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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

Timeline 

Title

GE
Designation

Other GE Categories 

Cross Listed Courses 

BIOL 153

 

Introduction to Marine Biology with Lab

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

Timeline 

Title

GE
Designation

Other GE
Categories

Cross Listed Courses 

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

Timeline 

Title

GE
Designation

Other
Categories

Cross Listed Courses 

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

Timeline 

Title

GE
Designation

Other
Categories

Cross Listed Courses 

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

Timeline 

Title

GE
Designation

Other GE Categories 

Cross Listed Courses 

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