General Education (GENED)

Courses

GENED 110   WORLD OF THE ARTS (GA)   3 Units

This course exposes students to the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art. Students will gain insight into the basic components of the arts, the role of art in society, and be given an historical perspective on art. Students will attend performing arts events and see work in the gallery context. Both western and non-western arts will be explored. May not be taken on an S/NC grade basis.

GENED 120   HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES (GH)   3 Units

This course examines major trends in the economic, political, and sociocultural history of the world since the nineteenth century. Students are encouraged to draw on multiple perspectives to develop a comparative framework for understanding the origins of current global issues and the changing role of the US in the world.
UNREQ: GENED 120/GENED 120EX

GENED 130   INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY (GS)   3 Units

This course critically examines how people influence and are affected by their social worlds from the perspectives of anthropology, psychology, sociology and women's studies. The course focuses on how we experience life as individuals and as members of cultural systems that shape our personalities, behavior, and perceptions of the world. May not be taken on an S/NC grade basis.

GENED 140   GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES (GS)   3 Units

This course introduces students to key terms, concepts, issues and relationships in economics, geography and political science. The course investigates how increasing globalization impacts issues such as the authority and competence of the nation-state, population growth and migration, economic development and trade and patterns of international cooperation and conflict. May not be taken on an S/NC grade basis.

GENED 291   GENERAL EDUCATION TRAVEL STUDY (GI)   Repeatable   1-3 Units

This course gives students an opportunity to experience first hand important social, cultural and historical aspects of American and other cultures through travel and study in this country and abroad. Specific itineraries and fees will be published in the Schedule of Classes each term. Course is repeatable with change of itinerary up to 4 times and a maximum of 6 units toward degree; a maximum of 3 units may be counted in the General Education elective category.

GENED 390   WORLD OF IDEAS (GH)   3 Units

This course examines themes and issues that have had a significant impact upon the world's civilizations. Readings will focus on primary texts representing major historical periods, world cultures, and diverse perspectives. This course will stress critical and analytical thought, drawing upon knowledge obtained in this and earlier core courses. May not be taken on a satisfactory/no credit grade basis.
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF ENGLISH PROFICIENCY, JUNIOR STANDING AND COMPLETION OF ALL OTHER CORE COURSES.

GENED 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

GENED 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-4 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.