Aug 19, 2018  
2018-19 CATALOG 
    
2018-19 CATALOG

General Education - Area B: Mathematics and Natural Sciences


A minimum of nine (9) units in mathematics and science at the lower division, distributed as follows:

B1 Physical Science. (3 units)

This requirement, together with the B2 requirement below, provides students with a coherent and broad-based coverage of the fundamental principles governing the natural world. Students will use experimentation, logical reasoning and mathematics to extend these principles to new situations and applications. They will learn the ways in which science influences and is influenced by societies in both the past and the present, and they will become empowered to communicate effectively to others about scientific principles and their application to real-world problems.

B2 Life Science. (3 units)

This requirement, together with the B1 requirement above, provides students with a coherent and broad-based coverage of the fundamental principles governing the natural world. Students will use experimentation, logical reasoning, and mathematics to extend these principles to new situations and applications. They will learn the ways in which science influences and is influenced by societies in both the past and the present, and they will become empowered to communicate effectively to others about scientific principles and their application to real-world problems.

B3 Laboratory.

All students must take at least one General Education science course with a laboratory.

B4 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning. (3 units)

Students will learn a variety of methods, such as the use of abstract symbols, numeric techniques, logical reasoning, and geometry. They will learn to use mathematical language and formal reasoning in a variety of diverse disciplines, using a broad range of examples. Students will gain historical perspective on the role which the mathematical approach has played in the development of human knowledge and of our understanding of the world.