General Education Courses

32 Units of Topical Breadth with 12-20 units from Arts & Humanities (AH) and 12-20 units from Social Sciences (SS). The Core Literacies must also be satisfied.The College of Engineering has its own P/NP rules. To see which GE’s may be taken P/NP, consult the Pass-No Pass Guidelines.

GE Worksheet

Use Course Search Tool, to look up a GE.  Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the General Catalog: http://catalog.ucdavis.edu/programs.html

Popular GEs

Subject Title Units
AAS 10 African-American Culture and Society 4
AAS 181 Hip Hop in Urban America 4
AHI 1A Ancient Mediterranean Art 4
AHI 1B Medieval and Renaissance Art 4
AHI 1C Baroque to Modern Art 4
AMS 10 Introduction to American Studies 4
AMS 30 Images of America 4
ANT 2 Cultural Anthropology 4
ARE 142 Personal Finance 3
ASA 1 Historical Experience of Asian Americans 4
ASA 3 Social and Psychological Perspectives of Asian Americans 4
CHI 50 Chicana and Chicano Culture 4
CLA 3 Rome and the Mediterranean: 800 B.C.E. to 500 C.E. 4
CLA 10 Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern Mythology 3
CLA 30F Word Roots 3
COM 5 Fairy Tales, Fables 4
COM 6 Myths and Legends 4
COM 7 Literature of Fantasy and the Supernatural 4
DRA 144A Embodied Chinese Culture 4
ECN 1A Principles of Microeconomics 4
ECN 1B Principles of Macroeconomics 4
EDU 110 Educational Psychology: General 4
ENL 5F Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction 4
ENL 180 Children’s Literature 4
FMS 1 Introduction to Film Studies 4
FST 10 Food Science, Folklore and Health 3
HDE 12 Human Sexuality 3
HIS 4A, B, C History of Western Civilization 4
HIS 7A, B, C History of Latin America; A: to 1700; B: 1700-1900; C: 1900-present 4
HIS 9A, B History of East Asian Civilization 4
HIS 17A, B History of the United States 4
HIS 111A, B, C Ancient History 4
HUM 13 Witches: Myth and Historical Reality 4
LIN 1 Introduction to Linguistics 4
LIN 6 Language and Society 4
MUS 10 Introduction to Musical Literature 4
MUS 11 Musics of the World 4
MUS 106 History of Rock Music 4
MUS 116 Music of the Beatles 4
NAS 1 Introduction to Native American Studies 4
NAS 10 Native American Experience 4
PHE 120 Sport in American Society 3
PHI 1 Introduction to Philosophy 4
PHI 13 Minds, Brains, Computers 3
PHI 15 Bioethics 4
POL 1 American National Government 4
POL 3 International Relations 4
PSC 1 General Psychology 4
PSC 168 Abnormal Psychology 4
RST 10 Contemporary Ethical Issues 2
SAS 20 Genetics and Society 4
SAS 30 Mushrooms, Molds, and Society 3
SAS 70A Genetic Engineering in Medicine, Agriculture and Law 5
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology 5
SOC 2 Self and Society 4
SOC 3 Social Problems 4
UWP 011 Popular Science & Technology Writing 4
WMS 50 Introduction to Critical Gender Studies 4