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Core Curriculum

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 competence in reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking is essential to the learning process in any discipline. NOTE: Students should be aware that some majors specify particular courses to meet core requirements when options are available. See special information in the academic department section of your catalog. 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.

Core curriculum course descriptions.

Component Area Code WTAMU Core Curriculum Hours
 Communication

10

11

ENGL 1301, 1302 or 2311
 
COMM 1315, 1318 or 1321

6

3

Mathematics  20

MATH 1314, 1324, 1332, 2412, 2413 or mathematics course for which one of these courses is prerequisite

3
Natural Sciences 30 Two courses:
    PSES 1301, 1307; ANSC 1319;
    BIOL 1406 or 1408; BIOL 1407 or 1409; 
    BIOL 1411, 1413; CHEM 1405, 1411,
    1412; GEOL 1401 or 1403; GEOL 1402,
    1404; PHYS 1401, 1402, 1411, 1412,
    2425, 2426.
Six hours of appropriate science credit by examination may be used to satisfy the natural sciences requirement. May not receive credit for both GEOL 1401 and 1403; BIOL 1406 and 1408; BIOL 1407 and 1409.
6-8*
Humanities  40-41 ENGL 2321, 2326, 2331, 2341, 2343;
HIST 2311, 2323, 2372; MCOM 1307;
PHIL 1301, 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, 1304;
DANC 2303; MUSI 1306 or 1208 and 1209; or THRE 1310
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences

 60






70

80

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

POSC 2305 or 2370; and 2306

AGBE 2317; ANTH 2351; CRIJ 1301; ECON 2301, 2302, 2371; GEOG 1302; PSYC 2301; COMM 2377; SOCW 2361; or SOCI 1301

6






6

3

Institutionally Designated Option  90  Choose from:
    ANSC 2370; CS 1301; CIDM 1105,
    1301, 1315, 2345; IDS 1071; PHIL 2303.
1-3*
 

 * Total number of University core hours must equal 42.