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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 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

2015-2016 Core Curriculum















2016 - 2017 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 I

ENGL 1323

CA Col Writing II

TECM 2700

Technical Writing



 MATH 1100

College Algebra

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • EQS

MATH 1190

Business Calculus

MATH 1350

Math for Elem Ed I

MATH 1580

Survey Math Appl

MATH 1581

Survey Math Appl w/Alg

MATH 1600


MATH 1650


MATH 1680

Elem Prob & Statistics

MATH 1681

Elem Prob & Statistics w/Alg

Life and Physical Sciences


 BIOL 1082

Biology for Educators

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • EQS
  • Teamwork

BIOL 1132

Environmental Science

BIOL 1300 Biology for Non Majors

BIOL 1710

Biol Science Majors I

BIOL 1720

Biol Science Majors II

CHEM 1360

Context of Chem

CHEM 1410

General Chem Sci I

CHEM 1420

General Chem Sci II

GEOG 1710

Earth Science

PHYS 1210

Conceptual Physics

Language, Philosophy and Culture


 ENGL 2200

World Literatures

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

ENGL 2321

Brit Lit Survey

ENGL 2326

American Lit Survey

ENGL 2341

Forms of Literature

ENGL 2342

Diversity in Lit

HIST 1050

World History to 16th Century

HIST 1060 World History from 16th Century

LING 2050

Language of Now

Creative Arts


 ART 1300

Art Appreciation Non-Majors

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Social Resp.

ART 1303

Survey Art History I

ART 1304 Survey Art History II

COMM 2350

Art of Film

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

Am Gov: Topics

PSCI 1370

Am Gov: Urban Pol

PSCI 2306

Govt & Politics in Texas

Social and Behavioral Sciences


 AGER 2250

Aging in Film & Lit

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • EQS
  • Social Resp.

CDFS 1013

Human Development

DFST 1013

Human Development

ECON 1100

Prin of Microeconomics

PSYC 1100

Introduction to Psychology

SOCI 1510 Introduction to Sociology

Component Area Option


 AEAH 1750

Visual Art Integration

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

BIOL 1730

Biol Sci Majors I Lab

BIOL 1740

Biol Sci Majors II Lab

BUSI 1340

Managing Business Ent.

CHEM 1430

Lab Seq Gen Chem

CHEM 1440

Lab Seq Gen Chem

CJUS 2100

US Crime/Justice

CJUS 2600

Diversity Iss in CJ

COMM 1010

Intro to Comm

DFST 2033

Parenting Diverse

EDSP 2310

Ind w/Disabilities

MUED 1130

Foundations in Music

SOCI 2070

Intro Race Ethic

SPAN 1010

Elem Spanish I

SPAN 1020

Elem Spanish II

SPAN 2313

Span Heritage Speaker

THEA 1130

Intro to Creative Drama


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