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2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education - Area C: Arts and Humanities


Students will be expected both to analyze and to create. Within these courses, they will develop habits of analytical rigor, and they will explore their own creativity in an active fashion. Students will appreciate the interrelationship of the intellect and the emotions, of mind and heart, and will explore the aesthetic, metaphysical, and ethical linkages, as well as differences, among individuals and among cultures. By perceiving, understanding, and valuing the ideas, works of arts, philosophies, and approaches to spirituality that represent the broad spectrum of men and women across the ages and in diverse cultures, students will explore the meaning of community from a personal and a global perspective, grow toward an understanding of global justice, develop the foundation for making wise personal choices and for transforming one’s world, and nurture personal freedom, expression, and responsibility. They will integrate their knowledge and make connections across disciplines.

All three (3) courses used to satisfy Area C must be from different subjects (i.e., with different disciplinary course prefixes).

Nine (9) units in the arts and humanities, distributed as follows:

C1: Arts (3 units)

  • Select one course from:

AH 111 *
AMD 100 , AMD 101 , AMD 102 , AMD 103 AMD 120 , AMD 121 , AMD 122 AMD 123 , AMD 251  
DNCE 101 , DNCE 124 , DNCE 200 
FMST 100 
LTWR 225 
MUSC 120 , MUSC 250 
TA 101 , TA 120 , TA 222 
VPA 101 
 

Check the Class Schedule or Degree Planner for the most up-to-date list of courses satisfying this requirement.

C2: Humanities (3 units)

  • Select one course from:

AH 111 *
AIS 220 , AIS 230 AIS 235 , AIS 250 , AIS 270 AIS 280 
HIST 101 , HIST 102 
LTWR 100 , LTWR 103 , LTWR 105 , LTWR 107 , LTWR 203 , LTWR 206 , LTWR 208B , LTWR 210 , LTWR 211 
MLAN 115 , MLAN 116  
PHIL 101 
WGSS 205 WGSS 211  

 

Check the Class Schedule or Degree Planner for the most up-to-date list of courses satisfying this requirement.

*AH 111  can be taken for C1 or C2 credit, but not for both.

Courses taken to satisfy C1 and C2 may not be from the same discipline.  

C3: Language other than English (3 units) 

The C3 requirement shall be met through completing a course instructing them in a language other than English, unless a student has met one of the following conditions:

  • Satisfied GE Area C or the C3 requirement at another institution;
  • Received a passing score on a CSU-approved external Examination (i.e. Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

If a student has met one of the following conditions, the student must still take an additional C1 or C2 course to satisfy the nine (9) units of Area C:

  • Taken the TOEFL or other CSUSM-approved English language exam as a condition for admission into the University;
  • Completed at least three years of full-time instruction at a high-school or university where English was not the principal language of instruction;
  • Passed an approved proficiency exam in a language other than English.

Check the Class Schedule or Degree Planner for the most up-to-date list of courses satisfying this requirement.