Summer I 2014 Course List

The following courses will be offered in the Summer I 6-Week Term, which runs from May 19 – June 30, 2014

Online Courses - Summer I 2014

ACCT 101 – Principles of Accounting I

An introduction to basic concepts and principles of recording and posting financial information, preparation of trial balance, worksheet and financial statements. Current assets and liabilities are emphasized.  Prerequisites are MATH 012, MATH 015 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in computation; and READ 092, READ 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in reading.
Credits: 3

ANTH 105 – Cultural Anthropology

The student will investigate the concepts of culture and apply them to different cultures of the world. The student will determine the universal aspects of each culture concept and investigate the development and consequences of culture’s evolution from simple to complex.
Credits:  3

BUSI 105 – Introduction To Business

In this survey course, the student will receive and an overview of functional areas of business and learn the basics concepts of the business world.  Some topics covered include management, managing human resources, labor relations, ethics, and social responsibility, accounting, money and banking, securities and investments, marketing and globalization.  Upon completion of this course, students will understand the various forms of business ownership and the free enterprise system and how it contrasts with other systems.  This course will assist the student in making career choices and will serve as an entry level foundation course.  Prerequisite: READ 092  or READ 095 or a passing score in reading on Basic Skills Test
Credit: 3

CHEM 101 – General Chemistry

The student will investigate the fundamental concepts of chemistry from a theoretical approach and participate in a laboratory program that demonstrates this theory. The subjects covered include atomic structure, chemical bonding, acids and bases, gases, solids and liquids and properties of solutions. The course content is designed for the science major who wishes to transfer to a four-year institution. (Prerequisites: HS Chemistry or a grade of “C” or higher in CHEM 100 or equivalent, and a grade of “C” or higher in MATH 151)

Credits: 5

CHEM 116 – Chemistry in Life

This chemistry course for non-science majors will focus on the role chemistry plays in maintaining and improving our quality of life. Topics include environmental issues such as air pollution, acid rain and recycling; the study of energy sources including nuclear power; and health issues such as nutrition and world hunger. The accompanying lab involves the study of common items found in everyday life.

Prerequisite: MATH 012 or MATH 015 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in computation.

Credits: 4

Students do lab work in this section—DO NOT sign up for separate lab section

CHEM 136 – Introduction to Inorganic, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

The student will consider selected concepts from inorganic, organic and biological chemistry which will be applied to allied health and biological fields. Skills will be developed in a laboratory program which enhances topics under consideration. The program is designed for students who have had no previous chemistry course.

Credits: 4

CINE 105 – Film Appreciation

The students will view a wide range of short and feature length films and be able to identify the major film theories, the basic techniques of filmmaking and the basic characteristics of the film medium as art and entertainment.

Credits: 3

COMP 129 – Information Technology

This course is a rigorous introduction to computer science and computer applications. This course emphasizes common computer/technology skills and helps students access, process and present information. This course contains a component that helps the student to recognize, analyze and assess ethical issues and situations in computer science.

Prerequisite: READ 095 is recommended. Students are required to take multiple tests in-person.

Credits: 3

ENGL 121 – English Composition: The Writing Process

English 121 is an introductory writing course where students compose and revise narrative and expository essays and prepare for the study of literature by using writing to analyze texts. Through a writers’ workshop approach, students explore the writing process, respond to a variety of texts and learn to communicate their ideas effectively and confidently in writing.

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in ENGL 095, ENGL 097 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in writing.

Credits: 3

ENGL 122 – English Composition: Writing and Research

This course teaches techniques and strategies for conducting research and for writing effectively on a range of subjects. Students learn to write and revise convincing papers using critical thinking skills and information they find to support an assertion or position. Related reasoning and support for papers necessitates inquiry into social ethics and moral situations. Students learn to analyze and process this information using foundational principles of logic, ethical reasoning, and social morals. Students also learn and demonstrate proper documentation style.

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in ENGL 121.

Credits: 3

ENGL 235 – World Literature I

The student will read and respond to masterpieces of world literature from earliest times to the 18th century. The works’ relevance for contemporary readers will be examined. This broad based exploration of the ancient world, as seen through its literary art, exposes students to a wide variety of cultures, histories and regions. Those regions include works from Africa, the Middle East, China, Japan, India, Central Asia, the Americas and Europe.

Prerequisite: ENGL 095, ENGL 097 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in writing; READ 092, READ 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in reading.

Credits: 3

ENGL 245 – American Literature I

This survey of Early American literature from the Puritans to Walt Whitman covers such writers as Ann Bradstreet, Ben Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emerson and others. Emphasis is placed on literary movements like Transcendentalism, as well as on how American literature reflects American culture.

Credits: 3

HESC 115 – Nutrition and Health

Students are introduced to the basic concepts of nutrition. Emphasis will be placed on practical information that will enable students to make judgments about their food intake and gain awareness of the critical role of nutrition in health care. Concepts from biology, chemistry and physiology are used as a basis for the exploration of the role of nutrition in health.

Credits: 3

HIST 135 – American Civilization I

Students will identify and discuss problems, events and personalities in American history which have influenced the origins and growth of the Republic from the colonial period until the Civil War (1861). History will be viewed from many perspectives.

Credits: 3

HIST 137 – Recent American History

The student will recognize and assess the major forces that have shaped the course of American domestic and foreign policies since World War II (1945). The student will analyze the inter-relationship and consequences of foreign and domestic events.

Credits: 3

ENVR 105 – Environmental Studies

The student will be able to describe and discuss the earth and its deteriorating environment, basic ecological relationships, man’s interdependence with the physical and social environment and the responsibility to this system. Students will not receive credit for both ENVR-105 and ENVR-107. Students should select either ENVR-105 or ENVR-107 based on general education requirements or career goals. Students completing ENVR-105 prior to Fall 2009 should consult their counselor before registering for ENVR-107.(Prerequisites or Corequisites: MATH-021 or MATH-025 or satisfactory completionof the College’s basic skills requirement in algebra, READ-092 or READ-095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in reading)

Credits: 3

HESC 165 – Pathophysiology

This course covers the structural and functional changes associated with various disease conditions. There is an emphasis on clinical manifestations and treatment. In addition the student will understand how disease affects the body as a whole.

Credits: 3

HIST 105 – World Civilization I

This course will provide a general understanding of the chief characteristics of human history up to 1500, as exemplified by the traditional cultures of Africa, the Middle East, China, Japan, India, Central Asia, the Americas and Europe. Emphasis will be placed on the institutions, values and interrelationships among people across the globe, and the achievements and contributions of individual civilizations to human history.

Credits: 3

MUSI 115 – Music Appreciation

MUSI 115 OL is an online interactive course in Music Appreciation. Students who register for the course will purchase a CD set in the bookstore. It will enable students to register and access the course from an Internet site. All course work (with the exception of concert attendance) can be accessed from any PC with Internet access. The instructor will evaluate all course materials via the Internet and e-mail. Concert attendance (3 concerts) is a mandatory requirement. All concerts will be on the Brookdale main campus or in the immediate vicinity.

Credits: 3


MUSI 116 – History of Jazz

The legacy of jazz is uniquely indigenous to the American experience, in that it combines the musical traditions of three distinct ethnic groups: the Western European tradition, African music and the newly emerging American tradition of the late 19th century. The History of Jazz will concentrate on Jazz music from its origins to present day developments. The musical style traits of different periods will be discussed from a non-technical point of view, making the material understandable to non-musicians. Historical and sociological factors will also be considered. The objectives will be accomplished through class discussion, selected listening, required concerts, and film viewings. Attendance at three concerts is mandatory.

Credits: 3


NURS 160 – Introduction to Human Needs

The first course in the Nursing Program introduces the student to the practice of professional nursing, the Human Needs framework, health assessment and the elements of reasoning used in critical thinking. Students will learn to calculate medications, use basic communication interventions and engage in strategies that will promote success in the program.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program

Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIOL 111 and PSYC 106

Course content will be accessed over the Internet and required in-person proctored testing on campus. 3 hours lab will be required each week at Meridian hospital (day, time and location to be announced.)

Credits: 3

NURS 161 – Nursing and Human Needs I

This Nursing Course focuses on the Human Needs Framework, health assessment and the elements of reasoning used in critical thinking. The student uses caring interventions, communication techniques and teaching/learning interventions to care for adult, geriatric and oncology clients. Prerequisite: BIOL 111, PSYC 106 and NURS 160.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIOL 112 and PSYC 208

Course content will be accessed over the Internet. Course requires in person testing on campus. See Master Schedule for clinical sections. Additional weekly lab hours are required.

Credits: 7

NURS 163 – Nursing and Human Needs in the Community

This course examines human needs in the community. The influence of the family, cultural diversity and financial concerns on the delivery of community-based care is explored. In addition, the varied roles and practice settings of the community-based nurse and the basic principles of epidemiology are discussed.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program.

Credits: 2

NURS 165 – Issues in Nursing

This course introduces students to current issues in nursing and health care. A range of topics is explored from philosophical, theoretical, ethical, social, economic, historical and research perspectives. A critical thinking approach that incorporates the elements of reasoning and universal intellectual standards focuses the student on generating new thoughts, understandings, beliefs and insights.

Credits: 2

POLI 105 – American National Government

Students in American National Government study the structure and philosophy of the United States government, including themes of national economy, energy, environment, health, education, welfare, civil rights, civil liberties, foreign policy and political parties. Course activities include the use of teacher and guest lectures, small group discussion, student presentations and video offerings.

Credits: 3

PSYC 106 – Introduction to Psychology II

Students will demonstrate an understanding of Psychology as an applied science. They will complete exercises covering: social and interpersonal behavior, motivation, emotion, psychological disorders, personality theories and the psychotherapies. Students will gain the ability to analyze a variety of theoretical perspectives from critical and diverse points of view while applying them to problems of daily living. Service-learning is an option.

Credits: 3

PSYC 208 – Life Span Development

This course in Life Span Human Development examines age changes in behavior from conception through the end of the life cycle. Milestones in physical, cognitive and social development are charted for each stage of the life cycle. Students will see how each unique life structure is shaped by numerous internal and external influences. By integrating experimental research findings with theories and case studies, students will be able to refine their own developmental perspective. Principles of human development, theoretical perspectives and experimental research data will be measured against each student’s experiences and personal observations. Prerequisite: PSYC 105 or PSYC 106

Credits: 3

SOCI 101 – Principles of Sociology

Sociology is a new look at the familiar world of everyday life. In this introductory course students will use the sociological perspective to analyze and understand their relationships to the various groups and social categories that constitute modern society. They will investigate the major concepts of deviance, social class and inequity, as well as family related issues including those of gender and aging.

Prerequisite: READ 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in reading.

Credits: 3

SOCI 105 – Intercultural Communications: The Person and the Process

Students will develop a personal and theoretical understanding of the cultural origin of various people’s values, ideologies, habit and idiosyncrasies, and how they effect communication across cultural, racial, ethnic and gender lines. Through observing, simulating and experiencing incidents of cross-cultural communication, they will begin to examine and develop skills that are necessary for effective communication among majority and minority groups.

Credits: 3

SOCI 216 – Sociology of Minorities

This course examines the inter-relationship between race, class, gender and ethnicity and how these structures have shaped the experience of all people in America. A sociological and historical perspective is applied to analyze how a social configuration characterized by cultural diversity affects the individual consciousness, group interaction and group access to institutional power and privileges. SOCI 101 is recommended, but not required. NOTE: This course is only offered in the Spring Term.

Credits: 3