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American Institutions

California state regulations require that all college graduates demonstrate an understanding of:

  • American History
  • U.S. Constitution
  • California Government

At SDSU, all three of these American Institutions components can be satisfied by completing one of the following pairs of courses.

San Diego State University Courses
Africana Studies 170A and 170B
American Indian Studies 140 and 141
Chicana and Chicano Studies 120A and 120B
Chicana and Chicano Studies 141A and 141B
History 109 and 110
History 109 and 410
History 110 and 409
History 409 and 410
Political Science 101 and 102
Political Science 101 and 320
Political Science 102 and 305
Political Science 102 and 321
Political Science 102 and 422
Political Science 305 and 320
Political Science 305 and 321
Political Science 305 and 422
Political Science 320 and 321
Political Science 320 and 422
Religious Studies 390A and 390B
Women's Studies 341A and 341B

You may take American Institutions courses anytime before you graduate.

See the General Catalog or contact an adviser for details about transfer courses or Advanced Placement Credit that may fulfill all or part of this requirement.