Dec 16, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog

Core Curriculum


Total Core Curriculum Credit Hours Required: 42

A course may not be used to satisfy more than one requirement of the program.

  1. Communication
  2. Mathematics
  3. Life and Physical Sciences
  4. Language, Philosophy and Culture
  5. Creative Arts
  6. American History
  7. Government/Political Science
  8. Social and Behavioral Sciences
  9. The Component Area Option

Communication [10]


Texas Core Curriculum requires completion of 6 credit hours from this category.

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 the subject, occasion, and audience.

Students must complete ENGL 1301 and one Speech course from this list.



Course must be approved for the category during semester of enrollment in order to apply towards satisfying the category requirement.

 

Mathematics [20]


Texas Core Curriculum requires completion of 3 credit hours from this category.

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 to everyday experience.



Course must be approved for the category during semester of enrollment in order to apply towards satisfying the category requirement.

 

Notes


* Specifically designed for elementary and middle school teachers.

† This courses satisfies the mathematics core requirement of three semester hours; however, the fourth hour is not a part of the transfer core curriculum and may be transferred as an elective hour.

Life & Physical Sciences [30]


Texas Core Curriculum requires completion of 6 credit hours from this category.

Lone Star College requires completion of 8 credit hours from this category. The two credit hours earned in excess of the six requred by Texas Core Curriculum will be applied to the Component Area Option [90] hours to complete the required hours for that category.

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



Course must be approved for the category during semester of enrollment in order to apply towards satisfying the category requirement.

Approved Courses


 

Language, Philosophy, & Culture [40]


Texas Core Curriculum requires completion of 3 credit hours from this category.

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.



Course must be approved for the category during semester of enrollment in order to apply towards satisfying the category requirement.

Approved Courses


 

Creative Arts [50]


Texas Core Curriculum requires completion of 3 credit hours from this category.



Course must be approved for the category during semester of enrollment in order to apply towards satisfying the category requirement.

 

History [60]


Texas Core Curriculum requires completion of 6 credit hours from this category.



Course must be approved for the category during semester of enrollment in order to apply towards satisfying the category requirement.

 

Government [70]


Texas Core Curriculum requires completion of 6 credit hours from this category.



Course must be approved for the category during semester of enrollment in order to apply towards satisfying the category requirement.

Approved Courses


 

Social/Behavioral Sciences [80]


Texas Core Curriculum requires completion of 3 credit hours from this category.



Course must be approved for the category during semester of enrollment in order to apply towards satisfying the category requirement.

 

Component Area Option [90]


Texas Core Curriculum requires completion of 6 credit hours from this category.

Lone Star College requires completion of 4 credit hours from this category. The two credit hours earned in excess of the six requred in the Life and Physical Sciences [30] category by Texas Core Curriculum will be applied to the Component Area Option [90] hours to complete the required hours for this category.

Students must complete PHED 1164 and either ENGL 1302 or ENGL 2311.



Course must be approved for the category during semester of enrollment in order to apply towards satisfying the category requirement.