Texas Tech University

Core Curriculum - Language, Philosophy, and Culture Area

ENGL 2305, 2306, 2307, 2308, 2351, 2388, and 2391 are listed in the Language, Philosophy, and Culture area of TTU's core curriculum. Syllabi for these courses must meet the following specifications:

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Course's Purpose

This course fulfills the Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement for TTU's Core Curriculum. Courses in this category focus on how ideas, values, beliefs, and other aspects of culture reflect 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. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, 1302.

List of Learning Outcomes and Assessments

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. Assessments used: [fill in numbers of your relevant assignments from below]

THECB Core Curriculum Objectives Description

  • Critical Thinking Skills: To include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information. Assessments used: [fill in numbers of your relevant assignments from below]
  • Communication Skills: To include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication. Assessments used: [fill in numbers of your relevant assignments from below]
  • Personal Responsiblity: To include the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making. Assessments used: [fill in numbers of your relevant assignments from below]
  • Social Responsiblity: To include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national and global communities. Assessments used: [fill in numbers of your relevant assignments from below]

TTU College-Level Core Competency Statement:

To include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national and global communities. Assessments used: [fill in numbers of your relevant assignments from below]

TTU Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Identify methodologies of historical, literary, philosophical, and/or aesthetic research and recognize their applicability to everyday life. Assessments used: [fill in numbers of your relevant assignments from below]
  • Develop analytical arguments in written and/or oral forms. Assessments used: [fill in numbers of your relevant assignments from below]
  • Evaluate events, ideas, and artistic expressions in terms of multiple cultural contexts and value systems. Assessments used: [fill in numbers of your relevant assignments from below]
  • Demonstrate ways in which the humanities are fundamental to the health and survival of any society. Assessments used: [fill in numbers of your relevant assignments from below]

Course-Specific Expected Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
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Assessment of Expected Learning Outcomes

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Grading:

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ADA Statement (OP 34.22):

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/opmanual/OP34.22.pdf
Any student who, because of a disability, may require special arrangements in order to meet the course requirements should contact the instructor as soon as possible to make any necessary arrangements. Students should present appropriate verification from Student Disability Services during the instructor's office hours. Please note: instructors are not allowed to provide classroom accommodations to a student until appropriate verification from Student Disability Services has been provided. For additional information, please contact Student Disability Services in West Hall or call 806.742.2405.

Religious Holy Days (OP 34.19):

https://www.depts.ttu.edu/opmanual/OP34.19.pdf
Texas law requires institutions of higher education to excuse a student from attending classes or other required activities, including examinations, for the observance of a religious holy day. The student shall also be excused for time necessary to travel.
An institution may not penalize the student for the absence and allows for the student to take an exam or complete an assignment from which the student is excused.
While no prior notification of the instructor is required, OP 34.19 indicates that a student who intends to observe a religious holy day should make that intention known to the instructor prior to the absence. The student should make up any missed work.

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