GE Requirements

FALL 2016 -  GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (21 UNITS)

The following graphic displays the lower division GE requirements for mechanical engineering majors as of the Fall 2016 catalog.  You may also download the PDF version.  The upper division GE requirements (3 courses) are met within the mechanical engineering major by taking ME 3060, ME 4971 and ME 4972.  Transfer students are not required to complete an Introduction to Higher Education course and are exempt from the lower division civic learning (cl) requirement listed below.  Transfer students are still required to complete a Block E course.  A full-list of Block E courses may be found in the University Catalog.  The writing intensive (wi) requirement is met through the ME 4971 and ME 4972 capstone course Senior Mechanical Engineering Design.  The upper division civil learning (cl) requirement is met by ME 4971 and ME 4972. Block B2/3 is met within the major by ME 3040 and CHEM 1040. Students must still fulfill the Diversity requirements of one race/ethnicity (re) course and either one additional (re) course or a diversity (d) course.  The Diversity requirement may be fulfilled by double-counting courses completed for any of the lower division GE blocks.  

LD GE REQUIREMENTS

PRIOR TO FALL 2016 - GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Those continuing students who were accepted to Cal State LA prior to the Fall 2016 term should refer to the quarter-based GE requirements below.  Students have the option of completing the quarter-based GE requirements or may choose to change their GE catalog requirements to the new Fall 2016 by submitting a request to the Registrars office. 

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Lower Division General Education Requirements (32 units)

A
Basic
Subjects

 

American
Institutions

B
Natural
Sciences

C

Humanities

D
Social
Sciences

E
Lifelong Understanding
and Self-Development

UNITS: 8

UNITS: 8

 

UNITS: 12 - Select 1 course from 3 different areas (C1,C2,C3, C4,C5)

 

UNITS: 4 - Select one course

A1 WRITTEN COMM
ENGL 101

ENGL 102*

 

A2 ORAL COMM
COMM 150

 

A3 CRITICAL THINKING
(exempt)

A4 MATH
Fulfilled in major


 

 

U.S. HISTORY

HIST 202 or 202B

 

U.S. CONSTITUTION

+POLS 150

 

B1 BIOLOGICAL
(with lab):
exempt

 

B2 PHYSICAL
(with lab):
Fulfilled in major

B3 APPLIED NATURAL
exempt

INTEGRATED NATURAL
exempt

C1 LITERATURE AND
DRAMA

ANTH/ENGL 245
ENGL 207, 250, 258,
(d)260, (d)270, 280
SPAN 242
TA 152

 

C2 ARTS

ART 101ABC, 150, 152, 155
156, 157, 159, 209
TVF/DANC/TA 210
TVF/ENGL 225
(d)CHS 112
(d)CHS/PAS 260
DANC 157
(d) LBS 234
MUS 150, 151, 152, 156, 157, 160

 

C3 PHILOSOPHY AND
RELIGIOUS STUDIES

PHIL 151, 152
(d) PHIL/RELS 200
(d) PHIL 220

 

C4 LANGUAGES OTHER
THAN ENGLISH

COMD 150
CHIN 100ABC, 101ABC,
200ABC, 201ABC
FREN 100ABC, 130, 200AB
GERM 100ABC, 200ABC
ITAL 100ABC, 200ABC
JAPN 100ABC, 130,
200ABC, 230
KOR 100ABC
LATN 100ABC, 222
PAS 120
PORT 100ABC
RUSS 101AB
SPAN 100ABC, 105, 130,
200ABC, 205ABC, 230

 

C-5 INTEGRATED
HUMANITIES

TVF/ENGL/TA 240
ENGL/PHIL 210

Fulfilled in major with ENGR 300

 

ANTH 265
(d) ART 240
BUS 200
(d) CHDV/SOC 120
HS 150
KIN 150
(d) PHIL 230
POLS 120
PSY 160
COMM 230
SOC 202
#TECH 250

 

 

Diversity Requirement

Those courses with the course number preceded by the designation (d) are diversity courses. Students must include at least two diversity courses (8 units), which may be selected from Block C or from the General Education Upper Division Themes as described in the following section. For most engineering majors, this requirement is met in the General Education Upper Division Theme.

Minimum Average Grade

A minimum C grade average in general education is required of all students following the 1987 - 1989, or any later catalog.

 

Upper Division General Education Requirements (12 units)

Since the biology requirement is met in the upper division theme, select between the themes of C and F. Courses in each of these themes are distributed among three areas including: Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Humanities. You must complete one course from each of the three areas in the chosen theme. The course selected in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics must be a biology course.

EXAMPLE: If you choose Theme A: Challenge of Change in the Developing World, as described below, you can take GEOG333, ECON360 and TVF324. You cannot take GEOG333, GEOL351, and PHIL334 to meet this requirement.

 

C.     Gender in the Diversity of Human Experience

This theme provides an integrated inquiry into the implication of gender, exploring its meaning, significance, and status within the diversity of human experience and representations of sex and gender specific to the multitude of cultures and societies making up the human experience, both historically and today.

 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

 ANTH 310 Evolutionary Perspectives on Gender (4)

 BIOL 388N/PSY 388 Sex and Gender (4)

 LBS 386 Gender in Science (4)

 NURS 330 Human Reproductive Health (4)

 

Social Sciences

(d) ANTH 338 Gender Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspectives (4)

 (d) HIST 357 Gender in History (4)

 (d) POLS 310 Gender, Politics, and Government (4)

 (d) SOC  341 Sociology of Gender Roles (4)

 

Humanities

(d)COMM 385/ENGL 385 Sex and Gender in Language and Literature (4)

 (d) ENGL/TVF 379 Gender and Sexuality in Popular Culture (4)

 (d) PHIL 327 Philosophy, Gender and Culture (4)

 (d) RELS 335 Gender in the Diversity of World Religions (4)

 

Notes

*ENGL 102 - Composition II: Analytical and Persuasive Writing is a university requirement
+POLS 150 - Meets US constitution, state, and local government requirements
#TECH 250 - In theme E is strongly recommended for all engineering majors

Engineering students must complete the introduction to Higher Education Requirement (ENGR 150) within their first 2 quarters at CSULA