EFAA(LEGAL) - INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS AND COURSES: ACADEMIC COURSES

CORE CURRICULUM

DEFINITION

RECOMMENDATION

ADOPTION

ADOPTION OF CORE CURRICULUM EFFECTIVE FALL 2014

19 TAC 4.28(a)(2), .29, .31(1)

REVISIONS

19 TAC 4.31(b)

COMPONENT AREAS EFFECTIVE THROUGH SUMMER 2014

CHART I

CHART II

19 TAC 4.28 (a)–(b)

COMPONENT AREAS EFFECTIVE FALL 2014

PURPOSE

CORE OBJECTIVES

Critical Thinking Skills: to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information;

Communication Skills: to include effective development, interpretation, and expression of ideas through written, oral, and visual communication;

Empirical and Quantitative Skills: to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions;

Teamwork: to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal;

Personal Responsibility: to include the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making; and

Social Responsibility: to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.

19 TAC 4.28(b)(2)

FOUNDATIONAL COMPONENT AREAS (36 SCH)

Communication (6 SCH):

Courses in this category focus on developing ideas and expressing them clearly, considering the effect of the message, fostering understanding, and building the skills needed to communicate persuasively.

Courses involve the command of oral, aural, written, and visual literacy skills that enable people to exchange messages appropriate to the subject, occasion, and audience.

The following four Core Objectives must be addressed in each course approved to fulfill this category requirement: Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility.

Mathematics (3 SCH):

Courses in this category focus on quantitative literacy in logic, patterns, and relationships.

Courses involve the understanding of key mathematical concepts and the application of appropriate quantitative tools to everyday experience.

The following three Core Objectives must be addressed in each course approved to fulfill this category requirement: Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, and Empirical and Quantitative Skills.

Life and Physical Sciences (6 SCH):

Courses in this category focus on describing, explaining, and predicting natural phenomena using the scientific method.

Courses involve the understanding of interactions among natural phenomena and the implications of scientific principles on the physical world and on human experiences.

The following four Core Objectives must be addressed in each course approved to fulfill this category requirement: Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Empirical and Quantitative Skills, and Teamwork.

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (3 SCH):

Courses in this category focus on how ideas, values, beliefs, and other aspects of culture express and affect human experience.

Courses involve the exploration of ideas that foster aesthetic and intellectual creation in order to understand the human condition across cultures.

The following four Core Objectives must be addressed in each course approved to fulfill this category requirement: Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Personal Responsibility, and Social Responsibility.

Creative Arts (3 SCH):

Courses in this category focus on the appreciation and analysis of creative artifacts and works of the human imagination.

Courses involve the synthesis and interpretation of artistic expression and enable critical, creative, and innovative communication about works of art.

The following four Core Objectives must be addressed in each course approved to fulfill this category requirement: Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility.

American History (6 SCH):

Courses in this category focus on the consideration of past events and ideas relative to the United States, with the option of including Texas History for a portion of this component area.

Courses involve the interaction among individuals, communities, states, the nation, and the world, considering how these interactions have contributed to the development of the United States and its global role.

The following four Core Objectives must be addressed in each course approved to fulfill this category requirement: Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Personal Responsibility, and Social Responsibility.

Government/Political Science (6 SCH):

Courses in this category focus on consideration of the Constitution of the United States and the constitutions of the states, with special emphasis on that of Texas.

Courses involve the analysis of governmental institutions, political behavior, civic engagement, and their political and philosophical foundations.

The following four Core Objectives must be addressed in each course approved to fulfill this category requirement: Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Personal Responsibility, and Social Responsibility.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 SCH):

Courses in this category focus on the application of empirical and scientific methods that contribute to the understanding of what makes us human.

Courses involve the exploration of behavior and interactions among individuals, groups, institutions, and events, examining their impact on the individual, society, and culture.

The following four Core Objectives must be addressed in each course approved to fulfill this category requirement: Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Empirical and Quantitative Skills, and Social Responsibility.

19 TAC 4.28(b)(3)

COMPONENT AREA OPTION (6 SCH)

19 TAC 4.28(b)(4)

APPLICABILITY

Complete the core curriculum requirements in effect in summer 2014; or

Transition to the current core curriculum requirements, in which case, previously completed core curriculum courses shall be applied to the current core curriculum requirements under the same terms as those that apply to a student who transfers from one institution to another. The student shall then complete the remaining requirements under the current core curriculum.

19 TAC 4.28(b)(5)

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

SUBSTITUTIONS AND WAIVERS

NOTICE

TRANSCRIPTS

Communication = 010;

Mathematics = 020;

Life and Physical Sciences = 030;

Language, Philosophy and Culture = 040;

Creative Arts = 050;

American History = 060;

Government/Political Science = 070;

Social and Behavioral Sciences = 080; and

Component Area Option = 090.

19 TAC 4.28(h)

EVALUATION OF CORE CURRICULA

A description of the assessment process for each of the six core objectives;

An explanation of measures, methodology, frequency, and the time line of assessment activities;

The criteria and/or targets used to benchmark the attainment of the six core objectives;

The results of the assessment, including evidence of the level of attainment targeted and achieved for each of the six core objectives;

An analysis of the results, including an interpretation of assessment information; and

Any actions planned, including how the results and analysis of the assessment process will be used to improve student learning and achievement.

Education Code 61.824; 19 TAC 4.30

FIELD OF STUDY CURRICULUM

EVALUATION OF FIELD OF STUDY CURRICULA

GOVERNMENT OR POLITICAL SCIENCE

AMERICAN OR TEXAS HISTORY

COUNSELING AND SOCIAL WORK

Include information about methods of transmission and methods of prevention of HIV infection and information about federal and state laws, rules, and regulations concerning HIV infection and AIDS.

Give special attention to the physical, emotional, and psychological stress associated with the care of patients with terminal illnesses.

Education Code 51.919(e)

MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES

Tyler Junior College

EFAA(LEGAL)-LJC

UPDATE 31

DATE ISSUED: 3/24/2016