Stephen F. Austin State University

Core B.A.

Core Curriculum Requirements for B.A. Degree

A. Communication

  1. English 6 Hours

    ENG 131 - Rhetoric and Composition
    ENG 132 - Research and Argument
    ENG 133 - Honors English
    ENG 235 - English for Selected Writers

  2. Communication Skills 6-8 Hours

    BCM 247 - Business Communication (A)
    COM 111 - Public Speaking
    COM 170 - Interpersonal Communication
    ENG 273 - Technical and Scientific Writing (A)
    FRE 131 - Elementary French I (Lab) - 4 hours
    FRE 132 - Elementary French II (Lab) - 4 hours
    GRE 131 - Elementary Greek I
    GRE 132 - Elementary Greek II
    ILA 111 - Elementary Language I (Lab) - 4 hours
    ILA 112 - Elementary Language II (Lab) - 4 hours
    LAT 131 - Elementary Latin I
    LAT 132 - Elementary Latin II
    SPA 131 - Elementary Spanish I (Lab) - 4 hours
    SPA 132 - Elementary Spanish II (Lab) - 4 hours
    SPH 172 - Beginning American Sign Language
    SPH 272 - Intermediate American Sign Language

B. Mathematics 3-5 Hours

MTH 110 - Math in Society (SFA course only)
MTH 133 - Plane Trigonometry
MTH 138 - College Algebra
MTH 139 - Plane Analytic Geometry
MTH 140 - Pre-Calculus
MTH 143 - Finite Mathematics
MTH 144 - Elements of Calc. w/Apps. for Business
MTH 220 - Intro to Probability and Statistics
MTH 233 - Calculus I
MTH 234 - Calculus II

C. Natural Sciences 6-8 Hours

Each course is 4 hours

AST 105 - Classical and Modern Astronomy
BIO 121 - Concepts of Biology
BIO 123 - Human Biology
BIO 131 - Principles of Botany (C)
BIO 133 - Principles of Zoology (C)
BIO 225 - Local Flora
BIO 238 - Human Anatomy and Physiology (C)
CHE 111 - Introductory Chemistry I (D)
CHE 112 - Introductory Chemistry II (D)
CHE 133 - General Chemistry I (D)
CHE 134 - General Chemistry II (D)
ENV 110 - Intro to Environmental Science
GOL 131 - Introductory Geology
GOL 132 - The Earth Through Time
PHY 101 - General Physics I
PHY 102 - General Physics II
PHY 110 - Fundamentals of Electronics
PHY 118 - Musical Acoustics
PHY 131 - Mechanics and Heat
PHY 241 - Technical Physics I
PHY 142 - Technical Physics II
Prerequisite or co-requisite of Math 233

D. Humanities and Visual & Performing Arts

  1. Visual & Performing Arts 3 Hours

    ART 280 - Art Appreciation
    ART 281 - Art History Survey I
    ART 282 - Art History Survey II
    DAN 140 - Dance Appreciation
    MHL 245 - Intro to Music Literature
    MUS 140 - Music Appreciation
    THR 161 - Theatre Appreciation
    THR 370 - History of the Cinema
  2. Humanities (A) 3 Hours

    ENG 200 - Intro to Literature
    ENG 211 - World Literature to 1650
    ENG 212 - World Literature from 1650
    ENG 220 - Readings in British Literature
    ENG 221 - British Literature to 1800
    ENG 222 - British Literature from 1800
    ENG 230 - American Literature from 1865
    ENG 233H - Literary Genres
    ENG 300 - Mythology
    HIS 151 - Western Civ. I: Prehistoric to Reformation
    HIS 152 - Western Civ. II: Reformation to 20th Century
    PHI 153 - Intro to Philosophy
    PHI 223 - Intro to Ethics

E. Social and Behavioral Sciences

  1. History 6 Hours

    HIS 133 - U.S. History Survey, 1000 - 1877
    HIS 134 - U.S. History Survey, 1877 - Present

  2. Political Science 6 Hours

    PSC 141 - American Government: Theory and Politics
    PSC 142 - American Government: Structure and Functions

  3. Social / Behavioral Science 3 Hours

    ANT 231 - Cultural Anthropology
    ECO 231 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    ECO 232 - Principles of Microeconomics
    GEO 131 - World Regional Geography
    GEO 230 - Cultural Geography
    PSY 133 - General Psychology
    PSY 153 - Human Sexuality
    SOC 137 - Intro to Sociology
    SOC 139 - Minority Relations

Notes:
(A) BCM 247 and all English courses level 200 and up have the prerequisite of ENG 132.
(B) Math courses level 133 and up are subject to placement guidelines set by the Math department.
(C) Biology courses for Science majors have the prerequisite of being TSI complete in all areas.
(D) Chemistry courses have the prerequisite of being TSI complete in all areas and eligible for MTH 138 or higher.