Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

General Education

General Education 2 requirements (for students in the program prior to Fall 2011):

  • 24 Units which include 3 courses from Arts & Humanities and 3 courses from Social Sciences.  
  • Two of the above courses must be upper division.

Visit the Registrar’s web catalog site for more information.

General Education 3 requirements (for students entering the program Fall 2011 and on):

  • 32 Units with 12-20 units from Arts & Humanities and 12-20 units from Social Sciences.
  • All courses can be lower division.

General Education 3 Worksheet 

Please see an advisor for help with your GE requirement.

Use the Office of the Registrar’s Course Search Tool to find your GEs!

Popular GEs

Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the General Catalog.

Subject Title Units Topical Breadth Core Literacies
AAS 10 African-American Culture and Society 4 SS ACGH, DD, WE
AAS 181 Hip Hop in Urban America 4 AH DD, VL
AHI 1A Ancient Mediterranean Art 4 AH VL, WC
AHI 1B Medieval and Renaissance Art 4 AH VL, WC
AHI 1C Baroque to Modern Art 4 AH ACGH, DD, VL, WC
AMS 10 Introduction to American Studies 4 AH or SS ACGH, DD, WE
ANT 2 Cultural Anthropology 4 SS ACGH, DD, WC, WE
ASA 1 Historical Experience of Asian Americans 4 AH or SS ACGH, DD, VL, WC, WE
ASA 150E Southeast Asian American Experimental Methods 4 AH or SS DD, SS, WC, ACGH
CHI 10 Introduction to Chicana/o Studies 4 AH or SS ACGH, DD, OL, WE
CHI 50 Chicana and Chicano Culture 4 AH ACGH, DD, WC, WE
CHI 65 New Latin American Cinema 4 AH VL, WC, WE
CLA 10 Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern Mythology 3 AH VL, WC
CLA 3 Rome and the Mediterranean: 800 B.C.E. to 500 C.E. 4 AH
COM 6 Myths and Legends 4 AH WC, WE
DRA 144 Introduction to Traditional Chinese Physical Culture 4 AH or SS
ECI 123 Urban Systems and Sustainability 4 SS DD, ACGH,
ECI 143 Green Engineering Design 4 SS
ECN 1A Principles of Microeconomics 4 SS ACGH, QL
ECN 1B Principles of Macroeconomics 4 SS ACGH, QL
EXB 102 Motor Learning & Sports Psychology 4 SS
FMS 1 Introduction to Film Studies 4 AH OL, VL, WC, WE
FMS 45 Vampires and Other Horrors in Film and Media 4 AH ACGH, DD, OL, VL, WC, WE
FST 10 Food Science, Folklore and Health 3 SS SE, SL VL, WC
HDE 12 Human Sexuality 3 SS ACGH, DD
HIS 111A, B, C Ancient History 4 AH or SS WC, WE
HIS 17A, B History of the United States 4 AH or SS ACGH, DD, WE
HIS 4A, B, C History of Western Civilization 4 AH or SS WC, WE
HIS 7A, B, C  History of Latin America; A: to 1700; B: 1700-1900; C: 1900-present 4 AH or SS WC, WE
HIS 9A, B History of East Asian Civilization 4 AH or SS WC, WE
HUM 13 Witches: Myth and Historical Reality 4 AH WC, WE
LIN 1 Introduction to Linguistics 4 AH or SS
MGT 11A Elementary Accounting 4 SS
MGT 140 Marketing for Tech Enterprise 4 SS
MGT 150 Technology Management 4 SS
MUS 10 Introduction to Musical Literature 4 AH VL, WC, WE
MUS 105 History and Analysis of Jazz 4 AH, ACGH, DD, WE
MUS 106 History of Rock Music 4 AH ACGH, VL, WE
MUS 11 Musics of the World 4 AH VL, WC
NAS 10 Native American Experience 4 AH or SS DD, WC, WE
PHE 120 Sport in American Society 3 SS
PHI 1 Introduction to Philosophy 4 AH WE
PHI 13 Minds, Brains, and Computers 4 SS SL, WE
POL 1 American National Government 4 SS ACGH, WE
POL 3 International Relations 4 SS WC, WE
PSC 1 General Psychology 4 SS
RST 10 Contemporary Ethical Issues 2 AH WE
SAS 30 Mushrooms, Molds, and Society 3 SS
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology 5 SS ACGH, DD
WMS 50 Introduction to Critical Gender Studies 4 AH or SS ACGH, DD, VL, WE