1 General Requirements Bachelor's Degree 1 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS BACHELOR'S DEGREE General Graduation Requirements There are eight general requirements which all students must meet in order to earn the bachelor's degree from Cal Poly and participate in commencement. The more students understand their progress toward meeting these requirements and relate them to the many programs available, the better the chance of creating an exciting educational experience and avoiding errors which may delay graduation. Students must be formally admitted to the major in which they wish to graduate, and must matriculate, in order to earn a degree. The specific requirements for each degree program are shown under the academic department offering the major and include a curriculum display with courses listed by Major, Support, Concentration (if applicable), General Education, and Free Electives. Each major has a degree flow chart, which shows the recommended sequence of courses leading to the degree; see the "Degree Flowcharts" link at the top of this page. Students are responsible for meeting all requirements, and should embrace the responsibility. Advice is available from faculty advisors, college advising centers, the Office of the Registrar, and students online Degree Progress Reports. Students should plan their degree programs carefully and review them frequently with their advisors. Students are strongly encouraged to access their Degree Progress Report frequently, including after they register each quarter, to verify that courses in which they enrolled are fulfilling requirements as expected. They are also encouraged to address any unanticipated deficiencies in the information shown on their Degree Progress Report, while realizing that recently received substitutions, transfer credit, etc., may not yet be reflected in the Degree Progress Report. As they approach graduation, careful attention to the Degree Progress Report will help ensure that they complete degree requirements in a timely fashion. Minimum Requirements for Graduation 1. Minimum Number of Units Baccalaureate degree programs... Minimum 180 units Individual baccalaureate degree programs may require more than 180 units. (Title 5, Sections 0500, 0501, 0505, 0507) A minimum of 60 units overall must be upper division (defined as any course completed by the student at the 300- or 00-level; this could include transfer work completed at the upper-division level at a four-year institution). Degree Bachelor of Arts (BA) 18 Bachelor of Science (BS) 27 Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) 27 Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) 1 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) 1 Minimum # of major units at level 2. Grade Point Average (GPA) Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in all three of the following: 1) all Higher Education units earned (all college-level work), 2) Cal Poly cumulative units earned, and 3) the major (the courses used to meet Major Courses, see the curriculum sheet; support courses do not count toward major GPA). For a definition of GPA and quality points and hours, please refer to the Grading section of this catalog. 3. U. S. Cultural Pluralism Requirement Students must complete the USCP requirement. See the separate section on USCP.. General Education (GE) Requirements Students must complete the GE requirements as indicated in the degree program and shown in the GE section of this catalog. A CSUmandated minimum of 72 units of GE overall must be completed. 5. Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR) Students must demonstrate competency in writing skills (as described below). 6. Senior Project A senior project is required for all Cal Poly students (as described below). 7. Academic Residence Requirements The minimum requirements for units taken in residence at Cal Poly are: 50 quarter units 36 of the 50 units in residence must be upper division 18 of the 36 upper division units in residence must be in the major 12 units of General Education 28 units in residence of the last 0 units counted toward the degree Extension credit or credit by examination may not be used to fulfill the residence requirements. However, a maximum of 36 quarter units of extension credit may be counted toward the bachelor's degree. 8. Graduation Application Process When undergraduate students reach 72% or more of degree completion (78% for Architecture and Landscape Architecture majors) as indicated on their Academic Progress gauge on Poly Profile, the Office of the Registrar will assign an expected graduation term for them that is the greater of either: one year away or four years from their first admit term (five years for students in Architecture and Landscape Architecture). Transfer students will be given no less than three years from their admit term. This process occurs each quarter except summer. Students will receive an from informing them that their graduation term has been set for them, and that they are expected to graduate by that term. The expected graduation term can be viewed in the Student Center and Poly Profile. Students are not able to register beyond their expected graduation term. However, there may be legitimate reasons why some students need to extend their graduation term beyond the one that is automatically set for them. Students with such academically or personally justifiable reasons to extend their graduation term can fill out the Change of Degree Completion Term form and see their advisor for possible approval of the request to extend. The form can be found at: registrar.calpoly.edu/registrar_forms.
2 2 General Requirements Bachelor's Degree This form should also be used by students who wish to move their graduation term earlier than the one assigned for them by the university. Once notified that their graduation term has been set, students should access their Degree Progress Report each time they register, to ensure that they are fulfilling the requirements for their degree. Students are encouraged to submit any and all paperwork (substitutions, transcripts for requirements completed elsewhere, etc.) in a timely fashion in order to expedite conferral of degrees. If a student breaks enrollment prior to completion of degree requirements, she or he may be required to re-enroll and may be held to catalog requirements in effect at that time. Final Degree Conferral When undergraduate students reach 72% or more of degree completion, as indicated on their Academic Progress Gauge on Poly Profile, the Office of the Registrar will assign an expected graduation term for them that is a full four years after their initial admit term, or one year away, whichever is greater. Transfer students will be given an expected graduation term that is three years after their initial admit term. Students will receive an from the Evaluations Office informing them that their expected grad term has been set for. The expected graduation term can be viewed in the Student Center and Poly Profile. Graduate (Master's) students must submit a Graduate Application for Graduation Form to the Graduate Education Office at least two quarters prior to the anticipated term of degree completion. The actual date of graduation (degree conferral) is the end of the quarter in which all requirements have been met. This date may differ from the student s last quarter of enrollment (for example, a student who completes the Graduation Writing Requirement [GWR] or submits Senior Project for final grading after the last term of enrollment). Graduating students receive one complimentary diploma. Additional diplomas may be ordered through The University Store. The diploma is not ordered until all degree requirements have been completed. The diploma is mailed to the student s mailing address by the Evaluations Unit in the Office of the Registrar approximately three to four weeks after the degree has been conferred. It is the student s responsibility to update her/his mailing address on the Cal Poly Portal ( myportal.calpoly.edu) portal prior to the end of the final quarter of enrollment, to ensure the receipt of their diploma. Concentrations and minors are not noted on the diploma; they are noted on the transcript. Latin honors are noted on both the diploma and the transcript; the Distinction notation for Master's students is noted on both the diploma and the transcript. Once a degree has been awarded, subsequent revision or alteration of any transcript entry is permitted only for correction of proven error as certified by the appropriate academic dean and the Registrar. No changes are made to the academic record 60 days following the degree conferral date. Commencement For a student to participate in graduation ceremonies, the student must satisfy at least one of the following: shall have completed all degree requirements and not have participated in a graduation ceremony previously; shall currently be enrolled in classes that would complete all of that student's degree requirements; shall be registered for classes for the following term that would allow the student to complete all of her/his degree requirements. Students completing all degree requirements in the Winter, Spring or Summer terms, are automatically eligible to participate in the Spring (June) Commencement. Students completing all degree requirements in the Fall term are eligible for Fall (December) Commencement. Graduate (Masters) students must submit a Request for Graduation Evaluation Form to the Graduate Education Office at least two quarters prior to the anticipated term of degree completion. Commencement ceremonies are coordinated by the Commencement Office, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and University s Commencement Operations and Policy Committees, and are held twice annually in June and December. See Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR) The Board of Trustees of the California State University (CSU) has mandated that all students earning undergraduate or graduate degrees in the CSU must be certified as proficient in writing at the upper-division level. Students earning a degree from Cal Poly must satisfy the Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR) at Cal Poly. Upper-division transfer students who completed the requirement at another CSU campus prior to enrollment at Cal Poly may transfer completion of the requirement. For more information visit gwr/index. Students are eligible to complete the GWR after reaching 90 units and should complete the requirement before the senior year. Students should review their program requirements to determine which of the following options is the appropriate pathway for GWR completion: 1. Pass the Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE). 2. Pass an approved upper-division course with a grade of C or better (C- or below does not qualify) AND receive certification of proficiency in writing based on a 500-word in-class essay. The course may be taken on a credit/no credit basis, but the student must earn a minimum grade of C in order to satisfy the GWR component of the class. Click here ( for a complete list of approved GWR certification courses. Further information on currently available ways to meet this graduation requirement may be obtained from the Writing & Rhetoric Center Office, Agriculture Building (10) Room 130 ( ), or on the Writing & Rhetoric Center webpage, Non-GE writing courses: ENGL 302 ENGL 310 ENGL 317 Writing: Advanced Composition Corporate Communication Technical Editing
3 General Requirements Bachelor's Degree 3 GE C literature courses: ENGL 330 ENGL 331 ENGL 332 ENGL 333 ENGL 33 ENGL 335 ENGL 339 ENGL 30 ENGL 31 ENGL 32 ENGL 33 ENGL 35 ENGL 36 ENGL 37 ENGL 39 ENGL 350 ENGL 351 ENGL 352 ENGL 35 ENGL 371 ENGL 372 ENGL 380 ENGL 381 ENGL 382 Senior Project Belief: to 185 Discovery: Enlightenment: Romanticism: Industrialism: Modernism: 191-Present Introduction to Shakespeare Character: Character: Character: Multiple Voices of Contemporary American Literature Women Writers of the Twentieth Century Ethnic American Literature African American Literature Gender in Twentieth Century Literature The Modern Novel Modern Poetry Modern Drama The Bible as Literature and in Literature and the Arts Film Styles and Genres Film Directors Literary Themes Diversity in Twentieth-Century American Literature LGBT Literature and Media Definition: The senior project is a capstone experience required for all Cal Poly students receiving a baccalaureate degree. It integrates theory and application from across the student's undergraduate educational experiences. The senior project consists of one or more of the following: 1. a design or construction experience, 2. an experiment, 3. a self-guided study or research project,. a presentation, 5. a report based on internship, co-op, or service learning experience, 6. a public portfolio display or performance. Where the senior project does not consist primarily of a written document, departments, may, where they deem appropriate, require some written documentation (length to be determined by the department) to accompany the senior project. The precise nature or form of a senior project is to be determined by the department or program of the student's major. The senior project is normally related to the student's field of study, future employment, and/or scholastic goals, and is carried out under direct faculty supervision. Expected Outcomes At the discretion of the major department, students are expected to demonstrate some or all of the following abilities: Reduce a topic to specific points of analysis. Organize the points of analysis into a logical sequence. Apply acquired competencies to the successful completion of a project. Obtain, evaluate, synthesize, and apply project-related information. Develop and follow a project plan. Estimate hours of labor and/or cost of materials necessary to complete a project. Organize, illustrate, and write clear and concise project documentation. Accept supervision when needed. Requirements 1. The total number of senior project units must be 1 to 6 quarter units. 2. Normally 30 hours of student work is required for each unit of credit granted. 3. Projects requiring an excessive amount of time are discouraged.. The number of students participating in a group senior project should not be so large as to unduly limit individual experience or responsibility and initiative. 5. The student is responsible for identifying costs and potential funding sources for his or her senior project prior to initiation of the project. Costly projects are discouraged. 6. It is the student's responsibility to become informed about the university's intellectual properties policy and human subject policy (where applicable). Library Copy Senior projects created by Cal Poly students are submitted to Kennedy Library and become part of the library's collection. For more information and details on the process, please see the Library page on depositing senior projects. ( General Education Mission Statement General Education: Strengthening intellectual, creative and professional lives The General Education Program is one of the primary sites for realizing Cal Poly's vision of a comprehensive polytechnic education. The program promotes an understanding and appreciation of the foundational disciplines that ground all intellectual inquiry. It enriches the specialized knowledge acquired in a major program with an understanding of its scientific, humanistic, artistic, and technological contexts. The program imparts knowledge and transferable skills, fosters critical thinking and ethical decision making, supports integrative learning, and prepares students for civic engagement and leadership.
4 General Requirements Bachelor's Degree California State University (CSU) General Education Breadth Requirements Consistent with CSU Executive Order 1100, Cal Poly's General Education Program has been designed to complement major courses and electives completed by each baccalaureate candidate. The General Education program seeks to cultivate graduates who make noteworthy progress toward being well-rounded and informed persons. GE requirements are designed to provide CSU students with the knowledge, skills, experiences, and perspectives that will enable them to expand their capacities to take part in a wide range of human interests and activities; confront personal, cultural, moral, and social problems that are an inevitable part of human life; and develop an enthusiasm for lifelong learning. Faculty are encouraged to assist students in making connections among disciplines to achieve coherence in the undergraduate educational experience. Courses approved for GE Breadth should be responsive to the need for students to develop knowledge of, or skills related to: quantitative reasoning information and technological literacy intellectual inquiry global awareness and understanding of human diversity civic engagement communication competence ethical decision-making environmental systems lifelong learning self-development physical and emotional health throughout a lifetime GE Program Learning Outcomes Adopted Spring 201 by the General Education Governance Board After completing Cal Poly's General Education Program, students will be able to: 1. Construct and critique arguments from a logical perspective. 2. Use appropriate rhetorical strategies to connect with diverse audiences through oral, written, and visual modes of communication. 3. Address real world problems by demonstrating broad disciplinary knowledge, skills, and values in arts, humanities, sciences, and technology.. Understand the value of a general education in relation to major course of study. 5. Collaborate with people of different backgrounds, values, and experience. 6. Evaluate global and local issues and their impact on society. 7. Use intention and reflection to develop and improve one's own learning. GE Course Substitutions Students are expected to complete the GE courses published for their degree program. Cal Poly GE courses must be selected from the approved GE list. Substitutions are not permitted except in extraordinary circumstances. Students requesting exceptions must follow petition procedures, outlined on the GE web site ( This process may take several weeks. GE Study Abroad Students are strongly encouraged to submit a GE Study Abroad petition before going abroad in order to determine which courses will be granted GE credit. For assistance with GE Study Abroad petitions, contact the Cal Poly International Center office. ( Transfer Credit Transfer credit for GE courses is accepted from California institutions, as approved by the Chancellor s Office. The GE Area letters and numbers at Cal Poly (e.g., GE A1, D) may be different at other colleges. For more information, use the Need help with ASSIST ( registrar.calpoly.edu/how-use-assist) located on the Office of the Registrar s website. Some Cal Poly programs specify particular GE courses for Major or Support; these courses must be met with articulated equivalencies. Refer to ( for California Community College both CSU GE lists and specific articulation agreements. GE Requirements All Cal Poly students are required to take 72 quarter units of General Education. A minimum of 12 units is required in residence. A minimum of 12 units is required at the upper-division level (8 units upper-division for Engineering Programs). For students admitted in Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C- or better is required in one course in each of the following GE Areas: A1 (Expository Writing), A2 (Oral Communication), A3 (Reasoning, Argumentation, Writing), and B1 (Mathematics/Statistics). Double Counting Lower-Division: Some majors indicate specific GE courses to fulfill both GE and major & support requirements (These are listed in the major's curriculum display). Students should consult their academic advisors during freshman year for clarification. Double Counting Upper-Division: Courses from a student's Major department may not be used to fulfill upper-division Arts & Humanities (C) or upper-division Society and the Individual (D5). All GE courses are units unless otherwise indicated. X = non-unit requirement Abbreviations in Table Below CAED = College of Architecture & Environmental Design (except Architectural Engineering majors) CAFES = College of Agriculture, Food, & Environmental Sciences (except BioResource Engineering majors) CLA = College of Liberal Arts CSM = College of Science & Mathematics (except LS majors) = Majors in: College of Engineering (CENG), BioResource Engineering (BRAE) and Architectural Engineering (ARCE) LS = Liberal Studies Majors LAES = Liberal Arts & Engineering Studies Majors OCOB = Orfalea College of Business
5 General Requirements Bachelor's Degree 5 GE FOUNDATIONAL LEARNING (Lower- Division Requirements) Intellectual and Practical Skills, Knowledge of Human Cultures, and Personal and Social Responsibility Students are encouraged to complete GE Communication (Area A) classes during their freshman year. The three-course Communication sequence provides instruction and practice in writing, speaking, and critical thinking - foundational knowledge students will build upon in upper-division courses. Completion of this sequence is a prerequisite for many other GE classes. Students are also encouraged to complete their lower-division foundational GE classes in Science and Mathematics (Area B), Arts and Humanities (Area C), and Society and the Individual (Area D) by the end of their sophomore year to give them the skills and knowledge to succeed in all their upper-division classes. COMMUNICATION (AREA A) Expository Writing (A1- Writing Intensive) 1 Oral Communication (A2) 1 Reasoning, Argumentation, Writing (A3-Writing Intensive) 1 Communication Unit Subtotal For students admitted in Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C- or better is required in one course in this GE Area. SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS (AREA B) Mathematics/Statistics (B1) 1 Life Science (B2) Physical Science (B3) Lab taken with either Life Science or Physical Science (B) Science and Mathematics Elective (B1-B5) Upper-Division Science and Mathematics (B6) Designated Science and Mathematics Courses Science and Mathematics Unit Sub-total 1 X X X For students admitted in Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C- or better is required in one course in this GE Area. 8 ARTS AND HUMANITIES (AREA C) Literature (C1-Writing Intensive) Philosophy (C2-Writing Intensive) Fine and Performing Arts (C3) Upper-Division Elective (C) Arts and Humanities Elective (C1-C5) Arts and Humanities Unit Sub-total SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL (AREA D) The American Experience (D1-00) Political Economy (D2) Comparative Social Institutions (D3) Self Development (D; CSU Area E) Upper-Division Elective (D5) Society and the Individual Unit Sub-total GE INTEGRATED AND APPLIED LEARNING (Upper-Division Requirements) Synthesis and advanced inquiry across disciplines Most majors are required to take an one upper-division Arts and Humanities (C) course, one upper-division Society and the Individual (D5) course and and one upper-division Technology (F) course. (Note: follows a slightly different pattern in upper-division.) These GE courses are integrative in nature and require students to apply knowledge and understanding acquired in lower-division courses. Courses in these areas achieve depth in an advanced study of a subject to new but related areas of inquiry. UPPER-DIVISION Arts and Humanities (C- Writing Intensive) Society and the Individual (D5-Writing Intensive) Technology (Area F) Upper-division courses unit sub-total GE TOTAL 72 units 72 units 72 units
6 6 General Requirements Bachelor's Degree General Education Courses COMMUNICATION (AREA A) COMMUNICATION (AREA A) Expository Writing (A1) ENGL 133 ENGL 13 Writing & Rhetoric for English as a Second Language Students Writing and Rhetoric Oral Communication (A2) COMS 101 COMS 102 HNRS 101 HNRS 102 Reasoning, Argumentation, and Writing (A3) COMS 126 COMS 15 ENGL 15 ENGL 18 ENGL 19 HNRS 15 HNRS 18 HNRS 19 PHIL 126 Public Speaking Principles of Oral Communication Public Speaking Principles of Oral Communication Argument and Advocacy Reasoning, Argumentation, and Writing Reasoning, Argumentation, and Writing Reasoning, Argumentation and Professional Writing Technical Writing for Engineers Reasoning, Argumentation, and Writing Reasoning, Argumentation and Professional Writing Technical Writing for Engineers Logic and Argumentative Writing SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS (AREA B) SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS (AREA B) Mathematics / Statistics (B1) HNRS 11 HNRS 12 HNRS 13 MATH 112 MATH 116 MATH 117 MATH 118 Calculus I Calculus II Calculus III Nature of Modern Math Precalculus Algebra I Precalculus Algebra II Precalculus Algebra MATH 119 MATH 11 MATH 12 MATH 13 MATH 161 MATH 162 MATH 182 MATH 221 MATH 227 STAT 130 STAT 217 STAT 218 STAT 251 STAT 252 STAT 313 Precalculus Trigonometry Calculus I Calculus II Calculus III Life Science (B2) (B2&=lab course) Calculus for the Life Sciences I Calculus for the Life Sciences II Calculus for Architecture and Construction Management Calculus for Business and Economics Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I Statistical Reasoning Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Methods Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences Statistical Inference for Management I Statistical Inference for Management II (5) Applied Experimental Design and Regression Models AEPS 110 People, Pests and Plagues (B2 & B) ANT 250 ASCI 112 Biological Anthropology Principles of Animal Science BIO 111 General Biology (B2 & B) BIO 11 Plant Diversity and Ecology (B2 & B) BIO 123 BIO 161 BIO 227 Biology of Sex Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (B2 & B) Wildlife Conservation Biology BOT 121 General Botany (B2 & B) MCRO 221 Microbiology (B2 & B) MCRO 22 General Microbiology I (B2 & B) (5) For Engineering students only; concurrent enrollment required: BIO 213 Life Science for Engineers BRAE/BMED 213 Bioengineering Fundamentals Physical Science (B3) (B3&=lab course) ASTR 101 ASTR 102 Introduction to the Solar System Introduction to Stars and Galaxies CHEM 110 World of Chemistry (B3 & B) CHEM 111 Survey of Chemistry (B3 & B) CHEM 12 General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering I (B3 & B)
7 General Requirements Bachelor's Degree 7 CHEM 125 CHEM 127 GEOL 102 GEOL 205 General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering II (B3 & B) General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science I (B3 & B) Introduction to Geology Earthquakes HNRS 131 General Physics I (B3 & B) HNRS 132 General Physics II (B3 & B) HNRS 13 PHYS 10 PHYS 107 PHYS 111 PHYS 121 General Physics IA Introductory Physics Introduction to Meteorology Contemporary Physics for Nonscientists College Physics I PHYS 122 College Physics II (B3 & B) PHYS 131 General Physics I (B3 & B) PHYS 132 General Physics II (B3 & B) PHYS 133 General Physics III (B3 & B) PHYS 11 General Physics IA PSC 101 Matter and Energy (B3 & B) One lab B taken with B2 or B3 courses (B) CLA, LS : LAES students select 1 course from B1-B or B5 Area B5 X X X 0 0 CLA and LS students: Select one course from B1-B5. BIO 112 BIO 302 BIO 305 BOT 311 FSN 210 GEOL 203 LA 220 PSC 201 PSY 30 PSY 3 SS 121 Environmental Biology and Conservation Human Genetics Biology of Cancer Plants, People and Civilization Nutrition Science and Mathematics Upper-Division Elective for only (B6) GEOL 305 MATH 30 Fossils and the History of Life Landscape Ecology: Concepts, Issues and Interrelationships Physical Oceanography Biopsychology Behavioral Genetics Introductory Soil Science 0 0 Fundamentals of Seismology Vector Analysis MATH 3 MATH 08 PHYS 12 & PHYS 52 PHYS 17 STAT 312 STAT 321 STAT 350 Additional Science and Mathematics for only Linear Analysis II Complex Analysis I ARTS AND HUMANITIES (AREA C) ARTS AND HUMANITIES (AREA C) Solid State Physics and Solid State Physics Laboratory Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Statistical Methods for Engineers Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists Probability and Random Processes for Engineers Literature (C1) ENGL 230 ENGL 231 ENGL 21 ENGL 22 ENGL 251 ENGL 252 ENGL 253 FR 233 GER 233 HNRS 232 HNRS 251 SPAN 233 Masterworks of British Literature through the Eighteenth Century Masterworks of British Literature from the Late 18th Century to the Present American Literature: Beginnings to 1865 American Literature: 1830 to the Present Great Books I: Introduction to Classical Literature Great Books II: Medieval to Enlightenment Literature Great Books III: Romanticism to Modernism Literature Critical Reading in French Literature Critical Reading in German Literature Masterworks of British Literature from the Late 18th Century to the Present Great Books I: Introduction to Classical Literature Introduction to Hispanic Readings Philosophy (C2) HNRS 230 HNRS 231 PHIL 230 Philosophical Classics: Knowledge and Reality Philosophical Classics: Ethics and Political Philosophy Philosophical Classics: Knowledge and Reality
8 8 General Requirements Bachelor's Degree PHIL 231 Fine and Performing Arts (C3) ARCE 260 ARCH 217 ARCH 218 ARCH 219 ART 101 ART 111 ART 112 ART 122 ART 18 COMS 208 DANC 221 LA 211 LA 212 MU 101 MU 120 MU 221 MU 227 MU 229 TH 210 TH 227 TH 228 Arts and Humanities Upper- Division Elective (C) Philosophical Classics: Ethics and Political Philosophy History of Structures History of World Architecture: Prehistory - Middle Ages History of World Architecture: Middle Ages - 18th Century History of World Architecture: 18th Century - Present The Fundamentals of Drawing Introduction to Art Survey of Western Art Basic Digital Photography Beginning Sculpture Performance of Literature Dance Appreciation History of Landscape Architecture: Ancient Civilizations through Colonial America History of Modern and Contemporary Landscape Architecture Introduction to Music Theory Music Appreciation Jazz Styles Popular Music of the USA Music of the 60's: War and Peace Introduction to Theatre Theatre History I Theatre History II Courses from student's Major Dept do not receive C credit ARCH 320 ARCH 326 ART 311 ART 31 ART 318 ART 370 ART 371 COMS 308 DANC 321 Topics in Architectural History Native American Architecture and Place Art History - Nineteenth Century Art History of Photography Asian Art Topics: National, Religious, and Intellectual Movements Michelangelo Topics in Renaissance Art Group Performance of Literature Cultural Influence on Dance in America ENGL 330 ENGL 331 ENGL 332 ENGL 333 ENGL 33 ENGL 335 ENGL 339 ENGL 30 ENGL 31 ENGL 32 ENGL 33 ENGL 35 ENGL 36 ENGL 37 ENGL 39 ENGL 350 ENGL 351 ENGL 352 ENGL 35 ENGL 370 ENGL 371 ENGL 372 ENGL 380 ENGL 381 ENGL 382 ENGL 386 ENGL 387 ENGL 388 ES 300 ES 326 ES 30 ES 360 FR 305 FR 350 GER 305 GER 350 HNRS 30 Belief: to 185 Discovery: Enlightenment: Romanticism: Industrialism: Modernism: 191-Present Introduction to Shakespeare Character: Character: Character: Multiple Voices of Contemporary American Literature Women Writers of the Twentieth Century Ethnic American Literature African American Literature Gender in Twentieth Century Literature The Modern Novel Modern Poetry Modern Drama The Bible as Literature and in Literature and the Arts World Cinema Film Styles and Genres Film Directors Literary Themes Diversity in Twentieth-Century American Literature LGBT Literature and Media Creative Nonfiction Fiction Writing Poetry Writing Chicano/a Non-Fiction Literature Native American Architecture and Place Cultural Production and Ethnicity Ethnicity and the Land Significant Works in French French Literature in English Translation Significant Works in German German Literature in English Translation Values and Technology
9 General Requirements Bachelor's Degree 9 HNRS 320 HNRS 332 HNRS 333 HNRS 336 HNRS 31 HNRS 32 HNRS 33 HNRS 35 HNRS 37 HNRS 352 HNRS 380 ISLA 303 ISLA 320 MU 32 MU 328 NR 360 PHIL 309 PHIL 310 PHIL 312 PHIL 313 PHIL 31 PHIL 315 PHIL 317 PHIL 318 PHIL 319 PHIL 320 PHIL 321 PHIL 322 PHIL 323 PHIL 327 PHIL 328 PHIL 331 PHIL 332 PHIL 333 PHIL 33 PHIL 335 PHIL 336 PHIL 337 PHIL 339 PHIL 30 PHIL 31 PHIL 32 PHIL 33 PHIL 350 Topics and Issues in Values, Media and Culture Enlightenment: Romanticism: Social Ethics Character: Character: Multiple Voices of Contemporary American Literature Women Writers of the Twentieth Century African American Literature Modern Drama Literary Themes Values and Technology Topics and Issues in Values, Media and Culture Music and Society Women in Music Ethnicity and the Land Early Greek Philosophy through Plato Aristotle and Hellenistic Philosophy Medieval Philosophy Early Modern Rationalism Early Modern Empiricism Kant and 19th Century European Philosophy History of Analytic Philosophy Phenomenology Existentialism Asian Philosophy Philosophy of Science Philosophy of Technology Ethics, Science and Technology Robot Ethics Technologies and Ethics of Warfare Ethics History of Ethics Political Philosophy Philosophy of Law Social Ethics Feminist Ethics, Gender, Sexuality and Society Business Ethics Biomedical Ethics Environmental Ethics Professional Ethics Philosophy of Religion Continental Political Philosophy Aesthetics PHIL 351 PHIL 369 RELS 301 RELS 302 RELS 30 RELS 306 RELS 307 RELS 310 RELS 311 RELS 370 RELS 372 RELS 37 RELS 378 SPAN 305 SPAN 307 SPAN 30 SPAN 350 SPAN 351 TH 305 TH 360 TH 390 WGS 336 WGS 370 WLC 310 WLC 312 Philosophy of Literature Postmodernism Religions of Asia Abrahamic Religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Judaism Hinduism Buddhism Christianity Islam Religion, Gender, and Society Spiritual Extremism: Asceticism, Mysticism, and Madness Religion and Violence Religion and Contemporary Values Significant Works in Spanish Spanish and Latin American Film Chicano/a Authors Hispanic Literature in English Translation Chicano/Latino Writers in the United States Topics in Diversity on the American Stage Theatre in the United States Global Theatre and Performance Feminist Ethics, Gender, Sexuality and Society Religion, Gender, and Society Humanities in World Cultures Humanities in Chicano/a Culture CAED, CAFES, CSM and OCOB students: Select any course from C1 - C5 Arts and Humanities Elective 0 0 (C5) Area C5 Courses CHIN 201 CHIN 202 CHIN 203 FR 201 FR 202 FR 203 GER 201 GER 202 GER 203 ITAL 201 JPNS 201 SPAN 201 SPAN 202 Intermediate Mandarin Chinese I Intermediate Mandarin Chinese II Intermediate Mandarin Chinese III Intermediate French I Intermediate French II Intermediate French III Intermediate German I Intermediate German II Intermediate German III Intermediate Italian I Intermediate Japanese I Intermediate Spanish I Intermediate Spanish II
10 10 General Requirements Bachelor's Degree SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish III SOCIETY & THE INDIVIDUAL (AREA D/E) SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL The American Experience (00) (D1) ES 112 HIST Race, Culture and Politics in the United States United States History to 1865 HIST 202 United States History Since 1865 HIST 206 HIST 207 HNRS 112 HNRS 207 POLS 112 WGS 201 American Cultures Freedom and Equality in American History Race, Culture and Politics in the United States Freedom and Equality in American History American and California Government Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the United States Political Economy (D2) ECON 201 ECON 222 HIST 213 HIST 21 HNRS 201 HNRS 213 SOC 218 Comparative Social Institutions (D3) ANT 201 ANT 202 ES 212 ES 21 ES 22 ES 23 ES 2 GEOG 150 HIST 210 HIST 216 Survey of Economics Macroeconomics Modern Political Economy Political Economy of Latin America and the Middle East Survey of Economics Modern Political Economy International Political Economy Cultural Anthropology World Prehistory Global Origins of United States Cultures Survey of Indigenous Studies Survey of Africana Studies Survey of Latino/a Studies Survey of Asian American Studies Human Geography World History I Comparative Social Movements HIST 221 World History, Beginnings to 1000 HIST 222 World History, HIST 223 HIST 225 HNRS 161 HNRS 162 HNRS 212 HNRS 216 HNRS 223 RELS 201 RPTA 201 SOC 110 Self Development (D, CSU Area E) COMS 218 DANC 210 EDES 123 FSN 250 JOUR 218 KINE 250 KINE 255 KINE 260 PSY 201 PSY 202 Society and the Individual Upper-Division Elective (D5) World History, Present The World at War Creating Sustainable Communities I Creating Sustainable Communities II Global Origins of United States Cultures Comparative Social Movements World History, Present Religion, Dialogue, and Society Sociocultural Dimensions of Work and Leisure Comparative Societies Media, Self and Society Active Wellness Principles of Environmental Design Food and Nutrition: Customs and Culture Media, Self and Society Healthy Living Personal Health: A Multicultural Approach Women's Health Issues General Psychology General Psychology 0 Courses from student's major do not receive D5 credit. ANT 325 ANT 330 ANT 3 ANT 35 ANT 360 BUS 311 COMS 316 COMS 386 CRP 30 CRP 325 CRP 33 ECON 303 ECON 30 Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica Indigenous South Americans Sex, Death, and Human Nature Human Behavioral Ecology Human Cultural Adaptations Managing Technology in the International Legal Environment Intercultural Communication Communication, Media, and Politics Intergroup Dialogues Reflections on Biking, Walking and the City Cities in a Global World Economics of Poverty, Discrimination and Immigration Comparative Economic Systems
11 General Requirements Bachelor's Degree 11 ES 308 ES 310 ES 320 ES 321 ES 322 ES 323 ES 330 ES 335 ES 35 ES 351 ES 380 ES 381 GEOG 300 GEOG 301 GEOG 308 GEOG 370 GEOG 380 HIST 306 Fire and Society Hip-Hop, Poetics and Politics African American Cultural Images Native American Cultural Images Asian American Cultural Images Mexican American Cultural Images The Chinese American Experience The Filipina/o American Experience Queer Ethnic Studies Gender, Race, Class, Nation in Global Engineering, Technology & International Development Critical Race Theory The Social Construction of Whiteness Geography of United States Geography of Resource Utilization Global Geography Geography of Latin America Geography of the Caribbean The Witch-Hunts in Europe, HIST 307 European Thought HIST 308 HIST 309 HIST 310 HIST 316 HIST 317 HIST 318 HIST 319 HIST 320 HIST 321 HIST 322 HIST 32 HIST 326 The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Cultures of West Africa and the African Diaspora East Asian Culture and Civilization Modern East Asia The Lure of the Sea The City in the Modern World Modern South and Southeast Asia Colonial and Revolutionary America Civil War America Modern America The Historical Novel in the United States, 1960s to the Present United States Foreign Relations since 1898 HIST 33 Modern Europe, HIST 335 HIST 336 HIST 337 HIST 338 Modern Europe, 191-Present Britain at War: The British, the Americans and the Struggle for Freedom, Colonial Latin America Modern Latin America HIST 350 The Scientific Revolution, c HNRS 303 Economics of Poverty, Discrimination and Immigration HNRS 312 HNRS 317 HNRS 323 HNRS 32 East Asian Culture and Civilization The Lure of the Sea Modern America The Historical Novel in the United States, 1960s to the Present HNRS 33 Modern Europe, HNRS 335 HNRS 30 HNRS 391 ISLA 315 ISLA 316 KINE 323 KINE 32 NR 308 NR 323 NR 32 POLS 325 POLS 337 POLS 338 POLS 339 POLS 38 POLS 39 PSC 391 PSY 30 PSY 311 PSY 318 PSY 352 RELS 3 SOC 315 SOC 326 SOC 327 SOC 377 UNIV 391 WGS 301 WGS 302 WGS 320 WGS 30 WGS 35 Modern Europe, 191-Present Sexuality Studies Appropriate Technology for the World's People: Development Critical Issues in Latin American Studies London: From Roman Colony to World Capital Sport and Gender Sports, Media and American Popular Culture Fire and Society Human Dimensions in Natural Resources Management Social Dimensions of Sustainable Food and Fiber Systems Global Political Issues U.S. and China in the Contemporary World Critical Issues in American Politics Authoritarian and Democratic Rule Early American Political Thought Contemporary American Political Thought Appropriate Technology for the World's People: Development Intergroup Dialogues Environmental Psychology Psychology of Aging Conflict Resolution: Violent and Nonviolent Approaches to Religion and Spirituality Global Race and Ethnic Relations Sociology of the Life Cycle Social Change Sociology of Religion Appropriate Technology for the World's People: Development Contemporary Issues in Women's and Gender Studies Contemporary Issues in Queer Studies Women, Gender and Sexuality in Global Perspective Sexuality Studies Queer Ethnic Studies
12 12 General Requirements Bachelor's Degree WGS 351 WLC 370 Gender, Race, Class, Nation in Global Engineering, Technology & International Development Language, Technology and Society TECHNOLOGY UPPER-DIVISION ELECTIVE (AREA F) TECHNOLOGY UPPER- DIVISION ELECTIVE (F) AEPS 315 AEPS 329 AERO 310 AG 315 AG 330 AG 350 AG 360 ASCI 360 ASTR 32 BIO 308 BOT 329 BRAE 30 BRAE 38 CHEM 308 CHEM 39 CM 317 CRP 338 CRP 339 CSC 302 CSC 310 CSC 311 CSC 320 EDES 350 EE ENVE 323 ENVE 32 ERSC 335 ES 350 FSN 319 GEOG 350 GRC 377 HIST 35 HIST 359 HNRS Organic Crop Production Plants, Food, and Biotechnology Air and Space Organic Crop Production Cal Poly Land: Nature, Technology, and Society The Global Environment Holistic Management Holistic Management Longitude, Navigation, and Timekeeping Genetic Engineering Technology Plants, Food, and Biotechnology Irrigation Water Management Energy for a Sustainable Society Genetic Engineering Technology Chemical and Biological Warfare Sustainability and the Built Environment Digital Cities Disaster-Resistant Sustainable Communities Computers and Society Computers for Poets Computational Art Practical Computer Security for Everyone The Global Environment Microcontrollers for Everyone Transportation and Manufacturing in the Twenty-First Century The Global Environment Engineering for the Environment Introduction to Air Pollution Soil, Water, and Civilization Gender, Race, Culture, Science and Technology Food Technology for the Consumer The Global Environment Web and Print Publishing History of Network Technology Living in a Material World Air and Space HNRS 311 HNRS 392 IME 320 ISLA 305 ISLA 330 ISLA 350 ITP 330 ITP 31 LA 317 MATE 359 ME 320 ME 323 MSCI 307 MSCI 330 NR 312 NR 317 NR 321 POLS 333 PSC 307 PSC 320 PSC 392 RELS 376 SCM 320 SCM 335 SCM 350 SCM 360 UNIV 330 UNIV 333 UNIV 350 UNIV 392 WGS 350 Computers for Poets Appropriate Technology for the World's People: Design Human Factors and Technology Topics in Public Engagements with STEM Cal Poly Land: Nature, Technology, and Society The Global Environment Packaging Fundamentals Packaging Polymers and Processing The World of Spatial Data and Geographic Information Technology Living in a Material World Consumer Energy Guide Everything is Designed: The Invention and Evolution of Products World Aquaculture: Applications, Methodologies and Trends Technologies for Ocean Discovery Technology of Wildland Fire Management The World of Spatial Data and Geographic Information Technology Water Systems Technology, Issues and Impacts World Food Systems Nuclear Weapons in the Post-9/11 World Energy, Society and the Environment Appropriate Technology for the World's People: Design Religion, Science and Technology Technology in London Nuclear Science and Society The Global Environment Selected Environmental Issues of California's Central Coast Cal Poly Land: Nature, Technology, and Society World Food Systems The Global Environment Appropriate Technology for the World's People: Design Gender, Race, Culture, Science and Technology United States Cultural Pluralism United States Cultural Pluralism courses must focus on all of the following: 1. One or more diverse groups, as defined in the Cal Poly Statement on Diversity ( whose contributions to contemporary American society have been impeded by conflict or restricted opportunities
13 General Requirements Bachelor's Degree Contemporary social issues resulting from conflict or restricted opportunities, including, but not limited to, problems associated with discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, nationality, abilities, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or race 3. Critical thinking skills used by students to approach these contemporary social issues, examine their own attitudes, and consider the diverse perspectives of others. The contributions of people from diverse groups to contemporary American society In addition to satisfying these criteria, USCP courses must also address the Diversity Learning Objectives ( universitylearningobjectives). Students are required to complete one USCP course. This course also fulfills a requirement for Major, Support, General Education, or Free Elective category. The following courses fulfill the United States Cultural Pluralism requirement. ANT 15 Native American Cultures ARCH 326 Native American Architecture and Place (C) 1 COMS 316 Intercultural Communication (D5) 1 CRP 215 DANC 321 ECON 303 ENGL 35 Planning for and with Multiple Publics Cultural Influence on Dance in America (C) 1 Economics of Poverty, Discrimination and Immigration (D5) 1 Women Writers of the Twentieth Century (C) 1 ENGL 36 Ethnic American Literature (C) 1 ENGL 37 African American Literature (C) 1 ENGL 39 ENGL 381 Gender in Twentieth Century Literature (C) 1 Diversity in Twentieth-Century American Literature (C) 1 ENGL 382 LGBT Literature and Media (C) 1 ES 112 ES 11 ES 212 ES 215 Race, Culture and Politics in the United States (D1) 1 Introduction to Ethnic Studies: Race in the United States Global Origins of United States Cultures (D3) 1 Planning for and with Multiple Publics ES 21 Survey of Indigenous Studies (D3) 1 ES 22 Survey of Africana Studies (D3) 1 ES 23 Survey of Latino/a Studies (D3) 1 ES 2 ES 300 Survey of Asian American Studies (D3) 1 Chicano/a Non-Fiction Literature (C) 1 ES 310 Hip-Hop, Poetics and Politics (D5) 1 ES 320 African American Cultural Images (D5) 1 ES 321 ES 322 ES 323 ES 325 ES 326 ES 330 ES 335 Native American Cultural Images (D5) 1 Asian American Cultural Images (D5) 1 Mexican American Cultural Images (D5) 1 Sexuality and Gender in African American Communities Native American Architecture and Place (C) 1 The Chinese American Experience (D5) 1 The Filipina/o American Experience (D5) 1 ES 35 Queer Ethnic Studies (D5) 1 ES 350 Gender, Race, Culture, Science and Technology (Area F) 1 ES 360 Ethnicity and the Land (C) 1 ES 380 Critical Race Theory (D5) ES 381 FSN 250 The Social Construction of Whiteness (D5) 1 Food and Nutrition: Customs and Culture (D) 1 HIST 201 United States History to 1865 (D1) 1 HIST 202 United States History Since 1865 (D1) 1 HIST 206 American Cultures (D1) 1 HIST 207 Freedom and Equality in American History (D1) 1 HIST 208 Survey of California History HIST 06 African-American History from 1865 HIST 35 HNRS 112 HNRS 207 HNRS 212 HNRS 303 American Women's History from 1870 Race, Culture and Politics in the United States (D1) 1 Freedom and Equality in American History (D1) 1 Global Origins of United States Cultures (D3) 1 Economics of Poverty, Discrimination and Immigration (D3) 1 HNRS 336 Social Ethics (C) 1 HNRS 35 Women Writers of the Twentieth Century HNRS 37 African American Literature (C) 1 JOUR 219 KINE 255 Multicultural Society and the Mass Media Personal Health: A Multicultural Approach (D) 1 KINE 260 Women's Health Issues (D) 1 KINE 323 Sport and Gender (D5) 1 KINE 32 Sports, Media and American Popular Culture (D5) 1 MU 221 Jazz Styles (C3) 1 MU 227 Popular Music of the USA (C3) 1
14 1 General Requirements Bachelor's Degree MU 229 Music of the 60's: War and Peace (C3) 1 MU 325 America's Music MU 328 Women in Music (C) 1 NR 360 Ethnicity and the Land (C) 1 PHIL 335 Social Ethics (C) 1 PHIL 336 POLS 310 Feminist Ethics, Gender, Sexuality and Society (C) 1 The Politics of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality POLS 33 Civil Rights in America POLS 5 Voting Rights and Representation PSY 260 African American Psychology PSY 372 Multicultural Psychology PSY 75 The Social Psychology of Prejudice RELS 370 Religion, Gender, and Society (C) 1 SOC 316 American Ethnic Minorities SOC 327 Social Change (D5) 1 SPAN 111 Elementary Hispanic Language and Culture SPAN 206 Spanish for Heritage Speakers SPAN 30 Chicano/a Authors (C) 1 SPAN 351 TH 305 WGS 201 WGS 301 WGS 302 WGS 336 Chicano/Latino Writers in the United States (C) 1 Topics in Diversity on the American Stage Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the United States (D1) 1 Contemporary Issues in Women's and Gender Studies (D5) 1 Contemporary Issues in Queer Studies (D5) 1 Feminist Ethics, Gender, Sexuality and Society (C) 1 WGS 35 Queer Ethnic Studies (D5) 1 WGS 350 Gender, Race, Culture, Science and Technology (Area F) 1 WGS 370 Religion, Gender, and Society (C) 1 WGS 35 American Women's History from 1870 WGS 50 Feminist Theory WLC Humanities in Chicano/a Culture (C) 1 Course also satisfies GE requirement Choice of Catalog / Catalog Rights Cal Poly issues a new catalog every two years, and the requirements for degree programs may change from one catalog to the next. Students have the right to choose the catalog they will use, as described in Section 001 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. graduation requirements, elect to meet the catalog requirements in effect at the campus from which the student will graduate either: 1. at the term the student began such attendance, or 2. at the term of entrance to the campus granting the degree, or 3. at the term of graduation, or. as allowed by campus policy: Cal Poly also allows students to elect the requirements of any catalog in effect during their regular attendance. Campus authorities may authorize or require substitutions for discontinued courses. A campus may require a student changing his or her major or any minor field of study to complete the major or minor requirements in effect at the time of the change. For purposes of this section, attendance means attendance in at least one semester or two quarters each university year. Absence due to an approved leave of absence or for attendance at another accredited institution of higher learning shall not be considered an interruption in attendance, if the absence does not exceed two years. Choice of Catalog Older than 10 years for Returning Students Returning students may request to complete their degrees on a catalog older than 10 years only if all remaining degree requirements at the time they left Cal Poly do not exceed 16 units. The decision to approve or disapprove a student's request is based on: (1) her/his willingness to complete the remaining degree requirements within a specified timeframe, and (2) her/his ability to demonstrate, with written documentation, reasonable currency of knowledge and skills in her/his degree field to the satisfaction of the faculty in the applicable major, as certified by the department chair. Both the college dean and the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Programs must give approval. Currency in the degree field may be demonstrated by additional coursework, in addition to the remaining degree requirements on the student's original catalog, and/or by relevant work experience, to be determined by the department chair. Because Cal Poly degrees are always granted for the term in which requirements are completed, additional requirements may vary, depending on the amount of time elapsed and on the major field, in order to reconcile the curriculum of an older catalog with current trends in the academic discipline. The expiration of a catalog is determined by adding 10 years to the last term in which that catalog was in effect (e.g., the catalog will be older than 10 years after Spring Quarter 2027). Students are not allowed to complete a degree that is no longer offered by the University. Note: In addition to the remaining degree requirements on the student s catalog, s/he may also be required to complete the GWR. Check with the Evaluations Unit in the Office of the Registrar. An undergraduate student remaining in attendance in regular sessions at any California State University campus, at any California Community College, or any combination of California community colleges and campuses of the California State University may, for purposes of meeting