• Approved Courses for Core Curriculum 2014-15

    Communications Foundational Component Area
    ENGL 1301 Composition I
    ENGL 1302 Composition II
    SPCH 1311
     Introduction to Speech Communication
    SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
    SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication

    Mathematics Foundational Component Area
    MATH 1314 College Algebra
    MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry
    MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences I
    MATH 1325 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences II
    MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
    MATH 2413  Calculus I

    Life and Physical Sciences Foundational Component Area 
    BIOL 1308 General Biology: Fundamentals of Cell Biology
    BIOL 1309 General Biology: Diversity and Environment
    BIOL 1406 Biological Concepts I – Cellular and Molecular
    BIOL 1407 Biological Concepts II – Evolution, Diversity, Structure, Function and Environment
    BIOL 1408 General Biology: Fundamentals of Cell Biology (lab included)
    BIOL 1409  General Biology: Diversity and Environment (lab included)
    BIOL 1414 Introduction to Biotechnology
    BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry
    CHEM 1406 Basic Chemistry
    CHEM 1407 Introductory Chemistry II
    CHEM 1411 General Inorganic Chemistry
    CHEM 1412 General Inorganic Chemistry II
    GEOL 1301 Earth Sciences
    GEOL 1303 Physical Geology
    GEOL 1304 Historical Geology
    GEOL 1345 Oceanography
    GEOL 1404 Historical Geology (with lab)
    PHYS 1303 Stars and Galaxies
    PHYS 1305 Introductory Physics
    PHYS 1401 College Physics I
    PHYS 1402 College Physics II

    Language, Philosophy and Culture Foundational Component Area 
    ENGL 2321 British Literature
    ENGL 2322 British Literature I: Beginnings Through the 18th Century
    ENGL 2323 British Literature II: 19th and 20th Centuries
    ENGL 2326 American Literature
    ENGL 2327 American Literature I: Beginnings Through 1865
    ENGL 2328 American Literature II: 1865 to the Present
    ENGL 2332 World Literature I
    ENGL 2333 World Literature II
    ENGL 2341 Forms of Literature
    ENGL 2351 Mexican-American Literature
    PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
    PHIL 2306  Introduction to Ethics
    PHIL 2307 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
    PHIL 2318 Contemporary Philosophy
    PHIL 2321 Philosophy of Religion

    Creative Arts Foundational Component Area
    DANC 2303 Dance Appreciation
    ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
    ARTS 1303 Art History I
    ARTS 1304 Art History II
    DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theatre
    DRAM 2361 History of Theatre I
    DRAM 2366 Development of the Motion Picture I
    DRAM 2367 Development of the Motion Picture II
    HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities
    HUMA 1305 Introduction to Mexican-American Studies
    HUMA 1311 Mexican-American Fine Arts Appreciation
    MUSI 1306  Music Appreciation
    MUSI 1307 Music Literature
    MUSI 1310 American Music-History of Rock and Roll

    American History  Foundational Component Area
    HIST 1301 United States History I
    HIST 1302 United States History II
    HIST 2327 Mexican-American History I
    HIST 2328 Mexican-American History II

    Government/Political Science  Foundational Component Area
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government: Federal Constitution and Topics
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government: Texas Constitution and Topics

    Social and Behavioral Sciences  Foundational Component Area
    ANTH 2302 Introduction to Archaeology
    ANTH 2346 Introduction to Anthropology
    COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication
    ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
    ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
    GEOG 1303  World Regional Geography
    GOVT 2311 Mexican-American Politics
    HIST 2311 Western Civilization I
    HIST 2312 Western Civilization II
    SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
    SOCI 1306 Social Problems
    SOCI 2301 Marriage and the Family
    SOCI 2319 Minority Studies I
    TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development
    PSYC 2301 General Psychology

    Component Area Option 

    NOTE: At least 3 credits of Component Area Option must be chosen from the eight Foundational Component Areas. Up to 3 credits may be chosen from Component Area Option list. Courses may count for Foundational Component Area hours or Component Area Option hours, but not both.
    KINE 1238 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
    GEOL 1103 Physical Geology Laboratory
    GEOL 1104 Historical Geology Laboratory