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Statutory Requirements - United States History/Government

The California State University (CSU) system requires that all graduates demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of American institutions and ideals, the Constitution of the United States, the operation of representative democratic government under that Constitution, and the processes of California's state and local governments.

United States History [USH] Requirement (List A)

This list includes upper and lower-division courses. However, during your first year, you should only choose from one of the following lower-division choices:

  • AAS 200 History of Asian Americans
  • HIST 120 History of the U.S. through Reconstruction
  • HIST 121 History of the U.S. since Reconstruction
  • WGS 150 Women in American History and Society
  • HIST 130 Survey of U.S. History for Foreign Students (for International students only)

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United State Government [USG] Requirement (List B)

This list includes upper and lower-division courses. However, during your first year, you should only choose from one of the following lower-division choices:

AIS 205 American Indians and U.S. Laws

AAS 205 Asian Americans and American Ideals and Institutions

ETHS 250 Race, Ethnicity, and Power in America

LTNS 276 Latina/o, U.S. Government, and Constitutional Ideals

PLSI 200 American Politics

WGS 160 Women, Politics, and Citizenship

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Advanced Placement Test Credits

AP U.S. History (score of 3, 4 or 5) will cover US History AND US Government requirements while also giving 6 units of credit for General Education - 3 units Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) plus 3 units Humanities and Creative Arts (HCA).

AP U.S. Government (score of 3, 4 or 5) will cover ONLY US Government requirement while giving 3 units of credit for Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) of General Education. Note: you will still be missing the CA State/Local requirement!

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Engineering Majors...Take Note!

Engineering majors should consult the Engineering GE advisor for engineering GE program exceptions.

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Back to your Class Planner!

This would be a good time to choose one of the above options to write down onto your Class Planner for Fall 2013.

 

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