2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

U.S. and California Government

The following courses meet both U.S. government and California state and local government requirements.*

U.S. Government Notes:

A student who has earned credit for a course on US Government via an AP exam, CLEP exam, or at a university outside of California will have met the US Government portion of this requirement, but not the “California state and local government” requirement. In this case, a student may enroll in PSCI 160 - California Institutions , a 1-unit CR/NC course that meets only this portion of the requirement.

All-University requirements cannot be waived and other Cal Poly Humboldt courses cannot be substituted for approved American Institutions courses. To fulfill these requirements, a course must be completed during the academic year in which its All-University status is designated in the catalog.

Students in the Environmental Resources Engineering program should refer to the ERE program description for this area of general education


Upon completing this requirement, students will be able to:

  • distinguish the key philosophies of the framers of the US Constitution
  • demonstrate an understanding of the nature and operation of major US political institutions and processes
  • identify the liberties, rights, and responsibilities of citizens under the political system established by the US Constitution
  • demonstrate an understanding of the California Constitution and state and local government within the framework of evolving Federal-State relations.