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GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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American River College

2021 - 2022

To verify historical GE course approvals visit: www.assist.org.

Area A: English Language Communication and Critical Thinking

9 semester units required with at least one course each from A1, A2 and A3. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.
9 units minimum

A-1: Oral Communication

SPEECH 301, 331, 361, 362.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGWR 300, 480; ESLW 340.

A-3: Critical Thinking

ENGRD 310; ENGWR 301, 302, 303, 481, 482; ESL 350; PHIL 320; SPEECH 302, 311.

Area B: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning

9 semester units required with at least one course each from Physical Science, Life Science and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning. One Physical or Life Science course must include a laboratory experience (underlined). Courses in area B-4 must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.
9 units minimum

B-1: Physical Science

ASTR 300, 310, 320, 330, 400, 481; CHEM 305, 309, 338, 400, 401, 423; GEOG 300, 301, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309; GEOL 300, 301, 305, 306, 310, 311, 320, 325, 330, 331, 345; NATR 301; PHYS 310, 311, 312, 350, 360, 410.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 300, 301, 303, 480; BIOL 300, 301, 303, 305, 310, 332, 342, 352, 370, 375, 400, 410, 415, 420, 430, 440, 442, 482; HEED 308; NATR 301, 302, 305, 310, 320; PSYC 310, 311.

B-3: Laboratory Activity

Students must select at least one laboratory experience (see underlined courses in areas B-1 and B-2).

B-4: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

CISP 440; MATH 300, 310, 311, 325, 340, 342, 355, 356, 370, 372, 373, 375, 400, 401, 402, 410, 420; PSYC 330; STAT 300, 305, 480.

Area C: Arts and Humanities

Select one course from area C-1, one course from area C-2, and one additional course from either C-1 or C-2.
9 units minimum

C-1: Arts (Art, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theatre)

ART 300, 320, 324, 370, 372, 390, 420, 430; ARTH 300, 302, 308, 310, 318, 322, 333, 334, 335; ARTNM 305; ARTPH 300, 345; DANCE 403, 433; FASHN 330; IDES 310, 312; MUFHL 300, 308, 310, 311, 315, 321, 330, 400, 401, 410, 411; MUIVI 310, 340, 370, 385; MUP 310, 320, 330, 340, 350, 360, 400; MUSM 342; TA 300, 302, 303, 306, 350, 390, 406, 435; TAFILM 300, 302, 303, 304, 307.

C-2: Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Languages Other than English)

DEAF 314, 316, 318, 380; ENGCW 430; ENGLT 300, 304, 308, 310, 311, 320, 321, 327, 334, 338, 340, 341, 345, 360, 365, 370, 378, 380, 382, 392, 403, 486, 494; ESL 350; GERM 401, 402, 411, 412; HIST 300, 302, 305, 307, 308, 340, 341, 364, 365, 367, 373, 399, 480, 481; HUM 300, 301, 302, 310, 320, 324, 326, 330, 355, 360, 365; IDES 310; ITAL 401, 402, 411, 412; PHIL 300, 310, 315, 330, 331, 350, 360; RUSS 402, 411, 413; SPAN 401, 402, 411, 412, 413, 427; TA 302, 303; TAFILM 320.

Area D: Social Sciences

6 semester units required with courses in at least 2 disciplines. Students are expected to complete the American Institutions requirement in this section (courses identified in the American Institution section).
6 units minimum

D--1: Sociology

ANTH 320, 335, 337; GEOG 310, 320; GERON 303; HIST 300, 302, 311, 327, 330, 340, 341; HSER 330; IS 301, 302; JOUR 310; PSYC 320, 365; SJS 300, 310; SOC 302.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH 310, 319, 330, 333, 334, 336, 341, 481.

D-2: Economics

BUS 320; ECON 302, 304, 305, 320.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ADMJ 302; ANTH 333, 336; BUS 330; DEAF 351, 355; HIST 325; JOUR 320; PSYC 361.

D-4: Gender Studies

ENGLT 365; JOUR 320; POLS 342; PSYC 356, 361

D-5: Geography

GEOG 322.

D-6: History

HIST 305, 307, 308, 310, 318, 320, 321, 323, 325, 343, 364, 365, 367, 373, 374, 375, 480, 481, 483, 484.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

ADMJ 302; DEAF 351, 355; ECE 314; IS 305, 310, 312; IS 305, 310, 312; JOUR 320; NATR 307; NUTRI 310, 481; PHIL 360; SPEECH 325.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

ADMJ 300, 320; POLS 301, 302, 304, 310, 320, 330, 342, 480, 481.

D-9: Psychology

ECE 312; GERON 302; PSYC 300, 305, 340, 356, 361, 370, 372, 373, 374, 390, 415, 480, 481.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADMJ 304; SOC 300, 301, 309, 318, 320, 325, 342, 350, 480.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
DANCE 415, 416, 417, 430, 431, 432, 433; ECE 312; GERON 302, 303; HCD 310; HEED 300; HSER 330, 340; NUTRI 300; PSYC 340, 342, 354, 356, 358, 359, 365, 370, 372, 373, 374, 390, 400, 481; SOC 335; SPEECH 321.
For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses for this area see link at the top of this page.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
No Course Approvals.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

To verify historical American Institutions course approvals visit: www.assist.org
Hist 310 - US 1
Hist 311 - US 1
Hist 318 - US 1
Hist 320 - US 1
Hist 321 - US 1
Hist 323 - US 1
Hist 325 - US 1
Hist 327 - US 1
Hist 330 - US 1
Hist 340 - US 3
Hist 341 - US 3
Hist 483 - US 1
Hist 484 - US 1
POLS 301 - US 2 & US 3
POLS 304 - US 3
POLS 481 - US 2 & US 3

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