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General Education Subject Area Guidelines

The General Education (GE) program is compliant with CSU requirements and is uniquely tailored to Cal Poly's comprehensive polytechnic education. At Cal Poly all curriculum, including General Education curriculum, is designed and taught by faculty with appropriate training and disciplinary expertise.

Educational objectives are expectations for student learning, achievement of which can be periodically assessed. Course criteria are expectations for course design that will be used in the consideration of the course proposal, course modifications, and course renewal. Together, educational objectives and course criteria are the "guidelines" that act as the foundation for each course. General Education class instruction includes the opportunity for skill acquisition, development, evaluation, and self-reflection.


Guidelines for the major areas can be found via the links below:

Area A: English Communication and Critical Thinking

Area B: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning

Area C: Arts and Humanities

Area D: Social Sciences

Area E: Lifelong Learning and Self-Development

Area F: Ethnic Studies

Area F begins with the AY 2021-2022 catalog.



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