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dc.creatorHenschel, Sally
dc.creatorLewis, Mitzi
dc.creatorWade, Kelly Calame
dc.creatorSchwertner, Danielle
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-27T15:15:04Z
dc.date.available2018-04-27T15:15:04Z
dc.date.issued2018-04-27
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T23J39J30
dc.identifier.issn2329-5724
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/64983
dc.description.abstractIn October 2011, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board revised Texas Core Curriculum (TCC) rules impacting all public higher education institutions in Texas. The new rules were implemented in the fall semester of 2014. In this study, we review the history of undergraduate general education requirements in the United States and recent changes to the TCC. Then to determine how recent changes reflect historical trends in general education and affect the course offerings of departments of English and communication, we use descriptive statistics to examine courses included under the TCC Communication Foundational Component Area of 37 state universities and 53 community colleges. Findings indicate the number of re-quired English and speech communication courses decreased both at community colleges (-11.5%) and universities (-15.9%), signaling a shift toward providing students greater choice in course selection which could impact academic programs in the years to come.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherTexas Education Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Education Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTexas Education Review;Vol. 6, Issue 1
dc.subjectTexas Education Review; Vol. 6, Issue 1en_US
dc.subjectundergraduate general educationen_US
dc.subjectTexas Core Curriculumen_US
dc.subjectCommunication Foundational Component Areaen_US
dc.titleTrends in Undergraduate General Education in the U.S., the Texas Core Curriculum, and Communication Course Requirementsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.departmentEducationen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US


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