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)

  • Chicano Studies 102 Communication Skills (3)
  • Honors 101B Honors Seminar in Oral Communication (3)
  • Human Communication 100 Introduction to Human Communication (3)
  • Human Communication 102 Public Speaking (3)
  • Theater 110 Oral Communication of Literature (3)

A.2. Written Communication (3 units)

  • Early Start English 100 Analytical College Writing (3)
  • Early Start English 100W Analytical College Writing Workshop (1)
  • English 100 Analytical College Writing (3)
  • English 101 Beginning College Writing (3)
  • English 100W Analytical College Writing Workshop (1)

A.3. Critical Thinking (3 units)

  • Honors 101A Honors Seminar in Critical Thinking (3)
  • Human Communication 235 Essentials of Argumentation (3)
  • Philosophy 105 Critical Thinking (3)
  • Philosophy 106 Introduction to Logic (3)
  • Psychology 110 Critical Thinking in Psychology (3)
  • Reading 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)

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

B.2. Life Science (3 units)

  • Biology 101 Elements of Biology (3)
  • Biology 102+ Biology for Future Teachers (3)
  • Biology 151+ Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
  • Biology 152+ Evolution and Organismal Biology (4)
  • Biology 171+ Evolution and Biodiversity (5)
  • Biology 172+ Cellular Basis of Life (5)

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

  • Astronomy 101L+ Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory (1)
  • Biology 101L+ Elements of Biology Laboratory (1)
  • Biology 102+ Biology for Future Teachers (3)
  • Biology 151+ Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
  • Biology 152+ Evolution and Organismal Biology (4)
  • Biology 171+ Evolution and Biodiversity (5)
  • Biology 172+ Cellular Basis of Life (5)
  • Chemistry 100L+ Survey of Chemistry Lab (1)
  • Chemistry 102+/Physics 102+ Physical Science for Future Elementary Teachers (3)
  • Chemistry 120A+ General Chemistry (5)
  • Geology 101L+ Physical Geology Laboratory (1)
  • Geology 102+ Earth and Astronomical Science for Future Elementary Teachers (3)
  • Physics 101L+ Survey of Physics Laboratory (1)
  • Physics 102+/Chemistry 102+ Physical Science for Future Elementary Teachers (3)
  • Physics 211L+ Elementary Physics: Laboratory (1)
  • Physics 212L+ Elementary Physics: Laboratory (1)
  • Physics 225L+ Fundamental Physics: Laboratory (1)
  • Physics 226L+ Fundamental Physics: Laboratory (1)

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

A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in this area. A “C minus” (1.7) is not sufficient to satisfy these requirements. 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 (++)

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

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

ANTHROPOLOGY

  • Anthropology 101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
  • Anthropology 301 Primate Behavior (3)
  • Anthropology 322 /Biology 322 Human Behavioral Ecology (3)
  • Anthropology 344 Evolutionary Anthropology (3)

 

BIOLOGY

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

 

CHEMISTRY-COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • Chemistry 111 Nutrition and Health (3)
  • Chemistry 303A Biotechnology: Business and Society (1)
  • Chemistry 303B Biotechnology: Medical Biotechnology (1)
  • Chemistry 303C Biotechnology: Agriculture and Environmental Biotechnology (1)
  • Chemistry 313A Environmental Pollution and Its Solutions: Air Pollution (1)
  • Chemistry 313B Environmental Pollution and Its Solutions: Water Pollution (1)
  • Chemistry 313C Environmental Pollution and Its Solutions: Land Pollution (1)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering 305 /Geology 305 Earthquake Impact on Structures
  • Communicative Disorders 303 Biology of Human Communication (3)
  • Computer Science 313 The Computer Impact (3)

 

GEOGRAPHY

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

 

GEOLOGY

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

 

H

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

 

L-M

  • Liberal Studies 331/ History 331  History of Science: Copernicus to the Present (3)
  • Liberal Studies 333/ Philosophy 333  Evolution and Creation (3)
  • Mathematics 338 Statistics Applied to Natural Sciences (4)
  • Mathematics 368/ Philosophy 368  First Course in Symbolic Logic (3)

 

P-S

  • Philosophy 303 Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (3)
  • Philosophy 333 / Liberal Studies 333 Evolution and Creation (3)
  • Philosophy 368 /Mathematics 368 First Course in Symbolic Logic (3)
  • Physics 212 Elementary Physics (3)
  • Physics 226 Fundamental Physics: Electricity and Magnetism (3)
  • Physics 301 Energy and Sustainability (3)
  • Sociology 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)
  • Dance 101 Introduction to Dance (3)
  • Music 100 Introduction to Music (3)
  • Music 101 Music Theory for Non-Music Majors (3)
  • Music 102 Introduction to American Folk Music (3)
  • Theater 100 Introduction to the Theatre (3)

C.2. Introduction to Humanities (3 units)

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

 

ARABIC

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

 

CHINESE

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

 

ENGLISH

  • English 105 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
  • English 200 Literature and Popular Culture (3)
  • English 211 British Literature to 1760 (3)
  • English 212 British Literature from 1760 (3)
  • English 221 American Literature to Whitman (3)
  • English 222 American Literature from Twain to the Moderns (3)

 

FRENCH

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

 

GERMAN

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

 

ITALIAN

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

 

JAPANESE

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

 

KOREAN

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

 

L

  • Liberal Studies 100 Introduction to the Humanities (3) 
  • Linguistics 106 Language and Linguistics (3)

 

PERSIAN

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

 

PHILOSOPHY

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

 

PORTUGUESE

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

 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

  • Religious Studies 105 Religion and the Quest for Meaning (3)
  • Religious Studies 110/Philosophy 110 Religions of the World (3)
  • Religious Studies  200 Introduction to Christianity (3)
  • Religious Studies  210 Introduction to Judaism (3)
  • Religious Studies  250 Introduction to Islam (3)
  • Religious Studies  270T Introduction to the Asian Religions (3)
  • Religious Studies 280 Introduction to Buddhism (3)

 

SPANISH

  • Spanish 101 Fundamental Spanish-A (5)
  • Spanish 102 Fundamental Spanish-B (5)
  • Spanish 105 Intensive Review of Fundamental Spanish (5)
  • Spanish 202 Spanish for Spanish Speakers-B (3)
  • Spanish 203 Intermediate Spanish-A (3)
  • Spanish 204 Intermediate Spanish-B (3)
  • Spanish 213 Intermediate Conversation (3)
  • Spanish 214 Intermediate Composition (3)

 

VIETNAMESE

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

 

WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES

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

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

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

  • African American Studies 314 Pan-African Dance and Movement (3)*
  • African American Studies 320 Black Political Thought (3)*
  • African American Studies 324 /English 324  Introduction to African-American Literature (3)
  • African American Studies 337 / Comparative Religion 337 American Indian Religions and Philosophy (3)*
  • African American Studies 356 / Music 356  African-American Music Appreciation (3)*
  • African American Studies 357 / Music 357 / Theatre 357 Blacks in the Performing Arts (3)*
  • African American Studies 371/ Dance 371 African American Concert Dance History (3)
  • African American Studies 381 / Comp. Lit. 381 / English 381 African Literature (3)*
  • African American Studies 388 Hip Hop Culture (3)

 

AMERICAN STUDIES

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

 

ANTHROPOLOGY

  • Anthropology 304 Traditional Cultures of the World (3)*
  • Anthropology 305 / Comp. Relig. 305 Anthropology of Religion (3)*
  • Anthropology 306 Culture and Art (3)*
  • Anthropology 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

  • Asian American Studies 320 Asian American Creative Expression (3)*
  • Asian American Studies 322 / Comp. Relig. 322 Asian Pacific Americans and Religion (3)*
  • Asian American Studies 325 Asian American Film and Video (3)*
  • Asian American Studies 327 / English 327 Asian American Literature (3)*

 

CHICANO STUDIES

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

 

CHINESE

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Communications 300 Visual Communication (3)

 

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

  • Comparative Literature 312 / Comparative Religion 312  The Bible as Literature (3)
  • Comparative Literature 315 Classical Mythology in World Literature (3)
  • Comparative Literature 324 World Literature to 1650 (3)
  • Comparative Literature 325 World Literature from 1650 (3)
  • Comparative Literature 356/English 356 Queer Literature and Theory (3)
  • Comparative Literature 380 Introduction to Asian Literature (3)*
  • Comparative Literature 381/ African American Studies 381 / English 381 African Literature (3)*
  • Comparative Literature 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

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

 

ENGLISH

  • English 306 Intermediate Creative Writing (3)
  • English 324/African American Studies 324 Introduction to African American Literature (3)
  • English 327/Asian American Studies 327 Asian American Literature (3)*
  • English 328 Literature of the American Indians (3)*
  • English 331 Shakespeare on Film (3)
  • English 341 Children’s Literature (3)
  • English 356 Queer Literature and Theory (3)
  • English 381 / African American Studies 381/ Comp. Lit. 381 African Literature (3)*

 

FRENCH

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

 

GERMAN

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

 

H

  • History 377 Women’s Image in American Film (3)
  • Honors 302T Honors Seminar in Arts and Humanities (3)*
  • Humanities 350 Life & Culture Abroad (3)*

 

JAPANESE

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

 

LIBERAL STUDIES

  • Liberal Studies 323 Cross-Cultural Humanities (3)*
  • Liberal Studies 335 Science on the Silver Screen (3)

 

MUSIC

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

 

PHILOSOPHY

  • Philosopohy 300 History of Philosophy: Rationalism and Empiricism (3)
  • Philosophy 311 Aesthetics: Philosophy of Art and Beauty (3)
  • Philosophy 312 Business and Professional Ethics (3)
  • Philosophy 313 Environmental Ethics (3)
  • Philosophy 314 Medical Ethics (3)
  • Philosophy 316 Research Ethics (3)
  • Philosophy 320 Contemporary Moral Issues (3)*
  • Philosophy 323 Existentialism (3)
  • Philosophy 325 Philosophy of Sex and Love (3)
  • Philosophy 349 Philosophy, Literature and Cinema (3)
  • Philosophy 350 Asian Philosophy (3)*
  • Philosophy 379 American Philosophy (3)

 

PORTUGUESE

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

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE

  • Political Science 340 Political Philosophy (3)

 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

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

 

SPANISH

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

 

THEATRE

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

 

VIETNAMESE

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

 

WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES

  • Women and Gender Studies 320 Gendered Techno-culture (3)

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

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

D. Social Sciences (15 units)

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

  • African American Studies 101/Asian American Studies 101/Chicano Studies 101/ Women and Gender Studies 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)
  • American Studies 101 Introduction to American Culture Studies (3)
  • Anthropology 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • Anthropology 103 Introduction to Archaeology (3)
  • Anthropology 105 Introduction to Anthropology (3)
  • Asian American Studies 101/Chicano Studies 101/African American Studies 101/ Women and Gender Studies 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)
  • Chicano Studies 101/African American Studies 101/Asian America Studies 101/ Women and Gender Studies 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)
  • Criminal Justice 100 Intro to Crime, Law, & Justice (3)
  • Economics 100 The Economic Environment (3)
  • Economics 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • Geography 100 Global Geography (3)
  • Liberal Studies 101 Introduction to the Social Sciences (3)
  • Linguistics 102 Languages of the World (3)
  • Political Science 200 Introduction to the Study of Politics (3)
  • Religious Studies 100 Introduction to the Study of Religion (3)
  • Psychology 101 Introductory Psychology (3)
  • Sociology 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • Women and Gender Studies 101/African American Studies 101/Asian American Studies 101/Chicano Studies 101 Introduction to Ethic Studies (3)

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

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

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

  • African American Studies 190 Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities (3)
  • Asian American Studies 190 Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities (3)
  • American Studies 201 Introduction to American Studies (3)
  • Chicano Studies 190 Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities (3)
  • History 170A United States to 1877 (3)
  • History 170B United States Since 1877 (3)
  • History 180 Survey of American History (3)
  • History 190 Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities (3)
  • Honors 201A  Honors Seminar: American Institutions and Values to 1900 (3)

D.4. American Government (3 units)

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

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

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

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

 

AMERICAN STUDIES

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

 

ANTHROPOLOGY

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

 

 

ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

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

 

CHICANO STUDIES

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS

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

 

COUNSELING

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

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CINEMA AND TELEVISION ARTS

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

 

ECONOMICS

  • Economics 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • Economics 330 Comparative Economic Systems (3)
  • Economics 332 Economies of the Pacific Rim (3)
  • Economics 333 Economic Development: Analysis and Case Studies (3)
  • Economics 334 Economics of Latin America and the Caribbean (3)
  • Economics 335 The International Economy (3)
  • Economics 336 Economies of the Middle East (3)
  • Economics 350 American Economic History (3)
  • Economics 355/Women and Gender Studies 355 Economics of Gender and Work (3)
  • Economics 362 Environmental Economics (3)

 

E

  • Elementary Education 325 Cultural Pluralism in Elementary Schools (3)*
  • European Studies 315/ Liberal Studies 315/ History 315 A European Tour (3)*

 

GEOGRAPHY

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

 

GERONTOLOGY

  • Gerontology 133/Sociology 133/ Health Science 133/ Psychology 133/Human Services 133 Introduction to Gerontology (3)

 

HEALTH SCIENCE

  • Health Science 133/ Sociology 133/ Gerontology 133/ Psychology 133/Human Services 133 Introduction to Gerontology (3)

 

HISTORY

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

 

H

  • Honors 303T Honors Seminar in Social Sciences (3)*
  • Human Communications 320 Intercultural Communications (3)*
  • Human Communications 340/ Asian American Studies 340  Asian American Communication (3)*
  • Human Communications 342 America Speaks (3)
  • Human Services 133/Health Science 133/ Sociology 133/ Gerontology133/ Psychology 133 Introduction to Gerontology (3)
  • Human Services 380/Counseling 380 Theories and Techniques of Counseling (3)

 

KINESIOLOGY

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

 

L

  • Latin American Studies 300 Topics in Latin America (3)*
  • Latin American Studies 350/Chicano Studies 350 Mexican Life and Culture (3)*
  • Liberal Studies 310/History 310 The California Experience (3)*
  • Liberal Studies 315/European Studies 315/History 315 A European Tour (3)*
  • Liberal Studies 322 Cross Cultural Social Thought (3)*
  • Liberal Studies 340 Food Studies in the Social Sciences (3)

 

PHILOSOPHY

  • Philosophy 302/ Women and Gender Studies 302 Introduction to Women’s Studies (3)*
  • Philosophy 341 Assumptions of Psychotherapy (3)

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE

  • Political Science 300 Contemporary Issues in California Government and Politics (3)
  • Political Science 309 Introduction to Metropolitan Politics (3)
  • Political Science 310 Political Behavior and Motivation (3)
  • Political Science 315 Politics and Policy Making in America (3)
  • Political Science 317/African American Studies 317 Black Politics (3)*
  • Political Science 320/Criminal Justice 320 Introduction to Public Management and Policy (3)
  • Political Science 322/Criminal Justice 322 Leadership for Public Service (3)
  • Political Science 330 Politics in Nation States (3)
  • Political Science 350 World Politics in the 21st Century (3)
  • Political Science 352 American Foreign Policy (3)
  • Political Science 375 Law, Politics and Society (3)
  • Political Science 381/Comp. Relig. 381  Religion and Politics in the U.S. (3)
  • Political Science 485/Women and Gender Studies 485 Women and Politics (3)

 

PSYCHOLOGY

  • Psychology 133/ Health Science 133/ Sociology 133/ Gerontology 133/Human Services 133 Introduction to Gerontology (3)
  • Psychology 311 Educational Psychology (3)
  • Psychology 321 Psychology of Religion (3)
  • Psychology 322/African American Studies 322 Psychology of African Americans (3)*
  • Psychology 331 Psychology of Personality (3)
  • Psychology 341 Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • Psychology 346/Asian American Studies 346  Asian American Psychology (3)*
  • Psychology 351 Social Psychology (3)

 

RELIGOUS STUDIES

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

 

SOCIOLOGY

  • Sociology 133/Gerontology 133/ Psychology 133/ Health Science 133/Human Services 133 Introduction to Gerontology (3)
  • Sociology 304/African American Studies 304  Black Families in America (3)*
  • Sociology 306 Applying Sociology in the Community (3)
  • Sociology 351 Sociology of Families (3)
  • Sociology 352 Sociology of Education (3)
  • Sociology 353 Sociology of Children and Youth (3)
  • Sociology 354 Gender, Sex and Society (3)
  • Sociology 355 Women in Contemporary Societies (3)
  • Sociology 356 Social Inequality (3)*
  • Sociology 357 Race & Ethnic Relations (3)*
  • Sociology 361 Population and the Environment (3)
  • Sociology 365 Law and Society (3)
  • Sociology 371 Sociology of City Life (3)
  • Sociology 385 Family Violence (3)

 

WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES

  • Women and Gender Studies 302/Philosophy 302 Introduction to Women’s Studies (3)*
  • Women and Gender Studies 306/African American Studies 306 American Indian Women (3)*
  • Women and Gender Studies 310/African American Studies 310  Black Women in America (3)*
  • Women and Gender Studies 313/Chicano Studies 313  La Chicana (3) *
  • Women and Gender Studies 355/Economics 355 Economics of Gender and Work (3)
  • Women and Gender Studies 360 Politics of Sexuality (3)*
  • Women and Gender Studies 485/Political Science 485  Women and Politics (3)

E. Lifelong Learning and Self Development (3 units)

Lifelong learning and Self Development (3 units)

  • African American Studies 370/Child and Adolescent Studies 370  Development of African American Children and Youth (3)*
  • American Studies 320 Women in American Society (formerly 450) (3)*

 

ANTHROPOLOGY

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

 

ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

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

 

BIOLOGY

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

 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

  • BUAD 300 Professional and Career Development (3)

 

CHICANO STUDIES

  • Chicano Studies 305 Chicana/o Families (3)*

 

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT STUDIES

  • Child and Adolescent Studies 312 Human Growth and Development (3)
  • Child and Adolescent Studies 315 Child Development (3)
  • Child and Adolescent Studies 330 Adolescence and Early Adulthood (3)
  • Child and Adolescent Studies 340 Parenting in the 21st Century (3)
  • Child and Adolescent Studies 360 Adolescents and the Media (3)
  • Child and Adolescent Studies 365 Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting (3)
  • Child and Adolescent Studies 370/African American Studies 370 Development of African American Children and Youth (3)*

 

C

  • Chemistry 311/ Biology 311 Nutrition and Disease (3)
  • Communicative Disorders 345 Communication and Aging (3)
  • Comparative Literature 355T/English 355T  Images of Women in Literature (3)
  • Counseling 350/Human Services 350  Leadership Skills and Personal Development (3)
  • CNSM 100 Introduction to Learning and Thinking in Science and Math (3)
  • COUN 252 Career and Life Planning (3)
  • CTVA 362 Media Literacy (3)

 

E-F

  • EDSC 320 Adolescent Development (3)
  • English 355T/Comparative Literature 355T Images of Women in Literature (3)
  • Finance 310 Personal Financial Management (3)

 

GEOGRAPHY

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

 

HEALTH SCIENCE

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

 

H

  • Honors 304T Honors Seminar in Lifelong Learning (3)
  • Honors 305 Honors Seminar: Evolution and Creation (3)
  • Honors 306 Honors Seminar: Women in American Society (3)*
  • Human Services 300 Character and Conflict (3)
  • Human Services 350 Leadership Skills and Personal Development (3)

 

KINESIOLOGY

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

 

PHILOSOPHY

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

 

PSYCHOLOGY

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

 

R

  • Reading 390 Critical Literacies, Advocacy and Community Involvement (3)
  • Religious Studies 306 Contemporary Practices of the World’s Religions (3)
  • Religious Studies 380 Religion and Violence (3)*
  • Religious Studies 397 Religion and Science (3)

 

SOCIOLOGY

  • Sociology 325 The American Drug Scene (3)
  • Sociology 341 Social Interaction (3)
  • Sociology 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

  • Women and Gender Studies 205 Gender and Globalization (3)*
  • Women and Gender Studies 308/Asian American Studies 308  Asian American Women (3)*
  • Women and Gender Studies 316/Anthropology 316  Anthropology of Sex and Gender (3)*
  • Women and Gender Studies 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*)