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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSThe General Education Program is thecommon intellectual experience of all College ofLetters and Science students, whatever their majors .Through the General Education Program, studentsreceive an orientation to a broad range of intellectualdisciplines: the kinds of questions that are addressed,the methods for solving problems, and the strategiesfor communicating findings and conclusions.The General Education Program ismultidisciplinary . It requires study of the humanitiesand the fine arts, the natural and social sciences,and the cultural traditions and diversity of the modernworld . It requires at least one course in a world culture,and at least one course that focuses on the historyand cultural, intellectual, and social experience ofdesignated U .S . ethnic groups . For students pursuingthe Bachelor of Arts, a course that focuses onEuropean traditions is also required .The General Education Program also providesopportunities to acquire university-level skills in writing,critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and foreignlanguages . Courses devoted to these topics areembedded in the study of other subjects .There are two categories of General EducationRequirements:General Subject RequirementsArea A: English Reading andCompositionArea B: Foreign LanguageArea C: Science, Mathematics, andTechnologyArea D: Social SciencesArea E: Culture and ThoughtArea F: ArtsArea G: LiteratureSpecial Subject Area RequirementsWritingQuantitative RelationshipsWorld CulturesEuropean TraditionsEthnicityPlease note that one course may count for a GeneralSubject Area Requirement as well as one or moreSpecial Subjects Requirement .See “Courses that MayCount for More than one Requirement”for details .
LASAR9the Writing Program advisor for details .3 .By successfully completing two approvedUCSB courses:Courses that fulfill Area A1: Writing2, 2E, 2LK .Courses that fulfill Area A2: English10, 10AC, 10EM, 10LC; Writing50, 50E, 105 AA-ZZ, 107AA-ZZ,109AA-ZZ .Note: Students must complete the General UniversityEntry Level Writing requirement before enrollingin courses that fulfill the Area A requirement of theGeneral Education Program . See “General UniversityRequirements” for details .___________________________________________Area BForeign LanguageObjective:To display basic familiarity with a writtenand/or spoken foreign language appropriate to thediscipline .The foreign language requirement may be satisfied inone of the following four ways:1 .By completing Language 3 (third quarter) atUCSB or its equivalent at another collegeor university. Students fulfilling Area B withthis method will need 184 overall units tograduate .2 .By achieving a score of 3 or higher onthe College Board Advanced PlacementExamination in a foreign language or byearning one of the following minimumscores on the Foreign Language SATSubject Test: Chinese with Listening–570;French/French with Listening–590; German/German with Listening–570; ModernHebrew–500; Italian–570; Japanese with

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