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GE Approved Courses: Category B

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.

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

Title

GE
Designation

BIOL 153

Introduction to Marine Biology

Explorations

BIOL 200

General Biology with Lab

Explorations

BIOL 201

General Microbiology for Health Professionals

Explorations

BIOL 205

Human Biology with LAB

Explorations

BIOL 207

Human Physiology

Explorations

BIOL 211

Introduction to Evolution/Diversity with LAB

Explorations

Life Sciences w/out 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

Title

GE
Designation

Other
Categories

ANTH
110

Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Explorations

 

BIOL 101

Introduction to Human Disease

 

 

ES P 101

The Global Environment

Explorations,
Global Issues

 

GEOG 101

The Global Environment

Explorations, 
Global Issues

 

HIST 400

History of Western Scientific Thought

Capstone/
Interdisciplinary

B1bNL

HSC 210

Contemporary Health Problems

Explorations

E

KIN
157

Fitness for Living

Explorations

E

NSCI 375

Science and Society

Capstone/
Interdisciplinary

B1bNL

NUTR 132

Introductory Nutrition

Explorations

E

PSY
241

Pyschobiology

Explorations

 

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

Title

GE
Designation

Other
Categories

ASTR 100
&
ASTR
100L

Astronomy &
Lab

Explorations

B1bNL

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
&
GEOL
104/105

General Geology
& Lab or Field
Lab

Explorations

B1bNL

GEOL
110
&
GEOL
110L

Natural Disasters
& Lab

Explorations

B1bNL

GEOL
160
&
GEOL
160L

Introduction
to Oceanography
& Lab

Explorations

B1bNL

PHSC 112

Introduction to Physical Sciences

Capstone/
Interdisciplinary

 

PHYS
 100A

General Physics

Explorations

 

PHYS
 100B

General Physics

Explorations

 

PHYS
 151

Mechanics & Heat

Explorations

 

PHYS
152

Electricity &
Magnetism

Explorations

 

UHP
 201

Sustainability &
Technology in 
Los Angeles 

Explorations

 

Physical Sciences w/out 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

Title

GE
Designation

Other
Categories

ANTH 405

Principles of Archaeology

 

 

ASTR
100

Astronomy

 

B1b

ASTR
370

Planetary Environments

Capstone/
Interdisciplinary
 

 

CECS
202

Digital Information Age

Explorations

E

ENGR
302

Energy & Environment:
A Global Perspective 

Capstone/
Interdisciplinary,
Global Issues

D2

ENGR
340

Guitar Electronics
Engineering Sound

Capstone/
Advanced Skills

 

ENGR
370

Astronauts & Space 

Capstone/
Interdisciplinary,
Global Issues

 

GEOG
140

Intro Physical
Geography

Explorations

 

GEOL
102

General Geology

 

B1b

GEOL
 110

Natural Disasters

 

B1b

GEOL
160

Introduction
Oceanography

 

B1b

GEOL
 190

Environmental
Geology

 

 

GEOL
191

Air-Water
Pollution

 

 

GEOL
300

Earth Systems & Global Change

Capstone/
Interdisciplinary,
Global Issues

 

HIST
400

History of Western
Scientific Thought

Capstone/
Interdisciplinary
 

B1aNL

NSCI
375

Science and Society

Capstone/
Interdisciplinary
 

B1aNL

Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning: 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

Title

GE
Designation

HDEV
190

Elementary Statistics in Social & Behavioral Sciences

Foundation

MATH
103

Mathematical Ideas

Foundation

MATH
109

Modeling with Alegebra

Foundation

MATH
111

Pre-Calculus Trigonometry

Foundation

MATH
113

Pre-Calculus Algebra

Foundation

MATH
115

Calculus for Business

Foundation

MATH
119A

Survey of Calculus I 

Foundation

MATH
122

Calculus I

Foundation

MATH
123

Calculus II

Foundation

MTED
110

Real Number System for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Foundation

PSY
110

Introductory Statistics

Foundation

SOC
170

Elementary Statistics

Foundation

STAT
108

Statistics for Everyday Life

Foundation

STAT
118

Introductory Business Statistics

Foundation