General Requirements for Graduation with a Baccalaureate Degree

The university has established General Education requirements for all baccalaureate degrees. A general education results in the acquisition of a common body of essential knowledge and skills that together facilitate the development of students as individuals and as members of communities. Students are strongly advised to consult their individual degree plans and academic advisers for any specific requirements for their majors within the General Education curriculum. Students are also advised to consult the online catalog for any additions to the course offerings. Some courses are listed in two areas; a student may count such a course in either area, but not both.

Note:

For the 2018-2019 academic year, each of the following introductory language courses are eligible options to fulfill the General Requirements for Graduation with a Baccalaureate Degree in the category of Language, Philosophy and Culture (040): 

That common body of essential knowledge and skills shall include each of the following component areas and must equal 42 semester credit hours:

Communication

Rhetoric/Composition

Required: 6 semester credit hours

ENGL 1301Rhetoric and Composition3
ENGL 1302Rhetoric and Composition3
Total Semester Credit Hours6

Core Objectives: Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Teamwork and Personal Responsibility

Mathematics

Required: 3 semester credit hours

Select 1 of the following:3
College Algebra
Trigonometry
Math for Bus and Econ I
Math for Bus and Econ II
Contemporary Mathematics
Analytic Geometry
Fundamentals of Mathematics I
Calculus I 1
Introduction to Logic
Total Semester Credit Hours3

Core Objectives: Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills and Empirical and Quantitative Skills

Life and Physical Sciences

Required: 6 semester credit hours

Select 2 of the following:6
Intro to Physical Anthrop
General Biology I
General Biology II
Life Science
Human Anatomy and Physiol 1
Human Anat and Physiology II 1
Gen Inorganic Chemistry I
Gen Inorganic Chemistry II
General Introd to Chemistry 1
Physical Geography Meteorology
Phy Geog Climate and Mankind
Intro to Geographic Info Sys 1
Earth Science I
Intro Ocean, Astron & Atmos
Physical Geology
Historical Geology
College Physics I
College Physics II
Stars and Galaxies
Solar System
Physics
Acoustical Foundations of Musi 1
University Physics I
University Physics II
Total Semester Credit Hours6

Core Objectives: Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Empirical and Quantitative Skills and Teamwork

Language, Philosophy and Culture

Required: 3 semester credit hours

Select 1 of the following:3
Introd to Anthropology
Global Issues in Literature
Reading in Poetry and Novel
Read in Short Story and Drama
Elementary French (only 2018-2019 academic year)
Elementary French (only 2018-2019 academic year)
Intermediate French
Intermediate French
World History to 1500
World History since 1500
Introd to Philosophy
Elementary Spanish I (only 2018-2019 academic year)
Elementary Spanish II (only 2018-2019 academic year)
Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Intro to Gender Studies
Total Semester Credit Hours3

Core Objectives: Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Personal Responsibility and Social Responsibility

Creative Arts

Required: 3 semester credit hours

Select 1 of the following:3
Art History I
Art History II
Introduction to Film
Explorations in Music History
Intro to Music Hist and Lit
History of Jazz
History of Rock and Roll
Music of Many Cultures
Total Semester Credit Hours3

Core Objectives: Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Teamwork and Social Responsibility

American History

Required: 6 semester credit hours

HIST 1301American History to 18773
HIST 1302American History since 18773
Total Semester Credit Hours6

Core Objectives: Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Personal Responsibility and Social Responsibility

Government/Political Science

Required: 6 semester credit hours

POLS 2301Government and Politics of US3
POLS 2302Government and Politics of TX3
Total Semester Credit Hours6

Core Objectives: Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Personal Responsibility and Social Responsibility

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Required: 3 semester credit hours

Select 1 of the following:3
Introduction to Archeology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Sport in Global Society
Envir Eng in a Global Society
Marriage and Family Relations
Introd to Political Science
World Politics
Introd to Psychology
Principles of Sociology
Social Problems
Pluralistic Society
Total Semester Credit Hours3

Core Objectives: Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Empirical and Quantitative Skills and Social Responsibility

Component Option A

Communication

Required: 3 semester credit hours of oral communications

Select 1 of the following:3
Introd to the Mass Media
Intro to Oral Communication
Bus and Professional Comm
Introd to TV Production
Professional Communication
Professional Communication
Total Semester Credit Hours3

Core Objectives: Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Teamwork and Personal Responsibility

Component Option B

As an option for up to three (3) semester credit hours of the Component Option, the following course(s) are allowed:

ANTH 2301Introduction to Archeology3
ANTH 2302Introd to Anthropology3
BIOL 1106General Biology Laboratory I1
BIOL 1107General Biology Laboratory II1
BIOL 2401Human Anatomy and Physiol 14
BIOL 2402Human Anat and Physiology II 14
CHEM 1111Gen Inorganic Chem Lab I1
CHEM 1112Gen Inorganic Chem Lab II1
CHEM 1405General Introd to Chemistry 14
EDHL 1254Contemporary Wellness2
EDKN 2335Sport in Global Society3
ENGL 1171Information Literacy1
ENGL 2314Technical Writing3
ENGL 2331Global Issues in Literature3
GEOG 1101Phys Geography Meteorology Lab1
GEOG 1102Phys Geog Climate and Mankind1
GEOG 1303World Geography3
GEOL 1101Earth Science I Laboratory1
GEOL 1102Intro Ocean Astron & Atmos Lab1
GEOL 1103Physical Geology Laboratory1
GEOL 1104Historical Geology Lab1
HIST 2321World History to 15003
HIST 2322World History since 15003
HSCI 2323Marriage and Family Relations3
ISYS 1301Personal Computer Applications3
MATH 2413Calculus I 14
MATH 2414Calculus II 14
PHIL 1301Introd to Philosophy3
PHYS 1101Coll Physics I Laboratory1
PHYS 1102College Physics II Lab1
PHYS 1103Stars and Galaxies Laboratory1
PHYS 1104Solar System Laboratory1
PHYS 1471Acoustical Foundations of Musi 14
PHYS 2125University Physics I Lab1
PHYS 2126University Physics II Lab1
POLS 2340World Politics3
SOCI 2361Pluralistic Society3

Core Objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication Skills and one of the remaining Core Objectives