Communication Literacy Requirement
Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study.
Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program.
Communication literacy in a computer science program will be achieved through learning foundational communication skills for understanding, implementing and evaluating computer-based programs and functions for solving problems in computer science. To obtain and practice these communication skills, students will be trained and evaluated in the following courses: CS 1382 , CS 1412 , CS 3365 , and CS 4366 .
Courses needed to fulfill the university core curriculum requirements, including 6 hours of U.S. History, 3 hours of Creative Arts, and 3 hours of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The 3-hour multicultural requirement may be satisfied by either completing an approved study abroad program, including assessment by the Study Abroad Office, or by taking a course from the multicultural list. If taking a multicultural course, it is recommended that the course also meet either the Creative Arts or Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement, thus fulfilling two requirements. For details, consult the core curriculum requirements .
Life and Physical Sciences
Any core curriculum 4-hour Life and Physical Sciences lab and lecture except Physics.