Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

Select core curriculum classes using the information below

Choose the right classes

To complete core curriculum you must earn a certain amount of credits per subject area, listed in the table below. Check your program 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
Subject AreaRequired
Credits
Communication6
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, and Culture3
Creative Arts3
American History6
Government/Political Science6
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Component Area Option6
Total42

Please refer to the ACC Catalog for the most current core curriculum course lists.

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 1301English Composition I
    ENGL 1302English Composition II
    ENGL 2311Technical and Business Writing
    SPCH 1315Public Speaking

     

  • Mathematics

     

    Mathematics (Code 020)
    MATH 1314College Algebra
    MATH 1316Trigonometry
    MATH 1324Mathematics for Business and Economics
    MATH 1332College Mathematics
    MATH 1342Elementary Statistics
    MATH 1425Business Calculus and Applications I
    MATH 2412Precalculus — Functions and Graphs
    MATH 2413Calculus I
  • Life & Physical Sciences

     

    Life & Physical Sciences (Code 030)
    ANTH 2301Physical Anthropology
    ASTR 1303Stellar Astronomy
    ASTR 1304Solar System Astronomy
    ASTR 1403Stellar Astronomy With Lab
    ASTR 1404Solar System Astronomy with Lab
    BIOL 1309Life on Earth
    BIOL 1406Cellular and Molecular Biology
    BIOL 1407Structure and Function of Organisms
    BIOL 1408Introductory Biology -- Unity of Life
    BIOL 1409Introductory Biology -- Diversity of Life
    BIOL 1411General Botany
    BIOL 1413General Zoology
    BIOL 1414Introduction to Biotechnology I
    BIOL 1415Introduction to Biotechnology II
    BIOL 2306The Living Planet
    BIOL 2316Genetics
    BIOL 2401Anatomy & Physiology I
    BIOL 2402Anatomy & Physiology II
    BIOL 2404Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
    BIOL 2406Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    BIOL 2420Microbiology for the Health Sciences
    BIOL 2421Microbiology
    CHEM 1305Introductory Chemistry I — Lecture
    CHEM 1311General Chemistry I — Lecture
    CHEM 1312General Chemistry II — Lecture
    CHEM 2323Organic Chemistry I — Lecture
    CHEM 2325Organic Chemistry II — Lecture
    ENVR 1301Introduction to Environmental Science
    ENVR 1302Issues in Environmental Science
    GEOG 1301Introduction to Physical Geography
    GEOL 1301Natural Hazards and Disasters
    GEOL 1305Environmental Geology
    GEOL 1403Physical Geology
    GEOL 1404Historical Geology
    GEOL 1445Introduction to Oceanography
    PHYS 1401General College Physics I
    PHYS 1402General College Physics II
    PHYS 1405Conceptual Physics I
    PHYS 1407Conceptual Physics II
    PHYS 2425Engineering Physics I
    PHYS 2426Engineering Physics II
  • Language, Philosophy & Culture

     

    Language, Philosophy & Culture (CODE 040)
    ARAB 2311Arabic III
    ARAB 2312Arabic IV
    CHIN 2311Chinese III
    CHIN 2312Chinese IV
    DANC 1305 World Dance
    ENGL 2322British Literature: Anglo-Saxon Through 18th Century
    ENGL 2323British Literature: 18th Century to the Present
    ENGL 2327American Literature: Beginnings through Civil War
    ENGL 2328American Literature: Civil War to the Present
    ENGL 2332World Literature: Ancient World through 17th Century
    ENGL 2333World Literature: 18th Century to the Present
    ENGL 2342Introduction to Literature
    ENGL 2343Introduction to Literature: Special Topics
    ENGL 2351Mexican-American Literature
    FREN 2311French III
    FREN 2312French IV
    GERM 2311German III
    GERM 2312German IV
    HIST 2311Western Civilization I
    HIST 2312Western Civilization II
    HUMA 1301Humanities: Prehistory to Renaissance
    HUMA 1302Humanities: Renaissance to Present
    HUMA 1305Introduction to Mexican-American Studies
    HUMA 1315Art in Contemporary Society
    JAPN 2311Japanese III
    JAPN 2312Japanese IV
    LATI 2311Latin III
    LATI 2312Latin IV
    PHIL 1301Introduction to Philosophy
    PHIL 1304Introduction to Comparative Religion
    PHIL 2306Ethics
    RUSS 2311Russian III
    RUSS 2312Russian IV
    SGNL 2301American Sign Language (ASL) III
    SGNL 2302American Sign Language (ASL) IV
    SPAN 2311Spanish III
    SPAN 2312Spanish IV
    SPAN 2313Spanish III for Spanish Speakers
    SPAN 2315Spanish IV for Spanish Speakers
  • Creative Arts

     

    Creative Arts (Code 050)
    ARCH 1301Architectural History I
    ARCH 1302Architectural History II
    ARTS 1301Introduction to The Visual Arts
    ARTS 1303Art History I
    ARTS 1304Art History II
    COMM 2366Introduction to Cinema
    DANC 2303Dance Appreciation
    DRAM 1310Introduction to Theatre
    HUMA 1311Mexican-American Fine Arts Appreciation
    MUSI 1306Music Appreciation
  • American History

     

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

     

    Government/Political Science (Code 070)
    GOVT 2305United States Government
    GOVT 2306Texas State and Local Government
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences

     

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

     

    The Component Area Option of the Core Curriculum is restricted in most degree plans to an oral communication elective or speech class, foreign language electives, and/or a second language, philosophy, and culture elective.

    Component Area Option (CODE 090)
    ARAB 2311Arabic III
    ARAB 2312Arabic IV
    BIOL 2116Genetics Lab
    CHEM 1105Introductory Chemistry Lab
    CHEM 1111General Chemistry I Lab
    CHEM 1112General Chemistry II Lab
    CHEM 2123Organic Chemistry I Lab
    CHEM 2125Organic Chemistry II Lab
    CHIN 2311Chinese III
    CHIN 2312Chinese IV
    DANC 1305World Dance
    EDUC 1100Effective Learning: Strategies for College Success
    EDUC 1200Effective Learning: Strategies for College Success
    EDUC 1300Effective Learning: Strategies for College Success
    ENGL 2322British Literature: Anglo-Saxon Through 18th Century
    ENGL 2323British Literature: 18th Century to the Present
    ENGL 2327American Literature: Beginnings through Civil War
    ENGL 2328American Literature: Civil War to the Present
    ENGL 2332World Literature: Ancient World through 17th Century
    ENGL 2333World Literature: 18th Century to the Present
    ENGL 2342Introduction to Literature
    ENGL 2343Introduction to Literature: Special Topics
    ENGL 2351Mexican-American Literature
    FREN 2311French III
    FREN 2312French IV
    GERM 2311German III
    GERM 2312German IV
    HIST 2311Western Civilization I
    HIST 2312Western Civilization II
    HUMA 1301Humanities: Prehistory to Renaissance
    HUMA 1302Humanities: Renaissance to Present
    HUMA 1305Introduction to Mexican-American Studies
    HUMA 1315Art in Contemporary Society
    JAPN 2311Japanese III
    JAPN 2312Japanese IV
    LATI 2311Latin III
    LATI 2312Latin IV
    MATH 2414Calculus II
    PHIL 1301Introduction to Philosophy
    PHIL 1304Introduction to Comparative Religion
    PHIL 2306Ethics
    RUSS 2311Russian III
    RUSS 2312Russian IV
    SGNL 1401American Sign Language (ASL) I
    SGNL 1402American Sign Language (ASL) II
    SGNL 2301American Sign Language (ASL) III
    SGNL 2302American Sign Language (ASL) IV
    SPAN 2311Spanish III
    SPAN 2312Spanish IV
    SPAN 2313Spanish III for Spanish Speakers
    SPAN 2315Spanish IV for Spanish Speakers
    SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication
    SPCH 1315Public Speaking
    SPCH 1318Interpersonal Communication
    SPCH 1321Business and Professional Communication