  • GRMN 315 Introduction to German Civilization (3)*
  • GRMN 325 Current Trends in Culture of German-Speaking Peoples (3)*
  • GRMN 335 Introduction to Literature (3)

 

H

  • HIST 341 / LBST 341 Ancient Eats: Food and Foodways in the Ancient World (3)
  • HIST 377 Women’s Image in American Film (3)
  • HONR 302T Honors Seminar in Arts and Humanities (3)*
  • HUM 350 Life & Culture Abroad (3)*

 

JAPANESE

  • JAPN 315 Introduction to Japanese Civilization (3)*
  • JAPN 316 Modern Japan (3)*
  • JAPN 375 Introduction to Literary Forms (3)
  • JAPN 390 Japanese Culture and Society: Anime (3)

 

LIBERAL STUDIES

  • LBST 323 Cross-Cultural Humanities (3)*
  • LBST 335 Science on the Silver Screen (3)
  • LBST 341HIST 341 Ancient Eats: Food and Foodwats in the Ancient World (3)

 

MUSIC

  • MUS 302 History of Jazz (3)*
  • MUS 303 World Music (3)*
  • MUS 304 / CHIC 304 Music of Mexico (3)*
  • MUS 305 Women in Music (3)*
  • MUS 307 History of Rock Music (3)
  • MUS 308 Music of the Middle East (3)*
  • MUS 350 Music in American Society (3)
  • MUS 355 Film Music (3)
  • MUS 356 / AFAM 356 African American Music Appreciation (3)*
  • MUS 357 / AFAM 357 / THTR 357 Blacks in the Performing Arts (3)*

 

PHILOSOPHY

  • 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)*
  • PHIL  323 Existentialism (3)
  • PHIL  325 Philosophy of Sex and Love (3)
  • PHIL  349 Philosophy, Literature and Cinema (3)
  • PHIL  350 Asian Philosophy (3)*
  • PHIL  379 American Philosophy (3)

 

PORTUGUESE

  • PORT 320 Intro to Luso-Brazilian Culture and Civilization (3)*
  • PORT 325 Contemporary Brazilian Civilization (3)
  • PORT 385 Brazilian Cultural Communication Through Narrative (3)

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE

  • POSC 340 Political Philosophy (3)

 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

  • RLST 305 / ANTH 305 Anthropology of Religion (3)*
  • RLST 312 / CPLT 312 The Bible as Literature (3)
  • RLST 322 / ASAM 322 Asian Pacific Americans and Religion (3)*
  • RLST 337 / AFAM 337 American Indian Religions and Philosophy (3)*
  • RLST 341 Hindu Tradition to 400 B .C .E (3)*
  • RLST 342 Hindu Tradition from 400 B .C .E (3)*
  • RLST 346 Vietnamese Buddhism (3)*
  • RLST 350T Major Christian Traditions (3)
  • RLST 351 History and Development of Early Christian Thought (3)
  • RLST 352 History and Development of Modern Christian Thought (3)*
  • RLST 358 Comparative Mysticism (3)
  • RLST 361 History and Development of Jewish Thought: Biblical and Rabbinical Eras (3)*
  • RLST 362 History and Development of Jewish Thought: Medieval and Modern Eras (3)*
  • RLST 367  / CHIC 367 Religion in Latino/a Life (3)*
  • RLST 371 History and Development of Islamic Thought: The Beginning to 1258 (3)*
  • RLST 372 History and Development of Islamic Thought: 1259 to Modern Times (3)*
  • RLST 373 Women in Islam (3)*
  • RLST 374 Issues in Contemporary Islam (3)*
  • RLST 375 Conceptions of the Afterlife (3)

 

SPANISH

  • SPAN 315 Introduction to Spanish Civilization (3)*
  • SPAN 316 Introduction to Spanish-American Civilization (3)*
  • SPAN 325 Contemporary Culture of Spain (3)
  • SPAN 326 Spanish-American Modern Culture (3)
  • SPAN 375 Introduction to Literary Forms (3)
  • SPAN 390 Spanish Culture Through Cinema and Literature (3)

 

THEATRE

  • THTR 160 Acting for Non-Majors (3)
  • THTR 300 Theatre and Cultural Diversity (3)*
  • THTR 311 Oral Interpretation of Children’s Literature (3)
  • THTR 315 / CHIC 315 Chicano/Latino Theatre (3)*
  • THTR 320 Theatre and Issues in American Society (3)
  • THTR 331 Shakespeare on Film (3)
  • THTR 357 / AFAM 357 / MUS 357 Blacks in the Performing Arts (3)*
  • THTR 383 Drama into Film (3)

 

VIETNAMESE

  • VIET 315 Vietnamese Civilization (3)
  • VIET 325 Vietnamese Culture (3)
  • VIET 375 Introduction to Vietnamese Literature (3)
  • VIET 385 Advanced Vietnamese Cultural Communications (3)*
  • VIET 390 Vietnamese Culture Through Cinema and Literature (3)
  • VIET 395 Vietnamese Literature and Arts (3)

 

WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES

  • WGST 320 Gendered Techno-culture (3)

C.4. Origins of World Civilization (3 units)

  • HIST 110A World Civilizations to the 16th Century (3)
  • HONR 210A Honors Seminar: World Civilizations to 1500 (3)

D. Social Sciences (15 units)

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

  • AFAM 101/ASAM 101/CHIC 101/ WGST 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)
  • 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 101/CHIC 101/AFAM 101/ WGST 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)
  • CHIC 101/AFAM 101/ASAM 101/ WGST 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)
  • CRJU 100 Intro to Crime, Law, & Justice (3)
  • ECON 100 The Economic Environment (3)
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • GEOG 100 Global Geography (3)
  • LBST101 Introduction to the Social Sciences (3)
  • LING 102 Languages of the World (3)
  • POSC 200 Introduction to the Study of Politics (3)
  • RLST 100 Introduction to the Study of Religion (3)
  • PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology (3)
  • SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • WGST 101/AFAM 101/ASAM 101/CHIC 101 Introduction to Ethic Studies (3)

D.2. World Civilizations and Cultures (3 units)

  • HIST 110B World Civilizations since the 16th Century (3)
  • HONR 210B Honors Seminar: World Civilizations since 1500 (3)

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

  • 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)
  • CHIC190 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.4. American Government (3 units)

  • HONR 201B Honors Seminar: American Institutions and Values Since 1900 (3)
  • POSC 100 American Government (3)

D.5. Explorations in Social Sciences (3 units)

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

  • AFAM 107 Introduction to African American Studies (3)*
  • AFAM 301 African American Food Culture (3)*
  • AFAM 304/SOCI 304 Black Families in America (3)*
  • AFAM 306/WGST 306 American Indian Women (3)*
  • AFAM 308 Black Men in America (3)*
  • AFAM 310/WGST 310 Black Women in America (3)*
  • AFAM 311 Race and Relationships (3)*
  • AFAM 317/Political Science 317 Black Politics (3)*
  • AFAM 322/Psychology 322 Psychology of African Americans (3)
  • AFAM 325/RLST 325 African American Religions and Spirituality (3)*
  • AFAM 335 History of Racism (3)*
  • AFAM 346 The African Experience (3)*

 

AMERICAN STUDIES

  • AMST 300 Introduction to American Popular Culture (3)
  • AMST 301 American Character (3)*
  • AMST 320 Women in American Society (3)*
  • AMST 395 California Cultures (3)*

 

ANTHROPOLOGY

  • ANTH 300 Language and Culture (3)*
  • ANTH 310 Urban Anthropology (3)*
  • ANTH 313 Psychological Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH 321 Peoples of Native North America (3)*
  • ANTH 325 Peoples of Central and South America (3)*
  • ANTH 327 Origins of Civilizations (3)*
  • ANTH 328 Peoples of Africa (3)*
  • ANTH 329 Peoples of the Caribbean (3)*
  • ANTH 340 Peoples of Asia (3)*
  • ANTH 345 Peoples of the Middle East and North Africa (3)*
  • ANTH 347 Peoples of the Pacific (3)*
  • ANTH 350 Culture and Education (3)*
  • ANTH 383 Prehistoric North America (3)

 

 

ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

  • ASAM 201/HIST 201  History of Asian Pacific Americans (3)*
  • ASAM  220 Vietnamese Communities in the U .S . (3)*
  • ASAM 300 Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies (3)*
  • ASAM 340/HCOM 340 Asian American Communication (3)*
  • ASAM 342 Asian Pacific American Families (3)*
  • ASAM 344 Asian Pacific American Identities (3)*
  • ASAM 346/PSYC 346 Asian American Psychology (3)*
  • ASAM 360 Multiple Heritage Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (3)*
  • ASAM 362A Filipina/o American Experience (3)*
  • ASAM 364 The South Asian American Experience (3)*
  • ASAM 366 The Korean American Experience (3)*
  • ASAM 370 The Chinese American Experience (3)*
  • ASAM 382/HIST 382  World War II Japanese American Evacuation (3)

 

CHICANO STUDIES

  • CHIC 106 Introduction to Chicano Studies (3)*
  • CHIC 220 Chicano/a Identities (3)*
  • CHIC 303 Chicano/Mexican Cultures (3)*
  • CHIC 305 Chicana/o Families (3)*
  • CHIC 313/WGST 313 La Chicana (3)*
  • CHIC 325 Chicano and Chicana Education (3)*
  • CHIC 331 The Chicano Child (3)*
  • CHIC 332 The Chicano Adolescent (3)*
  • CHIC 345 History of the Chicano (3) *
  • CHIC 350/  LTAM  350  Mexican Life and Culture (3)*
  • CHIC 353 Mexico Since 1906 (3)*

 

COMMUNICATIONS

  • COMM 233 Mass Communication in Modern Society (3)
  • COMM 333 Mass Media Effects (3)
  • COMM 425 History and Philosophy of American Mass Communication (3)

 

COUNSELING

  • COUN 380/Human Services 380 Theories and Techniques of Counseling (3)*

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CINEMA AND TELEVISION ARTS

  • CRJU 300 Foundations of Criminal Justice (3)
  • CRJU 320/POSC 320 Introduction to Public Management and Policy (3)
  • CRJU 322/POSC 322 Leadership for Public Service (3)
  • CRJU 385 Minorities and the Criminal Justice System (3)*
  • CTVA 365 Children's TV (3)

 

ECONOMICS

  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • 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/WGST 355 Economics of Gender and Work (3)
  • ECON 362 Environmental Economics (3)

 

E

  • EDEL 325 Cultural Pluralism in Elementary Schools (3)*
  • EUST 315/ LBST 315/ HIST 315 A European Tour (3)*

 

GEOGRAPHY

  • GEOG 160 Human Geography (3)
  • GEOG 330 California (3)
  • GEOG 332 United States and Canada (3)*
  • GEOG 333 Latin America (3)*
  • GEOG 340 Asia (3)*
  • GEOG 342 The Middle East (3)*
  • GEOG 345 China (3)*
  • GEOG 350 Nature and Society (3)
  • GEOG 352 National Parks (3)

 

GERONTOLOGY

  • GERO 133/SOCI 133/ HESC 133/ PSYC 133/HUSR 133 Introduction to Gerontology (3)

 

HEALTH SCIENCE

  • HESC 133/ Sociology 133/ GERO 133/ PSYC 133/HUSR 133 Introduction to Gerontology (3)

 

HISTORY

  • HIST 201/ASAM 201 History of Asian Pacific Americans (3)*
  • HIST 310/Liberal Studies 310 The California Experience (3)*
  • HIST 315/ EUST 315/ LBST 315 A European Tour (3)*
  • HIST 320 Modern European History 1789 Present (3)
  • HIST 350 History of Latin American Civilization (3)
  • HIST 382/ASAM 382 WW II Japanese American Evacuation (3)
  • HIST 395 World War I

 

H

  • HONR 303T Honors Seminar in Social Sciences (3)*
  • HCOM 320 Intercultural Communications (3)*
  • HCOM 340/ ASAM 340  Asian American Communication (3)*
  • HCOM 342 America Speaks (3)
  • HUSR 133/HESC 133/ SOCI 133/ GERO133/ PSYC 133 Introduction to Gerontology (3)
  • HUSR 380/COUN 380 Theories and Techniques of Counseling (3)

 

KINESIOLOGY

  • KNES 381 History of Sports, Games and Culture (3)

 

L

  • LTAM 300 Topics in Latin America (3)*
  • LTAM 350/CHIC 350 Mexican Life and Culture (3)*
  • LBST 310/HIST 310 The California Experience (3)*
  • LBST 315/EUST 315/HIST 315 A European Tour (3)*
  • LBST 322 Cross Cultural Social Thought (3)*
  • LBST 340 Food Studies in the Social Sciences (3)

 

PHILOSOPHY

  • PHIL 302/ WGST 302 Introduction to Women’s Studies (3)*
  • PHIL 341 Assumptions of Psychotherapy (3)

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE

  • 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 Politics and Policy Making in America (3)
  • POSC 317/AFAM 317 Black Politics (3)*
  • POSC 320/CRJU 320 Introduction to Public Management and Policy (3)
  • POSC 322/CRJU 322 Leadership for Public Service (3)
  • POSC 330 Politics in Nation States (3)
  • POSC 350 World Politics in the 21st Century (3)
  • POSC 352 American Foreign Policy (3)
  • POSC 375 Law, Politics and Society (3)
  • POSC 381/ RLST  381  Religion and Politics in the U.S. (3)
  • POSC 485/WGST 485 Women and Politics (3)

 

PSYCHOLOGY

  • PSYC 133/ HESC 133/ SOCI 133/ GERO 133/HUSR 133 Introduction to Gerontology (3)
  • PSYC 311 Educational Psychology (3)
  • PSYC 321 Psychology of Religion (3)
  • PSYC 322/AFAM 322 Psychology of African Americans (3)*
  • PSYC 331 Psychology of Personality (3)
  • PSYC 341 Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • PSYC 346/ASAM 346  Asian American Psychology (3)*
  • PSYC 351 Social Psychology (3)

 

RELIGOUS STUDIES

  • RLST 321 Psychology of Religion (3)*
  • RLST 325/AFAM 325  African American Religions and Spirituality (3)*
  • RLST 333 Religion and Sexuality (3)*
  • RLST 370 New Religious Movements in the U.S.A (3)
  • RLST 381/ POSC 381 Religion and Politics in the United States (3)

 

SOCIOLOGY

  • SOCI 133/GERO 133/ PSYC 133/ HESC 133/HUSR 133 Introduction to Gerontology (3)
  • SOCI 304/AFAM 304  Black Families in America (3)*
  • 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)*
  • SOCI 357 Race & Ethnic Relations (3)*
  • 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)

 

WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES

  • WGST 302 /PHIL 302 Introduction to Women’s Studies (3)*
  • WGST 306/AFAM 306 American Indian Women (3)*
  • WGST 310/AFAM 310  Black Women in America (3)*
  • WGST 313/CHIC 313  La Chicana (3) *
  • WGST 355/ECON 355 Economics of Gender and Work (3)
  • WGST 360 Politics of Sexuality (3)*
  • WGST 485/POSC 485  Women and Politics (3)

E. Lifelong Learning and Self Development (3 units)

Lifelong learning and Self Development (3 units)

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

  • AFAM 370 / CAS 370 Development of African American Children and Youth (3)*

 

AMERICAN STUDIES

  • AMST 320 Women in American Society (formerly 450) (3)*

 

ANTHROPOLOGY

  • ANTH 308 Culture and Aging : Anthropological Gerontology (3)*
  • ANTH 315 Culture and Nutrition (3)*
  • ANTH 316 / WGST 316 Anthropology of Sex and Gender (3)*
  • ANTH 332 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)*
  • ANTH 333 Anthropology of Childhood (3)*
  • ANTH 342 Anthropology and Health (3)*

 

ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

  • ASAM 230 Civic Engagement through Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies (3)*
  • ASAM 308 / WGST 308 Asian American Women (3)*

 

BIOLOGY

  • BIOL 306 Biology of Aging (3)
  • BIOL 311 / CHEM 311 Nutrition and Disease (3)
  • BIOL 360 Biology of Human Sexuality (3)

 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

  • BUAD 300 Professional and Career Development (3)

 

CHICANO STUDIES

  • CHIC 305 Chicana/o Families (3)*

 

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT STUDIES

  • 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 / AFAM 370 Development of African American Children and Youth (3)*

 

CHEMISTRY

  • CHEM 311 / BIOL 311 Nutrition and Disease (3)

 

CINEMA AND TELEVISION ARTS

  • CTVA 362  Media Literacy (3)

 

COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

  • CNSM 100  Introduction to Learning and Thinking in Science and Math (3)

 

COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS

  • COMD 345 Communication and Aging (3)

 

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

  • CPLT 355T / ENGL 355T Images of Women in Literature (3)

 

COUNSELING

  • COUN 350 / HUSR 350 Leadership Skills and Personal Development (3)
  • COUN 252  Career and Life Planning (3)

 

ENGLISH

  • ENGL 355T / CPLT 355T Images of Women in Literature (3)

 

FINANCE

  • FIN 310 Personal Financial Management (3)

 

GEOGRAPHY

  • GEOG 353 Geography of Illegal Drugs (3)
  • GEOG 355 Global Cuisines (3)
  • GEOG 357 Cultural Geography (3)

 

HEALTH SCIENCE

  • HESC 101 Personal Health (3)
  • HESC  115 Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety (3)
  • HESC  301 Promotion of Optimal Health (3)
  • HESC  321 Drugs and Society (3)
  • HESC 342 / KNES 342 Stress Management (3)
  • HESC 350 Nutrition (3)
  • HESC 353 / KNES 353 Physical Activity and Lifelong Well-Being (3)
  • HESC 358 Contemporary Issues in Children’s Health (3)

 

HONORS

  • HONR 304T Honors Seminar in Lifelong Learning (3)
  • HONR 305 Honors Seminar: Evolution and Creation (3)
  • HONR 306 Honors Seminar: Women in American Society (3)*

 

HUMAN COMMUNICATION STUDIES

  • HCOM 305  Digital Media Literacy (3)

 

HUMAN SERVICES

  • HUSR 300 Character and Conflict (3)
  • HUSR 350 Leadership Skills and Personal Development (3)

 

LIBERAL STUDIES

  • LBST 337 Science, Technology, and Society (3)

 

KINESIOLOGY

  • KNES 342 / HESC 342 Stress Management (3)
  • KNES 353 / HESC 353 Physical Activity and Lifelong Well-Being (3)
  • KNES 386 Movement and the Child (3)

 

PHILOSOPHY

  • PHIL 312 Business and Professional Ethics (3)
  • PHIL 324 Existential Group (3)
  • PHIL 377 Philosophical Approaches to Race, Class and Gender (3)*

 

PSYCHOLOGY

  • PSYC 312 The Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior (3)
  • PSYC 361 Developmental Psychology (3)
  • PSYC 362 Psychology of Aging (3) 

 

READING EDUCATION

  • READ 390 Critical Literacies, Advocacy and Community Involvement (3)

 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

  • RLST 306 Contemporary Practices of the World’s Religions (3)
  • RLST 380 Religion and Violence (3)*
  • RLST 397 Religion and Science (3)

 

SECONDARY EDUCATION

  • EDSC 320  Adolescent Development (3)

 

SOCIOLOGY

  • SOCI 325 The American Drug Scene (3)
  • SOCI 341 Social Interaction (3)
  • SOCI 360 Sociology of Death and Dying (3)

 

UNIVERSITY 100

  • UNIV 100 Foundation for College Success, Life-Long Learning and Self-Development (3)

 

WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES

  • WGST 205 Gender and Globalization (3)*
  • WGST 308 / ASAM 308 Asian American Women (3)*
  • WGST 316 / ANTH 316 Anthropology of Sex and Gender (3)*
  • WGST 330 Women in Leadership (3)*

Z. Cultural Diversity (1 course, which can also fulfill a requirement in Categories C.3, D.5, or E above, NOTED WITH AN ASTERISK*)