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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Core Curriculum

Brazosport College Core Curriculum

The Brazosport College Board of Regents has approved the following core curriculum consistent with the framework and exemplary educational objectives as specified by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


Learning Objectives and Defining Characteristics

Courses in the Brazosport College Core Curriculum provide students the opportunity to achieve the following core curriculum objectives:


  • Critical Thinking: Including innovation, creative thinking, inquiry and analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information
  • Communication Skills: Including effective development, interpretation, and expression of ideas through written, oral, and visual communication.
  • Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Including the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
  • Teamwork: Including the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
  • Social Responsibility: Including intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
  • Personal Responsibility: Including the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision making.


Education, as distinct from training, demands knowledge of various contrasting views of human experience in the world. Both the humanities and the creative arts deal with the individual’s reaction to the human situation in analytical and creative ways. The social and behavioral sciences deal with the principles and norms that govern human interaction in society and in the production of goods and services. The natural sciences investigate the phenomena of the physical world and enable the student to understand the basis for building and testing theories. Mathematics examines relations among abstract quantities and is the language of the sciences. Composition and communication deal with oral and written language. Each of these disciplines, using its own methodology, offers a different perspective on human experience. Taken together, study in these disciplines provides a breadth of vision against which students can establish and reflect on their own goals and values.

The following table lists the course options available to students to complete the 42-semester credit hour core curriculum.

General Education Core

Communications - 6 Credit Hours

Core Code - 010

Mathematics - 3 Credit Hours

Core Code - 020

One course from:

Life and Physical Sciences - 6 Credit Hours

Core Code - 030

Two courses from:

Creative Arts - 3 Credit Hours

Core Code - 050

Once course from:

American History - 6 Credit Hours

Core Code: 060

Two courses from:

Government/Political Science - 6 Credit Hours

Core Code - 070

Social and Behavioral Science - 3 Credit Hours

Core Code - 080

One course from:

Institutional Component Area - 6 Credit Hours

Core Code - 090