Choose Core Curriculum Classes

Select core curriculum classes using the information below

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Choosing the right classes

Depending on your major, you may have to take specific core curriculum classes. Check your degree plan to make sure the classes you pick match your major’s requirements. If you plan to transfer, contact your future institution to ask if your core curriculum classes fulfill your transfer plan.

Core curriculum requirements

To complete core curriculum you must earn a certain amount of credits per subject area, listed in the table below. These are the requirements for transfer degrees. Follow general education requirements for the Associate of Applied Science or credit certificates.

Core Curriculum Requirements
Subject AreaRequired
Credits
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life & Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy, and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government/Political Science 6
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 6
Total 42

Core curriculum course lists

Click the subject area below to see the courses that meet ACC's core curriculum requirements. To receive credit you must earn a C or better in these courses.

IMPORTANT: Some courses are listed in both the Language, Philosophy, and Culture subject area (Code 040) and the Component Area Option (Code 090). The same course may not be used to satisfy both areas. Courses listed in both areas are first used to satisfy the Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirements. When that component area of the core curriculum has been satisfied, then any other relevant course applies toward the Component Area Option. In most degree plans, the Component Area Option is satisfied by the Oral Communications elective and the second Language, Philosophy, and Culture elective.

Communication

COMMUNICATION (Code 010)
ENGL 1301 English Composition I
ENGL 1302 English Composition II
ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing

Mathematics

Mathematics (Code 020)
MATH 1314 College Algebra
MATH 1316 Trigonometry
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Economics
MATH 1332 College Mathematics
MATH 1333 Mathematics for Measurement
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistics
MATH 1425 Business Calculus and Applications I
MATH 2412 Precalculus — Functions and Graphs
MATH 2413 Calculus I
MATH 2414 Calculus II

Life & Physical Sciences

Life & Physical Sciences (Code 030)
ANTH 2301 Physical Anthropology
ASTR 1303 Stellar Astronomy
ASTR 1304 Solar System Astronomy
ASTR 1403 Stellar Astronomy With Lab
ASTR 1404 Solar System Astronomy with Lab
BIOL 1309 Life on Earth
BIOL 1406 Cellular and Molecular Biology
BIOL 1407 Structure and Function of Organisms
BIOL 1408 Introductory Biology -- Unity of Life
BIOL 1409 Introductory Biology -- Diversity of Life
BIOL 1411 General Botany
BIOL 1413 General Zoology
BIOL 1424 Native Plants
BIOL 2206 Environmental Biology Lecture
BIOL 2304 Human Anatomy Lecture
BIOL 2305 Human Physiology Lecture
BIOL 2306 The Living Planet
BIOL 2316 Genetics
BIOL 2404 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 2406 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for the Health Sciences
BIOL 2421 Microbiology
CHEM 1105 Introductory Chemistry I — Lab
CHEM 1305 Introductory Chemistry I — Lecture
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I — Lecture
CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II — Lecture
CHEM 2323 Organic Chemistry I — Lecture
CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II — Lecture
ENVR 1301 Introduction to Environmental Science
ENVR 1302 Issues in Environmental Science
GEOG 1301 Introduction to Physical Geography
GEOL 1301 Natural Hazards and Disasters
GEOL 1305 Environmental Geology
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology
GEOL 1404 Historical Geology
GEOL 1445 Introduction to Oceanography
PHYS 1401 General College Physics I
PHYS 1402 General College Physics II
PHYS 1405 Conceptual Physics I
PHYS 1407 Conceptual Physics II
PHYS 2425 Engineering Physics I
PHYS 2426 Engineering Physics II

Language, Philosophy & Culture

Language, Philosophy & Culture (CODE 040)
ARAB 2311 Arabic III
ARAB 2312 Arabic IV
CHIN 2311 Chinese III
CHIN 2312 Chinese IV
ENGL 2322 British Literature: Anglo-Saxon Through 18th Century
ENGL 2323 British Literature: 18th Century to the Present
ENGL 2327 American Literature: Beginnings through Civil War
ENGL 2328 American Literature: Civil War to the Present
ENGL 2332 World Literature: Ancient World through 17th Century
ENGL 2333 World Literature: 18th Century to the Present
ENGL 2342 Introduction to Literature
ENGL 2343 Introduction to Literature: Special Topics
FREN 2311 French III
FREN 2312 French IV
GERM 2311 German III
GERM 2312 German IV
HUMA 1301 Humanities: Prehistory to Renaissance
HUMA 1302 Humanities: Renaissance to Present
JAPN 2311 Japanese III
JAPN 2312 Japanese IV
LATI 2311 Latin III
LATI 2312 Latin IV
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1304 Introduction to Comparative Religion
PHIL 1316 History of Eastern Religions
PHIL 1317 History of Western Religions
PHIL 2306 Ethics
RUSS 2311 Russian III
RUSS 2312 Russian IV
SGNL 2301 American Sign Language III
SGNL 2302 American Sign Language IV
SPAN 2311 Spanish III
SPAN 2312 Spanish IV
SPAN 2313 Spanish III for Spanish Speakers
SPAN 2315 Spanish IV for Spanish Speakers

Creative Arts

Creative Arts (Code 050)
ARTS 1301 Introduction to The Visual Arts
ARTS 1303 Art History I
ARTS 1304 Art History II
DANC 2303 History and Appreciation of Dance
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theatre
DRAM 2366 Film Appreciation
DRAM 2367 Film History
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation

American History

American History (Code 060)
HIST 1301 U.S. History I
HIST 1302 U.S. History II
HIST 2301 History of Texas
HIST 2327 Mexican-American History I
HIST 2328 Mexican-American History II
HIST 2381 U.S. History I — African-American Emphasis

Government/Political Science

Government/Political Science (Code 070)
GOVT 2305 United States Government
GOVT 2306 Texas State and Local Government

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Social & Behavioral Sciences (Code 080)
ANTH 2302 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
GEOG 1302 Introduction to Cultural Geography
GEOG 1303 World and Regional Geography
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology

Component Area Option

Component Area Option (CODE 090)
ARAB 1511 Arabic I
ARAB 1512 Arabic II
ARAB 2311 Arabic III
ARAB 2312 Arabic IV
CHIN 1511 Chinese I
CHIN 1512 Chinese II
CHIN 2311 Chinese III
CHIN 2312 Chinese IV
ENGL 2322 British Literature: Anglo-Saxon Through 18th Century
ENGL 2323 British Literature: 18th Century to the Present
ENGL 2327 American Literature: Beginnings through Civil War
ENGL 2328 American Literature: Civil War to the Present
ENGL 2332 World Literature: Ancient World through 17th Century
ENGL 2333 World Literature: 18th Century to the Present
ENGL 2342 Introduction to Literature
ENGL 2343 Introduction to Literature: Special Topics
FREN 1511 French I
FREN 1512 French II
FREN 2311 French III
FREN 2312 French IV
GERM 1511 German I
GERM 1512 German II
GERM 2311 German III
GERM 2312 German IV
HUMA 1301 Humanities: Prehistory to Renaissance
HUMA 1302 Humanities: Renaissance to Present
JAPN 1511 Japanese I
JAPN 1512 Japanese II
JAPN 2311 Japanese III
JAPN 2312 Japanese IV
LATI 1511 Latin I
LATI 1512 Latin II
LATI 2311 Latin III
LATI 2312 Latin IV
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1304 Introduction to Comparative Religion
PHIL 1316 History of Eastern Religions
PHIL 1317 History of Western Religions
PHIL 2306 Ethics
RUSS 1511 Russian I
RUSS 1512 Russian II
RUSS 2311 Russian III
RUSS 2312 Russian IV
SGNL 1401 American Sign Language (ASL) I
SGNL 1402 American Sign Language (ASL) II
SGNL 2301 American Sign Language (ASL) III
SGNL 2302 American Sign Language (ASL) IV
SPAN 1511 Spanish I
SPAN 1512 Spanish II
SPAN 2311 Spanish III
SPAN 2312 Spanish IV
SPAN 2313 Spanish III for Spanish Speakers
SPAN 2315 Spanish IV for Spanish Speakers
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication