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Core Transfer Curriculum

All public colleges and universities in Texas must accept transfer credit for successfully completed courses identified by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) as the Core Transfer Curriculum in a particular major for an associates or bachelors degree. No institution shall be required to accept in transfer more credit hours than in the granting insitution’s approved Core Transfer Curriculum. In accordance with these requirements, Weatherford College has established for its students a 42 semester credit hour core curriculum with these objectives:

  1. To enhance communication and critical thinking skills;
  2. To develop skills and knowledge in math and the sciences adequate to meet today’s demands;
  3. To promote both cultural awareness and multicultural awareness;
  4. To enhance awareness of the importance of wellness; and
  5. To foster civic responsibility.

Once a student has successfully completed the 42 semester credit hour core curriculum at Weatherford College, that block of courses may be transferred to any other public institution of higher education and must be substituted for the receiving institution’s core curriculum. Students will receive academic credit for each of the courses transferred and may only be required to take additional core courses for the purposes of meeting the requirements of a larger core curriculum adopted at the receiving institution and approved by the THECB.

Students should visit with an advisor to select courses above the core curriculum that will transfer to the senior institution to which they plan to transfer. No university shall be required to accept in transfer toward a degree, more than sixty-six (66) semester credit hours of academic credits earned by a student in a community college. Universities, however, may choose to accept additional credit hours.

In any major for which there is no coordinating board-approved transfer curriculum, no institution is required to accept in transfer more lower division course credit in the major applicable to a baccalaureate degree than the institution allows their non-transfer students in that major. A university may deny the transfer of credit in courses with a grade of “D” as applicable to a student’s field of study courses, core curriculum courses, or major if it denies credit in those same courses with a grade of “D” to its native students.

COMPONENT AREA
60 Total Hours required to graduate

Course # Course Name Hours

Written Communication  (6 Hours Total)

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
ENGL 2311 Technical Writing 3

 

 

Course # Course Name Hours

Mathematics  (3 Hours Total)
(Logic, college-level algebra equivalent or above)

MATH 1314 College Algebra  3
MATH 1324  Pre-Calculus for Business & Economic Analysis 3
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics 3

 

 

 

Course # Course Name Hours

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Natural Science  (8 Hours Total)

BIOL 1406 Principles of Biology for Majors 4
BIOL 1407 Principles of Biology for Majors 4
BIOL 1408 General Biology I  (Non-majors) 4
BIOL 1411 General Botany 4
BIOL 1413 General Zoology 4
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIOL 2406 Environmental Biology  (Non-majors) 4
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
BIOL 2421 Microbiology for Science Majors 4
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology 4
GEOL 1404 Historical Geology 4
GEOL 1447 Meteorology 4
PHYS 1401 College Physics I 4
PHYS 1402  College Physics II 4
PHYS   1415 Physical Science I 4
PHYS   1417 Physical Science II 4
PHYS   1404 Solar System 4
PHYS   1403  Stars and Galaxies 4
PHYS   2425 University Physics I 4
PHYS   2426 University Physics II 4

 

 

 

Course # Course Name Hours

Visual / Performing Arts  (3 Hours Total)

ARTS 1301  ARTS 1301 3
ARTS 1303  Art History Survey 3
ARTS 1304 Art History Survey 3
COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theatre 3
HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation 3
HUMA 1315 Foundations in Music 3
MUSI    1300 Music Appreciation 3
MUSI    1310 American Music 3

 

 

 

Course # Course Name Hours
Humanities (3 Hours Total)
ENGL 2321, 2322 or 2323 Survey of English Literature 3
ENGL 2326, 2327 or 2328 Studies in American Literature 3
ENGL 2331, 2332 or 2333 World Masterpieces 3
ENGL 2341  Forms of Literature 3
HIST 2311 or 2312  History of Western Civilization 3
HUMA 1301  Introduction to the Humanities I 3
HUMA 1302 Introduction to the Humanities II 3
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 2306  Philosophy of Ethics 3
PHIL 2321 Philosophy of Religion 3
SPAN 2311 or 2312 Intermediate Spanish 3

 

 

 

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U.S. History (6 Hours Total)

HIST 1301  U.S. History I  3
HIST 1302 U.S. History II   3

 

 

Course # Course Name Hours
Political Science  (6 Hours Total)
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3

 

 

 

 

Course # Course Name Hours
Social / Behavioral Science  (3 Hours Total)
ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropolgy 3
ECON 2301 Principles of Economics - Macro 3
ECON 2302 Principles of Economics - Micro 3
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 2302 Applied Psychology 3
PSYC 2314  Life Span Growth and Development 3
PSYC 2315  Psychology of Adjustment 3
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3

 

 

 

 

Course # Course Name Hours
Verbal Communication (Institutional Option)  (3 Hours Total)
SPCH 1311 Fundamentals of Speech 3
SPCH 1315  Public Speaking 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Speaking 3

 

 

 

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Kinesiology (Institutional Option)  (3 Hours Total)

KINE Any course number in the ranges 1100-1150 and 2100-2150 may be used to fulfill the physical education requirement.
KINE 1338 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 3

 

 

 

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS  44
ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES REQUIRED FOR A WEATHERFORD COLLEGE ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE 16
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION 60