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Core Curriculum

State law requires that all University of Houston-Victoria students complete a general education Core Curriculum of 42 semester credit hours that serves as a broad foundation for the undergraduate degree.  UH-Victoria’s 42-hour core curriculum is based on a series of basic intellectual competencies--reading, writing, speaking, listening, critical thinking, and computer literacy—that are essential to the learning process in any discipline.  The University’s Core Curriculum requirements are described in the sections that follow.  These requirements must be met by every student pursuing a baccalaureate degree program at UH-Victoria, regardless of his or her major. 

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Core Curriculum for Students First Entering College in Fall 1999 – Summer 2014.

Components

Semester Credit Hours:

010 – Communication

6

020 - Mathematics

3

030 - Natural Sciences

6

040 - Humanities

3

050 - Visual/Performing Arts

3

060 - History

6

070 - Political Science

6

080 - Social/Behavioral Science

3

090 - Institutionally Designated Option

6

 

Fall 1999 – Summer 2014 Core courses presently offered:

Course Number

Name

Credits

10 Communications (2 courses)

ENGL 1301

English Comp I

3

ENGL 1302

English Comp II

3

20 Mathematics (1 course)

MATH 1314

College Algebra

3

MATH 1324

Finite Mathematics

3

MATH 1325

Business Calculus

3

MATH 2312

Pre-Calculus

3

MATH 2413

Calculus I

3

MATH 2414

Calculus II

3

MATH 2415

Calculus III

3

30 Natural Sciences (2 courses)
Note: Some degree plans require lab course.

BIOL 1306/1406

General Biology I

3 (without lab) OR 4 (with lab)

BIOL 1307/1407

General Biology II

3 (without lab) OR 4 (with lab)

BIOL 1309/1409

Life on Earth

3(without lab) OR 4 (with lab)

BIOL1322

Nutrition

3

BIOL 2306/2406

The Living Planet

3 (without lab) OR 4 (with lab)

40 Literature, Philosophy, modern or classical
language/literature and cultural studies (1 course)

ENGL 2332

World Literature I

3

PHIL 1301

Intro to Western Philosophy

3

PHIL 1303

Reasoning and Critical Thinking

3

50 Visual and Performing Arts (1 course)

DRAM 2366

Intro to Cinema

3

COMM 1335

Intro to Radio & TV

3

60 United States History (2 courses)

HIST 1301

US History I

3

HIST 1302

US History II

3

70 Political Science (2 courses)

PSCI 2305

United States Government

3

PSCI 2306

Texas State and Local Government

3

80 Social/Behavioral Science (1 course)

PSYC 2301

Introduction to Psychology

3

CRIJ 1301

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

90 Additional hours/University Designated Core (2 courses)

SPCH 1315

Introduction to Public Speaking

3

COSC 1301

Technology and Problem Solving

3

 

Core Curriculum for Students First Entering College in Fall 2014 or after.

Courses:

Semester Credit Hours:

010 – Communication

6

020 – Mathematics

3

030 – Life and Physical Sciences

6

040 – Language, Philosophy and Culture

3

050 – Creative Arts

3

060 – American History

6

070 – Government/Political Sciences

6

080 – Social and Behavioral Sciences

3

090-Institutionally Designated Option

6

Fall 2014 or later Core courses presently offered:

Course Number

Name

Credits

10 Communications  (2 courses)

ENGL 1301

English Comp I

3

ENGL 1302

English Comp II

3

20 Mathematics (1 course)

MATH 1314

College Algebra

3

MATH 1324

Finite Mathematics

3

MATH 1325

Business Calculus

3

MATH 2312

Pre-Calculus

3

MATH 2413

Calculus I

3

MATH 2414

Calculus II

3

MATH 2415

Calculus III

3

30 Life and Physical Sciences (2 courses)  Note: Some degree plans require lab course.

BIOL 1306

Biology I for SCI Majors

3

BIOL 1307

Biology II for SCI Majors

3

BIOL 1308

Biology I for Non-SCI Majors

3

BIOL 1309

Biology II for Non-SCI Majors

3

BIOL 1322

Human Nutrition

3

BIOL 2306

The Living Planet

3

BIOL 2406

The Living Planet

4

PHYS 1401

College Physics I Mechanics

4

PHIS 1402

College Physics II

4

 

 

40 Language, Philosophy and Culture ((1 course)

ENGL 2332

World Literature I

3

PHIL 1301

Intro to Western Philosophy

3

PHIL 1303

Reasoning and Critical Thinking

3

50 Creative Arts (1 course)

ARTS 1312

Creativity and the Fine Arts

3

COMM 1335

Introduction to Cinema

3

DRAM 2366

Intro to Radio & Television

3

60 American History (2 courses)

HIST 1301

U.S. History I

3

HIST 1302

U.S. History II

3

70 Government/Political Science (2 courses)

PSCI 2305

U.S. Government

3

PSCI 2306

Texas State and Local Government

3

80 Social and Behavioral Sciences (1 course)

ANTH 2346

General Anthropology

3

CRIJ 1301

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

ECON 2301

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 2302

Principles of Economics-Micro

3

GEOG 1300

Principles of Geography

3

PSYC 2301

Introduction to Psychology

3

90 Component Area Option (2 courses)

COSC 1301

Technology and Problem Solving

3

SPCH 1315

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3