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:
- SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communications
- SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
- SPCH 1321 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.
- ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
- ARTS 1303 Art History I
- ARTS 1304 Art History II
- ARTS 3331 Art History of America
- HUMA 1315 The Arts in History
- FINA 1335 Visual and Theatre Arts
- FINA 1360 The Art of Film
- MUSI 1310 American Music
- MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
- MUSI 3325 Jazz History
- MUSI 1303 Fundamentals of Music
- DRAM 1310 Introduction to the Theatre
- DRAM 2361 History of Theatre I
- THEA 4304 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.
- PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
- ENGL 2310 The Short Story
- HIST 2321 World Civilizations I
- ENGL 2340 Literature and Film
- HIST 2322 World Civilizations II
- ENGL 2320 Introduction to Literature
- ENGL 2350 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 1406 Biology for Science Majors I
- BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II
- BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II
- CHEM 1302 Essential Elements of Chemistry
- CHEM 1407 Introductory Chemistry II
- CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
- CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II
- EASC 2310 Earth Systems Science
- GEOL 1403 Physical Geology
- GEOL 1404 Historical Geology
- GEOL 1407 Environmental Science
- GEOL 1408 Natural Disasters
- PHYS 1401 Great Ideas of Physics
- PHYS 1302 Essential Elements of Physics
- PHYS 1411 Introductory Astronomy I
- PHYS 1401 College Physics I
- PHYS 1402 College Physics II
- PHYS 1403 Stars and Galaxies
- PHYS 2425 University Physics I
- PHYS 2426 University 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.
- MATH 1314 College Algebra
- MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics
- Math 1324 Math for Business and Social Sciences
- Math 2412 Precalculus
- Math 2413 Calculus I
- Math 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
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.
- AGEC 2317 Introduction to Agricultural Economics
- ECON 1301 Introduction to Economics
- ECON 2301 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
- ENGR 2303 Engineering Economy
- GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography
- GEOG 1320 Introduction to Human Geography
- GEOG 2301 The Geography of Texas
- PHIL 2303 Introduction to Logic
- PHIL 3301 Ethics in the Professions
- PSYC 2301 General Psychology
- SOCI 1301 Introduction To Sociology
- SOCI 2303 Race and Ethnic Relations
- ANTH 2302 Archeology
- ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology