Core Curriculum Student Outcome Expectations

The core curriculum is designed to ensure that graduates of Texas’ institutions of higher education are well educated persons who are intellectually flexible and articulate, and who have the capacity to become creative citizens for the state and nation. The following student outcome expectations have been identified:

Communications (Composition, Speech, Modern Language)

  • to communicate effectively in clear and correct prose in a style appropriate to the subject, occasion, and audience.


  • to apply basic mathematic tools in the solutions of real-world problems.

Natural Sciences

  • to understand, construct, and evaluate empirical relationships in the natural sciences, and to enable the student to understand the bases for theory-building and testing.

Humanities and Fine Arts

  • to expand students’ knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially in relation to behavior, ideas, and values expressed in works of human imagination and thought. Through study in disciplines such as literature, philosophy, and fine arts, students will engage in critical analysis.

Social and Behavioral Science

  • to discover, describe, and explain the behaviors and interactions among individuals, groups, institutions, events, and ideas.

Computing (Computer Literacy)

  • to use computer technology to communicate, solve problems, and acquire information.

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