Texas Tech University

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I find out what kinds of courses are already in the core curriculum?

How do I find out what kinds of courses are already in the core curriculum?

Can I submit any course for the core curriculum?

The course should be a 1000- or 2000-level course. Requests for higher-level courses are strongly discouraged and must be accompanied by a justification that explains why a lower-level course cannot be substituted for the upper-level one. The course must be designed for any student to take as part of his or her general university education (as opposed to courses designed primarily for a major or specialization). Please note that the THECB strongly discourages the inclusion of upper level courses in the core.

Can my course have prerequisites?

The course must not have any prerequisites unless there is a clear sequence of courses in the component area such as MATH 1300 and Math 2300 or CHEM 1307 and CHEM 1308. In the case of sequenced courses, both courses must be submitted together and approved concurrently. The prerequisite relationship must be stated clearly (i.e., course A must be completed before a student may enroll in course B).

How do I know what to put in my syllabus?

Click on the How to Propose a Course menu item at the top of this screen for detailed information including sample and template syllabi.

How do I find out what kinds of courses are already in the Multicultural Area?

Find courses already in the Multicultural area: 

What if I want to remove my course from the core curriculum or Multicultural area?

Any changes to a Core Curriculum or Multicultural course (including course numbers, titles, content, catalog description) must be reviewed by the Core Curriculum Committee. Click on How to Change or Delete an Existing Core or Multicultural Course for detailed procedures.