Golden Four Plus: General Education Online Courses

Golden Four Plus
General Education Online Courses

 

Prepare to complete your bachelor’s degree with our 100% online courses. Take online courses in the "Golden Four" plus Ethnic Studies to complete your General Education (GE) requirements. The online courses are aimed at adult learners who plan to complete a bachelor's degree at a California State University. Students must have a high school diploma or GED to enroll.

 

SF State adult professional student takes GE classes online

 

Who Should Enroll?

 

  • Anyone who needs GE courses to complete a bachelor's degree.
  • People seeking to move ahead in a field that requires a bachelor's degree for advancement, including:
    • Criminal Justice
    • Cybersecurity
    • Ethnic Studies
    • Life Sciences
    • Fire Service

 

 

What GE Courses Will You Take?

 

 
Oral Communication

 

COMM 150 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

 

Written Communication

 

ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice

 

Critical Thinking

 

PHIL 110 Introduction to Critical Thinking I

 

Math/Quantitative Reasoning

 

MATH 124 Elementary Statistics

 

Ethnic Studies

 

ETHS 100 Introduction to Ethnic Studies

 

 

 

 

 

Ethnic Studies student takes an online course

 

About the Online Program

 

Cost and Length

Cost: $1,185 per course, $5,925 total
Length: Three semesters for all courses, 8 - 16 weeks per course
When to Start: Fall, Spring, Summer

Online Curriculum

Five online courses in the following general education areas:

  • Oral Communication - COMM 150 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Written Communication - ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice
  • Critical Thinking - PHIL 110 Introduction to Critical Thinking I
  • Quantitative Reasoning - MATH 124 Elementary Statistics
  • Ethnic Studies - ETHS 100 Introduction to Ethnic Studies

Course Descriptions

COMM 150 Fundamentals of Oral Communication - 3 Units, 16 Weeks
Introduction to communication in interpersonal relationships, group interactions and formal speaking. Skill development in listening, speech preparation and oral presentation. Note: In order for this course to satisfy General Education, students must earn a C- or CR or higher grade.

ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice - 3 Units, 8 Weeks
Practice academic success strategies and habits of mind, learn about campus resources, and learn and practice written academic inquiry, information literacy, the writing process and critical reading in a variety of rhetorical genres.

PHIL 110 Introduction to Critical Thinking I - 3 Units, 8 Weeks
Skills involved in understanding, criticizing, and constructing arguments--and providing foundation for further work not only in philosophy but in other fields as well. Note: In order for this course to satisfy General Education, students must earn a C- or CR or higher grade.

MATH 124 Elementary Statistics - 3 Units, 8 Weeks
Data analysis, probability, and statistical inference. For students in any field where statistics is a means of communication and a tool for decision making.

ETHS 100 Introduction to Ethnic Studies - 3 Units, 8 Weeks
History, objectives, and philosophy of Ethnic Studies. Student's personal, educational and career development in a pluralistic society and an institute of higher education. 

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How to Enroll

 

The spring 2022 class schedule will be available on November 17. Spring registration begins on January 4.

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