Apr 08, 2020  
2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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 - to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
  • Communication Skills - to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication
  • Empirical and Quantitative Skills - to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions
  • Teamwork - 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 - to include the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making
  • Social Responsibility - to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities

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2015 - 2016 Core Curriculum Inventory


Foundational Component Area


Course Abbreviation

Course Title

Core Objective



COMM 1307

Intro to Mass Comm

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Personal Resp.

COMM 2300

Public Speaking

ENGL 1313

CA Col Writing 1

ENGL 1323

CA Col Writing 2

TECM 2700

Technical Writing



MATH 1100

College Algebra

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • EQS

MATH 1190

Business Calculus

MATH 1350

Math for Elementary Ed I

MATH 1580

Survey of Math w/App

MATH 1581

Survey of Math w/App & Algebra

MATH 1600


MATH 1650


MATH 1680

Elem Prob & Stats

MATH 1681

Elem Prob & Stats w/Algebra

Life and Physical Sciences


BIOL 1082

Biology for Educators

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • EQS
  • Teamwork

BIOL 1132

Environmental Science

BIOL 1710

Biology for Sci Majors I

BIOL 1720

Biology for Sci Majors II

CHEM 1360

Context of Chemistry 

CHEM 1410

Gen Chem for Sci Majors

CHEM 1420

Gen Chem for Sci Majors

GEOG 1710

Earth Science

PHYS 1210

Conceptual Physics

Language, Philosophy and Culture


ENGL 2321

British Lit

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

ENGL 2326

American Lit

ENGL 2341

Forms of Lit

ENGL 2342

Diversity in Lit

ENGL 2220

World Literature

LING 2050

Language of Now

Creative Arts


ART 1300

Art Appreciation

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Social Resp.

ART 1303

Survey of Art History I

ART 1304

Survey of Art History II

American History


HIST 2301

Texas History Survey-Core

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

HIST 2610

U.S. to 1865

HIST 2620

U.S. from 1865

HIST 4700


Government/ Political Science


PSCI 1040

Am Gov: Laws & Institutions

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

PSCI 1050

Am Gov: Process & Policies

PSCI 1060

Amn Gov: Topics

PSCI 1370

Am Gov: Urban Politics

PSCI 2306

Gov & Pol in Texas

Social and Behavioral Sciences


AGER 2250

Aging in Film & Lit

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • EQS
  • Social Resp.

DFST 1013

Human Development

ECON 1100

Prin. of Microeconomics

PSYC 1100

Introduction to Psychology

SOCI 1510

Intoduction to Sociology

Component Area Option


AEAH 1750

Visual Arts Integration

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

BIOL 1730

Biology for Sci Majors I Lab

BIOL 1740

Biology for Sci Majors II Lab

BUSI 1340

Managing Buiness Ent

CHEM 1430

Lab Sequence for Gen Chem

CHEM 1440

Lab Sequence for Gen Chem

CJUS 2100

Crime/Justice in U.S. 

CJUS 2600

Diversity Issues in CJ

COMM 1010

Intro to Communication

EDSP 2310

Intro to Ind w/Disabilities

MUED 1130

Foundations in Music

SOCI 2070

Intro to Race Ethic Relations

SPAN 1010

Elementary Spanish I

SPAN 1020

Elementary Spanish II

SPAN 2313

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

THEA 1130

Intro to Creative Drama


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