The 48-unit GE program was implemented in Bulletin year 1981-82, and through the years, the program has evolved. The Bulletin for each academic year describes the requirements in effect for that year. While students have the option of completing the requirements from their Bulletin year, they may also follow the requirements as stated in the current Bulletin. (Refer to the "Bulletin Rights" section of this Bulletin.) This means that as long as requirements have been fulfilled as described in a Bulletin to which the student is entitled (and not a mixed and matched version of instructions from one program and courses from another program), graduation requirements have been completed as designed. Consult an adviser for details.
Before selecting General Education courses, students should complete a copy of the Freshman or Transfer version of the Academic Progress Record (APR). The APR is a worksheet prepared by the undergraduate Advising Center that outlines SFSU graduation requirements and how they differ for students who enter as first-time freshmen (Native Pattern) and as transfer students (Transfer Pattern), and can be found in the Class Schedule.
NOTE: Some courses may not be offered every semester. A description of all courses is included in the "Announcement of Courses" section of this Bulletin. Unless otherwise stated, courses may not be repeated for additional units of credit. See section on "Explanation of Course Notations" in this Bulletin.
ALL STUDENTS must take a minimum of twelve units in Segment I: Basic Subjects. A three-unit
semester course or equivalent must be completed in each of the following areas:
Written Communications, Critical Thinking, Oral Communication, and Quantitative
Reasoning. Students must also complete the GE Library Requirement or an approved
SEGMENT I: BASIC SUBJECTS
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 HUM 214 Second Year Written Composition: Humanities LARA 214 Second Year Written Composition: La Raza Studies MUS 214 Second Year Written Composition: Music NEXA 214 Second Year Written Composition: NEXA WCL 214 Second Year Written Composition: World and Comparative Literature
AIS/AAS/BL S/ETHS/LARA 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 SOC 100 Sociological Inquiry: Ideas and Data (6) [Fulfills both the Critical Thinking and the Quantitative Reasoning requirements] SPCH 250 Argumentation and Advocacy (4)
ENG 210 English as a Second Language: Oral Communication SPCH 150 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Effective Fall 1992, all students who register for a General Education quantitative reasoning course at SFSU must (1) have passed the Entry Level Mathematics (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 intermediate algebra (MATH 70) at SFSU or an equivalent course elsewhere with a grade of credit (CR) or C– or better may be eligible to enroll in an SFSU quantitative reasoning course. Students who have questions about course exemptions should contact the Testing Center, ADM 152.
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 220 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I PSY 171 Quantitative Reasoning in Psychology SOC 100 Sociological Inquiry: Ideas and Data (6) [Fulfills both the Critical Thinking and the Quantitative Reasoning requirements]
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