The following list contains courses offered by the academic faculty members at Texas State Technical College West Texas for the fulfillment of the general education requirements in students’ degree plans. The specific courses offered in any given semester will depend on instructor availability.
The courses are divided into categories below, showing the specific courses which can be used to fulfill different general education requirements.
Courses which fulfill the Humanities/Fine Arts requirement:
HUMA 1301—Introduction to the Humanities I
An interdisciplinary, multi-perspective assessment of cultural, political, philosophical, and aesthetic factors critical to the formulation of values and the historical development of the individual and of society.
HUMA 2323—World Cultures
Study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions. Introduces the major sub-fields: physical and cultural anthropology, archeology, linguistics, and ethnology.
PHIL 2306—Introduction to Ethics
The systematic evaluation of classical and/or contemporary ethical theories concerning the good life, human conduct in society, morals, and standards of value.
Courses which fulfill the Social/Behavioral Sciences requirement:
HIST 1301—United States History I
A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of pre-Columbian, colonial, revolutionary, early national, slavery and sectionalism, and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity, American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, and creation of the federal government.
HIST 1302—United States History II
A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization, immigration, world wars, the Great Depression, Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, urbanization and suburbanization, the expansion of the federal government, and the study of U.S. foreign policy.
PSYC 2301—General Psychology
General Psychology is a survey of the major psychological topics, theories and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
PSYC 2314—Lifespan Growth & Development
Life-Span Growth and Development is a study of social, emotional, cognitive and physical factors and influences of a developing human from conception to death.
Courses which fulfill the Mathematics/Natural Science requirement:
BIOL 2401—Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2402—Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 2404—Anatomy & Physiology
Study of the structure and function of human anatomy, including the neuroendocrine, integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary, reproductive, respiratory, and circulatory systems. Content may be either integrated or specialized.
BIOL 2420—Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
Study of the morphology, physiology, and taxonomy of representative groups of pathogenic and nonpathogenic microorganisms. Pure cultures of microorganisms grown on selected media are used in learning laboratory techniques. Includes a brief preview of food microbes, public health, and immunology.
MATH 1314—College Algebra
In-depth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations using matrices. Additional topics such as sequences, series, probability, and conics may be included.
MATH 1332—Contemporary Mathematics I
Topics may include introductory treatments of sets, logic, number systems, number theory, relations, functions, probability and statistics. Appropriate applications are included.
MATH 1342—Elementary Statistical Methods
Collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of data, and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Use of appropriate technology is recommended.
Courses which fulfill a Communications requirement:
ENGL 1301—Composition I
Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis.
ENGL 2311—Technical & Business Writing
Intensive study of and practice in professional settings. Focus on the types of documents necessary to make decisions and take action on the job, such as proposals, reports, instructions, policies and procedures, e-mail messages, letters, and descriptions of products and services. Practice individual and collaborative processes involved in the creation of ethical and efficient documents.
SPCH 1321—Business & Professional Communication
Study and application of communication within the business and professional context. Special emphasis will be given to communication competencies in presentations, dyads, teams and technologically mediated formats.