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Summer II 2014 Course List

The following courses will be offered in the Summer II 10-Week Term, which runs from May 30 – August 9, 2014

Online Courses - Summer II 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

ARTH 105 – Art Appreciation

Students will discuss the nature of aesthetics in general and art in particular. They will demonstrate an understanding of such essential principles as form, unity, space, color, balance and emphasis, and will be able to identify and analyze the works of selected artists from historical periods. Field trips may be required. Prerequisite: READ 092, READ 095 or passing score in reading on Basic Skills Test; and ENGL 095 or passing score in English on Basic Skills Test.
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

BUSI 221 – Business Law I

The student will identify, define and describe contracts, agency, employment, wills, bailment, personal and real property.
Credits: 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

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

CRJU 101 – Introduction to Criminal Justice

The social and institutional response to crime is discussed topically in this interdisciplinary survey of the American Criminal Justice System. Students are required to formulate views on controversial issues and concerns such as plea bargaining, the exclusionary rule, the insanity defense and the death penalty. This course is a prerequisite for all 200 level courses in the Criminal Justice program.
Credits: 3

CRJU 245 – Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

The course will examine the social and behavioral causes of delinquency. In addition, the historical background, legal rights and procedural problems of the juvenile justice system will be reviewed. Students will be expected to: identify and describe four separate theories of delinquency, distinguish the practices and procedures of the adult justice system from the juvenile justice system and explain recent reforms and innovations in deliquency prevention, punishment and treatment. (Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in CRJU 101)
Credits: 3

ECON 105 – Macro Economics

Students will understand how a market economy operates using the fundamental principles of supply and demand. They will be able to relate the significance of unemployment, inflation and other indicators to our nation’s economy. They will be able to explain the effects of monetary and fiscal policy and the impact of foreign trade on the phenomenon of economic growth. Prerequisites: MATH 015 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in computation, READ 092 or READ 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in reading, and ENGL 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in writing.

Credits: 3

ECON 106 – Micro Economics

Students will understand principles of supply and demand including sensitivity analysis to price, income and utility. They will analyze cost under various market structures. Both the output and input markets will be examined.

Prerequisites: MATH 015 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in computation, READ 092 or READ 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in reading, and ENGL 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in writing.

Credits: 3

ECON 225 – Business Statistics

Students will summarize statistical data, both graphically and as measures of center and dispersion. Discrete and continuous probability, sampling techniques, distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, regression, time series analysis and index numbers are also covered.

Prerequisites: MATH 021, MATH 025 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in algebra.

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 158 – Introduction to Literature

This course is a fundamental overview of literature for those who love to read and for those who have previously been intimidated by literature courses. It teaches terminology of the four major genres of literature, (poetry, drama, short story and the novel) and the literary movements that have shaped these genres from the Classicism of Aristotle to the Anti-realism of MTV. This course stresses easy techniques for effectively answering essay questions, for writing papers for literature courses, and for more efficient studying.

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

CRJU 151 – Introduction to Criminology

Students will be introduced to the study of crime and criminal behavior. This is the only course in the program which studies the criminal rather than society’s response to crime. Three different methods of measuring crime will be described; the five schools of criminological theory will be reviewed; and several different crime problems in America will be discussed.

Credits: 3

HIST 106 – World Civilization II

The course will examine the major developments in human history from 1500 to the present. It will focus on the elements involved in Europe’s self-transformation into a modern society as seen in its intellectual, industrial and imperialist movements, and the world wars. Emphasis will also be placed on the history of Asian, African, Middle Eastern and Latin American societies and the impact of imperialism of those cultures; their reactions to, interaction with, and finally independence from Western dominance in the 20th century will also be explored.

Credits: 3

HIST 136 – American Civilization II

Students will demonstrate an understanding of personalities, events and problems in American history from the Civil War (1865) until World War II (1941).

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

ECON 107 – Economics

This intensive course for non-business students combines macro and micro economics theory. It is designed to acquaint students with the nature of the market system and the major issues and problems affecting our economy. Students will understand the basic theoretical principles of demand theory, cost and price, equilibrium analysis and application to decision-making in the firm. Students will also understand the basic theoretical principles of production possibilities, national income accounts, consumption, investment, monetary and fiscal policies and problems of employment and price levels. ECON 107 is a condensed combination of ECON 105 and ECON 106. Therefore, a student will not receive credit for ECON 107 in addition to ECON 105 and ECON 106. Also, since ECON 107 is not a comprehensive combination of ECON 105 and ECON 106, it cannot be used in place of the two. (Prerequisites: MATH 012 or MATH 015 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in computation, READ 092 or READ 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in reading, and ENGL 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in writing)
Credits: 3

ENGL 236 – World Literature II

The student will read and respond to selected plays, novels, short stories and essays selected from modern world literature from the 18th Century to the present. The works’ relevance for contemporary readers will be examined. This broad based exploration of the modern world, as seen through its literary art, exposes students to a wide variety of cultures, religions, 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

HUMN 129 – Issues in Women’s Studies

This course provides an exploration of the field of women’s studies and includes an analysis of women’s lives through readings in a wide range of topics from the new scholarship on gender. Students will be requested to write response papers as well as to read from a variety of texts. Research writing will also be included. Guest speakers will contribute a variety of perspectives from different areas of women’s experiences.

Credits: 3

MATH 025 – Elementary Algebra

This course is a review of elementary algebra and requires previous experience in algebra. The course is intended for students who need to take MATH 151 or MATH 161. The topics include linear equations and inequalities, functions and function notations, graphs and equations of linear functions, systems of linear equations, polynomial and exponential expressions, factoring, quadratic equations, rational and radical expressions and equations. Problem solving is stressed throughout the course. Problems are approached from a variety of perspectives, including graphical, numerical, verbal, and algebraic. A graphing calculator is required – the specific model is determined by the department. This is a developmental course in the basic skills and will not be counted towards degree requirements. NOTE: Students taking MATH 025 may not enroll simultaneously in any other math course.

Prerequisite: MATH 015 or MATH 012, or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in computation. Please note that in-person testing is required.

Credits: 4

HESC 105 – Medical Terminology

Through a study of medical language, the student will be able to build a practical, working medical vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the significance of Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes and verbal roots as they pertain to the human body.
Credits: 3

MATH 131 – Statistics

This course begins with descriptive statistics, including graphical representation of data and measures of central tendency, position and variation. Basic probability concepts lead to the study of the binomial and normal probability distributions. The course continues with the Central Limit Theorem and its use in the development of estimation through confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. The course concludes with Chi Square tests and linear correlation and regression. Computer software will be used in class to gain a greater understanding of underlying concepts.

Prerequisite: MATH 021 or MATH 025 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in algebra. Please note that in-person testing is required.

Credits: 4

MATH 136 – Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

This is a mathematics survey course that covers sets, logic and two topics chosen from probability, numeration systems, geometry, consumer mathematics, and graph theory.

Prerequisite: MATH 021 or MATH 025, or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in algebra. Please note that in-person testing is required.

Credits: 3

MATH 151 – Intermediate Algebra

This course prepares students for courses that require algebraic skills beyond those taught in Elementary Algebra. Topics include equations, inequalities, linear systems in two and three variables, complex numbers and applications of functions: linear, exponential, logarithmic, quadratic, polynomial, rational and radical. In addition, the course provides a basic introduction to right triangle trigonometry, vectors, and the Laws of Sines and Cosines. Problems are approached from a variety of perspectives, including graphical, numerical, verbal and algebraic. A graphing calculator is required – the specific model is determined by the department.

Prerequisite: MATH 022 or MATH 025 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in algebra. Please note that in-person testing is required.

Credits: 4

HGEO 105 – Human Geography

Students will study the physical global environment focusing on the interaction of resources and cultural variables such as population patterns, language, religion, social customs, economic and political development.

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

PHIL 227 – Introduction to Ethics

Students will become familiar with many approaches to deciding what is “right” and “wrong” in human behavior. The course begins with a look at several ethical theories, each intended to provide a framework for moral decision-making. The second part of the course involves discussion of many controversial issues such as the taking of human life, sexual behavior, abortion, business, medical practice, etc. (Certain sections of the course will be designated to focus on questions within one particular area, e.g., Business Ethics, Nursing Ethics, Environmental Ethics.)

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

Credits: 3

PLGL 135 – Family Law

The purpose of the Family Law Course is to give legal assistants an understanding of domestic relations law. Students will learn how the laws governing family situations are applied. The content of the course covers dissolution, child custody, child support, alimony, property settlement agreements, orders to show cause, domestic violence and adoption. The students will be able to define and differentiate between the various grounds for divorce and annulment, and they will be able to prepare all forms and pleadings necessary for divorce, and annulment proceedings. This course is designed to give an overview of the law, rules of procedure, ethical and professional responsibilities and tasks essential to the role of the paralegal in assisting the attorney in the family law litigation process.  (Prerequisite or Corequisite: PLGL-105)
Credits: 3

 

POLI 101 – Introduction to Political Science

As an introductory course in Political Science, students examine basic concepts of democracy and dictatorship, the nation-state, law, ideology, interest groups and political parties. Course activities include the use of teacher and guest lectures, small group discussion, student presentation and video offerings.

Credits: 3

POLI 115 – State, County and Local Government

The student will study the structure and philosophy of state, county and local governments within the United States – though particular attention is given to these themes as they apply in New Jersey. Topics include the economy, energy, environment, health, education, welfare, law enforcement, political parties, civil rights and civil liberties. Course activities include the use of teacher and guest lectures, small group discussion, student presentations and video offerings.

Credits: 3

PSYC 105 – Introduction to Psychology I

Students will demonstrate an understanding of psychology as a science. They will complete exercises covering fundamental areas of the discipline: history of psychology, scientific method, sensation and perception, learning and memory, IQ and personality testing. Students will gain the ability to examine these subjects from a critical as well as diverse point of view; the roles of gender, cultural and individual differences are systematically explored. Service-learning is an option.

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

SPAN 101 – Elementary Spanish Communication I

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge, or very limited knowledge, of the Spanish language. Strong emphasis will be placed on acquiring conversational and comprehension skills, using practical and interesting situational materials that will stress both language and culture. Grammatical patterns and syntax will be introduced with the aim that students read and write what they have learned to say and understand. (This course is not open to native Spanish speakers or to students with more than two years of Spanish in high school, except by instructor approval)

Credits: 4

SPAN 102 – Elementary Spanish Communication II

Students will build upon skills acquired in the first semester course and will be able to express themselves in a variety of more complex situations in Spanish. Prerequisite: a “C” or higher in SPAN 101 or instructor approval

Credits: 4

SPCH 115 – Public Speaking

Students will develop the public speaking skills central to success in academic, business and professional life. Students who complete SPCH 115 will have performed informative, persuasive and demonstrative speeches which exhibit competence in academic research, technological literacy, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, organization and extemporaneous delivery.

Students enrolled in the online section of Public Speaking must have access to video cameras for recording speeches. These recordings will be submitted to the instructor for evaluation. Students will participate in online discussions with others enrolled in the course. Additionally, students will be required to perform speeches in front of a live audience on campus and/or locate, deliver and videotape speeches in front of a suitable audience in the community of at least 8 people. Please see website for specific list of equipment needed.

Credits: 3