2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Heritage, Mission, Vision and Values

18 hours

Courses in this curriculum cultivate the broader skills and awareness associated with TCU’s distinctive heritage, mission, vision and values. TCU’s heritage is explored via the study of religious traditions, historical traditions and literary traditions. Similarly, TCU’s mission, vision and values are explored via courses that focus on cultural awareness, global awareness, and citizenship and social values.

By design, the Heritage, Mission, Vision and Values Curriculum are not bound to any particular discipline or department. Through a range of disciplinary perspectives, these courses encourage pedagogical innovation and conversation across traditional disciplinary boundaries. The requirements and competencies for this curriculum are:

Requirements Competencies: TCU graduates will demonstrate:
Religious Traditions 3 hours             A critical understanding of the role of religion in society, culture and individual life.
Historical Traditions 3 hours A critical understanding of the processes that create change over time in the human experience.
Literary Traditions 3 hours An understanding of, and sensitivity to, our shared literary heritage.
Cultural Awareness 3 hours A critical understanding of cultural phenomena.
Global Awareness 3 hours Knowledge of trends, issues and opportunities that impact the global community.
Citizenship and Social Values 3 hours An understanding of individual rights and responsibilities and an ability to assess critically the intentions and consequences of personal, professional or societal actions.

Courses proposed for the Heritage, Mission, Vision and Values Curriculum may also meet the outcomes of a category in the Human Experiences and Endeavors Curriculum or couple with courses required for the major, minor or general curriculum. No more than two courses in the Heritage, Mission, Vision and Values Curriculum may be taken from any one area as defined by course prefix. No course may be counted for more than one  HMVV requirement.