Critical Text Analysis Compatible Courses




Critical Text Analysis Compatible Courses


Based on your ACT, SAT, or other placement scores (s), you have been placed into Critical Text Analysis, which focuses on skills such as critical thinking, reading, and self-directed learning needed to succeed in reading-intensive courses. You must take this class your first semester unless you have transfer credit or other placement scores that satisfy this requirement. Remember to be kind to your future self – the important thing is to start in the classes you’re ready for. You have the option to take the Reading Lobo Course Placement ( if you feel like you’re ready for reading-intensive classes. Please speak with your adviser for more information or visit:


Based on your current placement you may only take courses from the following list:



Check your English placement for applicable classes

COMM 1130: Public Speaking


Mathematics and Statistics:

Check your placement for applicable classes


Physical and Natural Sciences:

CS 108L:  Computer Science for All 


Social and Behavioral Sciences:

LING 2110: Intro to the Study of Language & Linguistics  

CCST 1110: Intro to Comparative & Global Ethnic Studies  



MLNG 1110: Approaches to Languages and Cultures  

COMP 2222: Fairy and Folk Tales  

COMP 2240: Cultures, Texts, Worlds

CCST 2110: Intro to Chicana & Chicano Studies


Second Language:

All Second Language Courses

GRMN 2227: Sickness, Insanity, and Transgression in German Literature and Film 


Arts and Design:

Any 3-credit hour Fine Arts Studio or Performance Course

ARTS 141: Introduction to Art and Ecology  

ARTS 1610: Drawing I  

ARTH2110: (online): History of Art I

CCST 1125: Chicana/o Latina/o Musical Cultures and Expressions


Elective Courses (Possibly required by some majors):

EMS 120: Introduction to EMS System

NATV 2315: Indigenous Language Revitalization and Community Renewal

LING 2151: Language of Advertising 

ARTS 1830: Shop Foundation  

ARTS 1840: Sculpture I

ARCH 1125: Design Fundamentals

ARCH 1115:  Introduction to Architectural Graphics

BCIS 1110: Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Systems. (Prerequisite: MATH 1215 series)

HLED 1220: Personal Health Management

HLED 1113: First Aid and CPR. (limited availability)

FYEX 1110: Introduction to UNM & Higher Ed

Any PHED course: (PE – Non-Professional)


This list will be updated as additional compatible classes are identified. If you’d like to suggest a compatible course, please email Cash Clifton ( or Marlene Sanchez ( Suggestions will be forwarded to the FM & CTA compatible course committee.