Nov 14, 2018  
2018-2019 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Cal State East Bay Catalog

Upper Division GE Requirements (9 Semester Units) and Learning Outcomes


To be eligible to take any upper-division GE course (numbered 300 or above at Cal State East Bay), students must have completed a minimum of 60 semester units of baccalaureate-level coursework and lower-division GE courses in Subareas A1, A2, A3, and B4 have been passed with grades of C- (CR) or better.  (See the Errata  Chapter for changes to this paragraph)

B6.  Upper-division Science Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (3 semester units)

Subarea B6 courses integrate and build upon the quantitative analysis/reasoning skills and science content knowledge attained through lower-division Area B. Upon completion of the B6 requirement, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate advanced and/or focused science or quantitative content knowledge in a specific scientific field, using appropriate vocabulary and referencing appropriate concepts (such as models, uncertainties, hypotheses, theories, and technologies);
  2. apply advanced quantitative skills (such as statistics, algebraic solutions, interpretation of graphical data) to scientific problems and evaluate scientific claims;
  3. demonstrate understanding of the nature of science and scientific inquiry and the experimental and empirical methodologies used in science to investigate a scientific question or issue; and
  4. apply science content knowledge to contemporary scientific issues (e.g., global warming) and technologies (e.g., cloning), where appropriate. 

Courses approved for Subarea B6 are listed here: GE Area B6 Courses  

C4.  Upper-division Arts or Humanities (3 semester units)

Subarea C4 courses integrate and build upon the skills and content knowledge attained through lower-division GE coursework, particularly in Subareas A1, A2, A3, C, and E.  Subarea C4 courses require skills in advanced writing, critical thinking, information literacy, oral communication (or sign language), and collaboration with peers.  Upon completion of the C4 requirement, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  2. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  3. demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities. 

Courses approved for Subarea C4 are listed here: GE Area C4 Courses  

D4.  Upper-division Social Sciences (3 semester units)

Subarea D4 courses integrate and build upon the skills and content knowledge attained through lower-division GE coursework, particularly in Subareas A1, A2, A3, D, and E.  Subarea D4 courses require skills in advanced writing, critical thinking, information literacy, oral communication (or sign language), and collaboration with peers.  Upon completion of the D4 requirement, students will be able to:

  1. analyze how power and social identity affect social outcomes for different cultural and economic groups using methods of social science inquiry and vocabulary appropriate to those methods;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
  3. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences. 

Courses approved for Subarea D4 are listed here: GE Area D4 Courses