University Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum 

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
Freshman Composition I
Freshman Composition II
Technical and Business Writing
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Contemporary College Algebra
College Algebra and Trigonometry
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Statistical Methods in Psychology
Biology for Non-Science Major I
Biology for Non-Science Majors II
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
General Inorganic Chemistry I
Introductory Chemistry I
General Chemistry I
Physical Science I
Physical Science II
General Physics I
General Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Architectural History I
History of Architecture II
Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th Century)
Art History II (14th century to the present)
Survey of World Literature
Studies in Literature
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Humanities
Survey of Mexican-American Culture
Critical Thinking
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Architectural Design I
Art Appreciation
African American Art
Media Literacy
Introduction to Theatre
African American Theatre II
Honors Colloquium II
Fundamentals of Music
Music in Contemporary Life
Afro-American Music
Survey of World Music
United States History I
United States History II
Texas History
American Government
Texas Government
Race Class and Gender in America
Land Grant System and Global Food Security
Eco Anal Technical Application
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Crime in America
Fundamentals of Economics in a Global Society
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Financial Planning from a Global Perspective
Introduction to Human Geography
Childhood Disorders
The Contemporary Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Human Development: Life Span
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
Leadership in a Global Environment
Blacks and the American Political System
Global Issues
General Psychology
Child Psychology
Psychology of Personality
General Sociology
Social Problems
Sociology of Minorities
COMPONENT AREA OPTION ONE (Global Awareness - 090) Select one course from this list not completed for the Social and Behavior area above6
Land Grant System and Global Food Security
Ethical Engineering in a Global Society
Global Influences on Teacher Education
Global Development Issues
Fundamentals of Economics in a Global Society
Financial Planning from a Global Perspective
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
Leadership in a Global Environment
Global Issues
Social Problems
Multimedia Digital Application
Introduction to Speech Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Digital Communication
Principles of Effective Learning
Personal Health and Wellness
Business Computer Applications
Total Hours42