Bulletin--GE Segment II

SEGMENT II: ARTS AND SCIENCES CORE

ALL STUDENTS: The following requirements apply to each of the three Areas of Segment II: Physical and Biological Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Humanities and Creative Arts. In addition to the requirements below, note the specific requirements within each area. There are also different requirements for students who enter San Francisco State as freshmen and students who enter as transfers.

FRESHMAN (NATIVE) STUDENT PATTERN

Students who entered SFSU as freshmen between Fall 1981 and Spring 1985, and maintained continuing student status, may choose instead to complete the cluster requirements which were in effect when they entered the university.

  1. In each Segment II Area, students must complete nine units and satisfy specific category requirements outlined in each Area.
  2. Within each Segment II Area, students may select no more than six units of the nine unit minimum with the same 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, but 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 may select no more than six units of the nine unit minimum with the same 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 deficiencies in another area of Segment II.

PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AREA

FRESHMAN STUDENT PATTERN—Nine Units
Category Requirements: Students must choose one course (three units minimum) in Category A: Physical Sciences; one course (three units minimum) in Category B: Biological Sciences; and one course (three units minimum) in Category C: Integrative Science. Students may select a maximum of six units of the nine unit minimum with the same departmental prefix. At least one course must have a laboratory or fieldwork component (L/F). The Physical and Biological Science courses should be completed before the Integrative Science course.

TRANSFER STUDENT PATTERN—Nine Units
Category Requirements: Students must complete one course (three units minimum) from the approved Physical Science list (Category A) and a second course (three units minimum) from the approved Biological Sciences list (Category B). The third course may be chosen from these categories or from Category C: Integrative Science. At least one course must have a laboratory or fieldwork component (L/F). A third course is not required of students whose ASE indicates a six-unit system pattern.

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 111	General Chemistry I (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 250	Geology of the National Parks L/F
GEOL 272	Earthquakes and the San Andreas Fault 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 317	Environmental Health: Cancer (2) (LLD)
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)
CHEM 599	Chemistry, Its Evolution Through the Centuries
CIS 560		Technical and Science Writing
CLAS 395	Roots of Bioscientific Language
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 Environmental Issues L/F
H ED 418	Environmental Health
H ED 420	Epidemiology
KIN 355		Science, Sport, and Fitness
LARA 210	Latino Health Care Perspectives
NEXA 281	Mythic and Scientific Thought
NEXA 350	Explorations of the Future
NEXA 362	Computers in the Arts and Humanities
NEXA 387	Origins of Modern Science
NEXA 392	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
PHYS 305	Science and Human Values
PHYS 600	Seminar in Science and Society
SPCH 354	Scientific Discourse
SPCH 415	Introduction to Speech Science

BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AREA

FRESHMAN STUDENT PATTERN—Nine Units
Category Requirements: Students must complete one course (three units minimum) in Category A: Individual in Social Context; one course (three units minimum) in Category B: Decision-Making and Social Policy at the Societal Level; and one course (three units minimum) in Category C: Historical, Cross-Cultural, and Global Contexts. In the three categories, courses from at least two departments must be selected. All three categories cannot be fulfilled with courses having the same department prefix. For example: SOC, SOC, SOC = no; SOC, SOC, ANTH = yes.

TRANSFER STUDENT PATTERN—Nine Units
Category Requirements: No category requirements. Students must select courses from at least two different departments (see example above).

Category A: Individual In Social Context
AAS 315		Chinese American Personality (LLD)
AAS 335		Japanese American Personality (LLD)
AAS 355		Psyche and Behavior of Pilipinos (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)
LARA 510	Psychodynamics of the La Raza Family Structure (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)
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)
S S 360		The Individual in Modern Society (LLD)
SOC 340		Social Psychology (4) (LLD)
SPCH 531	Conflict Resolution (LLD)
WOMS 200	Women: 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 American Indians (LLD–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 I
ECON 305	Economic Analysis for Non-Majors
GEOG 421	Future Environments
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
LARA 280	Acculturation Problems of La Raza (AERM)
PHIL 130	Political and Social Philosophy
PHIL 330	Political Philosophy
PHIL 335	Law and Society
PHIL 455	Sex and the Law (LLD)
PLSI 100	Understanding Politics
PLSI/S S 106	Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy: Introduction to Political Economy
PLSI 466	Racial Politics and American Democracy (AERM)
SOC 105		Sociological Perspectives (LLD)
SOC/URBS 200	The City
URBS 530	Alternative Urban Futures
Category C: Historical, 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
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)
I R 300		Fundamentals of International Relations: The World System
NEXA 330	The Marxian Revolution
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)
SOC 469		Sex Roles and Society (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

FRESHMAN STUDENT PATTERN—Nine Units
Category Requirements: Students must select courses from at least three of the following four categories: Category A: Masterworks in the Humanities and Creative Arts; Category B: Disciplines and Interdisciplines; Category C: Historical, Social, and Ethnic Contexts; and Category D: Active Creative Participation. If Category D is chosen as one of the categories, at least two of the nine units must be from Category D. In the three categories, courses from at least two departments must be selected. All three categories cannot be fulfilled with courses having the same department prefix. For example: HUM, HUM, HUM = no; HUM, HUM, JAPN = yes. At least three units of the nine-unit minimum must have a different department prefix.

TRANSFER STUDENT PATTERN—Nine Units
Category Requirements: No category requirements. Students must select courses from at least two different departments. At least three units of the nine-unit minimum must have a different department prefix (see example above).

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
LARA 230	Introduction to Contemporary Raza Literature
MUS 250		Survey of Music Literature I
MUS 251		Survey of Music Literature II
PHIL 301	Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 303	Modern Philosophy
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
WCL 250		Fables and Tales
WCL 260		Myths of the World
Category B: Disciplines and Interdisciplines
AIS 235		American Indians: Image and Issues in the Mass Media (AERM)
AAS 206		Introduction to Asian American Literature
BL S 221	Afro-American Music: A 20th Century Survey
BL S 225	Images and Issues in Black Visual Media (AERM)
BECA 201	Life on TV: A Critical View
CINE 325	Focus on Film Topics (1) [maximum of three units allowed for G.E. purposes]
CFS 240		Color and Design
DAI 410		Concepts in Design and Designing
ENG 601		Literature and Psychology
ENG 604		Literary Aspects of Contemporary Film
ENG 616		Science Fiction and Fantasy
HUM 300		Ideas and Traditions in the Humanities
HUM 325		The Practice of Criticism
IAC 315		Self and Other
IAC 320		Contemporary Writings on the Arts
IAC 370		Arts and Artists of San Francisco
IAC 380		New Directions in the Arts: Expression and Social Change
IAC 440		Arts Law, Economics, Survival
JOUR 666	Ethical Issues in Journalism
KIN 322		The Sport Experience
LARA 320	Art History of La Raza
LARA 425	Comparative Music Folklore
MUS 501		Music, The Listener's Art (LLD)
NEXA 281	Mythic and Scientific Thought
NEXA 382	Time in Human Consciousness
PHIL 101	Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 105	Introduction to Philosophy and Religion
PHIL 150	Contemporary Moral Issues
PHIL 160	Introduction to Philosophy of the Arts
SPCH 302/S S 451	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)
ANTH 581	Anthropology and Folklore
ART 204		The Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
ART 503		Pacific, Native North American, and Caribbean Arts
BL S 210	Introduction to Black Literature
BL S 303	Afro-American History (AERM)
BECA 422	Social Aspects of Public Media
CHIN 101	First Semester Chinese (5)
CHIN 102	Second Semester Chinese (5)
CHIN 401	Chinese Culture
CHIN 502	Traditional Chinese Culture
CINE 101	Introduction to Film
CINE 102	Introduction to Contemporary Cinema
CINE 342	Documentary Film
CLAS/HUM 410	Classical Culture: Greece
CLAS 415	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 American 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
GRE 250		Modern Greek I
GRE 251		Modern Greek II
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
HIST 113	Asian Civilization
HUM 225		Values in American Life (AERM)
HUM 310		Styles of Cultural Expression
HUM 350		Humanities of the Americas (AERM)
HUM 450		Romanticism and Impressionism
HUM 465		Contemporary Culture
HUM 470		American Values
HUM 525		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
JOUR 200	Journalism and the Mass Media
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 290	Literature by U.S. Women of Color (AERM)
Category D: Active Creative Participation
CAUTION: A maximum of four units may be used towards meeting all baccalaureate degree requirements including General Education in each of the Dance Study areas represented by courses numbered DANC 100 through 199. Some of these courses are listed in this category. A Dance Study area refers to a specific dance form such as African-Haitian dance, ballet, ballroom dance, folk dance, modern dance, and modern jazz dance. See course listings for any additional 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		Exploration in Textiles
ART 225		Exploration in Metal Arts and Jewelry
ART 231		Exploration in Drawing and Painting
ART 235		Exploration in Drawing and Printmaking
ART 240		Exploration in Sculpture
ART 245		Exploration in Ceramics
ART 260		Exploration in Photography
CHS 250		Creativity in the Humanities
CW 101		Introduction to Creative Writing
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
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
DAI 342		Metal Technology I
DAI 343		Wood Technology I
DAI 344		Plastics Technology I
DAI 626		Microcomputer Applications in Graphic Communication Technology
HUM 250		Creativity in the Humanities
JAPN 103	Third Semester Japanese
JAPN 200	The Art of Japanese Writing and Calligraphy
KIN 133		Gymnastics: Floor Exercise (1)
KIN 175		Elementary Tai-Chi Chuan (1)
KIN 275		Intermediate/Advanced Tai-Chi Chuan (2)
LARA 490	La Raza Teatro Workshop
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 121		Basic Music II: Guitar
MUS 309		Singing for Self-Expression I (1)
MUS 371		Orchestra (1)
MUS 372		Band (1)
MUS 373		Concert Choir (1)
MUS 379		University Chorus (1)
MUS 602		Traditional and Folk Music for Children
REC 330		Arts and Crafts for Leisure
SPCH 362	Introduction to Oral Interpretation
SPCH 363	Oral Interpretation of the First Person Voice
SPCH 368	Forensics (2)
SPCH 372	Performance Project
TH A 125	Movement I: Skills
TH A 130	Acting Workshop I
TH A 131	Improvisation Workshop
TH A 210	Theatre Graphics
TH A 310	Stage Scenery and Properties (2)
TH A 312	Costuming and Make-up (2)
TH A 313	Stage Lighting and Sound (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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