Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum is designed to give all students who graduate from the University the opportunity to acquire a general knowledge of areas of study that have traditionally been regarded as basic to a university education. This general knowledge base requires study in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, humanities, visual and performing arts, and the tools of language and thought. The curriculum complies with 1997 Texas legislation requiring each state-supported institution to establish a "core curriculum. . .in the liberal arts, humanities, sciences, and political, social, and cultural history."

In addition to the core, each student must complete at least one 3-hour multicultural course that focuses explicitly on the distinctive subcultures of the U.S. or on the culture of another society (see immediately following section). Many courses fulfill Core Curriculum requirements and at the same time satisfy the multicultural emphasis. Students should check with an advisor for appropriate courses.

Students should choose only those Core Curriculum courses that follow their degree plans.

The following courses have been approved for the Core Curriculum.

A. Communication:

Texas Common Course Number System
(TCCNS)
(for transfer purposes)
ENGL 1301Essentials of College RhetoricENGL 1301
ENGL 1302Advanced College RhetoricENGL 1302

TCCNS
CH E 2306Exposition of Technical Information
COMS 2300Public Speaking SPCH 1315
COMS 3358Business and Professional Communication
HDFS 2320Basic Interpersonal SkillsSPCH 1318
MGT 3373Managerial Communication
PETR 3308Engineering Communications

B. Mathematics: Logic, college-level algebra or equivalent, finite math, statistics, calculus or above: 6 hours, at least 3 of which must be mathematics

TCCNS
AAEC 3401Agricultural Statistics
I E 3341Engineering Statistics
MATH 1320College AlgebraMATH 1314
MATHAll mathematics courses above 1320, except 3430
MUTH 3303Form, Analysis, and Synthesis
PHIL 2310LogicPHIL 2303
PHIL 4310Advanced Logic
PSY 3400Statistical Methods
SOC 3391Introduction to Social Research I

C. Natural Science: 8 hours (includes laboratory)

TCCNS
ANTH 2300Physical AnthropologyANTH 2301*
ANTH 2100Physical Anthropology Laboratory
ASTR 1300Solar System AstronomyPHYS 1311
ASTR 1100General Astronomy Laboratory IPHYS 1111
ASTR 1301Stellar AstronomyPHYS 1312
ASTR 1101General Astronomy Laboratory IIPHYS 1112
ATMO 1300Introduction to Atmospheric ScienceGEOL 1347*
ATMO 1100Atmospheric Science Laboratory
BIOL 1313Ecology and Environmental Problems
BIOL 1113Environmental Problems Laboratory
BIOL 1401Biology of Plants BIOL 1411
BIOL 1402Biology of AnimalsBIOL 1413
BIOL 1403Biology IBIOL 1406
BIOL 1404Biology IIBIOL 1407
CHEM 1305Chemistry and Society ICHEM 1305
CHEM 1105Experimental General Chemistry I (Laboratory) CHEM 1105
CHEM 1306Chemistry and Society IICHEM 1307
CHEM 1106Experimental General Chemistry II (Laboratory) CHEM 1107
CHEM 1307Principles of Chemistry ICHEM 1311
(or 1411)
CHEM 1107Principles of Chemistry I (Laboratory)CHEM 1111
CHEM 1308Principles of Chemistry IICHEM 1312
(also 1412)
CHEM 1108Principles of Chemistry II (Laboratory)CHEM 1112
F&N 1410Science of Nutrition
GEOG 1401 Physical Geography: Climate and the BiosphereGEOG 1301*
GEOG 1402 Physical Geography: Landform and the Hydrosphere
GEOL 1303Physical GeologyGEOL 1403
GEOL 1101Physical Geology Laboratory
GEOL 1304Historical GeologyGEOL 1404
GEOL 1102Historical Geology Laboratory
GEOL 1350History of Life
GEOL 1105History of Life Laboratory
HONS 2305Honors Seminar in Science
HONS 2115Honors Science Laboratory
HONS 2306Honors Seminar in Science
HONS 2116Honors Science Laboratory
PHYS 1303Physics for Nonscience MajorsPHYS 1305
PHYS 1101Experimental Elementary Physics (Laboratory)PHYS 1105
PHYS 1306General PhysicsPHYS 1301
PHYS 1103Experimental General Physics I (Laboratory)PHYS 1101
PHYS 1307General PhysicsPHYS 1302
PHYS 1104Experimental General Physics II (Laboratory)PHYS 1102
PHYS 1308Principles of Physics IPHYS 2325
PHYS 1105Principles of Physics I (Laboratory)PHYS 2125
PHYS 1406Physics of Sound and Music
PHYS 2301Principles of Physics IIPHYS 2326
PHYS 1106Principles of Physics II (Laboratory)PHYS 2126
PSS 1411Principles of HorticultureHORT 1401
PSS 2330Urban Soils
PSS 2130Urban Soils Laboratory
PSS 2401Introductory EntomologyAGRI 1413
PSS 3402Medical and Veterinary Entomology
ZOOL 2403Human Anatomy and PhysiologyBIOL 2401

D. Technology and Applied Science: 3 hours

TCCNS
AGED 4302Transfer of Agricultural Technology
AGSM 2302Agricultural Surveying and Land Conservation
AGSM 3303Internal Combustion Engine Theory and Operation
AGSM 4302Agricultural Buildings and Environmental Control
ANSC 1401General Animal ScienceAGRI 1419
ANSC 2303Care and Management of Companion Animals
ANSC 3402Animal Breeding and Genetics
ARCH 2351 Building Systems I
ARCH 2352Building Systems II
ART 3362Technology in the Visual Arts
ATMO 2301Weather, Climate, and Human Activities
ATMO 3301General Meteorology
C E 1130Civil Engineering Seminar I
CH E 1305Engineering Analysis I
CHEM 1303Science, Technology, and Chemistry
CHEM 3305Organic ChemistryCHEM 2323
C S 1300Computers and Modern SocietyCOSC 1301
C S 1462Fundamentals of Computer Science COSC 1420
C S 3368Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
CTEC 1312Construction Methods
CTEC 2301Surveying and Surveys ENGR 1307
EDIT 2318Computing and Information Technology
EDIT 3318Applications of Technology in Elementary Education
E E 1305Introduction to Engineering and Computer Programming
FADS 3305Computer Applications in Apparel Design
F&N 2310Principles of Food PreparationHECO 1315
FD T 2300Principles of Food TechnologyAGRI 1329
FD T 2302Elementary Analysis of Foods
FD T 3301Food Microbiology
FD T 3303Food Sanitation
FFP 2310Technological Application in Family Financial Planning
GEOG 3353Man, Resources, and Environment
GEOG 3360Technology and the Human Landscape
GEOG 4301Geomorphology in Environmental Management
GEOL 3323Environmental Geology
G PH 2300Introduction to Geophysics
GTEC 1312Alternating and Direct Current Technology
HONS 3302Honors Seminar in Sciences
I D 4383Computer Aided Drafting for Interior Designers II
I E 1305 Engineering Analysis
I E 3351Manufacturing Engineering I
I E 4363Work and Product Safety Engineering
ISQS 2440Introduction to Computer Systems in Business
ISQS 3344Introduction to Production and Operations Management
MATH 3430Computational Techniques for Science and Mathematics
MBIO 4307Industrial Microbiology
M E 1315Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
M E 2322Engineering Thermodynamics
MTEC 1312Mechanical Technology
MUCP 3001Projects in Electronic and Experimental Music
MUSI 3341Introduction to Technology for Musicians
MUSI 3342Advanced Technology for Musicians
PETR 1305Engineering Analysis I
PHIL 3330Philosophy of Science
PHYS 1305Engineering Physics Analysis I
PSS 1321Agronomic Plant ScienceAGRI 1307
PSS 2311Vegetable Crops
PSS 2312Propagation Methods
PSS 2321Crop Growth and Culture
PSS 2432Principles and Practices in Soils
RHIM 1303Computers in the Hospitality Industry
RWFM 2301Introductory WildlifeAGRI 2330
RWFM 2302The Ecology and Conservation of Natural Resources
RWFM 2305Freshwater Ecology and Management
RWFM 4314Watershed Planning
SOC 3352 Technology and Society
TELE 3300Telecommunications Technologies and Society
TELE 3310Introduction to Telecommunications
TH A 3304Principles of Theatrical Lighting

E. Humanities: 3 hours

TCCNS
ANTH 3323Religion of Culture
ANTH 3325Anthropological Folklore
ANTH 3346Ancient Civilizations of Middle and South America
ANTH 3351Language and Culture
ARCHAll architecture history courses
CLAS 1320Introduction to Mythology of the Classical World
CLAS 1330Sports and Public Spectacles in the Ancient World
CLAS 3320The World of Greece
CLAS 3330The World of Rome
CLAS 3350Comparative Mythology
C LT 2301The Epic in the Western Tradition
C LT 3302Literary Traditions
C LT 3334Literatures and Cultures of Africa, Asia, or Latin America
C LT 4305Contemporary Theories of Cultural Meaning
COMS 3311Rhetoric in Western Thought
COMS 3318Persuasion and Social Movements
COMS 3319Rhetoric and American Issues
ENGLAll English courses in literature or linguistics. Excluded are courses in technical writing.
FADS 3312History and Philosophy of Dress
HISTAny history courses not used to fulfill Core Curriculum American history requirement
HONS 3301Honors Seminar in Humanities
HUM 2301Introduction to HumanitiesHUMA 1301
HUM 2302Introduction to HumanitiesHUMA 1302
JOUR 3350History of American Journalism
LAIS 2300Latin America and Iberia: An Interdisciplinary Introduction
LAIS 4300Seminar in Latin American and Iberian Studies
LARC 3302Development of Landscape Architecture
PHIL 2300Beginning PhilosophyPHIL 1301
PHIL 2320Introduction to Ethics PHIL 2306
PHIL 2350World Religions and Philosophy
PHIL 3301Classical Greek Philosophy
PHIL 3302Asian Philosophy
PHIL 3303Modern European Philosophy
PHIL 3304Existentialism and Phenomenology
PHIL 3305American Philosophy
PHIL 3320Introduction to Political Philosophy (POLS 3331)*
PHIL 3322Biomedical Ethics
PHIL 3324Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 4320 Ethics
PHIL 4323Aesthetics
PHIL 4330Epistemology
PHIL 4331Philosophy of Language
PHIL 4340Metaphysics
PHIL 4341Great Figures in Philosophy
POLS 3330Ancient and Medieval Political Theory
POLS 3331Introduction to Political Philosophy (PHIL 3320)
POLS 3332Modern Political Theory
POLS 3333Contemporary Political Theory
POLS 3334American Political Theory
TH A 2310Avant-Garde Theatre
W S 3322History of the Modern Family (HIST 3322)*
W S 3341Women in European Civilization (HIST 3341)*
W S 4327Gender, Race, and Class in U,S. Law (HIST 4327)*
W S 4373Love, Death, and Magic in Europe (HIST 4373)*

F. Visual and Performing Arts: 3 hours

TCCNS
ARCH 1312Design Fundamentals
ARCH 1441Architectural Delineation I
ARCH 1442Architectural Delineation II
ARTAll art history courses except 3311 and 4315
ART 1309Art AppreciationARTS 1301
ARTAll studio courses
DAN 3313History of the Dance
HONS 3304Honors Seminar in Fine Arts
LARC 3406Graphic Communication I
LARC 3407Graphic Communication II
MUAP 1001Applied Music Instrument or Voice
MUAP 1002Applied Music Instrument or Voice
MUAP 2001Applied Music Instrument or Voice
MUAP 2002Applied Music Instrument or Voice
MUAP 3001Applied Music Instrument or Voice
MUAP 3002Applied Music Instrument or Voice
MUAP 4001Applied Music Instrument or Voice
MUAP 4002Applied Music Instrument or Voice
MUAP 1123Group Keyboard Instruction IMUSI 1181
MUAP 1124Group Keyboard Instruction IIMUSI 1182
MUAP 2123Group Keyboard Instruction IIIMUSI 2181
MUAP 2124Group Keyboard Instruction IVMUSI 2182
MUAP 2133Class GuitarMUSI 1192
MUAP 2134Class GuitarMUSI 1193
MUAP 3205Jazz Improvisation
MUCP 1201Introduction to Contemporary MusicMUSI 1286
MUCP 1202Introduction to Contemporary MusicMUSI 1287
MUENAll courses except 1103 Marching Band
MUHL 1301Introduction to Music LiteratureMUSI 1308
MUHL 1302Introduction to Music LiteratureMUSI 1309
MUHL 1308Music AppreciationMUSI 1306
MUHL 2301History of Music (music majors)
MUHL 2302History of Music (music majors)
MUHL 2308Heritage of Music
MUHL 2309Heritage of Music
MUHL 3304History of Jazz
MUHL 3308Masterpieces in Music
MUSI 2301Essential Elements of Music
MUTH 1300Songwriting
MUTH 1301Introduction to Music Theory
MUTH 1101Developmental Aural Skills
MUTH 1303Elementary Music Theory IMUSI 1311
MUTH 1103Elementary Aural Skills I
MUTH 1304Elementary Music Theory IIMUSI 1312
MUTH 1104Elementary Aural Skills II
TH A 2301Introduction to Acting
TH A 2303Introduction to TheatreDRAM 1310
TH A 2304Introduction to Cinema
TH A 2305Fundamentals of Oral InterpretationSPCH 2341
TH A 3308History of Theatre I
TH A 3309History of Theatre II
TH A 3310Introduction to Performance Studies
TH A 4303Theory and Practice of Playwriting

G. Social and Behavioral Sciences: 15 hours

TCCNS
HIST 2300History of the United States to 1877HIST 1301
HIST 2301History of the United States since 1877HIST 1302
HIST 3310History of Texas
W S 3323History of the Women in America (HIST 3323)*

TCCNS
POLS 1301American Government, OrganizationGOVT 2301
POLS 2302American Public PolicyGOVT 2302

TCCNS
AAEC 2305Fundamentals of Agricultural EconomicsAGRI 2317
ADV 4313International Advertising
ANTH 1301Understanding Multicultural America
ANTH 2301Introduction to ArcheologyANTH 2302
ANTH 2302Cultural AnthropologyANTH 2351
ANTH 3303World Ethnology
ANTH 3305Anthropological Linguistics
ANTH 3306Women in Culture and Society
ANTH 3308Cultural Ecology
ANTH 3315Health, Medicine, and Culture
ANTH 3331Indians of North America
ANTH 3332Peoples of Latin America
ANTH 3345North American Archeology
ANTH 3371Peoples of the Southwest
ANTH 4372Society and Culture of Mexico
ARCH 1311Design, Environment, and Society
ART 3311Native American Arts
ART 4315 Arts of Pre-Columbian America
COMS 1300Introduction to Communication StudiesSPCH 1311
COMS 1301 Interpersonal Communication
COMS 3310Theories of Interpersonal Communication
COMS 3313Persuasion
COMS 3331Nonverbal Communication
COMS 3332Intercultural Communication
COMS 3334Gender and Communication
COMS 3353Small Group Communication
COMS 3355Communication in Organizations
COMS 3356Leadership and Communication
ECO 2301Principles of Economics IECON 2302
ECO 2302Principles of Economics IIECON 2301
ECO 2305Principles of Economics
EDEL 2300Schools, Society, and Diversity
EDSE 2300Schools, Society, and Diversity
ESS 3307Gender Issues in Sports
ESS 3308Sport in World Cultures
F&N 4380Cultural Aspects of Food
F S 2322Courtship and Marriage
F S 3320The Contemporary Family
F S 3321Human Sexuality Through Family Life Cycle
F S 3322The Family in the Community
F S 3325Family Dynamics of Addiction
F S 3332Family Life in the Middle and Later Years
GEOG 2351Regional Geography of the World
GEOG 3337Man's Economic Environment
H D 2303Life Span Human DevelopmentPSYC 2314
H D 3301Theories of Human Development
HDFS 3331Parenting
HLTH 1305Human SexualityPSYC 2306
HLTH 2302Environmental Health and Awareness
HLTH 3325Health Concerns in Chemical Dependencies
HONS 3303Honors Seminar in Social Sciences
I E 3301 Engineering Economic Analysis
I E 4361Engineering Design for People
JOUR 4330Public Opinion and Propaganda
MCOM 1300Introduction to Mass Communications COMM 1307
PHIL 3321Philosophy of Law
PHIL 3331Philosophy of Social and Human Sciences
POLS 3326Women in Politics
POLS 3341The Administrative Process
POLS 3351The Judicial Process
POLS 3361International Politics
POLS 3371Comparative Politics
PSY 1300General PsychologyPSYC 2301
PSY 2300Thinking: Theory and Applications
PSY 2301Child PsychologyPSYC 2308
PSY 3300Vocational Psychology
PSY 4300Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior
PSY 4325Drugs, Alcohol, and Behavior
PSY 4330Psychology of Life Span Development and Aging
RLS 1301Introduction to Recreation and LeisurePHED 1336
SOC 1301Introduction to SociologySOCI 1301
SOC 1320Current Social ProblemsSOCI 1306
SOC 2331The Sociology of MarriageSOCI 2301
SOCAll sociology advanced courses except SOC 3391 and 4391
S W 2301Social Welfare as an Institution SOCW 2361
S W 3311Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
W S 1305Human Sexuality (HLTH 1305)*
W S 1306Health in the Marketplace (HLTH 1306)*
W S 2300Introduction to Women's Studies
W S 2331 Sociology of Marriage (SOC 2331)
W S 3306Women in Culture and Society (ANTH 3306)*
W S 3312Gender and Communication (COMS 3334)*
W S 3321Human Sexuality through the Family Life Cycle (F S 3321)*
W S 3325Women in the Modern World (SOC 3325)*
W S 3326Women in Politics (SOC 3326)*
W S 3331 Sociology of the Family (SOC 3331)
W S 3337Inequality in America (SOC 3337)*
W S 4302Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior (PSY 4300)*
W S 4399Women's Studies Seminar



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