US History, Constitution & American Ideals Code Requirement

Although not part of the GE program, this requirement in US History, US Constitution and California state and local govement should be completed in the first or the second year. Completing the U.S. History, U.S. Constitution and California state and local government requirement can be done with one course from the First Category and one course from the Second Category.

Important Note: Courses used to satisfy the Code requirement may not be used to fulfill General Education Areas.

First Category courses (one 4-unit course):

  • Ethnic Studies: 1201
  • History: 1101, 3400, 3540
  • Political Science: 1201, 3441, 3442

Second Category courses (one 4-unit course):

  • Ethnic Studies: 1202
  • History: 1102, 3500
  • Political Science: 1202, 3120, 3150

Transfer students who may have only partially completed the Code requirement before entering Cal State East Bay should go to see an advisor who can direct you to the appropriate course(s) to complete the requirement.

Official Code examinations may be substituted for the three components of the requirement: U.S. History, U.S. Constitution and California state and local government. These tests are given by the Testing Office.

Students may fulfill the U.S. History and U.S. Constitution requirements with a score of 3 or above on the Advanced Placement test in U.S. History or with a score of 3 or above on the Advanced Placement test in American Government and Politics. These students still need to complete the California state and local government requirement with a Second Category course or the appropriate examination.

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