Fall 2014 Core Curriculum Approved Courses
American History (6 hrs)
Courses in this category focus on the consideration of past events and ideas relative to the United States, with the option of including Texas History for a portion of this component area.
Courses involve the interaction among individuals, communities, states, the nation, and the world, considering how these interactions have contributed to the development of the United States and its global role
Communication (6 hrs)
Courses in this category focus on developing ideas and expressing them clearly, considering the effect of the message, fostering understanding, and building the skills needed to communicate persuasively.
Courses involve the command of oral, aural, written, and visual literacy skills that enable people to exchange messages appropriate to the subject, occasion, and audience.
Choose one of the following:
- COMS 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communications
- COMS 102 Public Speaking
- COMS 202 Business and Prof Speaking
Creative Arts (3 hrs)
Courses in this category focus on the appreciation and analysis of creative artifacts and works of the human imagination.
Courses involve the synthesis and interpretation of artistic expression and enable critical, creative, and innovative communication about works of art.
- ART 131 Art Appreciation
- ART 231 Art History I
- ART 232 Art History II
- ART 331 Art History of America
- F A 101 The Arts in History
- F A 135 Visual and Theatre Arts
- F A 160 The Art of Film
- MUSC 120 Popular Music in America
- MUSC 130 Music Appreciation
- MUSC 325 Jazz History
- MUSC 213 Fundamentals of Music
- THEA 105 Introduction to the Theatre
- THEA 207 History of Theatre I
- THEA 404 Theatre and Criticism
Government and Political Science (6 hrs)
Courses in this category focus on consideration of the Constitution of the United States and the constitutions of the states, with special emphasis on that of Texas.
Courses involve the analysis of governmental institutions, political behavior, civic engagement, and their political and philosophical foundations.
Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hrs)
Courses in this category focus on how ideas, values, beliefs, and other aspects of culture express and affect human experience.
Courses involve the exploration of ideas that foster aesthetic and intellectual creation in order to understand the human condition across cultures.
- ARCH 201 Archeology
- PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
- SOC 101 Cultural Anthropology
- HIST 101 World History To 1700
- HIST 102 World History Since 1700
- ENGL 210 The Short Story
- ENGL 220 Introduction to Literature
- ENGL 240 Literature and Film
- ENGL 250 Backgrounds of Western Literature
Life and Physical Sciences (6 hrs + 2 hrs in Institutional Option)
Courses in this category focus on describing, explaining, and predicting natural phenomena using the scientific method.
Courses involve the understanding of interactions among natural phenomena and the implications of scientific principles on the physical world and on human experiences.
- BIOL 120 General Biology I
- BIOL 121 General Biology II
- BIOL 219 Human Anatomy and Physiology
- BIOL 220 Human Anatomy and Physiology
- CHEM 102 Essential Elements of Chemistry
- CHEM 103 Fundamentals of Chemistry
- CHEM 105 College Chemistry I
- CHEM 108 College Chemistry II
- E S 210 Earth Systems Science
- GEOL 105 Physical Geology
- GEOL 106 Historical Geology
- GEOL 107 Environmental Science
- GEOL 108 Natural Disasters
- PHYS 101 Great Ideas of Physics
- PHYS 102 Essential Elements of Physics
- PHYS 103 Planetary Astronomy
- PHYS 104 General Physics I
- PHYS 105 General Physics II
- PHYS 113 Stellar Astronomy
- PHYS 122 Principles of Physics II
- PHYS 242 Principles of Physics II
Mathematics (3 hrs)
Courses in this category focus on quantitative literacy in logic, patterns, and relationships.
Courses involve the understanding of key mathematical concepts and the application of appropriate quantitative tools to everyday experience.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hrs)
Courses in this category focus on the application of empirical and scientific methods that contribute to the understanding of what makes us human.
Courses involve the exploration of behavior and interactions among individuals, groups, institutions, and events, examining their impact on the individual, society, and culture.
- A EC 105 Introduction to Agricultural Economics
- ECO 101 Introduction to Economics
- ECO 201 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
- ENGR 203 Engineering Economy
- GEOG 110 World Regional Geography
- GEOG 120 Introduction to Human Geography
- GEOG 201 The Geography of Texas
- PHIL 201 Introduction to Logic
- PHIL 301 Ethics in the Professions
- PSY 101 General Psychology
- SOC 201 Introduction To Sociology