Students who enter Fall or later must follow this pattern unless they hold catalog rights to a prior General Education pattern. The advisor can file an Advisor Request electronically to formally request the change with Enrollment Services. Courses in the major department include all courses housed in the department offering the major, regardless of prefix.
The course as a whole—and not the general topic or discipline—must be appropriate to that Area or Subarea and taught at the university level. The list below reflects courses offered Fall or after which are not currently active reflecting the period when they were eligible for GE credit.
The course may simultaneously cover discipline-specific material; however, that material must be integrated with the GE content.
Where appropriate exams exist, Foundation and Explorations requirements may be met by external examinations, such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams.
Major courses and campus-wide required courses that are approved for GE credit shall also fulfill double count for for GE requirement for students entering in Fall Rather than GE being an afterthought to make a course fit into that Area or Subarea, with just perfunctory treatment or minimal coverage of the Area or Subarea, a course must be created around the concept of covering GE explicitly, directly, thoroughly, and significantly, integrating the Area or Subarea throughout the course.
Other courses may be used, on an individual basis, to meet the requirement if they are approved for General Education at the campus offering the course and if the purpose of the course meets the criteria for a CSULB Upper Diviison General Education course. Comments are added to the course lists below to highlight changes in the approved active GE course lists.
Students who are under a prior General Education pattern may elect to complete the new pattern.
The report is updated with the latest enrollment changes including grades, transfer credit evaluations, and advisor approved adjustments every time it is generated. Students who entered prior to Fall must take a minimum of thirty-five 35 units outside the student's major.
In the course, students develop proficiency in written communication, examining communication from the rhetorical perspective and practicing reasoning and advocacy, organization, and accuracy.