Stephen F. Austin State University

Core B.A.

Core Curriculum Requirements for BA

A. Communication 12 Hours

1. English 6 Hours

ENG 131 - Rhetoric and Composition
ENG 132 - Research and Argument
or ENG 133H - Honors English *

2. Oral Communication 3 Hours

COM 111 - Public Speaking
COM 170 - Interpersonal Communication
COM 215 - Small Group Communication

2. Additional Communication 3 Hours

BCM 247 - Business Communication (A)
ENG 273 - Technical and Scientific Writing (A)
FRE 131 - Elementary French I
FRE 132 - Elementary French II
GER 131 - Elementary German I
GER 132 - Elementary German II
POR 131 - Elementary Portuguese I
POR 132 - Elementary Portuguese II
SPA 131 - Elementary Spanish I
SPA 132 - Elementary Spanish II
SPH 172 - Beginning American Sign Language
SPH 272 - Intermediate American Sign Language

B. Mathematics (B) 3 Hours

MTH 110 - Math in Society
MTH 138 - College Algebra
MTH 143 - Finite Mathematics
MTH 220 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MTH 233 - Calculus I

C. Natural Sciences 6 Hours

AGN 110 - Crop Science
AST 105 - Classical and Modern Astronomy
BIO 121 - Concepts of Biology
BIO 123 - Human Biology
BIO 125 - Intro to Ecology & Evolution
BIO 131 - Principles of Botany (B)
BIO 133 - Principles of Zoology (B)
BIO 225 - Local Flora
BIO 238 - Human Anatomy and Physiology (B)
CHE 101 - Conceptual Chemistry
CHE 111 - Introductory Chemistry I (C)
CHE 133 - General Chemistry I (C)
CHE 134 - General Chemistry II (C)
ENV 110 - Introduction to Environmental Science
GOL 101 - Fundamentals of Earth Science
GOL 131 - Introductory Geology
GOL 132 - The Earth Through Time
PHY 100 - Physics in Society
PHY 101 - General Physics I
PHY 102 - General Physics II
PHY 110 - Fundamentals of Electronics
PHY 131 - Mechanics and Heat
PHY 132 - Electricity, Sound, and Light
PHY 241 & 242 - Technical Physics I & II

D. Language, Philosophy & Culture 3 Hours

ENG 200 - Introduction to Literature (A)
ENG 209 - Introduction to Mythology
ENG 211 - World Literature to 1650
ENG 212 - World Literature from 1650
ENG 221 - British Literature to 1800
ENG 222 - British Literature from 1800
ENG 229 -American Literature to 1865
ENG 230 - American Literature from 1865
ENG 233H - Literary Genres
HIS 151 - Western Civilization to 1500
HIS 152 - Western Civilization since 1500
HIS 161 - World History to 1500
HIS 162 - World History since 1500
PHI 153 - Introduction to Philosophy
PHI 223 - Introduction to Ethics

E. Creative Arts 3 Hours

ART 280 - Art Appreciation
ART 281 & 282 - Art History Survey I & II
DAN 140 - Dance Appreciation
MHL 245 - Introduction to Music Literature
MUS 140 - Music Appreciation
THR 161 - Theater Appreciation
THR 163 - Film and Culture

F. American History 6 Hours

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

G. Government/Political Science 6 Hours

PSC 141 - American Govt.: Theory and Politics
PSC 142 - American Govt.: Structure and Functions

H. Social and Behavioral Science 3 Hours

ANT 231 - Cultural Anthropology
ECO 231 - Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 232 - Principles of Microeconomics
GEO 131 - World Regional Geography
PSY 133 - General Psychology
SOC 137 - Introduction to Sociology

Notes:

(A) BCM 247 and all English courses level 200 and up have the pre-requisite of ENG 132 with C or higher.

(B) Biology courses for science majors have the pre-requisite of being TSI complete in all areas.

(C) Chemistry courses have the pre-requisites of being TSI complete in all areas and eligible for MTH 138 or higher.

* Only students receiving a grade of A in ENG 133H get credit for both ENG 131 and 132; if they receive a grade of B or C, they must take ENG 132; if they receive a grade lower than C, they must take ENG 131 and 132.

Only three hours for MTH 233 can be counted in the student's core. The fourth hour will be counted in the student's electives.

Lab hours for life and physical science courses are counted in a student's electives, not in the student's 42-hour core component.