Course Options for Core Curriculum

Associate of Arts Degree (AA) / Associate of Science Degree (AS)

A course can be counted only once in meeting core curriculum requirements.
This plan may change based on legislative mandate. See current class schedule for any changes. (See the Degree and Certificate Plans section for AAS degrees and suggested sequencing of courses.)

Core
Components
Course
Number
Course
Options
Hours
Communication
9
ENGL 1301 English Composition I
1302 English Composition II
Other
One of the following:
SPCH 1315 Principles of Public Speaking
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication
SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Speech
Mathematics
3-4
One of the following:
MATH 1414 College Algebra
1316 Plane Trigonometry
1332 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I
2413 Calculus I with Analytical Geometry
Natural Science
8
Two of the following:
BIOL 1411 General Botany
1413 General Zoology
1424 Plant Taxonomy
2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
ENVR 1401 Environmental Science I
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology
1404 Historical Geology
1405 Environmental Geology
Humanities
6
Visual/Performing Arts
One of the following:
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
1303 Art History I
1304 Art History II
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation (non-majors)
Other
One of the following:
ENGL 2322 English Literature: Beowulf to Romantic
2323 English Literature: Romantic to Present
2327 American Literature to 1860
2328 American Literature: 1860 to Present
2332 World Literature: Greeks to Renaissance
2333 World Literature: Fifteenth Century to Present
2374 Selected Studies in Literature
HIST 2321 History of World Civilization to 1500
2322 History of World Civilization from 1500 to Present
HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities I
FREN 2311 French: Reading, Conversation & Composition
2312 French: Reading, Conversation & Composition
SPAN 2311 Spanish: Reading, Conversation, Composition & Grammer Review
2312 Spanish: Reading, Conversation, Composition & Grammer Review
Social/Behavioral Science
15
Government
GOVT 2301 American Government I
2302 American Government II
History
Two of the following:
HIST 1301 History of the U.S. to 1877
1302 History of the U.S. Since 1877
2301 History of Texas
Other
One of the following:
ECON 2301 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
2302 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology
2314 Life Span Growth & Development
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
2319 Multi-Cultural Studies
Computer Literacy
3
COSC 1301 Microcomputer Applications
Core Curriculum Credit Hours:
44/45
Total Minimum Credit Hours:
60

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees

An AAS degree requires a minimum of 15 SCH of General Education courses. AAS degree earners will not have the description “core completer” on their transcripts unless they have completed the entire 42/43 SCH Core defined for AA and AS degrees.

A course can be counted only once in meeting general education requirements. (See the Degree and Certificate Plans section for AAS degrees and suggested sequencing of courses.)

Core
Components
Course
Number
Course
Options
Hours
Written Communication
3
ENGL 1301 English Composition I
1302 English Composition II
2311 Technical Writing
BUSI 1304 Business Report Writing and Correspondence
Social/Behavioral Science
3
ECON 2301 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
2302 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
GOVT 2301 American Government I
2302 American Government II
HIST 1301 History of the U.S. to 1877
1302 History of the U.S. Since 1877
2301 History of Texas
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology
2314 Life Span Growth and Development
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
1306 Social Problems
2319 Multi-Cultural Studies
Mathematics/Natural Science
3-4
MATH 1332 Contemporary Math I
1314 College Algebra (or more advanced)
BIOL 1411 General Botany
1413 General Zoology
1424 Plant Taxonomy
2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology
1404 Historical Geology
1405 Environmental Geology
ENVR 1401 Environmental Science
Oral Communications
3
SPCH 1315 Principles of Public Speaking
1318 Interpersonal Communication
1321 Business and Professional Speech
Humanities/Fine Arts
3
HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUMA 1302 Introduction to the Humanities II
HUMA 1305 Introduction to Mexican-American Studies
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
1303 Art History I
1304 Art History II
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
ENGL 2322 English Literature: Beowulf to Romantics
2323 English Literature: Romantics to Present
2326 American Literature Survey
2327 American Literature to 1860
2328 American Literature: 1860 to Present
2331 Cross-Cultural Literature
2332 World Literature: Greeks to Renaissance
2333 World Literature: Fifteenth Century to the Present
2341 Forms of Literature
2351 Mexican-American Literature
HIST 2321 History of World Civilization to1500
2322 History of World Civilization from 1500 to the Present
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
1304 Introduction to World Religions
2306 Introductions to Ethics
Core Curriculum Credit Hours:
15-16 minimum