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Foundational Skills: Contextualizing and Reinforcing

The General Education Program focuses on teaching and reinforcing the foundational skills (oral and written communication, critical thinking and quantitative reasoning) that are core to a liberal arts education. Faculty will meet in Skill Reinforcement Groups (SRGs) to further facilitate common learning experiences for students. Three-unit courses in oral communication, written communication, critical thinking and quantitative reasoning will connect with a Theme through use of relevant examples and/or assignments to contextualize student learning. SRGs and FIGs will help faculty connect across the curriculum.

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Skills Rubrics

A1- Oral Communication

A2- Written Communciation

A3- Critical Thinking

B4- Quantitative Reasoning

General Education Office


Andreas Gebauer
Faculty Director of General Education

Marta Ruiz
Administrative Support Coordinator

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00pm


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California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Hwy
Administration East 101
Bakersfield, Ca 93311

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Scheduled Courses

General Education and Other Graduation Requirements