CSU General Education Breadth (GE-Breadth) Program Online Courses

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Looking to complete the General Education requirements for the California State University? The courses below are typically offered online through MPC to help you fulfill CSU GE-Breadth requirements.

A minimum of 48 semester units in General Education are required for a degree: 9 semester units must be at the upper division level. This pattern is designed to satisfy the 39 units of lower division general education requirement to any of the CSU campuses. A course may be listed in more than one area, but can be used to satisfy the requirement in only one area.

Note: In many cases there are other face-to-face courses that can also be used to fulfill requirements. Refer to the current MPC Catalog for complete information about the CSU GE-Breadth requirements.

AREA A: ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION AND CRITICAL THINKING: 9 UNITS

Choose one course from A1, A2, and A3.
A1: Oral Communication

UNITS

Offered Online

 SPCH 2  Small Group Communication 3.0  ✓
A2: Written Communication Units Offered Online
ENGL 1A College Composition

3.0

A3: Critical Thinking

Units

Offered Online

ENGL 2
Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking
3.0  ✓
PHIL 10

Introduction to Critical Thinking

3.0

 ✓

AREA B: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY and QUANTITATIVE REASONING: 9 UNITS

Choose one course from B1, B2, and B4. At least one course from B1 or B2 should be a laboratory course listed in B3.
B1: Physical SCIENCE

Units

Offered Online

ASTR 10 Introduction to Astronomy

3.0

CHEM 10
Everyday Chemistry
3.0
GEOL 3
Historical Geology
3.0
GEOL 9 Earth Catastrophes and Disasters

3.0

OCEN 2
Introductory Oceanography

3.0

B2: Life SCIENCE

Units

Offered Online

ANAT 1
Human Anatomy
2.0

ANAT 5

Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology
4.0
 ✓
ANTH 2 Introduction to Biological Anthropology

3.0

BIOL 31 Environmental Science

3.0

BIOL 31 does not include lab hours. Corresponding lab BIOL 32 is not currently available online.

      X

PSYC 38 Biological Psychology

3.0

B3: Laboratory Activity

UNITS

Offered Online

 ANTH 2L  Biological Anthropology Laboratory 1.0
CHEM 10  Everyday Chemistry  4.0   ✓
B4: Mathematical Concepts, Quantitative Reasoning and Applications

Units

Offered Online

MATH 13 Pre-Calculus 5.0
MATH 16 Elementary Statistics

4.0

MATH 17 Finite Mathematics

4.0

MATH 18
Calculus and Analytic Geometry for Bio./Soc. Science/Business
4.0
PSYC/SOCI 19 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences 4.0

AREA C: ARTS and HUMANITIES: 9 UNITS

Choose three units from C1; three units from C2; and three units from C1 or C2.
C1: Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Photography

Units

Offered Online

ARTH 1 Art Appreciation

3.0

ETNC 5
African-American Arts and Music in American Culture

3.0

C2: Literature, Humanities, Philosophy, World Languages

Units

Offered Online

ENGL 5 Introduction to Great Books

3.0

ENGL 9
Great Books and Civil Liberties
3.0

ENGL 11 Literature By And About Women

3.0

ENGL 16 Shakespeare Visions: Films and Text Comparison

3.0

ENGL 18 The Bible As Literature

3.0

ENGL 40A Survey of American Literature I

3.0

ENGL 44 Masterpieces of Literature I

3.0

ENGL 45 Masterpieces of Literature II

3.0

ENGL 46 Survey of British Literature I

3.0

ENGL 47 Survey of British Literature II

3.0

ETNC 5
African-American Arts and Music in American Culture
3.0

ETNC 24
African-Americans in United States History to 1865
3.0
GWOS 5 Women of Color in the U.S. 3.0
GWOS 11 Literature by and About Women

3.0

GWOS 12
Women in United States History
3.0
GWOS 15
Introduction to LGBTQ  Global Literatures
3.0

GWOS 40 Introduction to Feminist Theory

3.0

HIST 6
History of World Religions
3.0

HIST 7 World History to 1500

3.0

HIST 8 World History since 1500

3.0

HIST 12
Women in United States History
3.0
✓ 
HIST 15
History of California
3.0
HIST 17
United States History to 1977
3.0
✓ 
HIST 18
United States History from 1865
3.0
HIST 20
History of Mexico
3.0
✓ 
HIST 24
African-Americans in United States History to 1865
3.0
HUMA 40 Introduction to Feminist Theory

3.0

LING 10
Foundations of Language
3.0
LING 15
Introduction to Linguistics
3.0
LING 25
Introduction to Language and Gender
3.0
LING 30
Introduction to the History of the English Language
3.0
PHIL 2 Introduction to Philosophy

3.0

PHIL 4 Moral Issues

3.0

PHIL 13
Introduction to the Eastern Philosophy
3.0
PHIL 40 Introduction to Feminist Theory

3.0

SIGN 20
Introduction to Deaf Culture
3.0

AREA D: SOCIAL SCIENCES: 9 UNITS

Select three courses in at least two disciplines. See NOTE below for important information.

Units

Offered Online

ANTH 2 Introduction to Biological Anthropology

3.0

ANTH 4 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3.0

ANTH 8 Primate Behavioral Ecology

3.0

ANTH 30
Gender in Global Perspective
3.0

COMM 35
Introduction to Nonverbal Communication
3.0
✓ 
ECED 1 Child Growth and Development

3.0

ECED 55 Child, Family and Community

3.0

ECED 56 Teaching in a Diverse Society

3.0

ECON 2 Principles of Economics: Macro

3.0

ECON 4 Principles of Economics: Micro

3.0

ETNC 10 Intercultural Relations in American Society

3.0

ETNC 22
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in American Society
3.0
✓ 
ETNC 24
African-Americans in United States History to 1865
3.0
ETNC 30
Gender in Global Perspective
3.0
ETNC 45 Introduction to Language and Society

3.0

GWOS 1
Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies
3.0

GWOS 2

 Leadership and Community Development
3.0
GWOS 5
Women Of Color in the U.S.
3.0
GWOS 10
Gender in American Politics
3.0
GWOS 12
Women in United States History
3.0
GWOS 30
Gender in Global Perspective
3.0
GWOS 40
Introduction to Feminist Theory
3.0
HIST 7 World History to 1500

3.0

HIST 8 World History Since 1500

3.0

HIST 12 Women in United States History

3.0

HIST 15 History of California

3.0

HIST 17 United States History to 1877

3.0

HIST 18 United States History From 1865

3.0

HIST 20 History of Mexico

3.0

HIST 24
African-Americans in United States History to 1865
3.0
HUMA 40
Introduction to Feminist Theory
3.0
LING 15 Introduction to Linguistics

3.0

LING 25 Introduction to Language and Gender

3.0

LING 30 Introduction to the History of the English Language

3.0

LING 45 Introduction to Language and Society

3.0

LING 46 Introduction to Psycholinguistics

3.0

PHIL 40
Introduction to Feminist Theory
3.0
POLS 1 Introduction to American Government and Politics

3.0

POLS 2 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics

3.0

POLS 5 Politics of Developing Countries

3.0

POLS 10 Gender in American Politics

3.0

PSYC 1 General Psychology

3.0

PSYC 6
Psychology of Women
3.0
PSYC 25
Lifespan Development
3.0
✓ 
PSYC 38
Biological Psychology
3.0
SIGN 20
Structure and Culture of American Sign Language
3.0
SOCI 1 Introduction to Sociology

3.0

SOCI 2 Contemporary Social Problems

3.0

SOCI 22
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in American Society
3.0
SOCI 40 Introduction to Marriage and Family Life

3.0

 NOTE:

To satisfy the CSU graduation requirement in U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals, it is strongly recommended that the following areas (US-1, US-2, US-3) be completed prior to transfer. The courses below may also be used to satisfy Area D.

US-1: Historical Development of American Institutions & Ideals: ETNC 24*; GWOS 12; HIST 12, 17, 18, 24*, 25*

US-2: U.S. Constitution & Government: ETNC 24*; GWOS 10*; HIST 24*; POLS 1*, 10*, 16*, 18*

US-3: California State & Local Government: GWOS 10*; POLS 1*, 10*

* Indicates courses that may be used to satisfy more than one US area.

AREA E: LIFELONG LEARNING AND SELF DEVELOPMENT: 3 UNITS


Units

Offered Online

ECED 1 Child Growth and Development

3.0

HLTH 4
Healthy Living
3.0
HLTH 7
Women's Health Issues
3.0
NUTF 1 Nutrition

3.0

PERS 50
Making College Count
3.0
PERS 51
Career and Life Planning
3.0
✓ 
PHIL 4 Moral Issues

3.0

PHED 50 Orientation for Athletes 2.0
PFIT 51* Fitness and Wellness Strategies

2.0

PSYC 1 General Psychology

3.0

PSYC 25 Lifespan Development

3.0

PSYC 38
Biological Psychology
3.0  ✓
SOCI 1 Introduction to Sociology

3.0

SOCI 40 Introduction to Marriage and Family Life

3.0

 OR Take
     
 PFIT 51*
 Fitness and Wellness Strategies
 2.0

  *PFIT 51 is accepted only if taken with a physical activity course for 1 unit: ADPE 6, 8-10, 13-16; DANC 10ABCD, 11ABCD, 12ABCD, 14ABCD, 15ABCD, 21; PHED 2ABCD, 5ABDE, 6ABC, 7AB, 12BCDE, 15ABDE, 22ABCD; PFIT 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10ABC, 14, 15ABCD, 16ABCD, 17ABCD, 18ABCD, 19ABCD, 20, 21ABC, 22ABCD, 30ABC, 50, 51 These courses are not available online. May take face-to-face at MPC or transfer from another community college.

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