Online Degree California State University General Education (CSU-GE), Pattern/Certificate of Achievement

This following is a subset of courses of the California State University General Education (CSU-GE), Pattern/Certificate of Achievement that are available online.

California State University General Education (CSU-GE), Pattern/Certificate of Achievement

This certificate is designed for the student who intends to transfer to a California State University (CSU). Certification of completion of this Certificate of Achievement will fulfill lower division General Education Requirements at all CSU campuses and eliminate the need to complete additional lower division general education requirements at the transfer campus. Students completing the CSU general education pattern will also meet the general education requirements of San Joaquin Delta College’s Associate Degree. Students must file an application for CSU-GE certification and are urged to apply for the CSU-GE Certificate of Achievement with Evaluators at the end of the semester in which all courses have been completed. Contact evaluators from the Delta College homepage, www.deltacollege.edu by selecting Services>Admissions, Records & Registration>Evaluations. The CSU system has an American Institutions (AI) graduation requirement that is separate from CSU GE requirements and is not required for CSU GE certification. It is recommended that students complete this requirement prior to transfer. See information below about how to satisfy this requirement.

Students are encouraged to consult with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan. Counseling appointments may be scheduled online from the Delta College Homepage, www.deltacollege.edu by selecting  Services>Counseling & Special Services. Counseling appointments are not available by phone. The Counseling Center may be reached at (209) 954-5151, ext. 6276 for information regarding other Counseling and support services. Failure to consult with a counselor may unnecessarily delay progress toward transfer.

Program Learning Outcomes

 Upon successful completion of this program, students will have successfully completed all required CSU lower division general education breadth pattern coursework.

 

Courses shall be selected from Areas A - E below:

 

Area A - Communication in the English Language and Critical Thinking

Complete 9 units with at least one course each from A1-Oral Communication, A2-Written Communication, and A3-Critical Thinking.

A1: Oral Communication^

 
Course Name Units: Offered Online
COM ST 1A Public Speaking 3

A2: Written Communication^

 
Course Name Units: Offered Online
ENG 1A Reading and Composition 3

A3: Critical Thinking^

 
Course Name Units: Offered Online
COM ST 5 Argumentation and Debate 3
ENG 1B College Composition and Literature 3
ENG 1D Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking 3
PHILO 30 Introductory Logic 3

Area B - Physical Universe and Its Life Forms

Complete a minimum of 10 units with at least one course each from B1-Physical Science, B2-Life Science (at least one to include a B3-Laboratory Activity component), and B4-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning.

B1: Physical Science

 
Course Name Units: Offered Online
ASTRO 1 Introductory Astronomy 3
ASTRO 1L Astronomy Laboratory * 1
CHEM 3A Introduction to Chemistry * 4
PLANT 14 Soil Science * 4

B2: Life Science

 
Course Name Units: Offered Online
AH SC 10 Principles of Animal Science 3
ANTHR 2 Biological Anthropology 3

B3: Laboratory Activity

This requirement will be satisfied by completion of any laboratory course in Area B1 or B2. Laboratory courses are indicated with an asterisk (*).

B4: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning^

 
Course Name Units: Offered Online
BUS 67 Introduction to Personal Finance (Effective Fall 2020) 3
COM ST 14 Statistical Analysis for Communication 3
MATH 12 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4
PSYCH 2 Statistical Methods for Psychology & Social Science 3

Area C - Arts, Literature, Philosophy, and Languages Other Than English

Complete a minimum of 9 units with at least one course each from C1-Arts and C2-Humanities.

C1: Arts

 
Course Name Units: Offered Online
ART 1A Art History: Europe from Prehistory to 1400 3
ART 1B Art History: Europe from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Century 3
ART 1C Modern and Contemporary Art History 3
ART 2 Art History of the Non-Western World 3
ART 3 Art Appreciation 3
DANCE 29 Dance Appreciation 3
DRAMA 10 Introduction to Theatre 3
ENG 30 The Film as Literature 3
HORT 4 History of Garden Design 3
ID 8 History of Interior Design & Furniture 3
MUSIC 1 Music Fundamentals 3
MUSIC 4 Exploring Music 3

C2: Humanities

 
Course Name Units: Offered Online
CHIN 2 Elementary Chinese II 5
CHIN 3 Intermediate Chinese I 5
CHIN 4 Intermediate Chinese II 5
CIVIL 3 Autobiography of Civilization 3
  •    or
  • HUM 3 Autobiography of Civilization
3
CUL ART 16 Gastronomies of the World 3
ENG 35 Chicano Literature 3
ENG 37 Women in Literature 3
ENG 38 Mythology 3
ENG 42A Survey of American Literature I 3
ENG 42B Survey of American Literature II 3
ENG 43C World Literature I 3
ENG 43D World Literature II 3
ENG 45 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
ENG 46A Survey of British Literature I 3
ENG 46B Survey of British Literature II 3
ENG 49A Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENG 52 From Story to Screen 3
ENG 55A Studies in Drama 3
ENG 55B Studies in Fiction 3
ENG 55C Studies in Poetry 3
ENG 57 Children’s Literature 3
FREN 2 Elementary French II 5
FREN 3 Intermediate French I 5
FREN 4 Intermediate French II 5
GERM 2 Elementary German II 5
HIST 6C History of the Middle East + 3
HIST 7 History Through Film 3
HUM 3 Autobiography of Civilization 3
  •    or
  • CIVIL 3 Autobiography of Civilization
3
ITAL 2 Elementary Italian II 5
JAPAN 2 Elementary Japanese II 5
JAPAN 3 Intermediate Japanese I 5
JAPAN 4 Intermediate Japanese II 5
PHILO 6 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHILO 40 Ethics 3
PHILO 45 Philosophy of Religion 3
PHILO 50 Asian Philosophy 3
RELGN 14A Great Religions of the Eastern World 3
RELGN 14B Great Religions of the Western World 3
SL 2 Elementary American Sign Language II 4
SL 3 Intermediate American Sign Language I 4
SL 4 Intermediate American Sign Language II 4
SPAN 2 Elementary Spanish II 5
SPAN 3 Intermediate Spanish I 5
SPAN 3A Spanish for Spanish Speakers I 5
SPAN 4 Intermediate Spanish II 5
SPAN 4A Spanish for Spanish Speakers II 5
SPAN 5 Advanced Spanish Introduction to Literature I 5
SPAN 6 Advanced Spanish Introduction to Literature II 5

Area D - Social, Political, and Economic Institutions

Complete a minimum of 9 units from at least two disciplines.

Course Name Units: Offered Online
A J 21 Criminal Justice in Society 3
AGBUS 12 Agricultural Economics 3
ANTHR 1 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTHR 10 Introduction to Archaeology 3
BIOL 11 Humans in the Biological World 4
CDEV 21 Child and Adolescent Development + 3
BUS 26 Economics of Business 3
COM ST 7 Intercultural Communication ** 3
COM ST 11 Intracultural Communication ** 3
ECON 3 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 5 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HIST 2A World History to 1600 3
HIST 2B World History Since 1600 3
HIST 4A History of Western Civilization 3
HIST 4B History of Western Civilization 3
HIST 6A History of Asian Civilization 3
HIST 6B History of South and Southeast Asian Civilization 3
HIST 6C History of the Middle East + 3
HIST 17A History of the United States 3
HIST 17B History of the United States 3
HIST 27 Women in History 3
HIST 30A African-American History to 1877 3
HIST 30B African-American History Since 1877 3
HIST 31 Mexican-American History 3
HIST 34 Asian Pacific American History 3
HIST 37 California History 3
LAW 16 Introduction to Social Justice: Law and Social Change (Effective Fall 2019) 3
PETHEORY 41 Sport in Society 3
POLSC 1 American Government and Institutions 3
POLSC 2 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3
POLSC 3 Introduction to Political Theory 3
POLSC 4 California Politics 3
POLSC 5 International Relations 3
POLSC 6 International Political Economy 3
PSYCH 1 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYCH 3 Personal and Social Psychology + 3
PSYCH 4 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology 3
PSYCH 30 Human Sexuality + 3
SOCIO 1A Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCIO 1B Social Problems 3

Area E - Life-Long Learning and Self-Development

Complete a minimum of 3 units, not all in PEACTIV.

Veterans or reservists who submit a DD214 verifying discharge under honorable conditions or active duty military personnel who submit an official document (e.g., Joint Services Transcript) verifying completion of basic military training will clear Area E and receive three units of general education credit.

Course Name Units: Offered Online
ANTHR 4 Introduction to Linguistics 3
BIOL 11 Humans in the Biological World 4
CDEV 21 Child and Adolescent Development + 3
CDEV 26 Child, Family and Community 3
FCS 2 Life Management 3
FCS 6 Nutrition 3
FCS 19 Human Development 3
FCS 23 Marriage and the Family 3
H ED 1 Health Education 3
H ED 30 Community First Aid and Safety 2
H S 19 Human Development 3
HUM 4 Introduction to Linguistics 3
PEACTIV 12A Individual Conditioning I 1.5
PSYCH 3 Personal and Social Psychology + 3
PSYCH 30 Human Sexuality + 3

Minimum Units Required: 40

 

NOTES:

For a complete listing of courses and approval dates log on to www.assist.org or see a counselor or evaluator for a list of course approval dates.

^ Course in this area must be completed with a grade of “C” or better

+ Course may be listed in more than one area but may not be used to certify more than one area.

* Indicates Laboratory Activity course

** Course satisfies CSU Sacramento “Race and Ethnicity in American Society” general education requirement

California State University American Institutions Requirement

Students satisfy the American Institutions requirement of the California State University through coursework in three areas.

  • US-1: Historical Development of American institutions and ideals
  • US-2: U.S. Constitution and government
  • US-3: California state and local government

This requirement may be met before or after transfer to CSU; however, students are advised to meet this requirement prior to transfer and while completing the CSU General Education certification. If a course is approved for more than one U.S. Area below, a student may use the course to satisfy all areas listed. US-1 may be completed with a score of 3 or higher on Advanced Placement U.S. History. US-2 (but not US-3) may be completed with a score of 3 or higher on Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics.

At Delta College, qualifications of these courses to fulfill the United States History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement is restricted to the following combinations:

  • HIST 17A and one of the following: HIST 27, HIST 30B, HIST 34, POLSC 1 , POLSC 4 
  •   OR
  • POLSC 1 and one of the following: HIST 17A, HIST 17B, HIST 27, HIST 30A, HIST 30B, HIST 31, HIST 34 

Courses that meet the CSU American Institutions requirement may also be used to satisfy CSU-GE Area D requirements.