Basics / Core Curriculum

Career Coach buttonAll Texas public colleges and universities are required by law to adopt a Core Curriculum of no less than 42 semester credit hours.

TCC's core curriculum block of courses will be substituted for the receiving institution's Core Curriculum. A student shall receive academic credit for each of the courses transferred and may not be required to take additional core curriculum courses at the receiving public institution unless the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved a larger Core curriculum at the receiving institution.

Any student concurrently enrolled at more than one institution of higher education shall follow the core curriculum requirements in effect for the institution at which he/she is classified as degree-seeking.

TCC has a 46 hour core curriculum. The Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Arts in Teaching degrees include core requirements. Core curriculum requirements must be met to be considered core complete at TCC.

The number of required hours for each area are given below, as well as the courses a student may take to fulfill each requirement. Students should consult the current College catalog for core requirements for specific degrees.

English Composition (6 Hours)

ENGL 1301 English Composition I
ENGL 1302 English Composition II
ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing

Speech Communication (3 Hours)

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communications
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication

Mathematics (3 Hours)

MATH 1314 College Algebra
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Social Science I (Finite Mathematics)
MATH 1325 Mathematics for Business and Social Science II (Business Calculus)
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistics Methods
MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Math
MATH 2513 Calculus I

Natural Sciences (8 Hours)

BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I
BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I
BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
BIOL 2421 Microbiology for Science Majors
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I
CHEM 1406 Introductory Chemistry I (Allied Health Emphasis)
CHEM 1407 Introductory Chemistry II
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II
CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2425 Organic Chemistry II
GEOL 1401 Earth Sciences
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology
GEOL 1404 Historical Geology
GEOL 1405 Environmental Geology
GEOL 1445 Oceanography
GEOL 2407 Geological Field Methods
PHYS 1401 College Physics I
PHYS 1402 College Physics II
PHYS 1403 Stars and Galaxies
PHYS 1404 Solar Systems
PHYS 1415 Physical Science I
PHYS 2425 University Physics I
PHYS 2426 University Physics II

Visual and Performing Arts

Humanities (3 Hours)

ENGL 2307 Creative Writing I
ENGL 2322 British Literature I to 1800
ENGL 2323 British Literature II Since 1800
ENGL 2327 American Literature I to 1865
ENGL 2328 American Literature II Since 1865
ENGL 2332 World Literature I to 1650
ENGL 2333 World Literature II Since 1650
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 to 1660
HIST 2312 Western Civilization II Since 1660
HIST 2321 World Civilizations I
HIST 2322 World Civilizations II
HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1304 Introduction to World Religions
PHIL 2303 Introduction to Logic
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics
SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II

Visual and Performing Arts (3 Hours)

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
ARTS 1303 Art History Survey I
ARTS 1311 Design I
ARTS 1316 Drawing I
ARTS 2316 Painting I
ARTS 2346 Ceramics I
ARTS 2347 Ceramics II
ARTS 2356 Photography I
COMM 2366 Introduction to Film
DANC 1341 Ballet I
DANC 1345 Modern Dance I
DANC 2303 Dance Appreciation
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theatre
DRAM 1351 Acting I
DRAM 2366 Development of the Motion Picture
HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation
MUSI 1301 Foundations of Music
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
MUSI 1308 Music Literature I

History (6 Hours)

HIST 1301 United States History I to 1876
HIST 1302 United States History II Since 1876
HIST 2301 History of Texas

Political Science (6 Hours)

GOVT 2305 Federal Government
GOVT 2306 Texas Government

Social and Behavioral Science (3 Hours)

ANTH 2346 General Anthropology
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
GEOG 1301 Physical Geography
GEOG 1302 Cultural Geography
GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography
PSYC 2301 General Psychology
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology

Computer Literacy (4 Hours)

BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications
COSC 1401 Introduction to Computing

Health and Wellness (1 Hour)

PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Sport

Total Hours: 46



Updated August 22, 2013


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