Core Curriculum | TJC

Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum at TJC provides students with a solid foundation of knowledge and academic skills which will assist them
throughout life. Students planning to continue their education toward a baccalaureate degree can complete core curriculum
courses designed to provide a sound background in the liberal arts. Students who successfully complete the TJC core curriculum
can transfer that block of courses to any Texas public college or university. Articulation agreements with other Texas colleges and universities mean seamless transfer.

TJC Core requirements are in 3-hour increments (1 Course). However, some courses offered, such as Mathematics and Life and Physical Sciences, are 4-hour classes. Any overflow (extra) hours above the required Core of 42 hours will apply to the degree requirements.

Communications Core (2 Courses)
ENGL 1301 Composition I*

SPCH 1315

SPCH 1321

SPCH 1311

SPCH 1318

Public Speaking OR

Business & Professional Communication OR

Intro. to Speech Communication OR

Interpersonal Communication

Mathematics Core (1 Course)
MATH 1314 College Algebra
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
MATH 1414 College Algebra
MATH 1442 Elementary Statistical Methods
MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Math
MATH 2413 Calculus I
Life and Physical Sciences Core (2 Courses)
BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I
BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I
BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II
BIOL 1411 General Botany
BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 2404 Anatomy & Physiology
BIOL 2406 Environmental Biology
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I
CHEM 1406 Introductory Chemistry I-Allied Health Emphasis
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II
GEOL 1401 Earth Science
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology
GEOL 1404 Historical Geology
GEOL 1405 Environmental Science
PHYS 1401 College Physics I
PHYS 1403 Stars and Galaxies
PHYS 1404 Solar System
PHYS 1405 Elementary Physics I
PHYS 2425 University Physics I
PHYS 2426 University Physics II
Language, Philosophy and Culture Core (1 Course)
DANC 1305 World Dance
ENGL 2322 British Literature I
ENGL 2323 British Literature II
ENGL 2327 American Literature I
ENGL 2328 American Literature II
ENGL 2332 World Literature I
ENGL 2333 World Literature II
HIST 2311 Western Civilization I
HIST 2312 Western Civilization II
HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities I
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1304 Introduction to World Religions
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics
Creative Arts Core (1 Course)
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
DANC 2303 Dance Appreciation
DRAM 1310 Theater Appreciation
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
MUSI 1310 American Music
American History Core (2 Courses)
HIST 1301 United States History I*

HIST 1302

HIST 2301

United States History II OR

Texas History

Government/Political Science Core (2 Courses)
GOVT 2305 Federal Government
GOVT 2306 Texas Government
Social and Behavioral Sciences Core (1 Course)
COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography
PSYC 2301 General Psychology
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology
Component Area Option Core (2 Courses)

EDUC 1300

COSC 1301

Learning Framework OR

Introduction to Computing
ENGL 1302

ENGL 2311
Composition II OR

Technical & Business Writing

*Institution requires all core complete students to take ENGL 1301, HIST 1301 and two lab sciences.