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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Core Curriculum


University core curriculum requirements apply to all baccalaureate degrees and is 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 satisfies exemplary educational objectives specified for component areas mandated by the state of Texas.

Students transferring to WTAMU from another state-supported university or community college in Texas shall receive core-curriculum credit for each course 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.

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
11
ENGL 1301  ENGL 1302  or ENGL 2311 
COMM 1315 , COMM 1318 , or COMM 1321 
6
3
Mathematics 20 MATH 1314 , MATH 1324 , MATH 1332 , MATH 2412 , MATH 2413  or a mathematics course for which one of these courses is prerequisite 3
Natural Sciences 30




 

Two courses:

PSES 1301 , PSES 1307 ; ANSC 1319 ; BIOL 1406  or BIOL 1408 ; BIOL 1407  or BIOL 1409 ; BIOL 1411 , BIOL 1413 ; CHEM 1405 , CHEM 1411 , CHEM 1412 ; GEOL 1401  or GEOL 1403 ; GEOL 1402 , GEOL 1404 ; PHYS 1401 , PHYS 1402 , PHYS 1411 , PHYS 1412 , PHYS 2425 , PHYS 2426 .

Six hours of appropriate science credit by examination may be used to satisfy the natural sciences requirement. May not receive degree credit for both GEOL 1401  and GEOL 1403 BIOL 1406  and BIOL 1408 ; BIOL 1407  and BIOL 1409 .

6
(2)
Humanities 40-41 ENGL 2321 , ENGL 2326 , ENGL 2331 , ENGL 2341 , ENGL 2343 ; HIST 2311 , HIST 2323 , HIST 2372 , MCOM 1307 , PHIL 1301 , PHIL 2374 ; or SPAN 2312  or    [an equivalent course (second year, second semester) in French or German] 3
Visual and Performing Arts 50 HUMA 1315 ; ARTS 1303 ; ARTS 1304 ; DANC 2303 ;   , or   and MUSI 1209 ; or THRE 1310  3
Social and Behavioral Sciences

60




70
 
 

80

HIST 1301  or HIST 1303 ; HIST 1302  or HIST 1304 ; HIST 2301 ; HIST 2381  (choose two)
May not receive degree credit for both HIST 1301  and HIST 1303  or for both HIST 1302  and HIST 1304 . HIST 2381  or HIST 2301  may be taken in place of either HIST 1301  or HIST 1302 .

POSC 2305  or POSC 2370 ; and POSC 2306 

 

     ;      ; or  

6

 

 


6
 

3

Institutionally Designated Option 90

Choose from:

ANSC 2370 ; CS 1301 ; CIDM 1105 , CIDM 1301 , CIDM 1315 , CIDM 2345 ; IDS 1071 ; PHIL 2303 .

(1-3)
    Total Core Curriculum Requirements 42

 NOTE: Code numbers refer to components of state-mandated core curriculum.