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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Core Curriculum


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University core curriculum requirements apply to all baccalaureate degrees and 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. The core curriculum is predicated on the belief that basic intellectual competence in reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking is essential to the learning process in any discipline. The West Texas A&M University core curriculum has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and aligns with the description of at least one Foundational Component Area (FCA) and Core Objectives.

Students transferring to WTAMU from another state-supported university or community college in Texas shall receive core-curriculum credit for the component areas successfully completed in the core curriculum of the sending institution. Following receipt of credit for these courses, a student will be required to satisfy the remaining course requirements in WTAMU's core. A student who has earned a baccalaureate degree from a Texas public institution of higher education is considered core complete. For a second degree, the entire 42-hour core from the sending institution must substitute completely for the receiving institution's core curriculum.

NOTE: Students should be aware that some majors specify particular courses to meet core-curriculum requirements when options are available. See special information in the academic department section of this catalog in which the major is offered. Students should consult their academic adviser often, at least once a semester. Ideally, these courses should be completed by the end of the sophomore year.

West Texas A&M University Core Curriculum

Component Area Code WTAMU Core Curriculum Hours
Communication 10 ENGL 1301 ; (3)
COMM 1315 , or COMM 1318 , or COMM 1321  (3)
6
Mathematics 20

MATH 1314 

 ,  MATH 1324 ,   MATH 1332 ,    , MATH 2412 , MATH 2413  (extra hour of MATH course moves to Code 90)

3
Life and Physical Sciences 30




 

 BIOL 1406  1or BIOL 1408 ; BIOL 1407  2or BIOL 1409 2; BIOL 1411 , BIOL 1413 ; CHEM 1405 3 or CHEM 1411 3CHEM 1412 ; GEOL 1401  4or GEOL 1403 4; GEOL 1402 , GEOL 1404 ; PHYS 1401 , PHYS 1402 , PHYS 1411 , PHYS 1412 , PHYS 2425 , PHYS 2426       (extra lab hours move to Code 90)

6
 
Language, Philosophy and Culture 40

 ENGL 2321 , ENGL 2326 , ENGL 2331 , ENGL 2341 , ENGL 2343  HIST 2311 , HIST 2323 , HIST 2372 , PHIL 1301 , PHIL 2374    SPAN 2312 ,        [or an equivalent course in foreign language]

3
Creative Arts 50

ARTS 1303  ARTS 1304  DANC 2303  

   and MUSI 1209 

(extra hour moves to Code 90), 

 THRE 1310 

3

American History

 

Government/Political Science

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

60

 

70

 

 

80

HIST 1301 ; HIST 1302 ; HIST 2301 ; HIST 2381   

 

  and  

 

 

  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  

6
 

6

 

 

3

Component Area Option 90

 , BIOL lab hours (from Code 30),   , CHEM lab hours (from Code 30), CS 1301 , CIDM 1301    ,GEOL lab hours (from Code 30), IDS 1071  (1-3 hours),  PHIL 2303 , PHYS lab hours (from Code 30), Extra MATH hours (from Code 20), (Extra MUSI hour from Code 50)

6
    Total Core Curriculum Requirements 42

 NOTE: Core curriculum must total exactly 42 hours; excess hours must be moved to the major as an elective or part of major requirements and stay within the 120-hour requirement or approved total submitted to the Coordinating Board for degree requirements.

1Cannot receive credit for both BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1408.

2Cannot receive credit for both BIOL 1407 and BIOL 1409.

3Cannot receive credit for both CHEM 1405 and CHEM 1411.

4Cannot receive credit for both GEOL 1401 and GEOL 1403.

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