2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog 
    Mar 29, 2023  
2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Lower Division GE Area A: Written Communication

Recommended for first year. Must be completed before earning 60 units. (Students who transfer in with more than 30 units must complete these before they complete 30 units at HSU.) A minimum grade of C- is required in each course.


Upon completing this requirement, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate mastery of writing a well-composed and mechanically competent essay consisting of an introduction, claim (thesis), support (argument), and conclusion
  • explain how the effectiveness of communication is influenced by the form, content, and context of someone’s writing
  • practice the discovery, critical evaluation, reporting, and appropriate citation of information.


Courses that meet outcomes of more than one GE area A-F, may only be used to satisfy one of those areas.