Course Options for Core Curriculum

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.)

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

Core Curriculum Credit Hours: 15-16 minimum