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56 Creative Arts focus on the appreciation and analysis of cre- ative artifacts and works of the human imagination. • Courses involve the synthesis and interpretation of artistic expression and enable critical, creative, and in- novative communication about works of art. • The Core Objectives of critical thinking, communica- tion skills, teamwork, and social responsibility are ad- dressed by each course in this component area. American History focuses on the consideration of past events relative to the United States, with the option of in- cluding Texas history for a portion of this component area. • Courses involve the interaction among individuals, communities, states, the nation, and the world, consid- ering how these interactions have contributed to the development of the United States and its global role. • The Core Objectives of critical thinking, communica- tion skills, social responsibility, and personal responsi- bility are addressed by each course in this component area. Government/Political Science focuses on consideration of the Constitution of the United States and the constitutions of the states with special emphasis on that of Texas. • Courses involve the analysis of governmental institu- tions, political behavior, civic engagement, and their political and philosophical foundations. • The Core Objectives of critical thinking, communica- tion skills, social responsibility, and personal responsi- bility are addressed by each course in this component area. Social/Behavioral Science focuses on the application of empirical and scientific methods that contribute to the un- derstanding of what makes us human. • Courses involve the exploration of behavior and inter- actions among individuals, groups, institutions, and events, examining their impact on society and culture. • The Core Objectives of critical thinking, communica- tion skills, empirical and quantitative analysis, and so- cial responsibility are addressed by each course in this component area. Component Area Option provides individual institutions the ability to address foundational areas that exceed the number of Semester Credit Hours (SCH) required, require courses that exist in multiple component areas, and offer courses that provide essential college level skills and knowl- edge that prepare students for the rest of their educational experiences and work lives. • The Core Objectives of critical thinking and communi- cation skills and at least one other state objective are addressed by each course in this component area.

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