Core Curriculum

Students earning an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree at Grayson College must complete 42 hours of a state mandated Core Curriculum in addition to major courses and electives in their particular area of interest. Following are the Core Curriculum Component Areas. See below for allowable courses within each component area.

Component Areas Required Hours
010 Communication 6
020 Mathematics 3
030 Life and Physical Sciences 6
040 Language, Philosophy, and Culture 3
050 Creative Arts 3
060 American History 6
070 Government/Political Science 6
080 Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
090 Component Area Option 6
Total: 42

Communication (6 hours)

ENGL 1301 (Composition I) and one of the following:

  • ENGL 1302 (Composition II)
  • ENGL 2311 (Technical & Business Writing)
  • SPCH 1311 (Introduction to Speech Communication)
  • SPCH 1315 (Public Speaking)
  • SPCH 1321 (Business & Professional Communication)

Mathematics (3 hours)

  • MATH 1314 (College Algebra MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry)
  • MATH 1324 (Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences)
  • MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I (Math for Liberal Arts Majors I)
  • MATH 1342( Elementary Statistical Methods)
  • MATH 2312 (Pre-Calculus Math MATH 2413 Calculus I)
  • MATH 2413 (Calculus I)

Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)

  • AGRI 1315 (Horticulture)
  • AGRI 1319 (Introductory Animal Science)
  • BIOL 1306 (Biology for Science Majors I)
  • BIOL 1307 (Biology for Science Majors II)
  • BIOL 1308 (Biology for Non-Science Majors I)
  • BIOL 1309 (Biology for Non-Science Majors II)
  • BIOL 1414 (Introduction to Biotechnology I)
  • BIOL 2301 (Anatomy & Physiology I)
  • BIOL 2302 (Anatomy & Physiology II)
  • BIOL 2320 (Microbiology for Non-Science Majors)
  • BIOL 2321 (Microbiology for Science Majors)
  • BIOL 2404 (Anatomy & Physiology (specialized, single-semester course, lecture + lab))
  • CHEM 1406 (Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab, allied health emphasis))
  • CHEM 1311 (General Chemistry I)
  • CHEM 1312 (General Chemistry II)
  • GEOL 1301 (Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I)
  • GEOL 1303 (Physical Geology)
  • GEOL 1304 (Historical Geology)
  • GEOL 1305 (Environmental Science)
  • PHYS 1301 (College Physics I)
  • PHYS 1302 (College Physics II)
  • PHYS 1303 (Stars and Galaxies)
  • PHYS 1304 (Solar System)
  • PHYS 1315 (Physical Science I)
  • PHYS 2325 (University Physics I)
  • PHYS 2326 (University Physics II)

Note: All science courses at Grayson College must be taken with their corresponding labs. The labs can be used in the CAO2.

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (3 hours)

  • 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
  • ENGL 2351 Mexican-American Literature
  • HIST 2321 World Civilizations I
  • HIST 2322 World Civilizations II
  • HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities I
  • HUMA1302 Introduction to Humanities II
  • PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 1304 Introduction to World Religions
  • PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics
  • PHIL 2321 Philosophy of Religion
  • SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I (3rd semester Spanish)
  • SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II (4th semester Spanish)

Creative Arts (3 hours)

  • ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
  • ARTS 1303 Art History I
  • ARTS 1304 Art History II
  • DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater
  • MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
  • MUSI 1307 Music Literature

American History (6 hours)

One or both of the following two:

  • HIST 1301 United States History I
  • HIST 1302 United States History II

One of the following can substitute for 3 hours of the above U.S. History courses:

  • HIST 2301 Texas History
  • HIST 2327 Mexican-American History I
  • HIST 2328 Mexican-American History II

Government /Political Science (6 hours)

  • GOVT 2305 Federal Government
  • GOVT 2306 Texas Government

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)

  • AGRI 2317 Introduction to Agricultural Economics
  • CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
  • GEOG 1302 Human Geography
  • GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography
  • PSYC 2301 General Psychology
  • PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
  • SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology
  • SOCI 1306 Social Problems
  • SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication
  • TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development

Component Area Option (CAO 1 and CAO 2)(6 Hours)

Two (2) hours from science lab courses listed below which are taken with science courses above;
and Four (4) hours from any of the core courses listed above or from the following list of courses.

(Note: courses cannot be counted more than once):

  • COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing
  • COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I
  • EDUC1300/PSYC 1300 Learning Frameworks
  • PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness
  • SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I
  • SPAN 1412 Beginning Spanish II

Science Lab Courses:

  • AGRI 1115 Horticulture Lab
  • AGRI 1119 Introductory Animal Science Lab
  • BIOL 1106 Biology I Lab
  • BIOL 1107 Biology II Lab
  • BIOL 1108 Biology for Non-Science Majors I Lab
  • BIOL 1109 Biology for Non-Science Majors II Lab
  • BIOL 2101 Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory I
  • BIOL 2102 Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II
  • BIOL 2120 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors Laboratory I
  • BIOL 2121 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors Laboratory II
  • CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I Lab 17
  • CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II Lab
  • GEOL 1101 Earth Sciences Lab I
  • GEOL 1103 Physical Geology Lab
  • GEOL 1104 Historical Geology Lab
  • GEOL 1105 Environmental Geology Lab
  • PHYS 1101 College Physics Laboratory I (lab)
  • PHYS 1102 College Physics Laboratory II (lab)
  • PHYS 1103 Stars and Galaxies Laboratory (lab)
  • PHYS 1104 Solar System Laboratory (lab)
  • PHYS 1115 Physical Science Laboratory I (lab)
  • PHYS 2125 University Physics Lab I
  • PHYS 2126 University Physics Lab II

Note: Many four-year colleges and universities require a foreign language as part of their degree plan. SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312, 2321, and 2322 meet transfer requirements for foreign language.

Last updated: 02/04/2021