Complement Your Engineering Coursework
UC Davis General Education requirements consist of 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.
Please note that the College of Engineering has its own pass/no pass (P/NP) rules. To see which GE’s may be taken P/NP, see the College’s pass/no pass guidelines.
We have prepared a GE worksheet to help you and your advisor guide your course selection process. Use Course Search Tool to look up a GE. Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the General Catalog.
Popular GEs by Department
- African American Studies (AAS)
- AAS 10: African American Culture and Society.
AAS 181: Hip Hop in Urban America.
- Art History (AHI)
- AHI 1A: Ancient Mediterranean Art
AHI 1B: Medieval and Renaissance Art.
AHI 1C: Baroque to Modern Art.
- American Studies (AMS)
- AMS 10: Introduction to American Studies.
AMS 30: Images of America
- Anthropology (ANT)
- ANT 2: Cultural Anthropology.
- Managerial Economics (ARE)
- ARE 142: Personal Finance.
- Asian American Studies (ASA)
- ASA 1: Historical Experiences of Asian Americans.
ASA 3: Social and Psychological Perspectives of Asian Americans.
- Chicana/Chicano Studies (CHI)
- CHI 50: Chicana and Chicano Culture.
- Classics (CLA)
- CLA 3: Rome and the Mediterranean - 800 B.C.E. to 500 C.E.
CLA 10: Greek, Roman and Near Eastern Mythology.
CLA 30F: Word Roots.
- Comparative Literature (COM)
- COM 5: Fairy Tales, Fables.
COM 6: Myths and Legends.
COM 7: Literature of Fantasy and the Supernatural.
- Dramatic Art (DRA)
- DRA 144A: Embodied Chinese Culture.
- Economics (ECN)
- ECN 1A: Principles of Microeconomics.
ECN 1B: Principles of Macroeconomics.
- Education (EDU)
- EDU 110: Educational Psychology - General.
- English (ENL)
- ENL 5F: Introduction to Creative Writing - Fiction.
ENL 180: Children's Literature.
- Film Studies (FMS)
- FMS 1: Introduction to Film Studies.
- Food Science and Technologies (FST)
- FST 10: Food Science, Folklore and Health.
- Human Development (HDE)
- HDE 12: Human Sexuality.
- History (HIS)
- HIS 4A, B, C: History of Western Civilization.
HIS 7A: History of Latin America to 1700.
HIS 7B: History of Latin America, 1700-1900.
HIS 7C: History of Latin America, 1900-Present.
HIS 9A, B: History of East Asian Civilization.
HIS 17 A, B: History of the United States.
HIS 111A, B, C: Ancient History.
- Humanities (HUM)
- HUM 13: Witches - Myth and Historical Reality.
- Linguistics (LIN)
- LIN 1: Introduction to Linguistics.
LIN 6: Language and Society.
- Music (MUS)
- MUS 10: Introduction to Musical Literature.
MUS 11: Musics of the World.
MUS 106: History of Rock Music.
MUS 116: Music of the Beatles.
- Native American Studies (NAS)
- NAS 1: Introduction to Native American Studies.
NAS 10: Native American Experience.
- Physical Education (PHE)
- PHE 120: Sport in American Society.
- Philosophy (PHI)
- PHI 1: Introduction to Philosophy.
PHI 13: Minds, Brains, Computers.
PHI 15: Bioethics.
- Political Science (POL)
- POL 1: American National Government.
POL 3: International Relations.
- Psychology (PSC)
- PSC 1: Introduction to Psychology.
PSC 168: Abnormal Psychology.
- Religious Studies (RST)
- RST 10: Contemporary Ethical Issues.
- Science and Society (SAS)
- SAS 20: Genetics and Society.
SAS 30: Mushrooms, Molds and Society.
SAS 70A: Genetic Engineering in Medicine, Agriculture and Law.
- Sociology (SOC)
- SOC 1: Introduction to Sociology.
SOC 2: Self and Society.
SOC 3: Societal Problems.
- University Writing Program (UWP)
- UWP 11: Popular Science and Technology Writing.
- Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies (WMS)
- WMS 50: Introduction to Critical Gender Studies.