Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Sheets

Art Appreciation

One of the key aspects of writing for art is to understand that the purpose is fundamentally different from many other writing classes. In this class, the writing is to help you practice discussing art. You must describe the art to an audience who knows nothing, in a way that they can visualize exactly what you are describing and why it is important.

Biology

Brazosport College offers a wide selection of courses in Biology and Life Sciences, all of which have certain expectations when it comes to writing. You’re mainly going to write factual and technical papers, rather than emotional or narrative driven essays. Knowing what to expect in a class can benefit you and help you get ahead!

Composition & Rhetoric I (ENGL1301)

The goal of English 1301 is for students to become familiar with composing coherent and cohesive essays. These skills will help you for the rest of your life. You may be expected to write essays, conduct research, utilize secondary sources, and read and analyze text for English 1301. English 1301 is also available as an honors course. Honors students are expected to have a little more skill, responsibility, and work ethic in this course.

History

History is about understanding and interpreting the past and connecting it to the present and the future. These courses are aimed at helping students discuss how significant people and events in the past (such as wars, political parties, and elections) have shaped our world.

Humanities

The goal of a Humanities class is to look at ideas found in literature, art, and music throughout history; examine the shift in societal values and norms between the eras. It should challenge your own thinking and help you become more aware of your world view.

Literature

The goal of writing about literature is to develop a deep understanding of the work, where a student can analyze and think critically about various types of literature.

Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation aims to equip you with the ability to engage more deeply with various kinds of music. This course is designed to empower you with the capacity to analyze the qualities that characterize this art. Writing about music can initially feel challenging insofar as music makes demands of its listener that other art forms do not. However, with time and persistence, writing about music can become a source of profound fulfillment and endless delight, quintessentially transforming both the listener’s understanding of music and their relationship to the medium.  

Process Technology

The Process Technology program at Brazosport College offers students a hands-on learning experience for the petrochemical industry. In this program, students learn about operating production facilities, troubleshooting equipment issues, monitoring quantitative measures (temperature, pressure, etc.) with instrumentation principles, and conducting lab analysis reports. The overall objective of this program is to prepare students in ensuring that the plants are functioning reliably and safely.

Sociology

Sociology studies humans as a group rather than as individuals. The field examines issues at play in societies around the world. Topics discussed in this field include, but are not limited to: religion, education, health care, technology, racism, poverty, social norms, and deviances.

Transitional English (ENGL0410)

The goal of Transitional English is to help you develop the skills you will need for English 1301. Possible types of reading: essays, fiction, nonfiction, novels, GATOR book, historical works, autobiographies, and student essays.