Common Courses


Music (MUSI)

MUSI 1300; 1301:

Fundamentals of Music

Designed for music majors or non-majors. Provides study of basic notation, note values, scales, intervals, and key signatures with simple keyboard applications. Also, development of music skill including basic theory, rhythm, sight-singing, and elementary chord structure.


Physics (PHYS)

PHYS 1401:

General Physics

Mechanics, heat and sound.


PHYS 1402:

General Physics

Magnetism, electricity, light and elementary atomic theory.


Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC 2301:

Introduction to Psychology

Principles and theories of psychology including growth and development, perception, learning and intelligence, emotions, personality development and mental health.


PSYC 2314:

Human Growth and Development

A life-span approach to the study of common processes and major influences in human development, integrating input from psychology and other behavioral and natural sciences.


Sociology (SOCI)

SOCI 1301:

Introduction to Sociology

Nature and principles of sociology; interrelations of personality, culture and society; social processes, organizations and functions.


Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 1411-1412:

Elementary Spanish

Basic and oral expression and listening comprehension with increasing attention to elementary reading and writing.


SPAN 2311-2312:

Intermediate Spanish

Oral and listening comprehension skills with increased attention to writing and especially reading.


Speech Communication (SPCH)

SPCH 1311; 1315:

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Beginning theory and practice of informative and persuasive communication. Satisfies requirement for teacher certification.


SPCH 1318:

Interpersonal and Problem-Solving Communication

Elementary theory and practice of oral communication in dyadic and small group situations.


SPCH 1321:

Business and Professional Speech

Fundamentals of speech as they relate to business and professional settings. Includes interviews; informative, persuasive and public speeches.



SPCH 1342:

Voice and Diction
International phonetic alphabet and the sounds of speech; physiology of the speech mechanism; voice and analysis and drill on vocal characteristics.



SPCH 2341:

Oral Interpretation of Literature

Introduction to the oral interpretation of poetry, prose and drama.


Texas Early Childhood Articulation (TECA)

TECA 1303:

Families & the Community

A study of the relationship between the child, family, community, and educators, including a study of parent education and involvement, family and community lifestyles, child abuse, and current family life issues.


TECA 1311:

Introduction to Early Childhood

An introduction to the profession of early childhood education focusing on developmentally appropriate practices, types of programs, historical perspectives, ethics and current issues.


TECA 1318:

Nutrition, Health & Safety

A study of nutrition, health, and safety including community health, universal health precautions, and legal implications. Practical application of these principles in a variety of settings.


TECA 1354:

Child Growth & Development

A study of the principles of child growth and development from conception through adolescence. Focus on physical, cognitive, social, and emotional domains of development.

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