California Studies GE Minor

Total Units Required: 18

In many ways, California is the future; what happens first in California eventually radiates across the country and around the world. How did California become this outlier? Come take part in an honest exploration of the diverse ethnic, religious, linguistic, and environmental composition of California in order to better understand and navigate the forces that have shaped and will continue to influence trends in current and future culture, environment, and industry in the Golden State.

Students who are already completing the associated General Education California Studies upper-division Pathway can earn the minor by taking six courses from different GE Areas. Students who complete all courses in the minor will meet the University’s U.S. Diversity (USD) and Global Cultures (GC) requirements, as well as at least one upper-division Writing (W) course.