It's important to know that your TCU degree is rooted in a foundation of liberal arts and sciences. These wide-ranging subjects will teach you how to read critically, think analytically and communicate effectively. A broad understanding of history, society, literature, economics, languages and culture will help you be comfortable in any conversation. These subjects teach you critical inquiry, a skill that comes in handy when the answers you need can't be found in a book.
TCU Core Curriculum
Every degree includes the University Core Curriculum, a group of classes in three areas: Heritage, Mission, Vision & Values; Human Experiences and Endeavors; and Essential Com- petencies.
|TCU Core Curriculum
||Includes courses like...
|Human Experiences & Endeavors||27 hrs.|
|Humanities||9 hrs.||The American Short Story Faith and Ethical Leadership American Cinema|
|Social Sciences||9 hrs.||Introduction to Archaeology Politics of Freedom and Order Medical Anthropology|
|Natural Sciences||6 hrs.||Contemporary Issues in Biology Utter Chaos Engineering Design and Graphics|
|Fine Arts||3 hrs.||Survey of Jazz and Popular Music Dance History The London Theatre|
|Heritage, Mission, Vision & Values||18 hrs.|
|Religious Traditions||3 hrs.||Society and Culture Society and Culture Society and Culture|
|Historical Traditions||3 hrs.||Organized Crime American Sports History Oscar Wilde and the 1890s|
|Literary Traditions||3 hrs.||The American Dream Sports in Modern American Literature The Roaring Twenties|
|Cultural Awareness||3 hrs.||Marriage and Family Food and Culture Issues in Diversity|
|Global Awareness||3 hrs.||History of Cuba Latin American Popular Culture Films in a Global Society|
|Citizenship and Social Values||3 hrs.||Critical Issues in Criminal Justice Basic Leadership Theory and Skills Media Industry Law and Regulation|
|Essential Competencies||18 hrs.|
|Mathematical Reasoning||3 hrs.||Topics in Mathematics Elementary Statistics Discrete Mathematics I|
|Oral Communication||3 hrs.||Business and Professional Speaking Parliamentary Debate Instructional Communication|
|Written Communication||6 hrs.||Introductory Composition Intermediate Composition Freshman Seminar|
|Writing Emphasis||6 hrs.||Money and Banking Tao of Strategy Public Affairs Reporting|