Feb 17, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog: Undergraduate, Graduate, and College of Law 
    
2018-2019 Catalog: Undergraduate, Graduate, and College of Law

University Core Curriculum


Statement of Purpose

Through the Texas Core Curriculum, students will gain a foundation of knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world, develop principles of personal and social responsibility for living in a diverse world, and advance intellectual and practical skills that are essential for all learning.

Core Objectives

  • Critical Thinking Skills (CT) - to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
  • Communication Skills (COM) - to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication
  • Empirical and Quantitative Skills (EQS) - to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions
  • Teamwork (TW) - to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal
  • Personal Responsibility (PR) - to include the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making
  • Social Responsibility (SR) - to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities

2017-2018 Core Curriculum

2018 - 2019 Core Curriculum Inventory*

*(Subject to change)
Amended August 6, 2018

Foundational Component Area

Total SCH

Course Abbreviation

TCCNS

Course Title

Core Objective

Communication

6

COMM 1307

COMM 1307

Intro to Mass Comm

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Personal Resp.

COMM 2300

SPCH 1315

Public Speaking

ENGL 1313

ENGL 1301

CA Col Writing I

ENGL 1323

ENGL 1302

CA Col Writing II

TECM 2700

ENGL 2311

Technical Writing

           

Mathematics

3

MATH 1100

MATH 1314

College Algebra

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • EQS

MATH 1190

MATH 1325

Business Calculus

MATH 1580

MATH 1332

Survey Math Appl

MATH 1581

MATH 1332

Survey Math Appl w/Alg

MATH 1600

MATH 1316

Trigonometry

MATH 1650

MATH 2412

Pre-Calculus

MATH 1680

MATH 1342

Elem Prob & Statistics

MATH 1681

MATH 1342

Elem Prob & Statistics w/Alg

           

Life and Physical Sciences

6

BIOL 1082

N/A

Biology for Educators

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • EQS
  • Teamwork

BIOL 1132

BIOL 2406

Environmental Science

BIOL 1300 BIOL 1308 Biology for Non Majors

BIOL 1710

BIOL 1306

Biol Science Majors I

BIOL 1720

BIOL 1307

Biol Science Majors II

CHEM 1360

N/A

Context of Chem

CHEM 1410

CHEM 1311

General Chem Sci I

CHEM 1420

CHEM 1312

General Chem Sci II

GEOG 1710

GEOL 1401

Earth Science

PHYS 1210

PHYS 1415

Conceptual Physics

           

Language, Philosophy and Culture

3

ENGL 2220 ENGL 2333 Survey World Lit from 1700 to Present
  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Social Resp.
  • Personal Resp.

ENGL 2321

ENGL 2321 Brit Lit Survey

ENGL 2326

ENGL 2326

American Lit Survey

ENGL 2341

ENGL 2341

Forms of Literature

ENGL 2342

ENGL 2342

Diversity in Lit

HIST 1050

HIST 2321

World History to 16th Century

HIST 1060 HIST 2322 World History from 16th Century
LING 2050  N/A Language of Now
           

Creative Arts

3

 

ART 1300

ARTS 1301

Art Appreciation Non-Majors

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Social Resp.

ART 1303

ARTS 1303

Survey Art History I

ART 1304 ARTS 1304 Survey Art History II

COMM 2350

COMM 2366

Art of Film

MUSI 1310 MUSI 1310 American Music
           

American History

6

HIST 2301

HIST 2301

Texas History Survey-Core

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Social Resp.
  • Personal Resp.

HIST 2610

HIST 1301

U.S. to 1865

HIST 2620

HIST 1302

U.S. From 1865

HIST 4700

HIST 2301

Texas 

           

Government/ Political Science

6

PSCI 1040

GOVT 2301

Am Gov: Laws & Institutions

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Social Resp.
  • Personal Resp.

PSCI 1050

GOVT 2301

Am Gov: Process & Policies

PSCI 1060

N/A

Am Gov: Topics

PSCI 1370

N/A

Am Gov: Urban Pol

PSCI 2306

GOVT 2306

Govt & Politics in Texas

           

Social and Behavioral Sciences

3

AGER 2250

N/A

Aging in Film & Lit

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • EQS
  • Social Resp.

CDFS 1013

N/A

Human Development

DFST 1013

TECA 1303

Human Development

ECON 1100

ECON 2302

Prin of Microeconomics

HSML 1300 SOCW 2361 Intro to Helping Profession

PSYC 1100

PSYC 2301

Introduction to Psychology

SOCI 1510 SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
           

Component Area Option

6

 

AEAH 1750

N/A

Visual Art Integration

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • CAO must choose 1 more Core Objective

BIOL 1730

BIOL 1106

Biol Sci Majors I Lab

BIOL 1740

BIOL 1107

Biol Sci Majors II Lab

BUSI 1340

N/A

Managing Business Ent.

CHEM 1430

CHEM 1111

Lab Seq Gen Chem

CHEM 1440

CHEM 1112

Lab Seq Gen Chem

CJUS 2100

CRIJ 1301

US Crime/Justice

CJUS 2600

N/A

Diversity Iss in CJ

COMM 1010

SPCH 1311

Intro to Comm

DFST 2033

TECA 1303

Parenting Diverse

EDSP 2310

N/A

Ind w/Disabilities

HSML 1300 SOCW 2361 Intro to the Helping Pro

MUED 1130

N/A

Foundations in Music

MUSI 1310 MUSI 1310 Survey of American Music

SOCI 2070

Survey of American Music

Intro Race Ethic

SPAN 1010

SPAN 1411

Elem Spanish I

SPAN 1020

SPAN 1412

Elem Spanish II

SPAN 2313

SPAN 2313

Span Heritage Speaker

THEA 1130

N/A

Intro to Creative Drama

 

NOTE: Courses that are BOLD and ITALICIZED were approved this academic year.