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Essential Competencies (EC)

Essential Competencies (12 hours plus 6 hours Writing Emphasis)

Courses in this curriculum are designed to provide a base of skills to ensure students’ abilities to communicate clearly and think analytically. Their focus is effective writing, mathematical reasoning, and oral communication. The requirements and competencies are contained in the following table.

  Requirements                       Hours         Competencies: TCU graduates will

Mathematical Reasoning          3 be able to reason mathematically.
Oral Communication                  3 articulate thoughts clearly using appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication skills
Written Communication 1        3 write effectively
Written Communication 2       3 write effectively
Writing Emphasis                        6 demonstrate the ability to use writing as a means for learning and communicating in a specific discipline.

Writing Emphasis courses may overlay with courses in the Human Experiences and Endeavors Curriculum, the Heritage, Mission, Vision, and Values Curriculum, or with other requirements of a student’s degree program. With the exception of Writing Emphasis, no more than two (2) courses in the EC curriculum may be taken from any one (1) area as defined by course prefix.