University Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum (Effective Fall 2014)

The central and essential mission of the Prairie View A&M University Core Curriculum is to develop in each undergraduate student the capability to perform effectively in academic and professional settings. The program stresses communication and critical thinking skills necessary for outstanding performance in a multi-faceted, modern, and changing society.

All degree programs include 42 semester hours of course work from approved areas of study recognized as the required general education program. Listed in the right column are the equivalent courses that may be transferred from Texas community and junior colleges as approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Through the Core Curriculum, students will prepare for contemporary challenges by developing and demonstrating the following core objectives:

    (A) Critical Thinking Skills: to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information;

    (B) Communication Skills: to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication;

    (C) Empirical and Quantitative Skills: to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions;

    (D) Teamwork: to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal;

    (E) Personal Responsibility: to include the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making; and

    (F) Social Responsibility: to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.

To assist students who transfer to Prairie View A&M University from other public colleges and universities in Texas, the University carefully evaluates course credits presented for acceptance toward fulfillment of degree requirements.

Core Curriculum Course Titles TCCNS
COMMUNICATION (010) 6 SCH
ENGL 1123 Freshman Composition I ENGL 1301
ENGL 1133 Freshman Composition II ENGL 1302
ENGL 1143 Technical Writing ENGL 2311
MATHEMATICS (020) 3 SCH
MATH 1103 Contemporary College Algebra MATH 1332
MATH 1113 College Algebra MATH 1314
MATH 1115 College Algebra and Trig
MATH 1123 Trigonometry MATH 1316
MATH 1124 Calculus with Analytic Geom I MATH 2413
MATH 1153 Finite Mathematics MATH 1324
MATH 2003 Elementary Statistics MATH 1342
MATH 2024 Calculus with Analytic Geom II MATH 2414
MATH 2043 Differential Equations MATH 2320
MATH 2053 Discrete Mathematics MATH 2305
MATH 2153 Calculus-Business/Social Sci MATH 1325
PSYC 2613 Fundamentals of Statistics PSYC 2317
LIFE AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES (030) 6 SCH
BIOL 1054 Human Anatomy and Physiology I BIOL 2401
BIOL 1064 Human Anatomy and Physiology II BIOL 2402
BIOL 1113 College Biology I BIOL 1308
BIOL 1123 College Biology II BIOL 1309
CHEM 1033 General Inorganic Chemistry I CHEM 1311
CHEM 1063 Svy of Organic and Biochem CHEM 1307
PHSC 1123 Physical Science I PHYS 1315
PHSC 2123 Physical Science II PHYS 1317
PHYS 2113 General Physics I PHYS 1301
PHYS 2123 General Physics II PHYS 1302
PHYS 2513 University Physics I PHYS 2325
PHYS 2523 University Physics II PHYS 2326
LANGUAGE, PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE (040) 3 SCH
ARCH 2233 History of Architecture I ARCH 1301
ARCH 2243 History of Architecture II ARCH 1302
ARTS 2223 History of Art I ARTS 1303
ENGL 2153 Introduction to Literature ENGL 2341
ENGL 2333 Studies in Literature ENGL 2342
ENGL 2383 Survey of World Literature ENGL 2331
HUMA 1303 Introduction to Humanities HUMA 1301
HUMA 1403 Svy of Mex-Amer Culture HUMA 1305
PHIL 2023 Ethics PHIL 2306
PHIL 2303 Critical Thinking PHIL 2303
SPAN 2023 Intermediate Spanish II SPAN 2312
CREATIVE ARTS (050) 3 SCH
ARCH 1253 Architecture Design I ARCH 1303
ARTS 1203 Introduction to Visual Arts ARTS 1301
ARTS 2283 African American Art
COMM 2643 Media Literacy COMM 2300
DRAM 1103 Introduction to Theater DRAM 1310
DRAM 2223 African American Theatre II
HCOL 1213 Honors Colloquium II
MUSC 1213 Fundamentals of Music MUSC 1304
MUSC 1313 Music in Contemporary Life MUSC 1306
MUSC 2333 Afro-American Music
MUSC 2343 Survey of World Music
AMERICAN HISTORY (060) 6 SCH
HIST 1313 U.S. to 1876 HIST 1301
HIST 1323 U.S. 1876 to Present HIST 1302
HIST 1333 History of Texas HIST 2301
GOVERNMENT/POLITICAL SCIENCE (070) 6 SCH
POSC 1113 American Government GOVT 2305
POSC 1123 Texas Government GOVT 2306
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (080) 3 SCH
AGHR 1303 Land Grant System Food Security
CHEG 2003 Econ Analysis and Tech Applic
CRJS 1123 Crime in America CRIJ 1307
CRJS 1133 Principles of Criminal Justice CRIJ 1301
ECON 2003 Fund of Econ in Global Society ECON 1301
ECON 2113 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 2302
ECON 2123 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2301
FINA 2133 Financial Plng Global Persp
GEOG 1113 Introduction to Geography GEOG 1300
GEOG 2633 Cultural Geography GEOG 1302
HDFM 2513 Childhood Disorders
HDFM 2533 Contemp Fam Cross Cultural Persp SOCI 2301
HDFM 2553 Human Development PSYC 2312
HIST 1813 Civilization HIST 2321
HIST 1823 World Civilization Since 1500 HIST 2322
MGMT 2263 Leadership in a Global Environ
POSC 2213 Blacks in Amer Political System
POSC 2503 Introduction to Global Issues
PSYC 1113 General Psychology PSYC 2301
PSYC 2423 Developmental Psychology PSYC 2312
PSYC 2513 Psychology of Personality PSYC 2316
SOCG 1013 General Sociology SOCI 1301
SOCG 2003 Minorities in American SOCI 2319
SOCG 2043 Social Problems SOCI 1306
COMPONENT AREA OPTION (090) 6 SCH
AGHR 1303 Land Grant and Glob Food Security
ARCH 1273 Multimedia Digital Applications ARCH 1315
COMM 1003 Fundamentals of Speech Comm SPCH 1315
COMM 2603 Interpersonal Communication SPCH 1318
COMP 1003 Digital Communication COSC 1301
CURR 1013 Principle of Effective Learning EDUC 1300
CURR 2003 Global Influences on Teach Ed
CVEG 2073 Global Development Issues
ECON 2003 Fund of Econ in Global Society ECON 1301
FINA 2133 Financial Planning Global Persp
HIST 1813 Civilization HIST 2321
HIST 1823 World Civilization Since 1500 HIST 2322
HLTH 2003 Personal Health and Wellness PHED 1304
MGMT 2263 Leadership in a Global Environ
MISY 1013 Info Comm in Digital Age BCIS 1301
POSC 2503 Global Issues
SOCG 2043 Social Problems SOCI 1306
TOTAL 42 SCH