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.
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
Courses in Option B
Beginning American Sign Language I
Beginning American Sign Language II
Introduction to Speech Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Students must complete both courses to fulfill the Written Communication requirement.
Courses in List 1
Students must choose 1 course from the list that aligns with their intended career path.
Courses in Quantitative Literacy
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)
Elementary Statistical Methods
Mathematics for Teachers I (Fundamentals of Mathematics I)
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
Biology for Science Majors I
Biology for Science Majors II
Biology for Non-Science Majors I
Biology for Non-Science Majors II
Anatomy and Physiology II
Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
Microbiology for Science Majors
Introductory Chemistry I (Allied Health emphasis)
Introductory Chemistry II
Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I
Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors II
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
Courses in Language, Philosophy and Culture
Introduction to Humanities II
Introduction to Mexican-American Studies
American Minority Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to World Religions
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
Intermediate Portuguese I
Intermediate Portuguese II
Intermediate American Sign Language I
Intermediate American Sign Language II
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
Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness
Students must take 1 of the courses in this area.
Courses in Creative Expression
Mexican-American Fine Arts Appreciation
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
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
Courses in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Archeology
Nutrition and Diet Therapy
Introduction to Mass Communication
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Introduction to Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Political Science
Mexican-American and Latinx Politics
Mexican-American History I
Lifespan Growth & Development
Psychology of Personality
Introduction to Sociology
Families, Schools and Community
Child Growth and Development