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General Education Requirements

GE Theme Modifications

GE Core: 12 units
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GE Breadth: 27 units

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spacerArea C: 9 units
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GE Upper Division Thematic: 9 units
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Majors with Important Modifications to GE Requirements

Cultural Diversity Requirements
 

Majors with Important Modifications to General Education Requirements

Following is a list of majors in which GE requirements have been modified. These modifications include special approval for various required non-GE courses to count in the GE categories indicated. Most of these majors also specify other approved GE courses which must be taken for the majors. Check the catalog carefully to build them into your program.

Agriculture and Agricultural Business

HIST 050 may be used to fulfill any one of the Breadth Area C requirements (C1, C2, or C3).

POLS 055 may be used to fulfill any one of the Breadth Area D requirements (D1, D2, or D3).

Note: Effective Fall 2004, ABUS 080 may be applied to General Education Breadth Area D1.

Art (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

Select an upper-division Natural Sciences Thematic course and an upper-division Social Sciences Thematic course from the same theme. See your adviser to identify thematic courses which qualify. Both the Writing Proficiency requirement and the upper-division Humanities Thematic course requirement are fulfilled by ART 243, ART 245A, ART 245B, ART 246, ART 252, or ART 253.

HIST 050 may be used to fulfill the Breadth Area C2 or C3 requirement (ART 001A or ART 001B may be used to meet the Breadth Area C1 requirement).

POLS 055 may be used to fulfill any one of the Breadth Area D requirements (D1, D2, or D3).

Biological Sciences

The Breadth Area B2 requirement may be fulfilled by BIOL 006A, BIOL 006B, BIOL 009, BIOL 010, or BIOL 012.

Chemistry (Option in Biochemistry)

The Breadth Area B2 requirement may be fulfilled by BIOL 006A.

Computer Science and Computer Information Systems

HIST 050 may be used to fulfill any one of the Breadth Area C1, C2, or C3 requirements and POLS 055 may be used to fulfill any one of the Breadth Area D1, D2, or D3 requirements.

For all Computer Science Options except Math Science: Of the three courses you must select to complete the 9-unit Upper Division Thematic requirement, one must be science-oriented. That course must be approved in advance by your adviser in order to meet requirements of the Computing Sciences Acccreditation Board.

For Math Science Option: Select an upper-division Humanities Thematic course and an upper-division Social Science Thematic course from the same Theme. See your adviser for assistance in identifying courses which apply. The upper-division Natural Science Thematic requirement is fulfilled by CSCI 165 or MATH 241A.

Construction Management

Select an upper-division Humanities Thematic course and an upper-division Social Science Thematic course from the same theme. See your adviser for assistance in identifying thematic courses which qualify. The upper-division Natural Science Thematic requirement is fulfilled by CM 190.

Select only one Breadth Area C course (C1, C2, or C3) because HIST 050 meets one Area and the other is waived.

POLS 055 may be applied to Breadth Area D1, D2, or D3.

Engineering (Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, and Mechatronic Engineering)

Select CMST 011 from Area A1 and 3 units from A2; the A3 requirement is met by a course in the major.

Select only one course from Breadth Area C (C1, C2, or C3) because HIST 050 meets one Area and the other is waived.

Select only one course from Breadth Area D (D1, D2, or D3) because POLS 055 meets one Area and the other is met by C E 121.

ENGR 195 may be used to fulfill the Breadth Area E requirement.

Select an upper-division Humanities Thematic course and an upper-division Social Science Thematic course from the same theme. The Natural Science Thematic upper-division requirement is fulfilled by ECE 140 (for E E, CMPE, and MECA) and M E 152 (for C E and M E).

For Computer Engineering majors only, the Breadth Area B2 requirement is satisfied by the additional Physics classes.

Note: In addition to these modifications, Engineering majors must consult with an adviser about when and how to take GE courses in order to fit the required upper-division GE units and Ethnic/Non-Western requirements into their program without exceeding the 132 required units for the degree. Students should obtain the program planning outline from the department.

Environmental Science

The Breadth Area B2 requirement may be fulfilled by either BIOL 006A or BIOL 006B.

Geosciences (Option in Science Education)

The Breadth Area B2 requirement may be fulfilled by BIOL 006A.

Liberal Studies

The completion of the Liberal Studies major satisfies all General Education requirements. SOSC 102 and SOSC 103, which are upper-division major requirements, satisfy the Ethnic and Non-Western Studies requirements.

The MATH 050AB sequence will meet the Breadth Area A4 requirement for students transferring out of the Liberal Studies major. A grade of C- or higher is required in each.

Manufacturing Technology

Select an upper-division Humanities Thematic course and an upper-division Social Science Thematic course from the same theme. See your adviser for assistance in identifying thematic courses which qualify. The upper-division Natural Science Thematic requirement is fulfilled by MFGT 104.

Select only one course from Breadth Area C (C1, C2, or C3) because HIST 050 meets one Area and the other is waived.

POLS 055 may be used to fulfill any one of the Breadth Area D requirements (D1, D2, or D3).

Microbiology

The Breadth Area B2 requirement may be fulfilled by BIOL 006A, BIOL 006B, BIOL 009 or BIOL 010.

Majors may count either HIST 050 for a Breadth Area C requirement or POLS 055 for a Breadth Area D requirement (3 units maximum).

Nursing

HIST 050 may be used to fulfill any one of the Breadth Area C requirements (C1, C2, or C3).

PSY 001A may be used to fulfill the D1 requirement.

POLS 055 may be used to fulfill the D2 requirement.

ANTH 013 or SOCI 001 may be used to fulfill the D3 requirement.

Students majoring in Nursing must select an upper-division Humanities Thematic course and an upper-division Social Science Thematic course from the same theme. See your adviser for assistance in identifying thematic courses which qualify. The upper-division Natural Science Thematic requirement is fulfilled by NFSC 128 or NURS 103.

Note: Effective Fall 2004, CHEM 028 may be applied to General Education Breadth Area B1.

Physical Education (Option in Teacher Education)

HIST 050 may be used to fulfill any one of the Breadth Area C1, C2, or C3 requirements.
POLS 055 may be used to fulfill any one of the Breadth Area D1, D2, or D3 requirements.
HCSV 261 may be used to fulfill the Breadth Area E requirement.

Physics

The Breadth Area B2 requirement may be fulfilled by BIOL 006A.

For General Physics Option:
HIST 050 may be used to fulfill any one of the Breadth Area C1, C2, or C3 requirements.
POLS 055 may be used to fulfill any one of the Breadth Area D1, D2, or D3 requirements.
HCSV 261 may be used to fulfill the Breadth Area E requirement.

Honors in General Education

Students eligible for this program take HNRS 010C and may apply these 3 units to any Breadth Area C, D, or E requirement.

HOW TO APPLY THE GE THEME MODIFICATIONS

The modifications listed above allow for non-GE courses to substitute for certain areas and specify remaining GE areas to be completed. Additional guidelines define for each General Education theme those courses that fall into Natural Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences categories. See your academic evaluator in MLIB 180 (898-5957).

Theme A: American Identities and Cultures

Sciences: GEOS 150, GEOS 151
Humanities: AMST 145, MCGS 185 E , PHIL 128, R S 185 E
Social Sciences: GEOG 152, HIST 134 E , JOUR 110, MCGS 134 E

Theme B: Contemporary Health Issues

Sciences: BIOL 195, NFSC 123
Humanities: PHIL 140
Social Sciences: HCSV 167, HCSV 170, SOCI 183

Theme C: Cross-Cultural Exploration

Sciences: INST 105 NW, PSSC 100 NW
Humanities: ENGL 153 E , CMST/MCGS 125 E
Social Sciences: AAST/ASST 150 NW, AFRI 150 NW, HIST 164 NW, MEST 155 NW, SOCI 154 NW

Theme D: Environmental Issues

Sciences: BIOL 134, GEOS 130, GEOS 140
Humanities: PHIL 146, R S 149
Social Sciences: GEOG 104, HIST 150 E , RECR 110

Theme E: Ethics and Social Policy

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the courses in this theme, it is
not possible to apply the modifications for high-unit majors. All students
selecting this theme must complete the entire theme.

Theme F: Gender Perspectives

Sciences: MCGS 126, NURS 126
Humanities: MCGS 170, PHIL 170, THEA 150
Social Sciences: CMST 120, HIST 136, JOUR 111, MCGS 120, WMST 111, WMST 136

Theme G: Global Issues

Track A:
Sciences: GEOS 170, PSSC 192 NW ;
Humanities: R S 182
Social Sciences: GEOG 103 NW , POLS 141

Track B:
Sciences: PSSC 192 NW
Humanities: R S 182
Social Sciences: ABUS/INST 192 NW

Theme H: Honors

The courses in this theme are interdisciplinary. Each will meet any of the
Sciences, Humanities, and Social Science requirements for the upper-division
General Education theme.

Theme I: Mexico and Central America

Sciences: LAST 103 NW / 103C NW /103M NW
Humanities: LAST 100 NW /100C NW /100M NW
Social Sciences: GEOG 154A NW /LAST 102 NW, HIST 182 NW /LAST 101 NW /
LAST 101M NW, POLS 121 NW /LAST 121 NW /LAST 121C NW,
GEOG 154B NW /LAST 122 NW

Theme J: Minds, Brains, and Machines

Students with high-unit majors seeking a modification for this theme need
to complete the two foundation courses of this theme: PSY 175 and
CSCI 122/PHIL 132. They may substitute an applicable major course
for the theme’s capstone course.

Theme M: Science, Technology, and Society

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the courses in this theme, it is
not possible to apply the modifications for high-unit majors. All students
selecting this theme must complete the entire theme.

Theme N: War and Peace

Sciences: MATH 152, INST 152, PHYS 176
Humanities: PHIL 139, PHIL 145
Social Sciences: CMST 156 NW /MJIS 156 NW /SOCI 156 NW , CMST156H NW /SOCI 156H NW , POLS 144, HIST 144

Theme O: Women’s Issues

Sciences: HCSV 168, NURS 168, WMST 168, MATH 151, WMST 151
Humanities: ENGL 160/WMST 160, R S 140/WMST 140
Social Sciences: POLS 124/WMST 124, PSY 115, SOCI 131, WMST 133 NW

Theme Q: International Studies Abroad: Italy, France, Spain

Students who participate in the CSU International Program in France
(Aix-en-Provence or Paris), Spain (Madrid or Granada), and Italy (Florence)
are eligible to complete two out of the three required courses for this
upper-division theme during their year of study abroad. The third upper-division
course must be taken at Chico and selected from the offerings in
Sciences in one of the other themes. Early and frequent consultation with
the theme coordinator is indispensable.

Theme R: Global Music, Culture, and Technology

Sciences: PHYS 110
Humanities: MUS 182
Social Sciences: AMST 135

Theme S: Wealth, Power, and Inequality

Sciences: MATH 155
Humanities: PHIL 126, R S 154
Social Sciences: ECON 140, SOCI 190

Theme T: The Child

Sciences: BIOL 118, HCSV 163
Humanities: ENGL 102, PHIL 127
Social Sciences: C D 162, PSY 140

Theme U: Catastrophe and Humanity

Sciences: GEOS 155, MATH 153
Humanities: HIST 113, R S 153
Social Sciences: ANTH 112, GEOG 106