Core By Foundational Component Areas

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(Core 2015; Effective Fall 2015; Revised Fall 2016)

Important: This is the required Core Curriculum for all students attending colleges of DCCCD. 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.

This page includes Coordinating Board (CB) Codes.


Component Areas CB Codes Courses Semester Credit Hours Required

Communication CB010 ENGL 1301 (a grade of "C" or better is required)
This course satisfies Tier 1 - Core Foundations requirement for Critical Reading and Writing.
ENGL 1302
This course satisfies Tier 2 - Core Domains requirement for Qualitative Reasoning, Literacy and Research.
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Mathematics CB020 MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1350, 1414, 1425, 1442, 2342, 2412, 2413, 2414, 2442, (a grade of "C" or better is required)

These courses satisfy Tier 1 - Core Foundations requirement for Quantitative Reasoning.

*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 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

These courses satisfy Tier 2 - Core Domains requirement for Scientific Discovery and Sustainability.

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 & Culture CB040 ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2342, 2343, 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; LATI 2311, 2312; PORT 2311, 2312; RUSS 2311, 2312; SGNL 2301, 2302; SPAN 2311, 2312

These courses satisfy Tier 2 - Core Domains requirement for Humanity, Creativity and the Aesthetic Experience.

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Creative Arts CB050 ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304

DANC 2303

DRAM 1310, 2361, 2366

HUMA 1311, 1315

MUSI 1306, 1308, 1309, 1310

These courses satisfy Tier 2 - Core Domains requirements for Humanity, Creativity and the Aesthetic Experience.

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American History CB 060 HIST 1301

This course satisfies Tier 1 - Core Foundation requirement for Critical Reading and Writing.

and

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

These courses satisfy Tier 2 - Core Domains requirement for Self and Society.

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Government/Political Science CB070 GOVT 2305

This course satisfies Tier 2 - Core Domains requirement for Self and Society.

GOVT 2306

This course satisfies Tier 3 - Integrative Learning requirement for Critical Issues in the State-Federal Relationship.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences CB080 ANTH 2302, 2346, 2351

BIOL 1322

BUSI 1307

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

These courses satisfy Tier 2 - Core Domains requirements for Self and Society.

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Component Area Option CB090 SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321 or SNGL 1301, 1302 and PHED 1164

or

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

These courses satisfy Tier 1 - Core Foundations requirement for Speaking, Listening, Wellness, and the Human Experience.

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