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West Texas A&M University - Canyon

University Core Curriculum Requirements, 46 hours

University core curriculum requirements apply to all baccalaureate degrees. They are intended to provide students with the basis for establishing broad and multiple perspectives of the individual in relation to the larger society and world in which he or she lives. They are predicated on the belief that basic intellectual competencies in reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking are essential to the learning process in any discipline. Freshman-sophomore requirements outlined below should be completed by the end of the sophomore year.

Communication Skills* (9 hours)

West Texas A&M University

Dallas County Community College District

ENG 101 [ENGL 1301]

Composition & Reading

3

ENGL 1301 (ENG 101)

Composition I

3

ENG 102 [ENGL 1302]

Composition & Reading

3

ENGL 1302 (ENG 102)

Composition II

3

SCOM 101 [SPCH 1315] or

Basic Speech Communication

(3)

SPCH 1315 (SC 105)

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

(3)

SCOM 201 [SPCH 1321]

Business & Professional Communication

(3)

SPCH 1321 (SC 209)

Business & Professional Communication

(3)

 

TOTAL

9

 

 

9

*Computer literacy (computer-based technology in communicating, solving problems and acquiring information) must be demonstrated early in the college career, preferable within the first year of enrollment. Students may demonstrate this competency by earning credit for CIS 105, Introduction to Information Science, by transferring a course equivalent to CIS 105, by passing the computer literacy test, by passing the CLEP exam or by alternative methods considered on an individual basis.


Mathematics (3 hours)

West Texas A&M University

Dallas County Community College District

MATH 110 [MATH 1314]** or

College Algebra

(3)

MATH 1314 (MATH 101)

College Algebra

(3)

MATH 115 [MATH 1324]**

Mathematics for Business and Economics I

(3)

MATH 1324 (MATH 111)

Mathematics for Business & Economics

(3)

 

TOTAL

3

 

 

3

**Or a math course for which one of these is prerequisite.


Natural Sciences (8 hours or 12 hours NSCI)

West Texas A&M University

Dallas County Community College District

Choose two courses from the following list:

 

BIOL 101 [BIOL 1406

Basic & Contemporary Biology I

(4)

BIOL 1406 (BIO 101)

General Biology

(4)

BIOL 102 [BIOL 1407]

Basic & Contemporary Biology II

(4)

BIOL 1407 (BIO 102)

General Biology

(4)

BIOL 121 [BIOL 1413]

Zoology

(4)

 

 

 

BIOL 122 [BIOL 1411]

Botany

(4)

BIOL 1411 (BIO 110)

Introduction to Botany

(4)

CHEM 101 [CHEM 1411]

Chemistry I

(4)

CHEM 1411 (CHM 101)

General Chemistry I

(4)

CHEM 102 [CHEM 1412]

Chemistry II

(4)

CHEM 1412 (CHM 102)

General Chemistry II

(4)

CHEM 121 [CHEM 1405]

General Chemistry I

(4)

CHEM 1405 (CHM 115/CHEM 1470)

Introductory Chemistry I

(4)

CHEM 122 [CHEM 1407]

General Chemistry II

(4)

CHEM 1407 (CHM 116/CHEM 1471)

Introductory Chemistry II

(4)

GEOL 101 [GEOL 1403]

Physical Geology

(4)

GEOL 1403 (ES 117)

Earth Science

(4)

GEOL 102 [GEOL 1404]

Historical Geology

(4)

GEOL 1404 (GEO 102)

Historical Geology

(4)

GESC 111 [GEOL 1401]

Earth Science I

(4)

GEOL 1401 (ES 117)

Earth Science

(4)

GESC 112 [GEOL 1402]

Earth Science II

(4)

 

 

 

PHYS 101 [PHYS 1401]

General Physics I

(4)

PHYS 1401 (PHY 111)

Introductory General Physics

(4)

PHYS 102 [PHYS 1402]

General Physics II

(4)

PHYS 1402 (PHY 112)

Introductory General Physics

(4)

PHYS 210 [PHYS 2425]

Engineering Physics I

(4)

PHYS 2425 (PHY 201)

General Physics

(4)

PHYS 211 [PHYS 2426]

Engineering Physics II

(4)

PHYS 2426 (PHY 202)

General Physics

(4)

 

TOTAL

8

 

 

8

or

choose all four of the following courses

 

NSCI 101

Integrated Science: Physics

3

 

 

 

NSCI 102

Integrated Science: Chemistry

3

 

 

 

NSCI 201

Integrated Science: Earth Science

3

 

 

 

NSCI 202

Integrated Science: Biology

3

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

12

 

 

 


Humanities (6 hours)

West Texas A&M University

Dallas County Community College District

Choose one course from the following list:

 

ENG 201 [ENGL 2332] or

Masterpieces in Literature or

(3)

ENGL 2332 (ENG 203)

World Literature

(3)

ENG 202 [ENGL 2333]

Masterpieces in Literature

(3)

ENGL 2333 (ENG 204)

World Literature

(3)

Choose one course from the following list:

 

ENG 203 [ENGL 2331}

Literature of the Non-Western World

(3)

ENGL 2331 (ENG 214)

World Literature

(3)

HIST 210 or

Contemporary World in Perspective

(3)

 

 

 

PHIL 101 [PHIL 1301] or

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

PHIL 1301 (PHI 101)

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

SPAN 207**[SPAN 2312]

Composition and Reading

(3)

SPAN 2312 (SPA 202)

Intermediate Spanish

(3)

 

TOTAL

6

 

 

6

Two semesters of one foreign language

Students who choose the language option satisfy the language portion of the BA requirement.

 

 

 

 

***Or an equivalent course (second semester, second year) in French or German.


Visual and Performing Arts (3 hours)

West Texas A&M University

Dallas County Community College District

Choose one course from the following list:

 

FA 101 [HUMA 1315] or

Art, Dance, Music, Theatre Interaction

(3)

 

 

 

ART 151 [ARTS 1303] or

Art History I

(3)

ARTS 1303 (ART 104)

Survey of Art History

(3)

ART 152 [ARTS 1304] or

Art History II

(3)

ARTS 1304 (ART 105)

Survey of Art History

(3)

MUS 101 [MUSI 1306] or

Introduction to Music in World Culture

(3)

MUSI 1306 (MUS 104)

Music Appreciation

(3)

THRE 105 [DRAM 1310]

Introduction to Theatre Arts

(3)

DRAM 1310 (THE 101)

Introduction to the Theatre

(3)

 

TOTAL

3

 

 

3


Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)

West Texas A&M University

Dallas County Community College District

Choose two courses from the following list:

 

HIST 201 [HIST 1301]

America, 1492-1877

(3)

HIST 1301 (HST 101)

History of United States

3

HIST 202 [HIST 1302]

America Since 1877

(3)

HIST 1302 (HST 102)

History of United States

3

HIST 203

United States in its World Setting

(3)

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

6

 

 

6

POSC 101 [GOVT 2305]

American National Government

3

GOVT 2301 (GVT 201) and

American Government

3

POSC 102[GOVT 2306]

American State and Local Government

3

GOVT 2302 (GVT 202)

American Government

3

 

TOTAL

6

 

 

6

Choose one course from the following list:

 

ANTH 201 [ANTH 2351] or

Cultural Anthropology

(3)

 

 

 

ECO 201 [ECON 2301] or

Principles of Macroeconomics

(3)

ECON 2301 (ECO 201)

Principles of Economics I

(3)

GEOG 202 [GEOG 1302] or

Cultural Geography

(3)

GEOG 1302 (GPY 103)

Cultural Geography

(3)

PSY 201 [PSYC 2301] or

General Psychology

(3)

PSYC 2301 (PSY 101)

Introduction to Psychology

(3)

SOCI 201 [SOCI 1301]

Introduction to Sociology

(3)

SOCI 1301 (SOC 101)

Introduction to Sociology

(3)

 

TOTAL

3

 

 

3

 

TOTAL

15

 

 

15


Lifetime Fitness (2 hours)****

West Texas A&M University

Dallas County Community College District

SES 101

Lifetime Wellness Activities

1

PHED 1100 (PED 100)

Beginning of Lifetime Sports Activities

1

Choose one course from the following list:

 

 

Any SES Activity Course or

 

(1)

PHED 11xx

Activity Courses

(1)

ANSC/SES 158 or

Elementary Horsemanship

(1)

 

 

 

ANSC/SES 164 or

Intermediate Horsemanship

(1)

 

 

 

ANSC/SES 165 or

Introduction to Jumping

(1)

 

 

 

DNCE 110 [DANC 1341] or

Basic Ballet

(1)

 

 

 

Marching Band

 

(1)

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

2

 

 

2

****Upon written recommendation of the University physician or the Coordinator for Disabled Student Services, students may substitute two semester hours of elective work in lieu of sports and exercise sciences activity courses.

West Texas A&M University

Dallas County Community College District

 

TOTAL Core

46

 

 

 

  • Any transfer students who select an interdisciplinary major (teacher certification) must take all four of the science courses NSCI 101, 102, 201, 202, regardless of their transfer credits in science.
  • Students pursuing secondary or elementary certification must check with the Division of Education for specialized core curriculum requirements.
  • TRANSFERRED CREDITS

    No more than 66 hours earned at community colleges can be counted toward a degree at WTAMU.

    Core Curriculum Requirements Applicable to Interdisciplinary Majors (elementary teacher certification)