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2016-2017 CSU East Bay Catalog 
2016-2017 CSU East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

California Studies Minor

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Department & Faculty Information  

Program Description

The California Studies Minor offers coursework on California with emphasis on the state’s history, government, geography, ethnic diversity, and environment. Such a focus on California’s diverse and sizable population, economic development, and geo-social regions will better prepare graduates to address the ongoing economic, demographic, and social evolution challenging California and its political institutions.

Minor Requirements (28-29 units)

The minor consists of 28-29 units. At least 18 of these units must be taken outside the student’s major.

I. Core Requirements (20-21 units)

4. One course (4 units) on the California ethnic experience, selected from:

5. One course (4-5 units) on California environmental and scientific perspectives, selected from:

II. Electives (8 units)

Any course listed above which was not taken in the core, or any course from the following list:


  1. Has a prerequisite which is not applicable to the program.

Course Descriptions

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Other Undergraduate Degree Requirements

In addition to major requirements, every student must also complete the University requirements for graduation which are described in the Undergraduate Admission and Degree Information & FAQ  chapter in the front of this catalog. These include the General Education-Breadth requirements; the second composition (ENGL 1002 ) requirement; the cultural groups/women requirement; the performing arts/activities requirement; the U.S. history, U.S. Constitution, and California state and local government requirement; the University Writing Skills Requirement; and the residence, unit, and grade point average requirements.

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