Core Curriculum

If you first enrolled at a Texas public university or college in Fall 1999 or more recently, your degree requirements include a General Education Core Curriculum. Every public institution in Texas has a Core, which is designed to provide a solid foundation for your college education and to make transfers between and among Texas institutions of higher education as smooth and seamless as possible.

You may choose a major which has some more rigorous or more specific requirements than the Core. Most science majors, for instance have more intensive math and science requirements. In these cases, the major requirements have priority. So, switching institutions has become easier, but changing majors may still involve taking some extra courses.

For those and other reasons, no one should enroll in courses, Core Curriculum or otherwise, without consulting with a trained academic advisor.

Core Curriculum

In fall 2014, the core curriculum was updated. All new undergraduate students (both freshmen and transfers) entering Sul Ross in the fall of 2014 must follow the new core. Core currciculum completed by transfer students from Texas public universities or colleges will be applied to the core even if Sul Ross does not have the equivalent course on it's core. Continuing students may choose to transition to the new core, or remain on the core in effect prior to fall 2014.

Follow these links for the core curriculum in effect by year.

Fall 2014
Fall 2015
Fall 2016
Fall 2017 (no changes - see Fall 2016)
 

 

FALL 2014

Component Area SCH SRSU Subject and Number TCCN Subject and Number
010 Communication 6 ENG 1301 Composition I ENGL 1301
    ENG 1302 Composistion II ENGL 1302
020 Mathematics 3 MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics MATH 1332
    MATH 1314 College Algebra MATH 1314
    MATH 1342 Elementary Statistics MATH 1342
030 Life and Physical Sciences 6 ASTR 1303 Stars and Galaxies ASTR 1303
    ASTR 1304 Solar System ASTR 1304
    BIOL 1311 General Botany BIOL 1311
    BIOL 1313 General Zoology BIOL 1313
    CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I CHEM 1311
    CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II CHEM 1312
    GEOL 1303 Physical Geology GEOL 1303
    GEOL 1304 Historical Geology GEOL 1304
    GEOL 1305 Environmental Geology GEOL 1305
    IT 1309 Power Technology  
    NRM 2305 Soils  
    NRM 1301 Horticulture HORT 1301
040 Language, Philosophy and Culture 3 ENG 2341 Forms of Literature ENGL 2341
    ENG 2331 World Literature ENGL 2331
    ENG 2312 Writers of the American West  
    ENG 2315 Environmental Literature  
    ENG 2322 British Literature I ENGL 2322
    ENG 2323 British Literature II ENGL 2323
    ENG 2327 American Literature I ENGL 2327
    ENG 2328 American Literature II ENGL 2328
    MAS 2301 Intro to Mexican-American Studies HUMA 1305
    PHIL 1301 Intro to Philosophy PHIL 1301
    WS 2301 Intro to Women's Studies  
050 Creative Arts 3 ART 1301 Art Appreciation ARTS 1301
    FA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation HUMA 1315
    IT 2304 Photography ARTS 2356
    MUS 1303 Fundamentals of Music MUSI 1303
    MUS 1308 Music Literature I MUSI 1308
    THEA 1310 Intro to Theatre DRAM 1310
060 American History 6 HIST 1301 History of the United States to 1877 HIST 1301
    HIST 1302 History of the United States since 1877 HIST 1302
070 Government/Political Science 6 PS 2305 Federal Government GOVT 2305
    PS 2306 State Government GOVT 2306
080 Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 ANTH 1301 Cultural Anthropology ANTH 2351
    ECO 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2301
    ECO 2302 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 2302
    GEOG 1302 World Regional Geography GEOG 1303
    GEOG 2302 Geography of the US and Canada  
    PSY 1302 Intro to Psychology PSYC 2301
    SOC 2303 Intro to Sociology SOCI 1301
090 Component Area Option 6 COMM 1310 Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
    COMM 1311 Intro to Speech Communication SPCH 1311
    ENG 2341 Forms of Literature ENGL 2341
    ENG 2331 World Literature ENGL 2331
    ENG 2312 Writers of the American West  
    ENG 2315 Environmental Literature  
    ENG 2322 British Literature I ENGL 2322
    ENG 2323 British Literature II ENGL 2323
    THEA 2336 Voice for the Theatre DRAM 2336
    THEA 2304 Oral Interpretation  
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FALL 2015

Component Area SCH SRSU Subject and Number TCCN Subject and Number
010 Communication 6 ENG 1301 Composition I ENGL 1301
    ENG 1302 Composition II ENGL 1302
    ENG 2311 Technical and Business Writing ENGL 2311
020 Mathematics 3 MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics MATH 1332
    MATH 1314 College Algebra MATH 1314
    MATH 1342 Elementary Statistics MATH 1342
030 Life and Physical Sciences 6 ASTR 1303 Stars and Galaxies ASTR 1303
    ASTR 1304 Solar System ASTR 1304
    BIOL 1311 General Botany BIOL 1311
    BIOL 1313 General Zoology BIOL 1313
    CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I CHEM 1311
    CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II CHEM 1312
    GEOL 1303 Physical Geology GEOL 1303
    GEOL 1304 Historical Geology GEOL 1304
    GEOL 1305 Environmental Geology GEOL 1305
    IT 1309 Power Technology  
    NRM 2303 Principles of Conservation Biology  
    NRM 2305 Soils  
    NRM 1301 Horticulture HORT 1301
040 Language, Philosophy and Culture 3 ENG 2341 Forms of Literature ENGL 2341
    ENG 2331 World Literature ENGL 2331
    ENG 2312 Writers of the American West  
    ENG 2315 Environmental Literature  
    ENG 2322 British Literature I ENGL 2322
    ENG 2323 British Literature II ENGL 2323
    ENG 2327 American Literature I ENGL 2327
    ENG 2328 American Literature II ENGL 2328
    MAS 2301 Intro to Mexican-American Studies HUMA 1305
    HIST 2301 World History to 1500 HIST 2311
    HIST 2302 World History since 1500 HIST 2312
    PHIL 1301 Intro to Philosophy PHIL 1301
    WS 2301 Intro to Women's Studies  
050 Creative Arts 3 ART 1301 Art Appreciation ARTS 1301
    FA 1302 Music Appreciation MUSI 1306
    FA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation HUMA 1315
    IT 2304 Photography ARTS 2356
    MUS 1303 Fundamentals of Music MUSI 1303
    MUS 1308 Music Literature I MUSI 1308
    MUS 1312 Music Theory II MUSI 1312
    THEA 1310 Intro to Theatre DRAM 1310
060 American History 6 HIST 1301 History of the United States to 1877 HIST 1301
    HIST 1302 History of the United States since 1877 HIST 1302
070 Government/Political Science 6 PS 2305 Federal Government GOVT 2305
    PS 2306 State Government GOVT 2306
080 Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 ANTH 1301 Cultural Anthropology ANTH 2351
    ECO 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2301
    ECO 2302 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 2302
    GEOG 1302 World Regional Geography GEOG 1303
    GEOG 2302 Geography of the US and Canada  
    PSY 1302 Intro to Psychology PSYC 2301
    SOC 2303 Intro to Sociology SOCI 1301
090 Component Area Option 6 COMM 1310 Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
    COMM 1311 Intro to Speech Communication SPCH 1311
    COMM 1320 Business and Professional Communication SPCH 1321
    ENG 2341 Forms of Literature ENGL 2341
    ENG 2331 World Literature ENGL 2331
    ENG 2312 Writers of the American West  
    ENG 2315 Environmental Literature  
    ENG 2322 British Literature I ENGL 2322
    ENG 2323 British Literature II ENGL 2323
    THEA 2336 Voice for the Theatre DRAM 2336
    THEA 2304 Oral Interpretation  
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FALL 2016

Component Area SCH SRSU Subject and Number TCCN Subject and Number
010 Communication 6 ENG 1301 Composition I ENGL 1301
    ENG 1302 Composition II ENGL 1302
    ENG 2311 Technical and Business Writing ENGL 2311
020 Mathematics 3 MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics MATH 1332
    MATH 1314 College Algebra MATH 1314
    MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry MATH 1316
    MATH 1342 Elementary Statistics MATH 1342
030 Life and Physical Sciences 6 ASTR 1303 Stars and Galaxies ASTR 1303
    ASTR 1304 Solar System ASTR 1304
    BIOL 1311 General Botany BIOL 1311
    BIOL 1313 General Zoology BIOL 1313
    CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I CHEM 1311
    CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II CHEM 1312
    GEOL 1303 Physical Geology GEOL 1303
    GEOL 1304 Historical Geology GEOL 1304
    GEOL 1305 Environmental Geology GEOL 1305
    IT 1309 Power Technology  
    NRM 2303 Principles of Conservation Biology  
    NRM 2305 Soils  
    NRM 1301 Horticulture HORT 1301
    PHYS 1301 College Physics I PHYS 1301
    PHYS 1302 College Physics II PHYS 1302
040 Language, Philosophy and Culture 3 ENG 2341 Forms of Literature ENGL 2341
    ENG 2331 World Literature ENGL 2331
    ENG 2312 Writers of the American West  
    ENG 2315 Environmental Literature  
    ENG 2322 British Literature I ENGL 2322
    ENG 2323 British Literature II ENGL 2323
    ENG 2327 American Literature I ENGL 2327
    ENG 2328 American Literature II ENGL 2328
    MAS 2301 Intro to Mexican-American Studies HUMA 1305
    HIST 2301 World History to 1500 HIST 2311
    HIST 2302 World History since 1500 HIST 2312
    PHIL 1301 Intro to Philosophy PHIL 1301
    WS 2301 Intro to Women's Studies  
050 Creative Arts 3 ART 1301 Art Appreciation ARTS 1301
    FA 1302 Music Appreciation MUSI 1306
    FA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation HUMA 1315
    IT 2304 Photography ARTS 2356
    MUS 1303 Fundamentals of Music MUSI 1303
    MUS 1308 Music Literature I MUSI 1308
    MUS 1312 Music Theory II MUSI 1312
    THEA 1310 Intro to Theatre DRAM 1310
060 American History 6 HIST 1301 History of the United States to 1877 HIST 1301
    HIST 1302 History of the United States since 1877 HIST 1302
070 Government/Political Science 6 PS 2305 Federal Government GOVT 2305
    PS 2306 State Government GOVT 2306
080 Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 ANTH 1301 Cultural Anthropology ANTH 2351
    ECO 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2301
    ECO 2302 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 2302
    GEOG 1302 World Regional Geography GEOG 1303
    GEOG 2302 Geography of the US and Canada  
    PSY 1302 Intro to Psychology PSYC 2301
    SOC 2303 Intro to Sociology SOCI 1301
090 Component Area Option 6 COMM 1310 Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
    COMM 1311 Intro to Speech Communication SPCH 1311
    COMM 1320 Business and Professional Communication SPCH 1321
    ENG 2341 Forms of Literature ENGL 2341
    ENG 2331 World Literature ENGL 2331
    ENG 2312 Writers of the American West  
    ENG 2315 Environmental Literature  
    ENG 2322 British Literature I ENGL 2322
    ENG 2323 British Literature II ENGL 2323
    THEA 2336 Voice for the Theatre DRAM 2336
    THEA 2304 Oral Interpretation  
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For more information on the core curriculum, visit http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/tcc/

See Core Curriculum Tools for Advisors and Students for info on how to view core completion information.