“The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.” -Thomas Kempis

Kempis lived a quiet life as a monk and scribe in the late medieval period. He also wrote some of the most influential books on religious devotion in his day. Kempis had a keen understanding that the greatest achievements in life begin with the most basic skills.

The great African-American educator Booker T. Washington said it another way.  “Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.”

From composition and creative arts, to mathematics and biology, to history and literature, with Texarkana College General Studies, we provide a well-rounded, basic education. We give you the everyday skills to master small things; so you can go on to do great things.

Lay a solid foundation with General Studies at TC today. Build a career and a future as big and as bright as your dreams.

Associate of Arts – Concentration in General Studies

The following is a suggested course of study which will satisfy the requirements for the Associate of Arts degree at Texarkana College.

 Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3
HIST 1301 (core)
United States History I
3
EDUC/PSYC 1300 (core)
Learning Framework
3
MATH (any core course)* 3
Creative Arts (any core course) 3
Total 15
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 1302 or ENGL 2311 (core)
Composition II or Technical & Business Writing
3
HIST 1302 (core)
United States History II
3
SPCH (any core course) 3
Social & Behavioral Science (any core course) 3
Elective (college level) 3
Total 15

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours
Language, Philosophy, & Culture (any core course) 3
BIOL/GEOL/CHEM/PHYS (core + lab) 4
GOVT 2305 (core)
Federal Government
3
Elective (college level) 4
Total 14
Second Semester Hours
Elective
(BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications recommended)
3
BIOL/GEOL/CHEM/PHYS (any core course + lab) 4
GOVT 2306 (core)
Texas Government
3
Elective (college level) 3
Elective (college level) 3
Total
General Studies AA Total
16
60

* MATH 1332 Math for Liberal Arts is recommended

Associate of Arts – Concentration in General Studies – EC – 6 Generalist (Teaching)

The following is a suggested course of study which will satisfy the requirements for the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree at Texarkana College.

 Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3
HIST 1301 (core)
United States History I
3
GOVT 2305 (core)
Federal Government
3
MATH 1314 (core)
College Algebra
3
EDUC/PSYC 1300 (core)
Learning Framework
3
Total 15
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 1302 or ENGL 2311 (core)
Composition II or Technical & Business Writing
3
HIST 1302 (core)
United States History II
3
GOVT 2306 (core)
Texas Government
3
EDUC 1301
Introduction to the Teaching Profession
3
PHYS 1315 + 1115 or core science + lab (core)
Physical Science I
4
Total 16

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
3
BIOL 1308* + 1108 or core science + lab (core)
Biology for Non-Science Majors I
4
EDUC 2301
Introduction to Special Populations
3
Social & Behavioral Science (any core course) 3
MATH 1350
Mathematics for Teachers I
3
Total 16
Second Semester Hours
BIOL 1309* + 1109 or core science + lab (core)
Biology for Non-Science Majors II
4
Creative Arts (any core course) 3
HIST 2321 or 2322 (core)
World Civilizations I or II
3
MATH 1351
Mathematics for Teachers II
3
Total
Education EC-6 AAT Total
13
60

* BIOL 1308/1108 and BIOL 1309/1109 are preferred; however, any Biology will be accepted.

To learn more, please contact us.

Dr. Mary Ellen Young
Dean of Liberal & Performing Arts
(903) 823-3369
email