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2021-2022 California State University General Education Requirements

The following Sacramento City College courses fulfill California State University (CSU) General Education (GE) Breadth Requirements.

To complete the CSU GE breadth requirements, students must have a 2.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) for all courses taken. To transfer, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 transferable units to include a minimum of 30 units from the GE breadth requirements
  2. Completion of Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 with a grade of "C-" or better
  3. Minimum 2.0 GPA for all transferable coursework completed

The CSU GE Breadth Requirements may change each year. It is the student's responsibility to check with a counselor for updated CSU GE Breadth Requirements.

A. English Language Communication and Critical Thinking

Choose one course (three units minimum) from each area for a minimum of nine units.
Area Courses
A1 Oral Communication COMM 301, 303, 311**, 331, 361, 481
A2 Written Communication ENGWR 300, 488; ESLW 340
A3 Critical Thinking COMM 311**, 315, 316; ENGRD 310; ENGWR 301, 302, 303, 482; PHIL 300**, 320, 325;  SOC 305
  • ** Courses are listed in more than one section in an area or other areas but can only be used once to satisfy a requirement.

B. Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning

Choose one course from Area B1, B2, and B4 for a minimum of nine units. At least one of the courses in B1 or B2 must include a related laboratory, designated with an (L). The lecture course must be taken concurrently with or prior to the laboratory. There is no Area B3 because it is the laboratory activity that is included in B1 or B2.
Area Courses
B1 Physical Science ASTR 310, 320, 330, 400 (L only); CHEM 300 (L), 305 (L), 306 (L), 309 (L), 320 (L), 330 (L), 333#, 336 (L), 400 (L), 401 (L), 410 (L), 420 (L), 421 (L), 423 (L) , 425 (L), 426 (L), 484 (L); GEOG 300, 301 (L only), 305, 306, 308; GEOL 300 , 301 (L), 302 (L), 305, 306 (L only), 308, 310, 311 (L only), 325, 345; PHYS 310, 350 (L), 360 (L), 410 (L), 420 L), 430 (L)
B2 Life Science ANTH 300, 301 (L only), 480; BIOL 305 (L), 308, 309 (L only), 310 (L)#, 314, 315 (L only) , 326, 327 (L only), 332 (L) , 342**, 349 , 350, 351, 352, 370 (L), 402 (L), 412 (L), 422 (L), 430 L), 431 (L), 434, 440 (L); PSYC 310, 311 (L only)
B3 Laboratory Choose one course from B1 or B2 with a (L) or (L only) designation.
B4 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning BUS 320; CISP 440; ECON 310; MATH 300, 310, 335, 340, 342, 350, 351, 352, 355 , 356 , 370, 372 , 373 , 400, 401, 402, 410, 420; PSYC 330 ; STAT 300, 480
  • # These courses are approved for CSU GE beginning in fall 2021. See all new approvals for fall 2021.
  • ** Courses are listed in more than one section in an area or other areas but can only be used once to satisfy a requirement.

C. Arts and Humanities

Choose one course from each area, plus an additional course from either area, for a minimum of nine units.
Area Courses
C1 Arts ART 300, 305, 320, 324, 337, 370, 380, 390, 400; ARTH 300, 301, 304, 306, 307, 308, 310, 312, 313, 314, 318, 320, 324, 325, 328, 332, 334, 410, 420, 484, 486, 487, 488; COMM 305; DDSN 305; DEAF 360#; ENGLT 400, 403**, 404; FASH 330**; HUM 332**, 352**; MUFHL 305, 309, 310, 311, 315, 320, 330, 400, 401, 410, 411, 481, 482; MUIVI 380, 381, 382, 383; MUP 340*; MUSM 342, 344; TA 300, 302, 303, 308, 364, 370 (two units), 404, 437, 454; TAFILM 300, 302, 303, 304, 307**, 320*
C2 Humanities ARABIC 401, 402; CANT 401, 402, 411, 412; DEAF 310, 312, 314, 316, 353, 355, 380; ENGCW 400, 410; ENGLT 301#, 303, 304, 310, 311, 317, 320, 321, 327, 328, 331, 332, 334**, 335, 345, 346, 360, 365, 370, 380, 392, 401, 403**, 480, 481; ESLR 340; FASHN 330**; FREN 401, 402, 411, 412; GREEK 401, 402; HIST 300**, 302**, 307**, 308**, 310**, 311**, 314**, 320**, 321**, 327** , 360**, 364**, 365**, 373**, 375**, 380**, 483**, 484**, 485**; 486**, 487**; HUM 300, 310, 320, 332**, 352**, 370; ITAL 401, 402; JAPAN 401, 402, 411, 412; KOREAN 401, 402; MAND 401, 402, 411, 412; PHIL 300**, 306, 310, 330, 331, 338, 352, 368**, 480, 481; PNJABI 401, 402; PRSIAN 401, 402; RUSS 401, 402, 411, 412; SPAN 401, 402, 411, 412, 413, 415; 425, 427; TAFILM 307**; TGLG 401, 402; VIET 401, 402
  • # These courses are approved for CSU GE beginning in fall 2021. See all new approvals for fall 2021.
  • ** Courses are listed in more than one section in an area or other areas but can only be used once to satisfy a requirement.
  • * These courses in Area C1 or C2 are repeatable for credit but only one can be used to satisfy the general education requirement in Area C.

D. Social Sciences

Refer to this table for Area D if you have fall 2021 (or later) catalog rights.

Choose two courses for a minimum of six units. Students will be required to take an additional three units in their upper division courses from a different subject area at the university to which they transfer.

US History, Constitution, and American Ideals is a CSU graduation requirement only – it is not required for CSU general education certification. Those courses can be used to satisfy Area D.

Area Courses
US History, Constitution, and American Ideals

Option 1: Complete POLS 301** or POLS 481**, plus one of the following: HIST 310**, 311**, 320**, 321**, 483**, 484**, 486**, 487**#

Option 2: Complete HIST 310**, HIST 320**, HIST 483**, or HIST 486**, plus one of the following: HIST 311**, 321**, 484**, 487**#; POLS 301**, 304**, 481**

D Social Sciences ADMJ 300 , 302 , 304 , 349; ANTH 310, 323, 324 , 325 , 331, 332, 334, 341, 481; BUS 330, 345; COMM 321, 325, 335, 341, 351; DEAF 351, 362#; ECE 312**, 314**; ECON 302, 304; ENGLT 334**; ENGWR 384; ETHNS 300, 320, 330, 340, 341, 350, 351; FCS 324**; GEOG 302, 310, 320; GERON 300**, 302**; GLST 301 , 302 ; HIST 300**, 302**, 307**, 308**, 309, 310**, 311**, 314, 320**, 321**, 327** , 344, 360**, 364**, 365**, 373**, 375**, 380**, 381, 483**, 484**, 485, 486**, 487**; JOUR 310, 320; NUTRI 310; PHIL 368**; POLS 301**, 302, 303, 304**, 310, 312, 313, 320, 322, 340, 350, 480, 481**; PSYC 300, 314, 316, 320, 335, 340**, 352, 356**, 360**, 364, 367, 370**, 374**, 390**, 392** (two units), 480; SOC 300, 301, 302, 310**, 318, 319, 321, 335**, 341**, 343, 344**, 345, 347, 350, 375, 480, 481, 482; WGS 300, 302, 304

D. Social Sciences

Refer to this table for Area D if you have catalog rights prior to fall 2021.

Choose three courses from at least two different subject areas for a minimum of nine units.

US History, Constitution, and American Ideals is a CSU graduation requirement only – it is not required for CSU general education certification. Those courses can be used to satisfy Area D.

Area Courses
US History, Constitution, and American Ideals

Option 1: Complete POLS 301** or POLS 481**, plus one of the following: HIST 310**, 311**, 320**, 321**, 483**, 484**, 486**, 487**#

Option 2: Complete HIST 310**, HIST 320**, HIST 483**, or HIST 486**, plus one of the following: HIST 311**, 321**, 484**, 487**#; POLS 301**, 304**, 481**

D Social Sciences ADMJ 300 , 302 , 304 , 349; ANTH 310, 323, 324 , 325 , 331, 332, 334, 341, 481; BUS 330, 345; COMM 321, 325, 335, 341, 351; DEAF 351, 362#; ECE 312**, 314**; ECON 302, 304; ENGLT 334**; ENGWR 384; ETHNS 300, 320, 330, 340, 341, 350, 351; FCS 324**; GEOG 302, 310, 320; GERON 300**, 302**; GLST 301 , 302 ; HIST 300**, 302**, 307**, 308**, 309, 310**, 311**, 314, 320**, 321**, 327** , 344, 360**, 364**, 365**, 373**, 375**, 380**, 381, 483**, 484**, 485, 486**, 487**; JOUR 310, 320; NUTRI 310; PHIL 368**; POLS 301**, 302, 303, 304**, 310, 312, 313, 320, 322, 340, 350, 480, 481**; PSYC 300, 314, 316, 320, 335, 340**, 352, 356**, 360**, 364, 367, 370**, 374**, 390**, 392** (two units), 480; SOC 300, 301, 302, 310**, 318, 319, 321, 335**, 341**, 343, 344**, 345, 347, 350, 375, 480, 481, 482; WGS 300, 302, 304
  • ** Courses are listed in more than one section in an area or other areas but can only be used once to satisfy a requirement.
  • # These courses are approved for CSU GE beginning in fall 2021. See all new approvals for fall 2021.

E. Lifelong Learning and Self Development

Choose at least one course for a minimum of three units.
Area Courses
E1 BIOL 342**; ECE 312**, 314**, 415; FCS 324**; GERON 300**, 302**; HCD 310; HEED 300; 301, 353;  KINES 418; NUTRI 300, 302, 330, 480; PSYC 340**, 356**, 358, 360**, 370**, 374**, 390**, 392** (two units), 410; SOC 310**, 335**, 341**, 344**
E2 One unit maximum from the courses with the following prefixes: FITNS, KINES, PACT, SPORT, TMACT

F. Ethnic Studies

Area F is only for students with fall 2021 (or later) catalog rights. If you have catalog rights prior to fall 2021, then this section does not apply to you.

Choose at least one course for a minimum of three units; courses cannot be counted twice.

Area Courses
F Please see a counselor to discuss options to fulfill Area F.
  • ** Courses are listed in more than one section in an area or other areas but can only be used once to satisfy a requirement.

New Approvals Effective Fall 2021

The following courses are approved for CSU GE beginning in fall 2021.
Course Number Course Title CSU Area
CHEM 333 The Science of Coffee B1
BIOL 310 General Biology B2/B3
DEAF 360 Deaf Art C1
ENGLT 301 Introduction to Literature in Hip-Hop Culture C2
HIST 487 History of the United States: African American Emphasis - Honors US1/US2
DEAF 362 Introduction to Deafhood D
FITNS 304 Cardio Circuit E
FITNS 347 Dynamic Aquatic Fitness Training E
FITNS 384 Weight Training II E
FITNS 385 Weight Training for Competition E
FITNS 400 Body Fitness (Walking or Jogging) E
PACT 310 Badminton I E
PACT 394 Tennis, Doubles E
SPORT 327 Off-Season Conditioning for Men's Cross Country E
TMACT 342 Flag Football E