2019 - 2020

The following American River College courses fulfill CSU lower division general education requirements. 
Please see a Counselor for the updated list of approved courses.

Courses used in the major may or may not be allowed for use also in General Education; see your Counselor for more information.

 * Courses appearing in more than one category may be used to satisfy only one category.

+ Courses may be counted in 2 areas

A. English Language Communication and Critical Thinking

9 units minimum, one course from each area.

A1 (one course) SPEECH 301, 331, 361
A2 (one course) ENGWR 300, 480; ESLW 340
A3 (one course) ENGRD 310, ENGWR 301, 302, 303, 481, 482; ESL 350; PHIL 320; SPEECH 302, 311

B. Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning

9 units minimum, one course from each area. Courses in area B3 may also be used in areas B1 or B2 where appropriate. Related lecture course must be completed prior to or concurrently with lab.

B1 (one course) ASTR 300, 310, 320, 330, +481; CHEM +305, +309, +400, +401, +423; GEOG 300, 305, 306, 307, 308; GEOL 300, 305, 310, 320, 325, 330, 345; PHYS 310, 311, +350, +360, +410; PS 300
B2 (one course) ANTH 300, 303, 480; BIOL 300, 301, +303, +305, +310, 332, 342, 352, +370, 375, +400, +410, +415, +420, +430, +440, +442, +482; HEED 308; NATR 302, +305, 306, +310, +320; PSYC 310
B3 (one course) Lab ANTH 301; ASTR 400, +481; BIOL +303, +305, +310, 332, +370, +400, +410, +415, +420, +430, +440, +442, +482; CHEM +305, +309, +400, +401, +423; GEOG 301, 309; GEOL 301, 306, 311, 331; NATR +305, +310, +320; PHYS 312, +350, +360, +410; PS 301; PSYC 311
B4 (one course) CISP 440; MATH 300, 310, 325, 336, 340, 342, 355, 356, 370, 372, 373, 400, 401, 402, 410, 420; PSYC 330; STAT 300, 305, 480

C. Arts and Humanities

9 units minimum including one course from Arts and one from Humanities, plus one course from either Arts or Humanities.

C1 Arts (one course) ART 300, 320, 324, 370, 372, 390, 420, 430; ARTH 300, 302, 308, 310, 318, 322, 333, 334, 335; ARTNM 305; ARTPH 300; DANCE 403, 433; FASHN 330; IDES *310, 312; MUFHL 300, 308, 310, 311, 315, 321, 330, 400, 401, 410, 411; MUIVI 310, 340, 370, 385; MUP 310, 320, 330, 340, 350, 360, 400; MUSM 342; TA 300, *302, *303, 306, 350, 390, 406, 435, 480; TAFILM 300, 302, 303, 304, 307
C2 Humanities (one course) DEAF 314, 316, 318, 380; ENGLT 300, 304, 308, 310, 311, 320, 321, 327, 335, 338, 340, 341, 345, 360, *365, 370, 378, 380, 382, 392, 403, 494; FREN 401, 402, 411, 412; GERM 401, 402, 411, 412; HIST *300, *302, *305, *307, *308, *340, *341, *364, *365, *367, *373, 399, *480, *481; HUM 300, 301, 302, 310, 320, 324, 326, 330, 355, 360, 365; IDES *310; ITAL 401, 402, 411, 412; PHIL 300, 310, 315, 330, 331, 350, *360; RUSS 402, 411, 413; SPAN 401, 402, 411, 412, 427; TA *302, *303; TAFILM 320
C1 or C2 (one course)  

D. Social Sciences

9 units minimum, three courses from at least two disciplines.

D (three courses) ADMJ 300, 302, 304, 320; ANTH 310, 319, 320, 330, 333, 334, 335, 336, 341, 481; BUS 320, 330,; DEAF 351, 355; ECE *312, 314; ECON 302, 304, 305, 320; ENGLT *365; GEOG 310, 320, 322; HIST *300, *302, *305, *307, *308, 310, 311, 318, 320, 321, 323, 325, 327, 330,*340, *341, 343, *364, *365, *367, *373, 374, 375, *480, *481, 483, 484; HSER 330; IS 301, 302, 305, 310, 312; JOUR 310, 320; NATR 307; NUTRI 310, 480, 481; PHIL *360; POLS 301, 302, 304, 310, 320, 330, 342, 481; PSYC 300, 305, 320, *340, *356, 361, 365, *370, *372, *373, *374, 383, *390, 415, 480, *481; SJS 300, 310; OC 300, 301, 309, 318, 320, 325, 342, 350, 480; SPEECH 325

E. Lifelong Learning & Self Development

3 units minimum.

E (one course, minimum) ECE *312; GERON 300, 302; HCD 310, 382; HEED 300; HSER 330, 340; NUTRI 300; PSYC *340, 342, 354, *356, 358, 359, 365, *370, *372, *373, *374, *390, 400, *481; SOC 335; SPEECH 321, One unit maximum from most courses with the following prefixes: ADAPT, DANCE, FITNS, PACT, TMACT, SPORT: Check with ARC counselor or www.assist.org to see if a specific physical education activity course is appropriate for CSU GE area E

F. U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals. (This is a CSU Graduation requirement and not part of CSU-GE Certification.)

F (2 courses)

POLS 301 or 481 and one of the following: HIST 310, 311, 318, 320, 321, 323, 325, 327, 330, 483, 484.  These courses can also be used in area D above.

See the archived PDF documents below.

For information prior to the archived years, please visit ASSIST at www.assist.org.