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Dallas College
Dallas,
Institution Liaison: Catherine Olivarez

Last Updated: 2021-10-29



Dallas College Passport Block

The Passport Block listed here is for general information only. Students must see the institution's website for access to its official block.

PASSPORT BLOCK OVERVIEW

 The Dallas College Passport aligns with the Texas state requirement of a 42-semester credit hour core curriculum for all undergraduate students outlined in the Texas Education Code 61.821-822. The purpose of the core curriculum is to ensure that undergraduate students develop the essential knowledge and skills they need to be successful in college, in a career, in their communities, and in life. In addition, the core curriculum facilitates the transfer of lower-division course credit among public colleges, universities, and health-related institutions throughout the state.


ORAL COMMUNICATION

Students should choose 1 course from this block. If a course from Option A is chosen, then students must also complete PHED 1164 in the Critical Thinking Block. If a course from Option B is chosen, no additional course is needed.

Courses in Option A

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

SGNL

1301

Beginning American Sign Language I

SGNL

1302

Beginning American Sign Language II

SPCH

1311

Introduction to Speech Communication

SPCH

1315

Public Speaking

SPCH

1321

Business and Professional Communication


Courses in Option B

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ARAB

1411

Beginning Arabic I

ARAB

1412

Beginning Arabic II

CHIN

1411

Beginning Chinese I

CHIN

1412

Beginning Chinese II

FREN

1411

Beginning French I

FREN

1412

Beginning French II

GERM

1411

Beginning German I

GERM

1412

Beginning German II

ITAL

1411

Beginning Italian I

ITAL

1412

Beginning Italian II

JAPN

1411

Beginning Japanese I

JAPN

1412

Beginning Japanese II

KORE

1411

Beginning Korean I

KORE

1412

Beginning Korean II

PORT

1411

Beginning Portuguese I

PORT

1412

Beginning Portuguese II

RUSS

1411

Beginning Russian I

RUSS

1412

Beginning Russian II

SPAN

1411

Beginning Spanish I

SPAN

1412

Beginning Spanish II




WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

Students must complete both courses to fulfill the Written Communication requirement.

Courses in List 1

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ENGL

1301

Composition I

ENGL

1302

Composition II




QUANTITATIVE LITERACY

Students must choose 1 course from the list that aligns with their intended career path.

Courses in Quantitative Literacy

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

MATH

1314

College Algebra

MATH

1316

Plane Trigonometry

MATH

1324

Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences

MATH

1325

Calculus for Business and Social Sciences

MATH

1332

Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)

MATH

1342

Elementary Statistical Methods

MATH

1350

Mathematics for Teachers I (Fundamentals of Mathematics I)

MATH

1414

College Algebra

MATH

2412

Pre-Calculus Math

MATH

2413

Calculus I

MATH

2414

Calculus II




NATURAL SCIENCES

Students must select two courses from the Natural Sciences area. This requirement, however, cannot be met using the following combinations: BIOL 1406 and 1408; BIOL 1407 and 1409; BIOL 2420 and 2421; CHEM 1405 and 1411; CHEM 1406 and 1411; CHEM 1405 and 1406; CHEM 1406 and 1407; GEOL 1401 and 1403; PHYS 1401 and 1405; PHYS 1401 and 2425; PHYS 1405 and 2425.

Courses in Natural Sciences

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ANTH

2401

Physical Anthropology

BIOL

1406

Biology for Science Majors I

BIOL

1407

Biology for Science Majors II

BIOL

1408

Biology for Non-Science Majors I

BIOL

1409

Biology for Non-Science Majors II

BIOL

1411

General Botany

BIOL

2401

Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL

2402

Anatomy and Physiology II

BIOL

2406

Environmental Biology

BIOL

2416

Genetics

BIOL

2420

Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

BIOL

2421

Microbiology for Science Majors

CHEM

1405

Introductory Chemistry I

CHEM

1406

Introductory Chemistry I (Allied Health emphasis)

CHEM

1407

Introductory Chemistry II

CHEM

1411

General Chemistry I

CHEM

1412

General Chemistry II

CHEM

2423

Organic Chemistry I

CHEM

2425

Organic Chemistry II

ENVR

1401

Environmental Science I

ENVR

1402

Environmental Science II

GEOL

1401

Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I

GEOL

1402

Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors II

GEOL

1403

Physical Geology

GEOL

1404

Historical Geology

GEOL

1405

Environmental Science

GEOL

1445

Oceanography

GEOL

1447

Meteorology

PHYS

1401

College Physics I

PHYS

1402

College Physics II

PHYS

1403

Stars and Galaxies

PHYS

1404

Solar System

PHYS

1405

Elementary Physics I

PHYS

1407

Elementary Physics II

PHYS

1415

Physical Science I

PHYS

1417

Physical Science II

PHYS

2425

University Physics I

PHYS

2426

University Physics II




HUMAN CULTURES

Students Must Complete HIST 1301. Students must then select one additional HIST course AND one additional course from HUMA, PHIL, or Foreign Language.

Courses in American History

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

HIST

1301

United States History I

HIST

1302

United States History II

HIST

2301

Texas History


Courses in Language, Philosophy and Culture

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ARAB

2311

Intermediate Japanese I

ARAB

2312

Intermediate Japanese II

CHIN

2311

Intermediate Chinese I

CHIN

2312

Intermediate Chinese II

FREN

2311

Intermediate French I

FREN

2312

Intermediate French II

GERM

2311

Intermediate German I

GERM

2312

Intermediate German II

HUMA

1302

Introduction to Humanities II

HUMA

1305

Introduction to Mexican-American Studies

HUMA

2319

American Minority Studies

ITAL

2311

Intermediate Italian I

ITAL

2312

Intermediate Italian II

JAPN

2311

Intermediate Japanese I

JAPN

2312

Intermediate Japanese II

KORE

2311

Intermediate Korean I

KORE

2312

Intermediate Korean II

PHIL

1301

Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL

1304

Introduction to World Religions

PHIL

2306

Introduction to Ethics

PHIL

2307

Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy

PHIL

2316

Classical Philosophy

PHIL

2321

Philosophy of Religion

PORT

2311

Intermediate Portuguese I

PORT

2312

Intermediate Portuguese II

RUSS

2311

Intermediate Russian I

RUSS

2312

Intermediate Russian II

SGNL

2301

Intermediate American Sign Language I

SGNL

2302

Intermediate American Sign Language II

SPAN

2311

Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN

2312

Intermediate Spanish II




CRITICAL THINKING

If students choose to complete a SPCH or SGNL course in the "Oral Communication" requirement, students must complete PHED 1164. 

If students choose to complete a 4-semester credit hour foreign language course in the "Oral Communication" requirement, no additional courses are required. All courses outlined in the other 8 knowledge and skills areas also fulfill the Critical Thinking requirement. 

Courses in Critical Thinking

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

PHED

1164

Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness




CREATIVE EXPRESSION

Students must take 1 of the courses in this area.

Courses in Creative Expression

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ARTS

1301

Art Appreciation

ARTS

1303

Art History I

ARTS

1304

Art History II

DANC

2303

Dance Appreciation

DRAM

1310

Theater Appreciation

DRAM

2361

History of Theater I

DRAM

2366

Film Appreciation

HUMA

1311

Mexican-American Fine Arts Appreciation

HUMA

1315

Fine Arts Appreciation

MUSI

1306

Music Appreciation

MUSI

1307

Music Literature

MUSI

1310

American Music




TEAMWORK AND VALUE SYSTEMS

All courses outlined in the Natural Sciences, Creative Expression, and the SPCH Courses from the Oral Communication knowledge and skill area will fulfill the Teamwork and Value Systems requirement.

Courses in Teamwork and Value Systems

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title




HUMAN SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL

 Students must complete both courses in the Government/Political Science list and one from the Social and Behavioral Sciences list.

Courses in Government/Political Science

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

GOVT

2305

Federal Government

GOVT

2306

Texas Government


Courses in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ANTH

2302

Introduction to Archeology

ANTH

2346

General Anthropology

ANTH

2351

Cultural Anthropology

BIOL

1322

Nutrition and Diet Therapy

COMM

1307

Introduction to Mass Communication

CRIJ

1301

Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRIJ

1307

Crime in America

ECON

1301

Introduction to Economics

ECON

2301

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON

2302

Principles of Microeconomics

GEOG

1302

Human Geography

GEOG

1303

World Regional Geography

GOVT

2304

Introduction to Political Science

GOVT

2311

Mexican-American and Latinx Politics

HIST

2321

World Civilizations I

HIST

2322

World Civilizations II

HIST

2327

Mexican-American History I

PHED

1304

Personal/Community Health

PSYC

2301

General Psychology

PSYC

2306

Human Sexuality

PSYC

2314

Lifespan Growth & Development

PSYC

2316

Psychology of Personality

SOCI

1301

Introduction to Sociology

SOCI

1306

Social Problems

SOCI

2301

Marriage and the Family

SOCI

2306

Human Sexuality

SOCI

2319

Minority Studies

TECA

1303

Families, Schools and Community

TECA

1354

Child Growth and Development





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