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Core By Foundational Component Areas



Important: This is the required Core Curriculum for all students attending Dallas College. There are nine (9) Foundational Component Areas (FCA), including one Component Area Option (CAO). Each FCA has a set list of courses and maximum number of Semester Credit Hours (SCH) that must be completed to satisfy specific Core objectives.

The core of learning in college is a set of courses that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and educational experiences you need to succeed in higher education. Those courses - called the Core Curriculum - lead to an associate degree here at Dallas College and transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Core courses are guaranteed to transfer to Texas public colleges and universities.

This page includes Coordinating Board (CB) Codes.


Component Areas and CB Codes Courses Semester Credit Hours Required

Communication
(CB010)
Select EACH of the following:

ENGL 1301 (a grade of "C" or better is required)
ENGL 1302

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Mathematics
(CB020)
Select ONE of the following:

(A grade of "C" or better is required.)
MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1350, 1414, 1442, 2412, 2413, 2414

*Note: If a student takes the four (4) credit hour mathematics course; three (3) of those hours will apply towards the mathematics requirement. The remaining one (1) credit hour from that mathematics course will be applied to the general elective requirement and does not count towards the 42-hour Core.

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Life and Physical Sciences
(CB030)
Select TWO of the following:

ANTH 2401, BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 2401, 2402, 2406, 2416, 2420, 2421

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

ENVR 1401, 1402

GEOL 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1445, 1447

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1407, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

NOTE: This requirement cannot be met using the following combinations: BIOL 1406 and 1408; BIOL 1407 and 1409; BIOL 2420 and 2421; CHEM 1405 and 1411; CHEM 1406 and 1411; CHEM 1405 and 1406; CHEM 1406 and 1407; GEOL 1401 and 1403; PHYS 1401 and 1405; PHYS 1401 and 2425; PHYS 1405 and 2425.

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Language, Philosophy and Culture
(CB040)
Select ONE of the following:

ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2341, 2351

HUMA 1302, 1305, 2319

PHIL 1301, 1304, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2321

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ARAB 2311, 2312; CHIN 2311, 2312; FREN 2311, 2312; GERM 2311, 2312; ITAL 2311, 2312; JAPN 2311, 2312; KORE 2311, 2312; PORT 2311, 2312; RUSS 2311, 2312; SGNL 2301, 2302; SPAN 2311, 2312

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Creative Arts
(CB050)
Select ONE of the following:

ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304

DANC 2303

DRAM 1310, 2361, 2366

HUMA 1311, 1315

MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310

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American History
(CB060)
Select the following:

HIST 1301

and

Select ONE of the following:
HIST 1302, 2301, 2328, 2381

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Government/Political Science
(CB070)
Select EACH of the following:

GOVT 2305, 2306

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Social and Behavioral Sciences
(CB080)
Select ONE of the following:

ANTH 2302, 2346, 2351

BIOL 1322

COMM 1307

CRIJ 1301, 1307

ECON 1301, 2301, 2302

GEOG 1302, 1303

GOVT 2304, 2311

HIST 2321, 2322, 2327

PHED 1304

PSYC 2301, 2306, 2314, 2316

SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301, 2306, 2319

TECA 1303, 1354

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Component Area Option
(CB090)
Select four (4) credit hours from ONE of the following options:

Option A: SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321 or SGNL 1301, SGNL 1302 and PHED 1164

OR

Option B: FOREIGN LANGUAGE - ARAB 1411, 1412; CHIN 1411, 1412; FREN 1411, 1412; GERM 1411, 1412; ITAL 1411, 1412; JAPN 1411, 1412; KORE 1411, 1412; PORT 1411, 1412; RUSS 1411, 1412; SPAN 1411, 1412
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