3.4.2 Regulations of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate Related to the American Cultures Breadth Requirement

300. American Cultures Breadth Requirement14 (En. 4.89, eff. F 1991; Am. 4.4.94, 11.3.10)

A. Satisfaction of the American Cultures Breadth Requirement is a prerequisite for every Bachelor’s Degree awarded to students who begin their studies at Berkeley in lower-division standing in Fall 1991 or thereafter, or upper-division standing in Fall 1993 or thereafter.

B. The American Cultures Breadth Requirement is satisfied by passing, with a grade not lower than C- or P, a course expressly approved for that purpose by the appropriate committee of the Berkeley Division.

C. The courses that satisfy this requirement must be integrative and comparative and address theoretical and analytical issues relevant to understanding race, culture, and ethnicity in American history and society. Each course will take substantial account of groups drawn from at least three of the following: African Americans, indigenous peoples of the United States, Asian Americans, Chicano/Latinos, and European Americans.

D. The courses satisfying this requirement are not precluded from satisfying other requirements.


14 See Berkeley Division Bylaw 33 regarding the membership of the Subcommittee on the American Cultures Breadth Requirement.