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

Sophomore Year

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

 

 Freshman Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3 ENGL 1302 or ENGL 2311 (core)
Composition II or Technical & Business Writing
3
HIST 1301 (core)
United States History I
3 HIST 1302 (core)
United States History II
3
EDUC/PSYC 1300 (core)
Learning Frameworks
3 SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
3
MATH 1314 (core)
College Algebra
3 MATH 1350
Mathematics for Teachers I
3
ARTS 1301, DRAM 1310 / 2366, or MUSI 1306 (core)
Art Appreciation or Introduction to Theater or
Film Appreciation or Music Appreciation
3 PHYS 1315 + 1115 or core science + lab (core)
Physical Science I
4
Total 15   Total 16

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
EDUC 2301
Introduction to Special Populations
3 Pick one: Social & Behavioral Science (any core course)
PSYC 2301/2308 General or Child Psychology
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology
3
BIOL 1308* + 1108 or core science + lab (core)
Biology for Non-Science Majors I
4 BIOL 1309* + 1109 or core science + lab (core)
Biology for Non-Science Majors II
4
GOVT 2305 (core)
Federal Government
3 GOVT 2306 (core)
Texas Government
3
MATH 1351
Mathematics for Teachers II
3 EDUC 1301
Introduction to the Teaching Profession
3
HIST 2321 or 2322 (core)
World Civilizations I or II
3
Total 16   Total
General Studies
EC – 6 Generalist (Teaching) AA Total
13

60

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

To learn more, please contact us.

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