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Science, Technology and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (Category B) - GE Approved Courses

The following courses are approved to meet the General Education requirements indicated. Please note the following in reviewing these approved course lists:

  • Refer to the online schedule of classes to see which courses are being offered for a specific term and to double check which GE requirements the course satisfies during that term.
  • Be aware that the GE Category (A-F) requirements must each be satisfied by a unique course. The "Other GE Categories" column below may indicate additional categories a course is certified in but does not mean that the course will meet more than one category requirement for an individual student.
  • Additional General Education Requirements should be met by courses also meeting the GE Category requirements to minimize the number of units needed.
  • Comments are added to the course lists below to highlight changes in the approved active GE course lists. See Previous Courses to research courses that previously met GE requirements.
  • Students should regularly run their Academic Requirements Report on MyCSULB to monitor their completion of all degree requirements including General Education.

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Summer Schedule of ClassesSummer 2014
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Life Sciences: GE Category B1a

The following life science courses are intended to impact knowledge of the facts and principles which form the foundations of living systems. Such studies should promote understanding and appreciation of the methodologies of science as investigative tools, the limitations of scientific endeavors: namely, what is the evidence and how was it derived? In addition, particular attention is given to the influence which the acquisition of scientific knowledge has had on the development of the world’s civilizations, not only as expressed in the past but also in present times.

Note: Under the Fall 2012 GE pattern, students must take a laboratory associated with either their Life Science course or their Physical Science Course. Prior GE patterns require both the Life Science and Physical Science courses to include a laboratory.

Life Sciences with Laboratory: GE Category B1a

Courses in this category may include lecture/laboratory courses or combinations of lecture course and a separate but related laboratory course.

B1a
Subject/Number
Flag
Title
GE Designations
Other GE Designations
Cross Listed Courses
BIOL 153
INTRODUCTION TO MARINE BIOLOGY with LAB
Explorations
BIOL 200
GENERAL BIOLOGY with LAB
Explorations
BIOL 205
HUMAN BIOLOGY with LAB
Explorations
BIOL 207
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
Explorations
BIOL 211
INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTION/DIVERSITY with LAB
Explorations
MICR 200
GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Explorations

Life Sciences without Laboratory: GE Category B1aNL

Note: For students under GE patterns prior to Fall 2012, courses in this category may only be used to meet GE Elective requirements.

B1aNL
Subject/Number
Flag
Title
GE Designations
Other GE Designations
Cross Listed Courses
ANTH 110
INTRO TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Explorations
HIST 400
HISTORY OF WESTERN SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT
Capstone/Interdisciplinary
B1bNL, D2
HSC 210
CONTEMPORARY HEALTH PROBLEMS
Explorations
E
KIN 157
FITNESS FOR LIVING
Explorations
E
MICR 101
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DISEASE
NSCI 309
Ends Winter 2014
WOMEN IN SCIENCE
Capstone/Interdisciplinary
D2, B1bNL
WGSS 309
NSCI 375
SCIENCE & SOCIETY
Capstone/Interdisciplinary
B1bNL
NUTR 132
INTRODUCTORY NUTRITION
Explorations
E
PSY 241
PSYCHOBIOLOGY
Explorations
WGSS 309
Ends Winter 2014
WOMEN IN SCIENCE
Capstone/Interdisciplinary
D2, B1bNL
NSCI 309

Physical Sciences: GE Category B1b

The following physical science courses are intended to impact knowledge of the facts and principles which form the foundations of non-living systems. Such studies should promote understanding and appreciation of the methodologies of science as investigative tools, the limitations of scientific endeavors: namely, what is the evidence and how was it derived? In addition, particular attention is given to the influence which the acquisition of scientific knowledge has had on the development of the world’s civilizations, not only as expressed in the past but also in present times.

Note: Under the Fall 2012 GE pattern, students must take a laboratory associated with either their Life Science course or their Physical Science Course. Prior GE patterns require both the Life Science and Physical Science courses to include a laboratory.

Physical Sciences with Laboratory: GE Category B1b  

Courses in this category may include lecture/laboratory courses or combinations of lecture course and a separate but related laboratory course.

B1b
Subject/Number
Flag
Title
GE Designations
Other GE Designations
Cross Listed Courses
ASTR 100 and ASTR 100L
ASTRONOMY and LAB
Explorations
CHEM 100
CHEMISTRY & TODAY'S WORLD
Explorations
CHEM 111A
GENERAL CHEMISTRY
Explorations
CHEM 140
GENERAL, ORGANIC, & BIOCHEMISTRY
Explorations
GEOG 130
INTRODUCTION TO CLIMATOLOGY
Explorations
GEOL 102 and GEOL 104 or 105
GENERAL GEOLOGY and LAB or FIELD LAB
Explorations
GEOL 110 and GEOL 110L
NATURAL DISASTERS and LAB
Explorations
GEOL 160 and GEOL 160L
INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY and LAB
Explorations
PHSC 112
INTRODUCTION PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Explorations
PHYS 100A
GENERAL PHYSICS
Explorations
PHYS 100B
GENERAL PHYSICS
Explorations
PHYS 151
MECHANICS AND HEAT
Explorations
PHYS 152
ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
Explorations
UHP 201
SUSTAINABILITY AND TECHNOLOGY IN LOS ANGELES
Explorations

Physical Sciences without Laboratory: GE Category B1bNL

Note: For students under GE patterns prior to Fall 2012, courses in this category may only be used to meet GE Elective requirements.

B1bNL
Subject/Number
Flag
Title
GE Designations
Other GE Designations
Cross Listed Courses
ANTH 405
PRINCIPLES OF ARCHAEOLOGY
ASTR 100
ASTRONOMY
B1b
ASTR 370
PLANETARY ENVIRONMENTS
Capstone/Interdisciplinary
CECS 202
THE DIGITAL INFORMATION AGE
Explorations
E
ENGR 302
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
Capstone/Interdisciplinary, Global Issues
D2
ENGR 340
GUITAR ELECTRONICS: ENGINEERING SOUND
Capstone/Advanced Skills
ENGR 370
ASTRONAUTICS AND SPACE
Capstone/Interdisciplinary, Global Issues
GEOG 140
INTRO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
Explorations
GEOL 102
GENERAL GEOLOGY
B1b
GEOL 160
INTRODUCTION OCEANOGRAPHY
B1b
GEOL 190
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY
GEOL 191
AIR-WATER POLLUTION
GEOL 300
EARTH SYSTEMS & GLOBAL CHANGE
GEOL110
NATURAL DISASTERS
B1b
HIST 400
HISTORY OF WESTERN SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT
Capstone/Interdisciplinary
B1aNL, D2
NSCI 309
Ends Winter 2014
WOMEN IN SCIENCE
Capstone/Interdisciplinary
D2,B1aNL
WGSS 309
NSCI 375
SCIENCE & SOCIETY
Capstone/Interdisciplinary
B1aNL
WGSS 309
Ends Winter 2014
WOMEN IN SCIENCE
Capstone/Interdisciplinary
D2,B1aNL
NSCI 309

Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (Foundation): GE Category B2

The following courses have an explicit intermediate algebra prerequisite, and student will develop skills and understanding beyond the level of intermediate algebra. In the course, students will not just practice basic computational skills, but will be able to explain and apply basic mathematical concepts and will be able to solve problems through quantitative reasoning.

B2
Subject/Number
Flag
Title
GE Designations
Other GE Designations
Cross Listed Courses
MATH 103
MATHEMATICAL IDEAS
Foundation
MATH 109
MODELING WITH ALGEBRA
Foundation
MATH 111
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
Foundation
MATH 113
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
Foundation
MATH 114
FINITE MATH
Foundation
MATH 115
CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS
Foundation
MATH 117
Ends Winter 2014
PRECALCULUS MATHEMATHICS
Foundation
MATH 119A
SURVEY OF CALCULUS I
Foundation
MATH 122
CALCULUS I
Foundation
MATH 123
CALCULUS II
Foundation
MTED 110
THE REAL NUMBER SYSTEM FOR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS
Foundation
STAT 108
STATISTICS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE
Foundation