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UHD Common Core

The common core of the general education program is designed to provide students with the academic skills and knowledge that constitute the foundation of a baccalaureate education. The specialized course work taken in the major field of study builds upon t​his foundation, so it is necessary for students to complete core requirements early in their course of study. 

Writing and computational skills are especially critical for future academic success. Therefore, In the first semester in which they are eligible to do so, students should enroll in a course that will satisfy the Communication requirement (ENG 1301 or ENG 1302), and a course that will satisfy the Mathematics requirement (MATH 1301, 1310 or STAT 1312), and students should continue to enroll in these courses until they have completed the core’s Communication and Mathematics requirements.

Students are encouraged to complete all other common core requirements before enrolling in any upper-division (3000-level and 4000-level) courses. ​

Students in all University of Houston-Downtown undergraduate degree programs must complete a common core of courses consisting of at least 42 semester credit hours. If any course taken to fulfill a core requirement has a corequisite, the corequisite course must be taken concurrently.

​FOUNDATIONAL COMPONENT AREA
HOURS
COREUNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-DOWNTOWNTCCNS NUMBER
Communication
6
010
ENG 1301 Composition IENGL 1301
 
  ENG 1302 Composition IIENGL 1302
Mathematics
3
020
MATH 1301 College AlgebraMATH 1314
 
  MATH 1310 College Math for Liberal ArtsMATH 1332
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences​MATH 1324
 
  STAT 1312 Statistical Literacy 
Life & Physical Sciences
6
030
BIOL 1301 General Biology IBIOL 1306
 
  BIOL 1302 General Biology IIBIOL 1307
 
  BIOL 1303 Human Anatomy & Physiology IBIOL 2301
 
  BIOL 1304 Human Anatomy & Physiology IIBIOL 2302
 
  BIOL 1310 Intro to Biology I 
 
  BIOL 1312 Intro to Biology II 
​BIOL 2306 Fundamentals of Nutrition
 
  CHEM 1305 Introductory ChemistryCHEM 1305
 
  CHEM 1307 General Chemistry ICHEM 1311
 
  CHEM 1308 General Chemistry IICHEM 1312
 
  GEOL 1304 Intro to Meteorology 
 
 GEOL 1305 Physical Geology

GEOL 1306 Historical Geology
GEOL 1307 Earth Science I
GEOL 1402​
 
  GEOL 1308 Earth Science IIGEOL 1402
 
  GEOL 1345 Oceanography 
 
  MBIO 1305 Microbiology 
 
  MBIO 1310 Intro to Microbiology 
 
  NS 1300 Emergence of Modern Science 
 
  PHYS 1301 Intro to Solar System Astronomy 
 
  PHYS 1302 Intro to Stellar & Galactic Astronomy 
 
  PHYS 1307 General Physics IPHYS 1301
 
  PHYS 1308 General Physics IIPHYS 1302
 
  PHYS 2401 Physics IPHYS 2425
 
  PHYS 2402 Physics IIPHYS 2426
Language, Philosophy & Culture
3
040
ENG 2301 World Lit: Ancient to 17th CenturyENGL 2332
 
  ENG 2302 World Lit: 17th Century & BeyondENGL 2333
 
  ENG 2305 Literature & Culture 
 
  ENG 2309 Film: Beginnings to Present 
 
  ENG 2311 American Lit: Beginnings to 1865 
 
  ENG 2312 American Lit: 1865 to Present 
 
  ENG 2313 Brit Lit: Beginnings to 1800ENGL 2322
 
  ENG 2314 Brit Lit: 1800 to PresentENGL 2323
 
  HUM 2301 Foundations of Western Culture I 
 
  HUM 2302 Foundations of Western Culture II 
LATS 1301 Introduction to Latino Studies
 
  PHIL 1301 Intro to Philosophy 
 
  PHIL 2305 Contemporary Ethical Issues
 
 
  PHIL 2310 The Meaning of Life 
 
  SPAN 2301 Intermediate Spanish I 
 
  SPAN 2302 Intermediate Spanish II 
Creative Arts
3
050
ART 1301 History of Art: Paleolithic to RenaissanceARTS 1303
 
  ART 1302 History of Art: Renaissance to Present 
 
  ART 1308 Intro to World Art 
 
  ART 1310 Intro to Visual ArtsARTS 1301
 
  DANC 1301 Dance in America 
DRA 1301 Introduction to Theater
 
  MUS 2301 Music Appreciation: Before 1750 
 
  MUS 2302 Music Appreciation: After 1750 
American History
6
060
HIST 1305 US History to 1877HIST 1301
 
  HIST 1306 US History after 1877HIST 1302
 
  HIST 1312 Texas HistoryHIST 2301
 
  HIST 1314 Ethnic Minorities in American History
HUMA 2319
​​


HIST 1315 Latino History Before 1898
​HIST 2327
​​
HIST 1316 Latino History Since 1898
​HIST 2328
Government/Political Science
6
070
POLS 2305 Federal GovernmentGOVT 2305
 
  POLS 2306 Texas GovernmentGOVT 2306
Social & Behavioral Sciences
3
080
ANTH 2302 Cultural AnthropologyANTH 2351
 
  CJ 1301 Intro to Criminal Justice 
CRS 1301 Intro to Critical Race Studies
 
  ECO 1305 Contemporary Economic Issues 
 
  PSY 1303 Intro to PsychologyPSYC 2301
    SOC 1303 Intro to SociologySOCI 1301
    SOCW 2361 Intro to Social Work and Social Welfare 
    SOCW 2363 Intro to Social Welfare Policy 
Component Area Option
6
 090
COMM 1302 Mass MediaCOMM 1307
 
  COMM 1304 Intro to Speech CommunicationSPCH 1311
 
  COMM 1306 Beginning Public SpeakingSPCH 1315
 
  COMM 1309 Communication & Public Decision Making 
 
  COMM 2307 Intercultural Communication 
 
  COMM 2309 Interpersonal CommunicationSPCH 1318
 
  COMM 2311 Principles of Public Relations 
 
  ENG 1306 Workplace Presentations 
 
  UHD 1301 Freshman Seminar: Communication 
 
  UHD 1302 Freshman Seminar: Mathematics 
 
  UHD 1303 Freshman Seminar: Life & Physical Sciences 
    UHD 1304 Freshman Seminar: Language, Philosophy & Culture 
    UHD 1305 Freshman Seminar: Creative Arts 
    UHD 1306 Freshman Seminar: American History 
    UHD 1307 Freshman Seminar: Government/Political Science 
    UHD 1308 Freshman Seminar: Social & Behavioral Sciences 
    UHD 2301 University Seminar: Communication 
    UHD 2302 University Seminar: Mathematics 
    UHD 2303 University Seminar: Life & Physical Sciences 
    UHD 2304 University Seminar: Language, Philosophy & Culture 
    UHD 2305 University Seminar: Creative Arts 
    UHD 2306 University Seminar: American History 
    UHD 2307 University Seminar: Government/Political Science 
 
  UHD 2308 University Seminar: Social & Behavioral Sciences 
TOTAL
42
   

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