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GE Approved Courses: Category A

English Language Communication and Critical Thinking
(Category A) - 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.

 

Written Communication (Foundation): GE Category A1

The following courses will develop knowledge and understanding of the form, context, and effectiveness of written communication. In the course, students develop proficiency in written communication, examining communication from the rhetorical perspective and practicing reasoning and advocacy, organization, and accuracy. Students will practice the discovery, critical evaluation and reporting of information, as well as reading and writing effectively.

A1

Subject/
Number

Title

GE
Designation

AFRS 100

Composition II

Foundation

ASAM 100

Composition II

Foundation

CHLS 104

Composition II

Foundation

ENGL 100

Composition II

Foundation

Oral Communication (Foundation): GE Category A2

The following courses will develop knowledge and understanding of the form, context, and effectiveness of oral communication. In the course, students develop proficiency in oral communication, examining communication from the rhetorical perspective and practicing reasoning and advocacy, organization, and accuracy. Students will practice the discovery, critical evaluation and reporting of information, as well as reading, writing, and listening effectively.

A2

Subject/
Number

Title

GE
Designation

COMM 110

Interpersonal Communication

Foundation

COMM 130

Essential Public Speaking

Foundation

COMM 132

Small Group Discussion

Foundation

Critical Thinking (Foundation): GE Category A3

The following courses develop an understanding of logic and its relation to language; elementary inductive and deductive processes, including an understanding of the formal and informal fallacies of language and thought; ability to distinguish matters of fact from issues of judgment or opinion. In the course, students will develop the abilities to analyze, criticize, and advocate ideas to reason inductively and deductively; and to reach well-supported factual or judgmental conclusions.

A3

Subject/
Number

Title

GE
Designation

A/ST 190

Introduction to Eastern
Ways of Thinking

Foundation

AFRS 150

Critical Thinking
in Africana Studies

Foundation

CECS 100

Critical Thinking
in the Digital Information Age

Foundation

COMM 131

Essentials Of Argumentation

Foundation

CWL 161

Reading The World

Foundation

ENGL 102

Critical Reading And Writing

Foundation

ETEC 171

Critical Thinking Using Computer Technology

Foundation

HIST 101

Facts Evidence & Explanation

Foundation

I S 100

Critical Thinking
And Information Technology Literacy

Foundation

I/ST 100

Global Citizenship

Foundation

JOUR 160

Understanding News Media

Foundation

L/ST 111

Critical Thinking And Public Education

Foundation

LING 100

The Nature Of Language

Foundation

PHIL 170

Critical Reasoning

Foundation

POSC 105

Introduction To Critical Thinking

Foundation

PSY 130

Critical Thinking

Foundation

SCED 100

An Introduction To Scientific And Spatial Reasoning

Foundation

UHP 100

Angles Of Vision-Honors

Foundation