GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS


This Bulletin describes the requirements in effect for this year. Refer to the Bulletin Rights section of this Bulletin for additional information.

Courses approved for GE credit added after printing of this Bulletin will be published in the Class Schedules for this academic year. The Fall 2000 and Spring 2001 Class Schedules should be consulted for updates and the most current version of approved courses and clusters in the GE program.

SEGMENT I: BASIC SUBJECTS—12 units

All students must complete a minimum of twelve units in Segment I: Written Communication, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Reasoning.

Summary of Written English Requirements

Details on test and course prerequisites are printed in the Undergraduate Requirements section of this Bulletin.

Written Communication (3 units required)

Courses that fulfill the Written Communication requirement in General Education are listed below. Courses offered in a given semester are listed under the heading English Composition Requirement, Second Year, at the end of the listing of English courses in the Class Schedule for the semester.

Courses
AIS 214 Second Year Written Composition: American Indian Studies
AAS 214 Second Year Written Composition: Asian American Studies
BL S 214 Second Year Written Composition: Black Studies
BUS 214 Second Year Written Composition: Business
ENG 214 Second Year Written Composition: English
ENG 310 English as a Second Language: Composition 2
MUS 214 Second Year Written Composition: Music
NEXA 214 Second Year Written Composition: NEXA
RAZA 214 Second Year Written Composition: La Raza Studies

Oral Communication (3 units required)

Courses
ENG 210 English as a Second Language: Oral Communication
SPCH 150 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

Critical Thinking (3 units required)

Courses
AIS/AAS/BL S/ETHS/RAZA 110 Critical Thinking: The Third World Experience
ENG 200 Writing Logically
PHIL 110 Introduction to Critical Thinking I
PSY 111 The Logic and Psychology of Critical Thinking
SPCH 250 Argumentation and Advocacy (4)

Quantitative Reasoning (3 units required)

Summary of Quantitative Reasoning Requirements

Details on test and course prerequisites are printed in the Undergraduate Requirements section of this Bulletin.

Students who register for a GE quantitative reasoning course at SFSU must (1) have passed the ELM examination with a total score of 550 or above; or (2) have obtained one of the approved ELM exemptions; or (3) after taking the ELM, have passed Algebra II (MATH 70) at SFSU or an equivalent course elsewhere with a grade of credit (CR) or C- or better.

Courses
BA 110 Mathematical Analysis for Business
GEOG 203 Geographical Measurement
ISED 160 Data Analysis in Education
MATH 110 Mathematics for Business Analysis
MATH/STAT 124 Elementary Statistics
MATH 219 Calculus I with Pre-Calculus Support (5-6)
MATH 226 Calculus I (4)
PSY 171 Quantitative Reasoning in Psychology

SEGMENT II: ARTS AND SCIENCES CORE—27 units

General Requirements

FRESHMAN STUDENT PATTERN
  1. In each Segment II Area, students must complete nine units and satisfy specific category requirements for the Area.
  2. In each Segment II Area, students must select courses from at least two different departments. Alternately, at least three units of the nine-unit minimum must have a different departmental prefix.
  3. Within Segment II, students must complete one course that fulfills the American Ethnic and Racial Minorities (AERM) requirement and one course that fulfills the Lifelong Development (LLD) requirement.
TRANSFER STUDENT PATTERN
  1. In each Segment II Area, students must complete nine units and are not held to category requirements within each Area, except as specified in the Physical and Biological Sciences Area.
  2. Within each Segment II Area, students must select courses from at least two different departments. Alternately, at least three units of the nine-unit minimum must have a different departmental prefix.
  3. Within Segment II, students must complete one course that fulfills the Lifelong Development (LLD) requirement.
  4. A minimum of 27 units is required in Segment II. Students on the six-unit system pattern for the Physical and Biological Sciences Area must make up any unit deficiencies by selecting courses in Segment II.

Physical and Biological Sciences Area (9 units)

Specific Requirements

FRESHMAN STUDENT PATTERN
  1. Students must complete one course in Category A (three units minimum), one course in Category B (three units minimum), and one course in Category C (three units minimum).
  2. Courses from at least two departments must be selected.
  3. At least one course must have a laboratory or fieldwork component (designated L/F).
  4. The Physical and Biological Science courses should be completed before the Integrative Science course.
TRANSFER STUDENT PATTERN
  1. 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. The third course is not required of students whose ASE or DARS indicates a six-unit system pattern.
  2. At least one course must have a laboratory or fieldwork component (designated L/F).

Category A: Physical Sciences

ASTR 115 Introduction to Astronomy
ASTR 116 Astronomy Laboratory (1) [L/F]
ASTR/PHYS 170 The Physical Universe
CHEM 101 Survey of Chemistry
CHEM 102 Survey of Chemistry Laboratory (1) [L/F]
CHEM 105 Chemistry for Today's Living
CHEM 115 Essential Concepts of Chemistry (5) [L/F]
GEOL 100 Introduction to Geology
GEOL 101 Introduction to Geology Laboratory (1) [L/F]
GEOL/METR 102 Introduction to Oceanography
GEOL/METR 103 Introduction to Oceanography Laboratory (1) [L/F]
GEOL 105 History of Life
GEOL 110 Physical Geology (4) [L/F]
GEOL 272 Earthquakes and the San Andreas Fault [L/F]
GEOL 350 Geology of the National Parks [L/F]
METR 100 Introduction to Meteorology
METR 101 Introduction to Meteorology Laboratory (1) [L/F]
PHYS 101 Conceptual Physics
PHYS 102 Conceptual Physics Laboratory (1) [L/F]
PHYS 111 General Physics I
PHYS 112 General Physics I Laboratory (1) [L/F]
PHYS 220 General Physics with Calculus I
PHYS 222 General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory (1) [L/F]

Category B: Biological Sciences

ANTH 100 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
ANTH 331 Fossil Humans (4)
ANTH 332 Human Variation Today (4)
BIOL 100 Human Biology [LLD]
BIOL 101 Human Biology Laboratory (1) [L/F]
BIOL 150 The World of Plants [L/F]
BIOL 210 General Microbiology and Public Health
BIOL 211 General Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory (1) [L/F]
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I (5) [L/F]
BIOL 300 Nature Study [L/F]
BIOL 305 Marine Animals and Plants of the California Coast [L/F]
BIOL 313 Principles of Ecology [L/F]

Category C: Integrative Science

ASTR 350 History of Astronomy
BIOL 318 Our Endangered Planet
BIOL 321 Magic, Myths, and Medicine: A History of Medicine
BIOL 326 Disease!
BIOL 330 Human Sexuality
BIOL 333 The Genetic Revolution
BIOL 349 Bioethics [LLD]
BL S 201 Kemet, Afrocentricity, and the Dawn of Science [AERM,LLD]
BL S 205 Issues in Black Gerontology
BL S 213 Kemetic Strategies in Physical Science II
BL S 401 Kemet, Afrocentricity, and the Structured Whole [AERM]
CIS 560 Science Writing
ETHS 125 Introduction to Health Assessment in Third World Communities
GEOG 101 Our Physical Environment
GEOG 600 Environmental Problems and Solutions
GEOL 270 Environmental Geology [L/F]
GEOL 305 Energy and Its Environmental Issues [L/F]
H ED 418 Environmental Health
H ED 420 Epidemiology
KIN 355 Science, Sport, and Fitness
NEXA 281 Mythic and Scientific Thought
NEXA 362 Computers in the Arts and Humanities
NEXA 387 Origins of Modern Science
NEXA 392 Nature, Culture, and Technology
PHIL 350 Philosophy of Science: The Natural Sciences
PHIL 365 Science and Civilization
PHIL 383 Ethics in Medicine
PHYS 205 Space, Time, and The Universe--Relativity
RAZA 210 Latino Health Care Perspectives

Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (9 units)

FRESHMAN STUDENT PATTERN
  1. Students must complete one course in Category A (three units minimum), one course in Category B (three units minimum), and one course in Category C (three units minimum).
  2. Courses from at least two departments must be selected.
TRANSFER STUDENT PATTERN
  1. Courses need not be selected according to category requirements.
  2. Courses must be selected from at least two different departments.

Category A: Individual In Social Context

AAS 315 Chinese American Personality [LLD]
AAS 335 Japanese American Personality [LLD]
AAS 355 Psyche and Behavior of Filipinos [LLD]
ANTH 120 Introductory Social and Cultural Anthropology
ANTH/CST 590/ WOMS 595 Anthropology of Women [LLD]
BL S 200 Introduction to Black Psychology [AERM]
BL S 215 Introduction to Black Family Studies [AERM]
GEOG 455 Geography of Ethnic Communities [AERM]
H ED 414 Women's Health Problems and Issues [LLD]
HMSX/PSY 436 Development of Femaleness and Maleness (4) [LLD]
PHIL 369 Philosophical Issues in Sexuality [LLD]
PHIL 445 Sex and Morality [LLD]
PSY 200 General Psychology [LLD]
PSY 430 Adolescent Psychology [LLD]
PSY 431 Developmental Psychology [LLD]
PSY 440 Social Psychology [LLD]
RAZA 510 Psychodynamics of the La Raza Family Structure [LLD]
REC 220 Leisure Lifestyle Development [LLD]
REC 230 Growth Through Adventure [LLD]
REC 380 Developmental Play Processes [LLD]
S S 105 Individual, Culture, and Society: Their Interaction in America [LLD,AERM]
SPCH 531 Conflict Resolution (4) [LLD]
WOMS 200 Women and Gender: The Basic Questions
WOMS 533 Women and Men Changing [LLD]

Category B: Decision-Making and Social Policy at the Societal Level

AIS 410 Perspectives of Native California Indians [AERM]
ANTH/CST 320 Racism: Cross-Cultural Analysis [LLD,AERM]
CJ 300 Criminal Justice: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective (4)
ECON 100 Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis
ECON 305 Economic Analysis for Non-Majors
GEOG 421 Future Environments
HMSX 569/PHIL 455 Sex and the Law [LLD]
IR/S S 104 International Relations: An Introduction
KIN 502 Sport and Social Issues
LABR 250 Introduction to the Study of Labor
LABR 251 Know Your Work Rights
PHIL 130 Political and Social Philosophy
PHIL 330 Political Philosophy
PHIL 335 Law and Society
PLSI 100 Understanding Politics
PLSI/S S 106 Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy: Introduction to Political Economy
PLSI 466 Racial Politics and American Democracy [AERM]
RAZA 280 Acculturation Problems of La Raza [AERM]
SOC 105 Sociological Perspectives [LLD]
SOC/URBS 200 The City
URBS 530 Alternative Urban Futures

Category C: History, Cross-Cultural, and Global Contexts

AIS 150 American Indian History in the United States [AERM]
ANTH 110 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 321 Endangered Cultures
BL S 111 Black Cultures and Personalities [AERM]
BL S 203 Introduction to Black Social Science [AERM]
ETHS 220 Asians in America [AERM]
ETHS 260 The African American and Western Racism [LLD,AERM]
ETHS 275 Issues in La Raza History
GEOG 102 The Human Environment
GEOG 107 World Regions and Interrelations
GEOG 507 Japan and California
HIST 114 World History to 1500
HIST 115 World History Since 1500
HIST 400 Modern European Imperialism
HIST 464 American Ethnic and Racial Relations I: 1740-1890 [AERM]
HIST 465 American Ethnic and Racial Relations II: 1890-Present [AERM]
KIN 457 Culture, Gender, and Movement
NEXA 330 Marxism, Feminism, and Social Change
NEXA 340 The Nuclear Revolution
NEXA 383 The City in Civilization
NEXA 384 Words, Culture, and Change
PSY 455 Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Psychology
REC 420 Leisure and Contemporary Society [LLD]
WOMS 561 Women of Color in the U.S. [AERM]
WOMS 562 History of African American Women [AERM]

Humanities and Creative Arts Area (9 units)

Specific Requirements

FRESHMAN STUDENT PATTERN
  1. Courses must be selected from at least three of the four categories.
  2. If Category D is chosen, at least two units must be from Category D.
  3. Courses from at least two different departments must be selected.
TRANSFER STUDENT PATTERN
  1. Courses need not be selected according to category requirements.
  2. Courses must be selected from at least two different departments.

Category A: Masterworks in the Humanities and Creative Arts

AIS 162 American Indian Oral Literature [AERM]
ART 201 Western Art History I
ART 202 Western Art History II
BL S 204 Introduction to Black Creative Arts [AERM]
CLAR 250 Archaeology of the Ancient World
CLAS 330 Ancient Epic Tales
CLAS 360 Greek and Roman Mythology
CFS 540 Contemporary Design in Housing and Interiors
ENG 154 Masterworks of Literature in English
ENG 159 Beginning Shakespeare
ENG 550 The Rise of the Novel
HUM 130 The Humanities: Major Works
HUM 220 Values and Culture
PHIL 301 Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 303 Modern Philosophy
RAZA 230 Introduction to Contemporary Raza Literature
TH A 401 Theatre Backgrounds: 500 BC-1642
TH A 402 Theatre Backgrounds: 1642-1900
TH A 403 Theatre Backgrounds: 1900-Present
TH A 406 The Art of Comedy
TH A 408 Asian Plays and Performance Style
WCL 230 Introduction to World Literature I
WCL 250 Fables and Tales
WCL 260 Myths of the World

Category B: Disciplines and Interdisciplines

AAS 206 Introduction to Asian American Literature
AIS 235 American Indians: Image and Issues in the Mass Media [AERM]
BECA 201 Life on TV: A Critical View
BL S 221 Afro-American Music: A 20th Century Survey
BL S 225 Images and Issues in Black Visual Media [AERM]
CINE 325 Focus on Film Topics (1) [maximum of three units allowed for G.E. purposes]
CFS 240 Color and Design
ENG/HMSX 604 Literary Aspects of Contemporary Film (5)
ENG 601 Literature and Psychology
ENG 616 Science Fiction and Fantasy
HUM 302 Theories and Methods in the Humanities
HUM 303 Cultural Periods and Styles
IAC 370 Arts and Artists of San Francisco
IAC 380 Arts and Social Change
IAC 440 Survival Strategies for Artists
JOUR 666 Ethical Issues in Journalism
KIN 322 The Sport Experience
MUS 501 Music, The Listener's Art [LLD]
NEXA 281 Mythic and Scientific Thought
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 105 Introduction to Philosophy and Religion
PHIL/PLSI 150 Contemporary Moral and Political Issues
PHIL 160 Introduction to Philosophy of the Arts
RAZA 320 Art History of La Raza
RAZA 425 Comparative Music Folklore
SPCH 302 Communication and Social Process (4)
SPCH 502 Interpersonal Communication (4) [LLD]
TH A 300 Theatre Imagination

Category C: Historical/Social/Ethnic Contexts

AIS 230 American Indian Lifestyles [LLD,AERM]
AMST 410/ HUM 450 California Culture
ANTH 581 Anthropology and Folklore
ART 204 The Arts of Africa, the Pacific, and the Native Americas
ART 503 Pacific, Native North American, and Caribbean Arts
BECA 422 Social Aspects of Electronic Media
BL S 210 Introduction to Black Literature
BL S 303 Afro-American History [AERM]
CHIN 101 First Semester Chinese (5)
CHIN 102 Second Semester Chinese (5)
CHIN 507 Traditional Chinese Culture
CINE 102 Introduction to Contemporary Cinema
CINE 200 Introduction to Cinema Studies
CINE 342 Documentary Film
CLAS 410/ HUM 401 Classical Culture: Greece
CLAS 415/ HUM 402 Classical Culture: Rome
DANC 233 Orientation to Dance History and Philosophy
DANC 236 Folklore of Dance: African/Haitian (2)
DANC 415 Dance in Religion
DANC 430 Historical Survey of Dance in the Western World
DAI 356 History of Industrial Design/Technology
ENG 155 Contemporary Literature
ENG 158 American Literature
ENG 411 English as a Second Language: Literature and Composition
ENG 602 Literature and Society
ENG 631 Post-Colonial Literature in English
ETHS 210 Asian-American Culture [AERM]
ETHS 270 La Raza Experience [AERM]
FR 205 French in Review
FR 206 French Conversation
FR 215 Intermediate French
FR 216 Intermediate Conversation and Reading
GER 101 First Semester German (5)
GER 102 Second Semester German (5)
GER 600 Böll and Grass in English Translation
HIST 109 Ancient African Civilizations
HIST 110 History of Western Civilization I [LLD]
HIST 111 History of Western Civilization II [LLD]
HIST 112 Latin American Civilizations
HUM 225 Values in American Life [AERM]
HUM 301 Styles and Expressive Forms
HUM 340 Internet in the Humanities
HUM 407 Imperial Culture: Nineteenth Century
HUM 415 Contemporary Culture
HUM 455 Humanities of the Americas [AERM]
HUM 470 American Autobiography
HUM 526 Culture of Japan
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)
JOUR 200 Journalism and the Mass Media
MGS 150 Modern Greek I (5)
MGS 151 Modern Greek II (5)
MUS 505 Music of the World's Peoples
MUS 506 Survey of Jazz [AERM]
MUS 511 The Roots of Rock
NEXA 380 Cosmologies and World Views
NEXA 383 The City in Civilization
PHIL 210 Great Thinkers: East and West
PHIL 502 World Religions
RUSS 101 First Semester Russian (5)
RUSS 102 Second Semester Russian (5)
RUSS 103 Third Semester Russian (5)
SPAN 101 First Semester Spanish (5)
SPAN 102 Second Semester Spanish (5)
SPAN 216 Intermediate Conversation and Reading
SPCH 542 Intracultural Communication (4) [AERM]
WOMS 548 Literature by U.S. Women of Color [AERM]

Category D: Active Creative Participation

See course listings for credit and/or unit limitations.

AIS 220 American Indian Music
AIS 225 American Indian Art
AAS 308 Photographic Exploration of Asian America
AAS 406 Asian American Workshop in Creative Writing
ART 222 Textiles 1
ART 225 Jewelry and Metalsmithing 1
ART 231 Drawing 1
ART 235 Printmaking 1
ART 240 Sculpture 1
ART 245 Ceramics 1
ART 260 Photography 1
CW 101 Introduction to Creative Writing
DAI 110 The Arts of Industry
DAI 300 Design I
DAI 320 Drafting and Sketching for Design
DAI 321 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting
DAI 326 Graphic Reproduction Technology I
DAI 332 Electric Energy (4)
DAI 342 Metal Manufacturing I
DAI 344 Plastics Technology I
DAI 626 Microcomputer Applications in Graphic Communication Technology
DANC 160 African-Haitian Dance I (1)
DANC 163 Ballet I (1)
DANC 173 Modern Dance I (1)
DANC 176 Modern Jazz Dance I (1)
DANC 207 Dance in Cultural Context (2)
DANC 232 Dance Composition: Choreography I
JAPN 200 The Art of Japanese Writing and Calligraphy
KIN 175 Elementary Tai-Chi Chuan (1)
KIN 275 Intermediate/Advanced Tai-Chi Chuan (2)
MUS 120 Basic Music I: Dance
MUS 120 Basic Music I: Ensemble Instruments
MUS 120 Basic Music I: Piano
MUS 120 Basic Music I: Guitar
MUS 120 Basic Music I: Voice
MUS 121 Basic Music II: Piano
MUS 309 Singing for Self-Expression I (1)
MUS 371 Orchestra (1)
MUS 372 Symphonic Winds (1)
MUS 373 Chamber Singers (1)
MUS 379 University Chorus (1-2)
RAZA 490 La Raza Teatro Workshop
REC 330 Arts and Crafts for Leisure
SPCH 362 Introduction to Oral Interpretation (4)
SPCH 363 Oral Interpretation of the First Person Voice (4)
SPCH 368 Forensics (2)
TH A 125 Movement I: Skills
TH A 130 Acting Workshop I
TH A 310 Scenery Props Laboratory and Crew (2)
TH A 312 Costuming and Make-up (2)
TH A 313 Lighting and Sound Laboratory and Crew (2)
TH A 315 Theatre Production: Technical Crew (1)
TH A 333 Lyric Theatre Workshop
WOMS 303 Women as Creative Agents

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