Academic Advising & Exploration Center
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Quantitative and Technical Reasoning

  • A 4-5 unit laboratory science designated GL
  • 3-6 units of science, math and/or computer science courses designated GL or GN/Q

Cultural Heritages

CORE 110 World of the Arts (3 units)

  • This course exposes students to the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art. Students will gain insight into the basic components of the arts, the role of art in society, and be given a historical perspective on art. Students will attend performing arts events and see work in the gallery context. Both western and non-western arts will be explored. May not be taken on an S/NC grade basis.

CORE 390 World of Ideas (3 units)

  • This course examines themes andissues that have had a significant impact upon the world's civilizations. Readings will focus on primary texts representing major historical periods, world cultures, and diverse perspectives. This course will stress critical and analytical thought, drawing upon knowledge obtained in this and earlier core courses. May not be taken on a satisfactory/no credit grade basis.

    Prereq: ENGLISH 101 and ENGLISH 102, Junior standing (60 units), and completion of all other required GENED courses


CORE 130 Individual and Society (3 units)

  • This course critically examines how people influence and are affected by their social worlds from the perspectives of anthropology, psychology, sociology and women's studies. The course focuses on how we experience life as individuals and as members of cultural systems that shape our personalities, behavior, and perceptions of the world. May not be taken on a S/NC grade basis.

CORE 120 Historical Perspectives(3 units)

  • This course examines the development of the United States, its peoples, cultures, values, and institutions, in a global context of comparative history focusing on the changing role of the U.S. in the world. Drawing from 18th and 19th century backgrounds, the course will primarily consider 20th century developments. May not be taken on a S/NC grade basis.


CORE 140 Global Perspectives (3 units)

  • This course introduces students to key terms, concepts, issues and relationships in economics, geography and political science. The course investigates how increasing globalization impacts issues such as the authority and competence of the nation-state, population growth and migration, economic development and trade and patterns of international cooperation and conflict. May not be taken on an S/NC grade basis.

Physical Health & Well-Being

PEGNRL 192 Personal Health and Fitness for Life (1 unit)

  • A course which develops students understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, while experiencing the choices available. Students will develop a basic understanding of creating and/or assessing healthy and safe exercise program(s) relative to their goals and needs.


*Note: No more than 1 course from any one discipline may be counted in this area. Two GP courses may be used for a maximum of 1 unit of GP electives.

See undergraduate catalog for course description.


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