CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH

POLICY STATEMENT

                                                                                                                        NUMBER: 79-16

                                                                                                                        FILE: General Education

SUBJECT: UPPER-DIVISION INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSEWORK AS A GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT

The following policy statement, recommended by the Academic Senate at its meeting of May 21, 1979, and approved by the President on June 25, 1979, is as follows:
To satisfy the general education breadth requirements, all undergraduate students shall complete at least six units of interdisciplinary coursework at the upper division level in addition to all other existing General Education requirements. Courses meeting this requirement may not count towards the student's major. However, they may include the student's major area as one of the disciplines in such courses. This requirement may be met by (1) courses taught jointly by faculty members from at least two departments; or (2) courses organized around a common theme, problem or topic, and taught by individual faculty members from different departments or programs; or (3) courses taught by a single faculty member, the subject matter of which clearly crosses the boundaries of at least two departments or programs.

Such a course may be proposed by any faculty member and must be approved by the curriculum committees of concerned departments and schools.
Courses satisfying this requirement shall be approved by the Planning and Educational Policies Council, which shall also review the courses every four years.
Effective: Fall, 1981