Texas Tech University

Core Curriculum

Through the Texas Core Curriculum (TCC), students gain a foundation of knowledge about 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 essential for all learning.

Core Objectives

Definitions for the six core objectives for the TCC are as follows:

  • Critical Thinking Skills (CT)- creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
  • Communication Skills (COM)- effective development, interpretation, and expression of ideas through written, oral, and visual communication.
  • Empirical and Quantitative Skills (EQS)- manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
  • Teamwork (TW)- ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
  • Social Responsibility (SR)- intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsiblity, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
  • Personal Responsibility (PR)- ability to connect choice, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making.

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Core Reports

Annual Core and Multicultural Curriculum Report 2020-2021

Annual Core Curriculum Report 2019-2020

Annual Core Curriculum Report 2018-2019

Annual Core Curriculum Report 2017-2018

Annual Core Curriculum Report 2016-2017

Annual Core Curriculum Report 2015-2016

Office of Planning and Assessment