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    University of Texas Permian Basin
   
 
  Jan 18, 2018
 
 
    
2017-2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog

General Education Requirements


General Education Requirements

The purpose of the General Education Core Curriculum is to provide UTPB graduates with knowledge and basic intellectual competencies that are essential tools for learning in any discipline. Completion of the Core Curriculum will ensure that graduates acquire:

  • Communicate clearly through the effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written and oral communication.
  • Manipulate and analyze numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
  • Think critically using creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information.
  • Consider different points of view and work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
  • Demonstrate social responsibility through knowledge of intercultural competence, civic responsibility, and the engagement in regional, national and global communities.
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility through the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making.

The U. T. Permian Basin Core Curriculum complies with State law and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rules. The courses in the General Education Core Curriculum have been approved by The University of Texas Permian Basin and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The General Education Core Curriculum consists of 42 semester credit hours in the following categories

Communication 6 credits
History (United States) 6 credits
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3 credits
Mathematics 3 credits
Life and Physical Sciences (any two 3-SCH courses; labs that accompany them are counted as Component Area Options) 6 credits
Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and
Local Government)
6 credits
Creative Arts 3 credits
Social and Behavioral Science 3 credits
Component Area Option (includes oral communication and the labs that accompany life and physical science courses) 6 credits
   
TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED 42 credits

 

The following table lists current U. T. Permian Basin courses that satisfy the general education requirement in each of the categories of the core curriculum. The table also lists course numbers in the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) that, when transferred from public higher education institutions in Texas, meet U. T. Permian basin general education requirements. The TCCNS is a statewide system for determining equivalency of courses at different institutions.

Some majors specify courses to meet one or more general education requirements. Students should refer to major requirements listed in this catalog before selecting general education courses. Students seeking teacher certification should contact their certification advisor for specific math requirements.

UTPB
General Education Requirement

Code

SCH

UTPB
Course Number
Catalog

Transferable
Courses in the Texas Common
Course Inventory

Communication

010

6

ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302  

ENGL 1301  ENGL 1302  

History (U.S. History)

060

6

HIST 1301 HIST 1302   HIST 1301 HIST 1302  

Language, Philosophy and Culture

040

3

COMM 1301  

ENGL 2322 , ENGL 2323 , ENGL 2327 , ENGL 2328  

PHIL 2300 

*UNIV 1301  

ENGL 2322 , ENGL 2323 , ENGL 2327 , ENGL 2328 , PHIL 1301

Mathematics

020

3

MATH 1314 , MATH 1324 , MATH 1332 , MATH 2412 , MATH 2413  

MATH 1314 , MATH 1324 , MATH 1332 , MATH 2412 , MATH 2413  

Life and Physical Sciences

030

6

BIOL 1306 , BIOL 1307 , BIOL 1308 

CHEM 1311 , CHEM 1312 

GEOL 1301 , GEOL 1302 ,

PHYS 2325 , PHYS 2326  

BIOL 1306 , BIOL 1307 , BIOL 1308 CHEM 1311 , CHEM 1312 GEOL 1301 , GEOL 1302 ,PHYS 2325 , PHYS 2326  

Political Science

(U.S.;

State of Texas and Local Government)

070

6

PLSC 2305 , PLSC 2306 ,

*UNIV 2301  

GOVT 2305, 2306

Creative Arts

050

3

ARTS 1301 , ARTS 1303 , ARTS 1304 ,

DRAM 1310 ,

MUSI 1301 , MUSI 1306 

*UNIV 1302  

ARTS 1301 , ARTS 1303 , ARTS 1304 ,DRAM 1310 , MUSI 1301 , MUSI 1306  

Social and Behavioral Science

080

3

ECON 2301  

LEAD 1301  

PSYC 1301  

SOCI 1301  

ECON 2301 , LEAD 1301 , PSYC 1301 SOCI 1301  

Component Area Option

090

6

 

 

Oral Communication

 

(3)

COMM 1315  

SPCH 1315

Life and Physical Sciences Laboratories

 

(2)

BIOL 1106 , BIOL 1107 , BIOL 1108  

CHEM 1111 , CHEM 1112  

GEOL 1101 , GEOL 1102  

PHYS 2125 , PHYS 2126  

BIOL 1106 , BIOL 1107 , BIOL 1108 , CHEM 1111 , CHEM 1112 , GEOL 1101 , GEOL 1102 PHYS 2125 , PHYS 2126  

Other Component Area Option Courses

 

(1+)

ARTS 1303 , ARTS 1304 

COMM 1115  

CHEM 1311 , CHEM 1312  

DRAM 1310  

ENGL 2322 , ENGL 2323 , ENGL 2327 , ENGL 2328  

HIST 2322  

MUSI 1301  

PSYC 1301  

SOCI 1301  

ARTS 1303 , ARTS 1304 ,COMM 1115 ,CHEM 1311 , CHEM 1312 , DRAM 1310 , ENGL 2322 , ENGL 2323 , ENGL 2327 , ENGL 2328 , HIST 2322 , PSYC 1301 , SOCI 1301  

Total

 

42

 

 

* UNIV courses are open to students in the Honors Program only.
In addition, most teacher certification programs have mathematics requirements different from or beyond the minimum mathematics general education requirements. Students seeking teacher certification should contact their certification advisor for specific math requirements.

Texas Common Core Curriculum

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has developed the Texas Common Core Curriculum. This 42 semester credit hour curriculum transfers freely from one Texas public institution of higher education to another. U. T. Permian Basin identifies courses using the Coordinating Board common course numbering system and most of the University’s general education requirements meet the Texas Common Core Curriculum requirements.

Students transferring to U. T. Permian Basin who have completed a 42 semester credit hour core at a Texas public college or university will receive a minimum of 42 semester credits for the core as transfer credits and will have met the University’s general education requirements.

Students transferring to U. T. Permian Basin who have completed fewer than 42 semester credits from core courses at a Texas public college or university will receive credit toward the University’s general education requirements for the credits taken. The student should consult with her/his advisor for elements of the general education requirements that remain to be completed.

Business Field of Study

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved the Field of Study Curriculum for Business. The following Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) courses are fully transferable to The University of Texas of the Permian Basin to meet the Field of Study Requirements for Business: ECON 2301  and ECON 2302 , MATH 1324 , MATH 1325 , COSC (BCIS) 1305 or 1405, SPCH 1311 (with appropriate content only), SPCH 1315 or SPCH 1321 (preferred) and ACCT 2301  or  and ACCT 2401 ACCT 2302  or ACCT 2402 only. The ECON 2301 , MATH (except MATH 1325 ) and SPCH classes also meet General Education requirements.