GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM


The SFSU Bulletin describes the requirements in effect for the current year. Refer to the Bulletin Rights section of the university Bulletin for additional information about GE Program requirements and other important graduation requirements.

SEGMENT I: BASIC SUBJECTS--12 units

All students must complete a minimum of twelve units in Segment I including a minimum of three units in each of the following four areas: Written Communication, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Reasoning.

Specific test and course prerequisites are printed in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements section of the Bulletin.

Summary of Written English Requirements

Note:All SFSU undergraduate baccalaureate degree candidates are required to complete both First-Year and Second-Year Composition or their equivalent courses.

  1. English Placement Test (EPT): All newly-admitted undergraduate students must take the California State University English Placement Test (CSU-EPT) prior to their first semester of matriculated attendance at SFSU, except those with an approved EPT or course exemption listed in the University Bulletin. Non-native speakers of English must also take the English as a Second Language Placement Test (ESLPT) prior to enrollment.
  2. First Year Composition: Three equivalent pathways satisfy the First Year Composition Requirement: Integrated Reading-Writing (ENG 104-105 course sequence or ENG 106), Composition for Multilingual Students (CMS) or ENG 114 . See the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements section of the Bulletin for specific course requirements and prerequisites.
  3. Second Year Composition: Prerequisite is grade of Credit (CR) or C- or better in ENG 104-105 sequence, ENG 106, or ENG 114, or equivalent. ENG 214, or an equivalent course, fulfills the GE Segment I, Written Communications requirement.

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

AA S 214 Second Year Written Composition: Asian American Studies
AFRS 214 Second Year Written Composition: Africana Studies
AIS 214 Second Year Written Composition: American Indian Studies
BUS 214 Second Year Written Composition: Business
CWL 214 Second Year Written Composition: Comparative and World Literature
ENG 214 Second Year Written Composition: English
ENG 310 Second Year Composition-Multilingual
RAZA 214 Second Year Written Composition: Raza

Oral Communication (3 units required)

Courses

COMM 150 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
ENG 210 Oral Communication - Multilingual

Critical Thinking (3 units required)

Courses

AFRS 110 Critical Thinking and The Africana Experience
AIS 110 Critical Thinking and the American Indian Experience
COMM 250 Argumentation and Advocacy (4)
ENG 200 Writing Logically
ETHS 110 Critical Thinking and the Ethnic Studies Experience
PHIL 110 Introduction to Critical Thinking I
PSY 111 The Logic and Psychology of Critical Thinking
RAZA 110 Critical Thinking and the Raza Experience

Quantitative Reasoning (3 units required)

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

Summary of Quantitative Reasoning Requirements

Students who register for a GE quantitative reasoning course at SFSU must (1) have passed the ELM examination with a score of 50 or above; or (2) have obtained an approved ELM exemption; or (3) after taking the ELM examination, have passed Algebra II (MATH 70) at SFSU or an equivalent course elsewhere with a grade of credit (CR) or C- or better.

Courses

DS 110 Mathematical Analysis for Business
GEOG 203 Geographical Measurement
ISED 160 Data Analysis in Education
MATH 110 Business Calculus
MATH 124 Elementary Statistics
MATH 219 Calculus with Laboratory Learning (4)
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 a minimum of nine units and satisfy the specific category requirements for the Area.
  2. In each Segment II Area (PBS, BSS, and HCA), students must select courses from at least two different departments. That is, 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 is designated as fulfilling the American Ethnic and Racial Minorities (AERM) requirement and one course that is designated as fulfilling the Lifelong Development (LLD) requirement.

Transfer Student Pattern

  1. In each Segment II Area (i.e., PBS, BSS, and HCA), students must complete a minimum of nine units, but are not held to completion of the specific category requirements within each Segment II Area, except as required in the Physical and Biological Sciences Area.
  2. Within each Segment II Area, students must select courses from at least two different departments. That is, 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 is designated as fulfilling the Lifelong Development (LLD) requirement. While transfer students are not required to complete the American Ethnic and Racial Minorities (AERM) requirement, they are encouraged to select courses that address this important area.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 27 units in Segment II. Students on the six-unit system pattern for the Physical and Biological Sciences Area must make up any unit deficiencies in this Area by selecting additional course work in Segment II.

Physical and Biological Sciences Area--PBS (9 units)

Category A: Physical Sciences; Category B: Biological Sciences; Category C: Integrative Science

Specific Requirements

Freshman Student Pattern

  1. Students must complete one course (minimum: three units) in each category; i.e., A, B, and C.
  2. Courses with two different departmental prefixes must be selected.
  3. At least one course designated L/F (laboratory or fieldwork) must be selected.
  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. A third course is not required of students whose ASE or DARS indicates rights to the six-unit system pattern for the Physical and Biological Sciences Area. However, students on the six-unit system pattern must make up any deficiencies in the 27-unit minimum for Segment II by selecting additional course work in Segment II.
  2. At least one course must fulfill the laboratory or fieldwork (L/F) requirement.

Category A: Physical Sciences

ASTR 115 Introduction to Astronomy
ASTR 116 Astronomy Laboratory (1) [L/F]
CHEM 101 Survey of Chemistry
CHEM 102 Survey of Chemistry Laboratory (1) [L/F]
CHEM 105 Chemistry in the Biosphere
CHEM 109 Fundamentals of Food Chemistry: Natural Constitutents and Additives
CHEM 110 Fundamentals of Food Chemistry Laboratory (1) [L/F]
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: 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
(Changed to OCN 102. See OCN l02 below.)
GEOL/METR 103 Introduction to Oceanography Laboratory (1) [L/F]
(Changed to OCN 103. See OCN l03 below.)
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]
OCN 102 Introduction to Oceanography
OCN 103 Introduction to Oceanography 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]
SCI 140 Essential Concepts of Physics and Chemistry [L/F]

Category B: Biological Sciences

ANTH 100 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
ANTH 302 Foundations of Human Variation
ANTH 531 Fossil Humans Practicum (4)
BIOL 100 Human Biology [LLD]
BIOL 101 Human Biology Laboratory (1) [L/F]
BIOL 150 The World of Plants [L/F]
BIOL 170 Animal Diversity
BIOL 171 Animal Diversity Laboratory (1) [L/F]
BIOL 175 Cells, Microbes, and Life
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]
CHEM 120 The Nature of Cancer: Molecular Perspective on the Disease and Treatments [LLD]

Category C: Integrative Science

AA S 575 Asian American Community Health Issues
AFRS 201 Kemet, Afro-centricity, and the Dawn of Science [LLD, AERM]
AFRS 213 Science and Spirituality in Ancient Africa II [LLD, AERM]
AIS 450 American Indian Science
ASTR 405 Astrobiology
BIOL 160 Marine Biology
BIOL 310 Biology for Today's World
BIOL 313 Principles of Ecology [L/F]
BIOL 317 Ecology of California
BIOL 318 Our Endangered Planet
BIOL 322 Human Sexuality--Integrative Science [LLD]
BIOL 326 Disease!
BIOL 333 The Genetic Revolution
BIOL 349 Bioethics [LLD]
CHEM 107 Exploration of The Chemistry of Plants
CHEM 108 Exploration of The Chemistry of Plants Laboratory (1) [L/F]
CHEM 121 Chemistry in the Causes and Prevention of Cancer [LLD]
CHEM/ENVS 380 Chemistry Behind Environmental Pollution
ENGR 210 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
ENGR 220 Energy: Resources, Alternatives, and Conservation
ENVS 392 Nature, Culture and Technology
ENVS/GEOG 600 Environmental Problems and Solutions
ETHS 125 Introduction to Health in American Ethnic Communities
GEOG 101 Our Physical Environment
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
KIN 448 Ergogenic Aids and Exercise Performance
PHIL 350 Philosophy of Science: The Natural Sciences
PHIL 365 Science and Civilization
PHIL 383 Ethics in Medicine
RAZA 210 Latino Health Care Perspectives [LLD, AERM]
SCI 560 Science Writing

Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (9 units)

Category A: Individual in Social Context; Category B: Decision-making and Social Policy at the Societal Level; Category C: Historical, Cross-cultural, and Global Contexts

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 with at least two different departmental prefixes must be selected.

Transfer Student Pattern

  1. Courses need not be selected according to category requirements.
  2. Courses with at least two different departmental prefixes must be selected.

Category A: Individual in Social Context

AA S 315

Chinese American Personality [LLD]

AA S 335

Japanese American Personality [LLD]

AA S 355

Psyche and Behavior of Pilipinos [LLD]

AA S 375

Vietnamese American Identity [LLD]

AA S 550

Asian Americans of Mixed Heritage [LLD]

AFRS 200

Introduction to Black Psychology [AERM]

AFRS 215

Black Family Studies [LLD, AERM]

ANTH 120 Introductory Social and Cultural Anthropology
ANTH/CST 590/ WOMS 595 Anthropology of Women [LLD]
COMM 531 Conflict Resolution (4) [LLD]
COMM 537 Leadership Communication
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis
GEOG 455 Geography of Ethnic Communities [AERM]
H ED 414 Women's Health Problems and Issues [LLD]
HMSX/PHIL 369 Philosophical Issues in Sexuality [LLD]
HMSX 469/PHIL 445 Sex and Morality [LLD]
KIN 300 Health-related Fitness and Wellness [LLD]
KIN 331 Peak Performance
KIN 487 Motor Development [LLD]
PSY 200 General Psychology [LLD]
PSY 305 Contemporary Issues in Psychology (1-3) [LLD]
PSY 440 Social Psychology [LLD]
RAZA 510 Psychodynamics of the La Raza Family Structure [AERM, LLD]
REC 220 Leisure Lifestyle Development [LLD]
REC 230 Growth Through Adventure [LLD]
REC 380 Developmental Play Processes [LLD]
S S 105 Individual, Society, and Culture: Their Interaction in America [LLD, AERM]
WOMS 200 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
WOMS 533 Women, Men, and Cultural Change [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
ETHS 100 Introduction to Ethnic Studies
ETHS/PLSI 466 Race and American Democracy (4) [AERM]
GEOG 421 Future Environments
H ED 455 Community Organizing and Community Building for Health [LLD, AERM]
HH 205 Relaxation and Stress Reduction
HMSX 569/PHIL 455 Sex and the Law [LLD]
IR/SS 104 Introduction to World Affairs
KIN 502 Sport and Social Issues
LABR 250 Introduction to the Study of Labor [LLD]
LABR 251 Know Your Work Rights [LLD]
PA/PLSI 400 Public Policy Process
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
RAZA 280 Acculturation Problems of La Raza [AERM]
SOC 105 Sociological Perspectives [LLD, AERM]
SOC/URBS 200 Changing Cities
SOC 245 Social Problems (4)

Category C: Historical, Cross-cultural, and Global Contexts

AFRS 111 Black Cultures and Personalities [LLD, AERM]
AFRS 203 Introduction to Black Social Science [AERM]
AFRS 290 Malcolm X and Black Nationalism
AIS 150 American Indian History in the United States [AERM]
ANTH 110 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 321 Endangered Cultures
ETHS 220 Asians in America [AERM]
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 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]
IR/PLSI 416 Ethnicity and Nationalism (4)
KIN 457 Culture, Gender, and Movement [AERM]
RAZA 265 Issues in Raza History
RAZA 435 Oral History and Traditions: Theory and Practice [AERM]
RAZA 465 Mexican-Americans: History and Heritage [AERM]
REC 420 Leisure and Contemporary Society [LLD]
SOC 272 Social Inequality: Poverty, Wealth, and Privilege (4) [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)

Category A: Humanistic/Artistic Achievements; Category B: Disciplines and Interdisciplines; Category C: Historical/Social/Ethnic/Cultural Contexts; Category D: Active Creative Participation; Category E: Languages Other Than English

Specific Requirements

Freshman Student Pattern

  1. In the HCA Area, a minimum of nine units must be selected from at least three of the five HCA Categories (A-E).
  2. If elected, a minimum of two units should be selected in HCA Categories B and D.
  3. Courses with at least two different departmental prefixes must be selected.

Transfer Student Pattern

  1. Courses need not be selected according to category requirements.
  2. Courses with at least two different departmental prefixes must be selected.

Category A: Humanistic/Artistic Achievements

AA S 622 Asian American Women's Literature and the Arts
AFRS 204 Introduction to Black Creative Arts [AERM]
AIS 162 American Indian Oral Literature [AERM]
ART 201 Western Art History I
ART 202 Western Art History II
CINE/RAZA 409 Latina/o Cinema
CLAR 250 Archaeology of the Ancient World
CLAS 330 Ancient Epic Tales
CLAS 360 Greek and Roman Mythology
CWL 230 Introduction to World Literature
CWL 250 Fables and Tales
CWL 260 Myths of the World
ENG 154 Masterworks of Literature in English
ENG 159 Beginning Shakespeare
ENG 160 Narrative Analysis [Any ENG 160 title]
ENG 230 Literature and Film
ENG 260 Introduction to Science Fiction
ENG 230 Literature and Film
ENG 260 Introduction to Science Fiction
HUM 130 The Humanities: Major Works
HUM 220 Values and Culture
ID 341 Contemporary Design in Housing and Interiors
PHIL 301 Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 302 Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 303 Modern Philosophy
RAZA 230 Introduction to Contemporary Raza Literature [AERM]
TH A 401 Theatre Backgrounds: 500 BC-1642
THA 402 Theatre Backgrounds: 1642-1900
THA 403 Theatre Backgrounds: 1900-Present
THA 406 The Art of Comedy
THA 408 Asian Plays and Performance Styles

Category B: Disciplines and Interdisciplines

AA S 206 Introduction to Asian American Literature
AFRS 221 Afro-American Music: A 20th Century Survey [AERM, LLD]
AFRS 225 Images and Issues in Black Visual Media [AERM, LLD]
AFRS 280 Introduction to African Philosophy
AIS 235 American Indians: Image and Issues in the Mass Media [AERM]
BECA 201 Life on TV: A Critical View
CA 380 Arts and Social Change
CINE 325 Focus on Film Topics (1) [maximum of 3 units allowed for G.E. purposes]
COMM 302 Communication and Social Process (4)
COMM 502 Interpersonal Communication (4) [LLD]
ENG 601 Literature and Psychology
ETHS 360 Cultural Dialogues and Ethnic Literature [AERM]
HUM 302 Theories and Methods in the Humanities
HUM 303 Cultural Periods and Styles
ID 240 Color and Design
KIN 322 Sport in America
MUS 501 Music, The Listener's Art [LLD]
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 [AERM]
RAZA 425 Comparative Music Folklore [AERM]
RAZA 475 Aztec Philosophy [AERM]
THA 300 Theatre Imagination
TPW 200 Writing Practices in Professional Contexts

Category C: Historical/Social/Ethnic/Cultural Contexts

AFRS 210 Introduction to Black Literature [AERM]
ARFS 303 Afro-American History [AERM]
AIS 230 Urban Indians [LLD, AERM]
AMST 410/HUM 450 California Culture
ANTH 581 Anthropology and Folklore
ART 204 The Arts of Africa, the Pacific, and Native Americas
ART/HUM 205 Asian Art History
BECA 422 Social Aspects of Electronic Media
CINE 101 Introduction to Film
CINE 102 Introduction to Contemporary Cinema
CINE 342 Documentary Film
CLAS 410/HUM 401 Classical Culture: Greece
CLAS 415/HUM 402 Classical Culture: Rome
COMM 542 Intracultural Communication (4) [AERM]
DAI 356 History of Design and Technology
DANC 236 Folklore of Dance: African/Haitian (2)
DANC 432 Dunham: History and Philosophy [LLD]
ENG 155 Contemporary Literature
ENG 158 American Literature
ENG 411 Literature and Composition - Multilingual
ENG 602 Literature and Society
ENG 631 Post-Colonial Literature in English
ETHS 210 Asian American Culture [AERM]
HIST 110 History of Western Civilization I [LLD]
HIST 111 History of Western Civilization II [LLD]
HUM 225 Values in American Life [AERM]
HUM 301 Styles and Expressive Forms
HUM 407 Romanticism and Impressionism
HUM 455 Humanities of the Americas [AERM]
HUM 470 American Autobiography
JOUR 200 Journalism and the Mass Media
JS 270 Judaism: An Introduction
MUS 505 Music of the World's Peoples
MUS 506 Survey of Jazz
MUS 511 The Roots of Rock [Any MUS 511 title]
PHIL 210 Great Thinkers: East and West
PHIL 502 World Religions
RAZA 270 La Raza Experience [AERM]
RAZA 455 Resistance Literature of the Americas [AERM]
RAZA 575 Raza Culture and Identity [AERM]
RAZA 679 Genesis of the History of Central American Literature, Roots to the Present [AERM]
WOMS 548 Literature by U.S. Women of Color [AERM]

Category D: Active Creative Participation (2-unit minimum)

See Course Descriptions section for credit and/or unit limitations for courses in this HCA Category D: Active Creative Participation.

AA S 304 Asian American Community Arts Workshop
AA S 308 Photographic Exploration of Asian America
AA S 406 Asian American Workshop in Creative Writing
AFRS 217 African Rhythm and Drum Experience [AERM]
AFRS 256 Hip Hop Workshop [AERM, LLD]
AIS 320 American Indian Music
AIS 325 American Indian Art
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
CA 300 Video Art: New Models of Production
COMM 362 Introduction to Oral Interpretation (4)
COMM 363 Oral Interpretation of the First Person Voice (4)
COMM 368 Forensics (2)
C W 101 Introduction to Creative Writing
DAI 110 Product Design I
DAI 320 Drafting and Sketching for Design
DAI 342 Metal Manufacturing
DAI 344 Plastics for Design
DANC 160 African-Haitian Dance I (1)
DANC 163 Ballet I (1)
DANC 166 Ballroom Dance (1)
DANC 173 Modern Dance I (1)
DANC 176 Modern Jazz Dance I (1)
DANC 207 Dance in Cultural Context (1)
DANC 232 Dance Composition: Choreography I
DANC 310 Dance Conditioning [LLD]
JAPN 200 The Art of Japanese Writing and Calligraphy
KIN 106 Elementary Aikido (1)
KIN 109 Archery (1)
KIN 110 Movement and Self-awareness (1)
KIN 136 Hatha Yoga (1)
KIN 142 Elementary Judo (1)
KIN 145 Elementary Karate (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)
KIN 236 Intermediate/Advanced Hatha Yoga (2)
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 Wind Ensemble (1)
MUS 373 Chamber Singers (1)
MUS 375 Women's Chorus (1)
MUS 379 University Chorus (1)
RAZA 205 Cyber Raza: Culture and Community On-line [AERM, LLD]
RAZA 305 La Raza Creative Writing Workshop
RAZA 490 La Raza Theatro Workshop
REC 330 Arts and Crafts for Leisure [LLD]
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 Laboratory and Crew (2)
TH A 313 Lighting and Sound Laboratory and Crew (2)
TH A 315 Theatre Production: Technical Laboratory and Crew (1)
TH A 333 Lyric Theatre Workshop
WOMS 303 Women as Creative Agents

Category E: Languages Other Than English

Humanities and Creative Arts (HCA), Category E, Languages Other Than English includes language courses listed under Arabic, Chinese, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. The following departments/programs also offer language courses not taught in English: Asian American Studies, Africana Studies, Classical Archaeology, Jewish Studies, and Modern Greek Studies. These courses also fulfill the HCA, Category E requirement.

GE credit for Humanities and Creative Arts (HCA), Category E may be earned by selecting a course from among those listed below.

Students are strongly urged to consult with faculty teaching the language course for guidance on enrollment in the appropriate language course level. Enrollment in the appropriate level course is based on a student’s prior language experience and proficiency level. Language faculty members retain the right to drop students who are not enrolled in the appropriate course level. Students who are dropped from a language course are encouraged to register for the appropriate level course.

Courses taught in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures that are taught in English and for which the readings are in English do NOT count for GE credit in HCA, Category E. These courses are designated in the course description section of the university Bulletin as (Taught in English).

GE credit for HCA, Category E cannot be earned at SFSU through the Credit by Examination process or through its Credit by Evaluation for Experiential Learning program (CEEL).

AA S 171 Speak Vietnamese I
AA S 172 Speak Vietnamese II
AFRS 260 Introduction to African Languages [AERM, LLD] [any AFRS 260 title]
ARAB 101 First Semester Arabic (5)
ARAB 102 Second 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)
CHIN 311 Conversation and Reading
CHIN 312 Speech and Writing
CHIN 401 Advanced Chinese
CHIN 411 Media Chinese
CHIN 501 Introduction to Classical Chinese
CHIN 507 Traditional Chinese Culture
CHIN 521 20th Century Fiction
CHIN 525 Chinese Applied Linguistics
CHIN 580 Topics in Chinese Language and Literature [any CHIN 580 title]
CHIN 581 Translation
CLAR 502 Ancient Egyptian Language and Literature
FILI 101 First Semester Filipino
FILI 102 Second Semester Filipino
F L 325 Linguistics and Foreign Language
FR 101 First Semester French (5)
FR 102 Second Semester French (5)
FR 205 French in Review I
FR 206 French in Review II
FR 215 Intermediate French I
FR 216 Intermediate French II
FR 301 French Phonetics
FR 304 Advanced Grammar
FR 305 French Composition
FR 306 Advanced Conversation
FR 400 French Culture
FR 410 Contemporary French Civilization
FR 450 French/Francophone Literature, Linguistics, and/or Culture [any FR 450 title]
FR 455 Langue et Culture Créole
FR 500 Introduction to Literary Texts
FR 501 La Littérature Française ã Travers Les Siècles: Themes et Genres [any FR 501 title]
FR 505 Poésie Lyrique du Moyen Age
FR 510 French Medieval and Renaissance Literature [any FR 510 title]
FR 515 Renaissance Française
FR 520 French Classicism [any FR 520 title]
FR 525 17th and 18th Century French Theatre
FR 530 Age of Reason [any FR 530 title]
FR 535 Les Philosophes
FR 540 Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism [any FR 540 title]
FR 550 French Literature from Symbolism to Surrealism [any FR 550 title]
FR 560 French Literature from Existentialism to the Present [any FR 560 title]
FR 565 L'humour Au XXème Siècle
GER 101 First Semester German (5)
GER 102 Second Semester German (5)
GER 206 Intermediate German Conversation
GER 207 Intermediate German
GER 301 German in Review
GER 305 Advanced Grammar and Composition
GER 325 Applied German Linguistics: Phonetics and Phonology
GER 326 Applied German Linguistics: Morphology and Syntax
GER 330 Issues in German Linguistics
GER 341 Intensive Language Practice and Analysis
GER 350 Translation Workshop
GER 390 German for Business
GER 401 German Culture and Civilization I
GER 502 Contemporary German
GER 510 German Literature I
GER 511 German Literature II
GER 520 The Age of Goethe
GER 535 Novellas and Short Stories
GER 539 German Literature: 1950 to Present
GER 556 19th and 20th Century German Plays
GER 590 Topics in German Literature [any GER 590 title]
GRE 101 Elementary Ancient Greek (5)
GRE 202 Intermediate Ancient Greek (5)
GRE 456 Greek Lyric Poetry II
HEBR/JS 151 First Semester Modern Hebrew
HEBR/JS 152 Second Semester Modern Hebrew
HEBR/JS 201 Third Semester Modern Hebrew
HEBR/JS 202 Fourth Semester Modern Hebrew
HNDI 101 First Semester Hindi (5)
ITAL 101 First Semester Italian (5)
ITAL 102 Second Semester Italian (5)
ITAL 103 Third Semester Italian
ITAL 104 Fourth Semester Italian
ITAL 206 Italian Conversation
ITAL 305 Advanced Grammar and Composition
ITAL 350 Advanced Oral and Reading Practice
ITAL 401 Italian Culture and Civilization
ITAL 510 Italian Literature: Early Period
ITAL 511 Italian Literature: Late Period
ITAL 525 Literature of the Risorgimento
ITAL 530 Italian Renaissance Literature [any ITAL 530 title]
ITAL 550 The Italian Theater
ITAL 560 The Italian Novel
ITAL 570 Italian Women Writers: 13th to 20th Centuries
ITAL 580 Great Figures in Italian Literature [any ITAL 580 title]
ITAL 581 Divina Commedia
JAPN 101 First Semester Japanese (5)
JAPN 102 Second Semester Japanese (5)
JAPN 103 Third Semester Japanese (5)
JAPN 250 Intensive Study of Kanji
JAPN 251 Advanced Study of Kanji
JAPN 301 Japanese Conversation
JAPN 302 Japanese Reading and Grammar
JAPN 305 Advanced Conversation and Composition I
JAPN 306 Advanced Conversation and Composition II
JAPN 309 Advanced Readings in Japanese
JAPN 330 Proverbs and Idiomatic Expressions in Japanese
JAPN 350 Introduction to Translation
JAPN 390 Business Japanese
JAPN 395 Business Writing
JAPN 401 Topics in Japanese Culture [any JAPN 401 title]
JAPN 510 Modern Japanese Literature
JAPN 590 Topics in Japanese Literature [any JAPN 590 title]
JAPN 690 Introduction to Consecutive Interpretation
LATN 101 Elementary Latin (5)
LATN 202 Intermediate Latin (5)
LATN 446 Latin Epic II
MGS 150 Modern Greek I
MGS 151 Modern Greek II (3-4)
MGS 365 Modern Greek III (3-4)
MGS 470 Modern Greek IV (3-4)
MGS 555 Introduction to Modern Greek Literary Texts
RUSS 101 First Semester Russian (5)
RUSS 102 Second Semester Russian (5)
RUSS 103 Third Semester Russian (5)
RUSS 301 Reading and Grammar
RUSS 305 Advanced Grammar and Composition
RUSS 306 Advanced Conversation and Composition
RUSS 307 Advanced Reading and Composition
RUSS 308 Stylistics and Composition
RUSS 340 Contemporary Russian Press
RUSS 390 Business Russian
RUSS 510 Russian Literature I
SPAN 101 First Semester Spanish (5)
SPAN 102 Second Semester Spanish (5)
SPAN 205 Spanish Grammar Review
SPAN 206 Spanish Conversation
SPAN 216 Intermediate Conversation and Reading
SPAN 301 Advanced Grammar
SPAN 305 Advanced Composition
SPAN 306 Advanced Reading and Conversation
SPAN 326 Applied Spanish Linguistics: Morphology and Syntax
SPAN 350 Practical and Literary Translation
SPAN 401 Culture and Civilization of Spain
SPAN 405 Culture and Civilization of Spanish America
SPAN 500 Introduction to Literary Criticism
SPAN 521 Spanish Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Literature [any SPAN 521 title]
SPAN 523 18th and 19th Century Spanish Literature [any SPAN 523 title]
SPAN 525 20th Century Spanish Literature [any SPAN 525 title]
SPAN 541 Spanish American Literature: Discovery to Early Romanticism [any SPAN 541 title]
SPAN 543 Spanish American Literature: Romanticism to Modernism [any SPAN 543 title]
SPAN 545 20th Century Spanish American Literature [any SPAN 545 title]
SPAN 562 Cervantes: The Quijote
SPAN 580 Great Figures in Hispanic Literature [any SPAN 580 title]
SPAN 595 Senior Survey in Spanish or Spanish American Literature [any SPAN 595 title]

General Education Table of Contents
General Education Program, Segment III



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