General Education Core Requirements

All baccalaureate degree programs must include the following university general education requirements: 1, 2

Communication (010)6
Mathematics (020)3
Life & Physical Sciences (030)6
Language, Philosophy & Culture (040)3
Creative Arts (050) 33
American History (060)6
Government/Political Science (070)6
Social & Behavioral Sciences (080)3
Component Area Option-010-0806
Total Credit Hours42

Communication (010)

Core Objectives: critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and personal responsibility

Courses in this category focus on developing ideas and expressing them clearly, considering the effect of the message, fostering understanding, and building the skills needed to communicate persuasively.  Courses involve the command of oral, aural, written, and visual literacy skills that enable people to exchange messages appropriate to a given subject, occasion, and audience.

Mathematics (020)

Core Objectives: critical thinking, communication, and empirical/quantitative analysis

Courses in this category focus on quantitative literacy in logic, patterns, and relationships.  Courses involve the understanding of key mathematical concepts and the application of appropriate quantitative tools relevant within one's everyday experience.

Life & Physical Sciences (030)

Core Objectives: critical thinking, communication, empirical/quantitative analysis, and teamwork

Courses in this category focus on describing, explaining, and predicting natural phenomena using scientific methods.  Courses involve the understanding of interactions among natural phenomena and the implications of scientific principles on the physical world and on human experiences.

Language, Philosophy & Culture (040)

Core Objectives: critical thinking, communication, social responsibility, and personal responsibility

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.

Creative Arts (050)

Core Objectives: critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and social responsibility

Courses in this category focus on the appreciation and analysis of creative artifacts and works of the human imagination.  Courses involve the synthesis and interpretation of artistic expression and foster critical, creative, and innovative communication about works of art.

American History (060)

Core Objectives: critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and social responsibility

Courses in this category focus on the consideration of past events and ideas relative to the United States, with the option of including Texas history for a portion of this component area.  Courses involve examining the interactions among individuals, communities, states, the nation, and the world, as well as considering how these interactions have contributed to the development of the United States and its global role.

Government/Political Science (070)

Core Objectives: critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and social responsibility

Courses in this category focus on consideration of the Constitution of the United States and the constitutions of the states, with special emphasis on that of Texas.  Courses involve the analysis of governmental institutions, political behavior, civic engagement, and the political and philosophical foundations of these concepts.

Social & Behavioral Sciences (080)

Core Objectives: critical thinking, communication, empirical/quantitative analysis, and social responsibility

Courses in this category focus on the application of empirical and scientific methods that contribute to the understanding of what makes us human.  Courses involve the exploration of behavior and interactions among individuals, groups, institutions, and events, and the impact of those behaviors and interactions on individuals, society, and culture.

Core Curriculum Learning Objectives

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

Core Curriculum Transfer

Students who complete all general education requirements as approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) at another Texas public school and who then transfer to A&M-Central Texas will generally be considered to have met the general education requirements as outlined toward a degree at A&M-Central Texas. However, additional requirements for the degree must be met, possibly requiring students to take one or more courses that are part of the general education requirements at A&M-Central Texas.

Communication (010)

Course Number Course Title
ENGL 1301 Composition I
ENGL 1302 Composition II

Mathematics (020)

Course Number Course Title
MATH 1314/ 1414 College Algebra
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences
MATH 1325/ 1425 Calculus for Business & Social Sciences
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics
MATH 1342/ 1442 Elementary Statistical Methods
MATH 2305 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 2312/ 2412 Pre-Calculus Math
MATH 2313/ 2413 Calculus I
MATH 2314/ 2414 Calculus II
MATH 2315/ 2415 Calculus III
MATH 2318/ 2418 Linear Algebra
MATH 2320/ 2420 Differential Equations
MATH 2321/ 2421 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
PSYC 2317 Statistical Methods in Psychology

Life & Physical Science (030)

Course Number Course Title
AGRI 1107/ 1307/ 1407 Agronomy
AGRI 1115/ 1315/ 1415 / HORT 1101/ 1301/ 1401 Horticulture
AGRI 1119/ 1319/ 1419 Introductory Animal Science
ASTR/ PHYS 1103/ 1303/ 1403 Stars and Galaxies
ASTR/ PHYS 1104/ 1304/ 1404 Solar System
BIOL 1106/ 1306/ 1406 Biology for Science Majors I
BIOL 1107/ 1307/ 1407 Biology for Science Majors II
BIOL 1108/ 1308/ 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I
BIOL 1109/ 1309/ 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II
BIOL 1111/ 1311/ 1411 General Botany
BIOL 1113/ 1313/ 1413 General Zoology
BIOL 2101/ 2301/ 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2102/ 2302/ 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 2106/ 2306/ 2406 Environmental Biology
BIOL 2116/ 2316/ 2416 Genetics
BIOL 2120/ 2320/ 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors Laboratory
BIOL 2121/ 2321/ 2421 Microbiology for Science Majors
CHEM 1105/ 1305/ 1405 Introductory Chemistry I
CHEM 1106/ 1306/ 1406 Introductory Chemistry I (allied health emphasis)
CHEM 1107/ 1307/ 1407 Introductory Chemistry II
CHEM 1111/ 1311/ 1411 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1112/ 1312/ 1412 General Chemistry II
CHEM 2123/ 2323/ 2423 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2125/ 2325/ 2425 Organic Chemistry II
ENGR 2301/ 2401 Engineering Mechanics I - Statics
ENGR 2302/ 2402 Engineering Mechanics II - Dynamics
ENGR 2303/ 2403 Engineering Mechanics - Statics & Dynamics
ENGR 2334 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I
ENVR 1101/ 1301/ 1401 / GEOL 1105/ 1305/ 1405 Environmental Science I
ENVR 1102/ 1302/ 1402 Environmental Science II
GEOL 1102/ 1302/ 1402 Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors II
GEOL 1103/ 1303/ 1403 Physical Geology
GEOL 1104/ 1304/ 1404 Historical Geology
GEOL 1145/ 1345/ 1445 Oceanography
GEOL 1147/ 1347/ 1447 Meteorology
PHYS 1101/ 1301/ 1401 College Physics I
PHYS 1102/ 1302/ 1402 College Physics II
PHYS 1105/ 1305/ 1405 Elementary Physics I
PHYS 1107/ 1307/ 1407 Elementary Physics II
PHYS 1110/ 1310/ 1410 Elementary Physics
PHYS 1115/ 1315/ 1415 Physical Science I
PHYS 1117/ 1317/ 1417 Physical Science II
PHYS 2125/ 2325/ 2425 University Physics I
PHYS 2126/ 2326/ 2426 University Physics II

Language, Philosophy & Culture (040)

Course Number Course Title
ANTH 2302 Introduction to Archeology
ANTH 2346 General Anthropology
ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology
ARAB 2311 Intermediate Arabic I
ARAB 2312 Intermediate Arabic II
CHIN 2311 Intermediate Chinese I
CHIN 2312 Intermediate Chinese II
ENGL 2321 British Literature
ENGL 2322 British Literature I
ENGL 2323 British Literature II
ENGL 2326 American Literature
ENGL 2327 American Literature I
ENGL 2328 American Literature II
ENGL 2331 World Literature
ENGL 2332 World Literature I
ENGL 2333 World Literature II
ENGL 2341 Forms of Literature
ENGL 2342 Forms of Literature I
ENGL 2343 Forms of Literature II
ENGL 2351 Mexican-American Literature
FREN 2311 Intermediate French I
FREN 2312 Intermediate French II
GERM 2311 Intermediate German I
GERM 2312 Intermediate German II
HIST 2311 Western Civilization I
HIST 2312 Western Civilization II
HIST 2321 World Civilizations I
HIST 2322 World Civilizations II
HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities I
HUMA 1302 Introduction to Humanities II
HUMA 1305 Introduction to Mexican-American Studies
HUMA 2319 American Minority Studies
HUMA 2323 World Cultures
ITAL 2311 Intermediate Italian I
ITAL 2312 Intermediate Italian II
JAPN 2311 Intermediate Japanese I
JAPN 2312 Intermediate Japanese II
KORE 2311 Intermediate Korean I
KORE 2312 Intermediate Korean II
LANG 2311 Foreign Language III
LANG 2312 Foreign Language IV
LATI 2311 Intermediate Latin I
LATI 2312 Intermediate Latin II
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1304 Introduction to World Religions
PHIL 2303 Introduction to Formal Logic
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 2307 Introduction to Social & Political Philosophy
PHIL 2316 Classical Philosophy
PHIL 2321 Philosophy of Religion
PORT 2311 Intermediate Portuguese I
PORT 2312 Intermediate Portuguese II
RUSS 2311 Intermediate Russian I
RUSS 2312 Intermediate Russian II
SGNL 2301 Intermediate American Sign Language I
SGNL 2302 Intermediate American Sign Language II
SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 2313 Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers I
SPAN 2315 Spanish for Native/ Heritage Speakers II

Creative Arts (050)

Course Number Course Title
ARCH 1301 Architectural History I
ARCH 1302 Architectural History II
ARCH 1307 Architectural Graphics I
ARCH 1308 Architectural Graphics II
ARCH 1311 Introduction to Architecture
ARCH 1315 Architectural Computer Graphics
ARCH 2301 Architectural Freehand Drawing I
ARCH 2302 Architectural Freehand Drawing II
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
ARTS 1303 Art History I
ARTS 1304 Art History II
ARTS 1313 Foundations of Art
ARTS 2316 Painting I
ARTS 2317 Painting II
ARTS 2323 Life Drawing I
ARTS 2326 Sculpture I
ARTS 2333 Printmaking I
ARTS 2341 Art Metals I
ARTS 2366 Watercolor I
COMM 1316 News Photography I
COMM 1317 News Photography II
COMM 1318 Photography I
COMM 1319 Photography II
COMM 1336 Video Production I
COMM 1337 Video Production II
DANC 1301 Dance Composition
DANC 1341 Ballet I
DANC 1342 Ballet II
DANC 1346 Modern Dance II
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater
DRAM 1322 Stage Movement
DRAM 2351 Acting III
DRAM 2361 History of the Theater I
DRAM 2362 History of the Theater II
DRAM/ COMM 2366 Development of Motion Picture I
ENGR 1304 Engineering Graphics I
HUMA 1311 Mexican-American Fine Arts Appreciation
HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
MUSI 1307 Music Literature
MUSI 1308 Music Literature I
MUSI 1309 Music Literature II
MUSI 1310 American Music
MUSI 1311 Music Theory I
MUSI 1312 Music Theory II
MUSI 2311 Music Theory III
MUSI 2312 Music Theory IV

American History (060)

Course Number Course Title
HIST 1301 United States History I
HIST 1302 United States History II
HIST 2301 Texas History
HIST 2327 Mexican-American History I
HIST 2328 Mexican-American History II
HIST 2381 African-American History

Government / Political Science (070)

Course Number Course Title
GOVT 2305 Federal Government
GOVT 2306 Texas Government

Social & Behavioral Science (080)

Course Number Course Title
AGRI 2317 Introduction to Agricultural Economics
COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication
COMM 1335 Introduction to Electronic Media
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRIJ 1306 Court Systems & Practices
CRIJ 1307 Crime in America
CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law
CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems & Practices
CRIJ 2328 Police Systems & Practices
ECON 1301 Introduction to Economics
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations
ENGR 2308 Engineering Economics
GEOG 1301 Physical Geography
GEOG 1302 Human Geography
GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography
PSYC 2301 General Psychology
PSYC 2307 Adolescent Psychology
PSYC 2308 Child Psychology
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
PSYC 2315 Psychology of Adjustment
PSYC 2316 Psychology of Personality
PSYC 2319/ SOCI 2326 Social Psychology
PSYC/ SOCI 2306 Human Sexuality
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1306 Social Problems
SOCI 2301 Marriage & the Family
SOCI 2319 Minority Studies
SOCI 2336 Criminology
SOCI 2340 Drug Use & Abuse
SOCW 2361 Introduction to Social Work
SOCW 2362 Social Welfare as a Social Institution
TECA 1303 Families, School, & Community
TECA 1354 Child Growth & Development

Component Area Option (090)

Course Number Course Title
ACCT 2301/ 2401 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACCT 2302/ 2402 Principles of Managerial Accounting
AGRI 1309 Computers in Agriculture
AGRI 1329 Principles of Food Science
AGRI 2330 Wildlife Conservation and Management
ANTH 2301 Physical Anthropology
BCIS 1305/ 1405 Business Computer Applications
BIOL 1322/ HECO 1322 Nutrition & Diet Therapy
BIOL 1323/ HECO 1323 Nutrition & Diet Therapy II
BUSI 1301 Business Principles
BUSI 2301 Business Law
BUSI 2304 Business Report Writing & Correspondence
COMM 2302 Principles of Journalism
COMM 2304 Introduction to Cinematic Production
COMM 2311 Media Writing
COMM 2315 News Reporting
COMM 2330 Introduction to Public Relations
COSC 1301 Microcomputer Applications
COSC 1320/ 1420 C Programming I
COSC 1336/ 1436 Programming Fundamentals I
COSC 1337/ 1437 Programming Fundamentals II
COSC 2325/ 2425 Computer Organization
COSC 2336/ 2436 Programming Fundamentals III
CRIJ 2301 Community Resources in Corrections
CRIJ 2314 Criminal Investigation
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession
ENGR 1307 Plane Surveying
ENGR 2105/ 2305/ 2405 Electrical Circuits I
ENGR 2304 Programming for Engineering
ENGR 2333 Elementary Chemical Engineering
GOVT 2304 Introduction to Political Science
MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I
MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness
PHED 1238 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Sport
PHED 1301 Foundations of Kinesiology
PHED 1304 Personal/Community Health
PHED 1306 First Aid
PHED 1308 Sports Officiating
PHED 1321 Coaching/Sports/Athletics I
PHED 1331 Physical Education for Elementary Education Majors
PHED 1336 Introduction to Recreation
PHED 1338 Concepts of Physical Fitness
PHED 1346 Drug Use & Abuse
PHED 2356 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
PSYC 1300/ EDUC 1300 Learning Framework
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication
SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
SPCH 2333 Discussion & Small Group Communication
SPCH 2335 Argumentation & Debate
SPCH 2341 Oral Interpretation
TECA 1311 Educating Young Children
TECA 1318 Wellness of the Young Child