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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

Timeline  

Title

GE
Designation 

Other GE Categories 

Cross Listed Courses 

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

Timeline  

Title

GE
Designation 

Other GE Categories

Cross Listed Courses

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

Timeline

Title

GE
Designation

Other GE Categories 

Cross Listed Courses 

A/ST 190

 

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

 

Scientific And Spatial Reasoning

Foundation

   

UHP 100

 

Angles Of Vision-Honors

Foundation