Sep 23, 2020  
2019 - 2020 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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

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

ASTR 1301  

BIOL 1306 , BIOL 1307 , BIOL 1308 

CHEM 1311 , CHEM 1312 

GEOL 1301 , GEOL 1302 ,

PHYS 2325 , PHYS 2326  

ASTR 1304, 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  ECON 2302  

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)

ASTR 1101  

BIOL 1106 , BIOL 1107 , BIOL 1108  

CHEM 1111 , CHEM 1112  

GEOL 1101 , GEOL 1102  

PHYS 2125 , PHYS 2126  

ASTR 1104, 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 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.

Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCN)

Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) was developed to facilitate transfer of general academic courses among Texas public institutions. Common courses are included in the Community College General Academic Course Guide Manual, published by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and may be used to determine how freshman and sophomore-level courses transfer from and to Texas public institutions. The statewide TCCN may be accessed at www.tccns.org

The common course number has a standardized four-letter prefix followed by a four-digit number, for example, ENGL 1301. The four-letter prefix identifies the subject area. Each digit in the four-digit sequence gives additional information about the course. The first digit identifies the course as either freshman level (1) or sophomore level (2). The second digit identifies the number of credit hours a student will earn upon completion of the course. Most often this digit will be a 1, 2, 3, or 4. The final two digits serve to establish the sequence in which courses are generally taken.

TCCNS Course University of Texas of the Permian Basin
           
Prefix Num Title Prefix Num Title
ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
ARTS 1303 Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th Century) ARTS 1303 Art History Survey I
ARTS 1304 Art History II (14th Century to the Present) ARTS 1304 Art History Survey II
BIOL 1106 Biology for Science Major I (lab) BIOL 1106 General Biology I Laboratory
BIOL 1107 Biology for Science Major II (lab) BIOL 1107 General Biology II Laboratory
BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I (lecture) BIOL 1306 General Biology I
BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II (lecture) BIOL 1307 General Biology II
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (lab) CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II (lab) CHEM 1112 General Chemistry Lab II
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I (lecture) CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II (lecture) CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II
COMM 2303 Audio Production COMM 2303 Audio & Radio Production
COMM 2311 Media Writing COMM 2311 Writing for Media
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice CRIM 2336 Introduction to Criminology
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater DRAM 1310 Introduction To Theatre Arts
DRAM 1351 Acting I DRAM 2302 Acting I
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
ENGL 1301 Composition I ENGL 1301 Composition I
ENGL 1302 Composition II ENGL 1302 Composition II
ENGL 2322 British Literature I ENGL 2322 British Literature to 1800
ENGL 2323 British Literature II ENGL 2323 British Literature Since 1800
ENGL 2327 American Literature I ENGL 2327 American Literature to 1865
ENGL 2328 American Literature II ENGL 2328 American Literature Since 1865
GEOG 1301 Physical Geography GEOG 1301 Physical Geography
GEOG 1302 Human Geography GEOG 1302 Cultural Geography
GEOL 1103 Physical Geology (lab) GEOL 1101 Physical Geology Laboratory
GEOL 1104 Historical Geology (lab) GEOL 1102 Historical Geology Laboratory
GEOL 1303 Physical Geology (lecture) GEOL 1301 Physical Geology
GEOL 1304 Historical Geology (lecture) GEOL 1302 Historical Geology
GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Const & Topics) PLSC 2305 American National Politics
GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Const & Topics) PLSC 2306 State & Local Politics
HIST 1301 United States History I HIST 1301 History of the United States to 1877
HIST 1302 United States History II HIST 1302 History of the United States since 1877
MATH 1314 College Algebra (3 SCH version) MATH 1314 College Algebra
MATH 1324 Math for Business & Social Sciences MATH 1324 Applications Of Discrete Math
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) MATH 1332 Contemporary Math I
MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Math (4 SCH version) MATH 2412 Precalculus
MATH 2413 Calculus I MATH 2413 Calculus I
MATH 2414 Calculus II MATH 2414 Calculus II
MATH 2415 Calculus III MATH 2415 Calculus III
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
MUSI 1310 American Music MUSI 1301 Jazz, Pop, & Rock
PHED 1306 First Aid KINE 1306 First Aid
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 2300 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1304 Introduction to World Religions PHIL 1304 Introduction to World Religions
PHIL 2303 Introduction to Formal Logic PHIL 2303 Logic
PHYS 1101 College Physics I (lab) PHYS 1101 College Physics I Laboratory
PHYS 1102 College Physics II (lab) PHYS 1102 College Physics II Laboratory
PHYS 1301 College Physics I (lecture) PHYS 1301 College Physics I
PHYS 1302 College Physics II (lecture) PHYS 1302 College Physics II
PHYS 2125 University Physics Laboratory I (lab) PHYS 2125 University Physics I Laboratory
PHYS 2126 University Physics Laboratory II (lab) PHYS 2126 University Physics II Laboratory
PHYS 2325 University Physics I (lecture) PHYS 2325 University Physics I
PHYS 2326 University Physics II (lecture) PHYS 2326 University Physics II
PSYC 2301 General Psychology PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
SOCW 2361 Introduction to Social Work SOWK 2361 Introduction to Social Work
SPAN 1300 Beginning Spanish Conversation SPAN 1300 Spanish Conversation I
SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I SPAN 1411 A Beginning Course in Spanish I
SPAN 1412 Beginning Spanish II (2nd semester Spanish, 4 SCH version) SPAN 1412 A Beginning Course in Spanish II
SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I (3rd semester Spanish) SPAN 2311 A Second Year Course in Spanish I
SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II (4th semester Spanish) SPAN 2312 A Second Year Course in Spanish II
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking COMM 1315 Intro To Public Speaking