Catalog  –  2013 - 2014

GRADUATION AND GENERAL EDUCATION

CSU General Education Breadth Requirements

A. Written and Oral Communication and Critical Thinking

(Minimum of nine semester credits)–Select one course from each of the following subdivisions. (A course may meet only one area/subdivision requirement.)

A-1. Oral Communication

  • Communication P101 (3)
  • Communication P102 (3)

A-2. Written Communication

  • English P101A (4)

A-3. Critical Thinking

  • Communication P105 (3)
  • English P101B (3)
  • Philosophy P107 (3)

All courses in Area A must be completed with grades of “C” or higher.

B. Natural Science and Mathematics

(Minimum of nine semester credits) – Select one course in the Physical Sciences, one course in Biological Sciences and one course in Mathematics. At lease one course in B-1 or B-2 must be a laboratory course. These are indicated by asterisks [*]. (A course may meet only one area/subdivision requirement.)

B-1. Physical Science

  • Agriculture P106 (3)*
  • Astronomy P101 (4)*
  • Chemistry P101A (5)*
  • Chemistry P106 (4)*
  • Earth Science P110 (4)*
  • Geology P110 (4)*
  • Physical Science P112 (4)*
  • Physics P102A (4)*
  • Physics P104A (4)*

B-2. Biological Sciences

  • Agriculture P131 (3)
  • Anatomy P110 (4)*
  • Anthropology P101 (3)
  • Biology P105 (5)*
  • Biology P106 (5)*
  • Biology P110 (4)*
  • Microbiology P106 (5)*
  • Physiology P101 (5)*

B-4. Mathematical Concepts, Quantitative Reasoning and Applications.

  • Business Administration P150 (3)
  • Mathematics P101 (5)
  • Mathematics P102 (5)
  • Mathematics P103 (4)
  • Mathematics P104 (4)
  • Mathematics P122 (5)
  • Mathematics P205 (4)
  • Mathematics P206(4)

All courses in Area B-4 must be completed with grades of “C” or higher.

C. Arts and Humanities

(Three courses/nine semester credits, at least one course in the Arts and one course in the Humanities) – (A course may meet only one area/subdivision requirement)

C-1. Arts (Art, Drama, Music, Theater)

  • Art P101(3)
  • Art P110 (3)
  • Art P111 (3)
  • Art P112 (3)
  • Drama P101 (3)
  • Drama P102 (3)
  • Music P110 (3)
  • Music P111 (3)
  • Music P112 (3)
  • Music P117 (maximum two credits)

C-2. Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Languages)

  • American Sign Language P101 (4)
  • American Sign Language P102 (4)
  • Anthropology P102 (3)
  • English P101B (3)
  • English P102 (3)
  • English P103 (3)
  • English P104 (3)
  • English P112 (3)**
  • English P113 (3)**
  • English P115 (3)
  • English P116 (3)
  • English P117 (3)**
  • English P118 (3)**
  • English P119 (3)
  • English P130 (3)
  • English P140 (3)
  • History P101 (3)
  • History P102 (3)
  • History P104 (3)
  • History P105 (3)
  • History P108 (3)**
  • History P120 (3)**
  • History P121 (3)**
  • Philosophy P106 (3)
  • Philosophy P108 (3)
  • Philosophy P109 (3)
  • Philosophy P110 (3)
  • Philosophy P112 (3)
  • Philosophy P113 (3)**
  • Spanish P101 (5)
  • Spanish P102 (5)
  • Spanish P103 (5)
  • Spanish P104 (5)

**Course meets Multicultural Studies requirement

D. Social, Political, Economic Institutions and Behavior, Historical Background

(Minimum of nine semester credits)–Select three courses in at least two subdivisions. (A course may meet only one area/subdivision requirement.) Graduation from a CSU requires completion of History P117/17A or P118/17B and Political Science P101/1.

D-1. Anthropology and Archaeology

  • Anthropology P101 (3)
  • Anthropology P102 (3)
  • Anthropology P103 (3)
  • Anthropology P105 (3)**
  • Anthropology P107 (3)**

D-2. Economics

  • Agriculture P102 (3)
  • Economics P101 (3)
  • Economics P102 (3)

D-3. Multicultural Studies

  • Anthropology P105 (3)**
  • Communication P106 (3)**
  • History P108 (3)**
  • History P109 (3)**
  • History P119 (3)**
  • History P120 (3)**
  • History P121 (3)**
  • History P123 (3)**

D-4. Gender Studies

  • Sociology P127 (3)**

D-5. Geography

  • Earth Science P114 (3)
  • Geography P113 (3)
  • Geography P114 (3)

D-6. History

  • Anthropology P103 (3)
  • History P101 (3)
  • History P102 (3)
  • History P104 (3)
  • History P105 (3)
  • History P107 (3)
  • History P108 (3)**
  • History P109 (3)**
  • History P117 (3)
  • History P118 (3)
  • History P119 (3)**
  • History P120 (3)**
  • History P121 (3)**
  • History P123 (3)**

D-7. Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

  • Communication P106 (3)**
  • Human Services P120 (3)

D-8. Political Science, Government, and Legal Institutions

  • Political Science P101 (3)
  • Political Science P102 (3)
  • Political Science P103 (3)

D-9. Psychology

  • Child Development P223 (3)
  • Psychology P101A (3)
  • Psychology P126 (3)
  • Psychology P133 (3)
  • Psychology P223 (3)

D-10. Sociology and Criminology

  • Administration of Justice P107 (3)**
  • Administration of Justice P121 (3)
  • Administration of Justice P123 (3)
  • Ethnic Studies P120 (3)**
  • Sociology P101 (3)
  • Sociology P102 (3)
  • Sociology P120 (3)**
  • Sociology P121 (3)**

**Course meets Multicultural Studies requirement

E. Understanding and Self-Development

(Minimum of three semester credits) – Select one course from the following subdivision. (A course may meet only one area/subdivision requirement.)

E-1. Integrated Organism

  • Anthropology P101 (3)
  • Anthropology P102 (3)
  • Communication P102 (3)
  • Health Education P112 (3)
  • Philosophy P112 (3)
  • Physiology P101 (5)
  • Psychology P101A (3)
  • Psychology P126 (3)

F. Additional Porterville College Graduation Requirements (not part of CSU Breadth Requirement). Not required for AA-T or AS-T.

  • Education P101/P102/P107/P108, or Health Careers P110, or Nurs P100, or Interdisciplinary Studies P055A/ P100A
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Health Education P112/PE activity course (3 credits)