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2020-2021 Kilgore College Catalog 
2020-2021 Kilgore College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kilgore College Core Curriculum

A core curriculum is defined by the state of Texas as “curriculum in the liberal arts, humanities, sciences, political, social, and cultural history, that all graduates of an institution of higher education are required to complete before receiving a baccalaureate degree.” KC’s Core Curriculum consists of 42 semester credit hours that will transfer as the core to any state college or university. After completing the core, a student may need only 18 additional semester credit hours to receive the associate of arts or the associate of science degree.



Semester Hours: 3

* MATH 1332  and MATH 1350  will not fulfill Math requirement for AS degree

** Those taking a 2400 level Math course as their core curriculum Requirement will earn only 3 SCHs toward Core completion. The other SCH may count toward electives in an associate’s degree.

Life and Physical Sciences

Language, Philosophy & Culture

Creative Arts

American History

Semester Hours: 6

Government/Political Science

Required Courses

6 hours to be selected from

Semester Hours: 6

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Component Area Option

Required Courses

Component Area Option 1:

3 hours to be selected from

Component Area Option 2:

3 hours from

Any additional course listed in the core curriculum above or MATH 1351  or EDUC 1300 .

Semester Hours: 6

Total Hours: 42

Core Objectives of the Texas Core Curriculum

  • Critical Thinking Skills - creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
  • Communication Skills - effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication
  • Empirical and Quantitative Skills - manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions
  • Teamwork - ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal
  • Social Responsibility - intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities
  • Personal Responsibility - ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making