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The General Education Program - Segment II (27 units)

This segment of GE is comprised of classes from all disciplines, designed to build a broad perspective about many different subject areas. These are the set of courses people refer to when they think about a "well-rounded college education."

Even though Segment II offers courses designated lower or upper-division you should choose only lower-division courses - numbered from 100 to 299 - during your first year as a Freshman. (There are VERY few exceptions to this!)

As you choose courses in Segment II, remember to consider;

  • new areas and ideas you would like to explore;
  • multicultural perspectives you will gain;
  • possible major choices you will make.

 

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Segment II - 27 Units

This is divided into three areas:

  1. Physical and Biological Sciences (PBS)
    (9 units minimum)
  2. Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS)
    (9 units minimum)
  3. Humanities and Creative Arts (HCA)
    (9 units minimum)

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Physical and Biological Sciences [PBS] (9 units minimum)

Students must complete one course in Category A (three units minimum), one course in Category B (three units minimum), and a third course in either Category A, B, or C, if necessary in order to complete nine units minimum.

Physical Science (Category A) - 3 units minimum

Note: Bachelor of Science majors should take any appropriate prerequisites or requirements starting their first semester.

The following is a tentative list of the (lower-division only) courses we plan to offer in Fall 2012:

ASTR 115 - Introduction to Astronomy

ASTR 116 - Astronomy Laboratory

CHEM 115 - General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry

GEOL 100 - Our Dynamic Earth
GEOL 104 - Our Dynamic Earth Lecture and Lab

GEOL 105 - History of Life

GEOL 110 - Physical Geology

METR 104 - Our Dynamic Weather Lecture and Lab

OCN 100 - Our Dynamic Ocean
OCN 104 - Our Dynamic Ocean Lecture and Lab

PHYS 101 - Conceptual Physics
PHYS 102 - Conceptual Physics Laboratory

PHYS 111 - General Physics I

PHYS 112 - you will have to add later during Final Priority Registration
PHYS 121 - General Physics II

PHYS 122 - you will have to add later during Final Priority Registration

PHYS 220 - General Physics with Calculus I

PHYS 222 - you will have to add later during Final Priority Registration

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Biological Science (Category B) - 3 units minimum

Note: Bachelor of Science majors should take any appropriate prerequisites or requirements starting their first semester.

The following is a tentative list of the (lower-division only) courses we plan to offer in Fall 2012:

ANTH 100 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology

BIOL 100 - Human Biology
BIOL 101 - Human Biology Laboratory

BIOL 150 - The World of Plants

BIOL 170 - Animal Diversity

BIOL 171 added later

BIOL 210 - General Microbiology and Public Health
BIOL 211 - General Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory

BIOL 230 - Introductory Biology I

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Integrative Science (Category C) - only if needed for units

This category is useful for reaching the 9-unit minimum for science, if needed, and should follow only after completing both Categories A and B.

The following is a tentative list of the (lower-division only) courses we plan to offer in Fall 2012:

BIOL 160 [02] Marine Biology

ENGR 220 [01] Energy: Resources, Alternatives, and Conservation

GEOG 101 [01] Our Physical Environment

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Behavioral and Social Sciences [BSS] (9 units minimum)

Students must complete any three courses from any of the following categories. At least one course must be of a different department prefix than the other two.

Category A courses

The following is a tentative list of the (lower-division only) courses we plan to offer in Fall 2012:

AFRS 200 Introduction to Black Psychology [AERM]
AFRS 215 Black Family Studies [LLD, AERM]
ANTH 120 Introductory Social and Cultural Anthropology

ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis

HH 200 Holistic Approach to Academic Success [LLD]

PSY 200 General Psychology [LLD]
RPT 220 Leisure Lifestyle Development [LLD]
RPT 230 Growth Through Adventure [LLD]
S S 105 Individual, Society, and Culture: Their Interaction in America [LLD, AERM]
WGS 200 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies

Category B courses

ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis
ETHS 100 Introduction to Ethnic Studies

HH 205 Relaxation and Stress Reduction
IR 104/SS 104 Introduction to World Affairs
LABR 251 Know Your Work Rights [LLD]
PHIL 130 Political and Social Philosophy
SOC 105 Sociological Perspectives [LLD, AERM]
SOC 200/USP 200 Changing Cities
SOC 245 Social Problems (4)

Category C courses

AFRS 111 Black Cultures and Personalities [LLD, AERM]
AIS 150 American Indian History in the United States [AERM]
ANTH 110 Introduction to Archaeology
ETHS 260 Ethnic Studies: The African American and Western Racism [LLD, AERM]
GEOG 102 The Human Environment [LLD]
GEOG 107 World Regions and Interrelations
HIST 115 World History Since 1500
LTNS 265 Topics in Latina/o History
SOC 272 Social Inequality: Poverty, Wealth, and Privilege (4) [LLD]

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Humanities and Creative Arts [HCA] (9 units minimum)

Students must complete any three courses from any of the following categories. At least 3 units must be of a different department prefix than the other units.

Category A courses

The following is a tentative list of the (lower-division only) courses we plan to offer in Fall 2012:

AIS 162 American Indian Oral Literature [AERM]
ART 201 Western Art History I
CLAR 250 Archaeology of the Ancient World
CWL 230 Introduction to World Literature
CWL 250 Fables and Tales
CWL 260 Myths of the World
ENG 230 Literature and Film
ENG 259 Introduction to Shakespeare
HUM 130 The Humanities: Major Works
HUM 220 Values and Culture

Category B courses

AFRS 225 Images and Issues in Black Visual Media [AERM, LLD]
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 105 Introduction to Philosophy and Religion
PHIL 160 Introduction to Philosophy of the Arts
TPW 200 Writing Practices in Professional Contexts

Category C courses

ART 205/HUM 205 Asian Art History
CINE 102 Introduction to Contemporary Cinema
ENG 255 Contemporary Literature
HIST 110 History of Western Civilization I [LLD]
HUM 225 Values in American Life [AERM]
JOUR 205 Social Impact of Journalism
LTNS 270 Latina/o Arts and Humanities [AERM]

Category D courses

ART 240 Sculpture 1
C W 101 Introduction to Creative Writing
JAPN 200 The Art of Japanese Writing and Calligraphy
KIN 136 Hatha Yoga (1)
KIN 142 Elementary Judo (1)
KIN 148 Elementary Kung Fu (1)
KIN 150 Kajukenbo (1)
KIN 151 Tae Kwon Do (1)
KIN 161 Shaolin Chuan: Tan-tui (1)
KIN 175 Elementary Tai-Chi Chuan (1)
MUS 120 Basic Music I: Piano
MUS 120 Basic Music I: Guitar
MUS 120 Basic Music I: Voice
TH A 125 Movement I: Skills
TH A 130 Acting Workshop I

Category E courses - Languages other than English

ARAB 101 First Semester Arabic (5)
ARAB 103 Third Semester Arabic (5)
ARAB 300 Reading Qur´anic Arabic
CHIN 101 First Semester Chinese (5)
CHIN 102 Second Semester Chinese (5)
CHIN 103 Third Semester Chinese (5)
CHIN 250 Intermediate Chinese (5)

FR 101 First Semester French (5)
FR 102 Second Semester French (5)
FR 215 Intermediate French I
GER 101 First Semester German (5)
GER 206 Intermediate German Conversation
GRE 101 Elementary Ancient Greek (5)
JS 151 First Semester Modern Hebrew
HEBR 201/JS 201 Third Semester Modern Hebrew
ITAL 101 First Semester Italian (5)
ITAL 102 Second Semester Italian (5)
ITAL 103 Third Semester Italian
JAPN 101 First Semester Japanese (5)
JAPN 102 Second Semester Japanese (5)
JAPN 103 Third Semester Japanese (5)
JAPN 250 Intensive Study of Kanji
LATN 101 Elementary Latin (5)
PRSN 101 First Semester Persian (5)
RUSS 101 First Semester Russian (5)
RUSS 103 Third Semester Russian (5)
SPAN 101 First Semester Spanish (5)
SPAN 102 Second Semester Spanish (5)
SPAN 205 Spanish Grammar Review

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In addition to Segment II, we also recommend diving into our U.S. History and Government requirement courses for more options.

 

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