Core Objectives

Navarro College complies with the Texas Higher Education Coordinator Board mandates that address content, component areas, and the objectives of the core curriculum. Part of this compliance consists of the on going assessment of core objectives. The core objectives addressed within the Navarro College core curriculum include critical thinking, communication, empirical and qualitative skills, teamwork, personal responsibility, and social responsibility. The core objectives are assessed annually and the results are reviewed by the core curriculum committee.

Core Curriculum Requirements for A.A., A.S. and A.A.T. Degrees

Communication (6 hours)

ENGL 1301Composition I

3

One of the following:

ENGL 1302Composition II

3

ENGL 2311Technical And Business Writing

3

Mathematics (3 hours)

MATH 1314College Algebra

3

MATH 1316Plane Trigonometry

3

MATH 1324Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences

3

MATH 1332Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)

3

MATH 1342Elementary Statistical Methods

3

MATH 2412Pre-Calculus Math

4

MATH 2413Calculus I

4

Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)

Two of the following:

BIOL 1406Biology for Science Majors I

4

BIOL 1407Biology for Science Majors II

4

BIOL 1408Biology for Non-Science Majors I

4

BIOL 1409Biology for Non-Science Majors II

4

BIOL 2401Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIOL 2402Anatomy & Physiology II

4

BIOL 2404Anatomy & Physiology

4

BIOL 2406Environmental Biology

4

BIOL 2420Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

4

CHEM 1405Introductory Chemistry I

4

CHEM 1407Introductory Chemistry II

4

CHEM 1411General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 1412General Chemistry II

4

ENVR 1401Environmental Science I

4

ENVR 1402Environmental Science II

4

GEOL 1401Earth Science of Non-Science Majors I

4

GEOL 1402Earth Science of Non-Science Majors II

4

GEOL 1403Physical Geology

4

GEOL 1405Environmental Science

4

PHYS 1403Stars & Galaxies

4

PHYS 1404The Solar System

4

PHYS 1415Physical Science I

4

PHYS 1417Physical Science II

4

PHYS 2425University Physics I

4

PHYS 2426University Physics II

4

*Science Labs are degree requirements and are not included in the Core

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)

One of the following:

ENGL 2322British Literature I

3

ENGL 2323British Literature II

3

ENGL 2327American Literature I

3

ENGL 2328American Literature II

3

ENGL 2332World Literature I

3

ENGL 2333World Literature II

3

ENGL 2341Forms of Literature

3

HUMA 1301Introduction to the Humanities

3

HIST 2311Western Civilization I

3

HIST 2312Western Civilization II

3

PHIL 1301Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHIL 1304Introduction to World Religions

3

PHIL 2306Introduction to Ethics

3

Creative Arts (3 hours)

One of the following:

ARTS 1301Art Appreciation

3

ARTS 1303Art History I (prehistoric to the 14th Century)

3

DRAM 1310Introduction To Theatre

3

DRAM 2366Introduction to Cinema

3

MUSI 1306Music Appreciation

3

MUSI 1310American Music

3

American History (6 hours)

Two of the following:

HIST 1301United States History I

3

HIST 1302United States History II

3

HIST 2301Texas History

3

Govt/Political Science (6 hours)

GOVT 2305Federal Government

3

AND

GOVT 2306Texas Government

3

Social / Behavioral Science (3 hours)

One from the following:

ANTH 2346General Anthropology

3

ECON 2301Principles - Economics Macro

3

ECON 2302Principles Economics Micro

3

PSYC 2301General Psychology

3

PSYC 2315Psychology Of Adjustment

3

PSYC 2319Social Psychology

3

SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI 2301Marriage & The Family

3

Component Area Option (6 hours)

COSC 1301Introduction to Computing

3

AND

SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication

3

SPCH 1315Public Speaking

3

OR

SPCH 1321Business & Professional Communication

3

Total Credit Hours: 42