Stephen F. Austin State University

Core B.A.

Core Curriculum Requirements for B.A. Degree

A. Communication (12 hours)

1. English

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

2. Oral Communication

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

3. Additional Communication

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 3-5 Hours

MTH 110 - Math in Society (SFA course only)
MTH 138 - College Algebra
MTH 143 - Finite Mathematics
MTH 220 - Intro to Probability and Statistics
MTH 233 - Calculus I

C. Natural Sciences 6-8 Hours

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 (C)
BIO 133 - Principles of Zoology (C)
BIO 225 - Local Flora
BIO 238 - Human Anatomy and Physiology (C) CHE 101 - Conceptual Chemistry
CHE 111 - Introductory Chemistry I (D)
CHE 133 - General Chemistry I (D)
CHE 134 - General Chemistry II (D)
ENV 110 - Intro 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 - Technical Physics I
PHY 242 - Technical Physics II
Prerequisite or co-requisite of Math 233

D. Language, Philosophy, and Culture 3 Hours

  1. ENG 200 - Intro to Literature
    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 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. Creative 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 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 Government: Theory and Politics
PSC 142 - American Government: 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 - Intro to Sociology

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.