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Taking Courses Together in Residential College

Louray Leal

When there is a test, we will help
one another on areas that are tough.

Louray Ernesto Leal

English/Creative Writing
Donna, Texas

Students in Residential College co-enroll in courses together.  These courses are selected from the the Texas State University General Education Core Curriculum-a list of courses that every Texas State student must complete in order to graduate, regardless of major ("the basics").

Seats are set aside in several sections of these courses for students living in a Residential College hall. This allows Residential College students to attend their classes and study sessions together. Freshmen are encouraged to enroll in at least four of the co-enrolled courses in the fall semester and three in the spring semester. *Residential College is for students coming to Texas State with few to no courses already completed.

The reserved courses for each semester are listed below. Seats in courses are held for a limited time each summer: plan to attend New Student Orientation in June or early July.

If you are a music major or science major, you may not be able to take full advantage of the co-enrolled courses due to requirements for your majors. (Science majors should consider our STEM LLC.) The same is true for Honors students, who should consider our Honors College LLC.


Fall Semester (choose a minimum of 4, as advised)
University Seminar: US 1100
College Writing I: English 1310
United States History to 1877: History 1310
College Algebra: Math 1315
Ethics and Society: Philosophy 1320
Fundamentals of Human Communication: Communications 1310
(Communications 1310 lab)
Principles of American Government: Political Science 2310
Introduction to Fine Arts: Music 2313
Spring Semester (choose a minimum of 3, as advised)
College Writing II: English 1320
History of the United States, 1877 to Date: History 1320
Ethics and Society: Philosophy 1320
Fundamentals of Human Communication: Communications 1310
(Communications 1310 lab)
Functions of American Government: Political Science 2320
Introduction to Fine Arts: Art 2313 or Music 2313
Introduction to Psychology: Psychology 1300 (possible elective)