Online courses are offered over the Internet and can be accessed, via your assigned password, at any time, day or night. Instructor contact will take place through the Canvas learning management system, and/or e-mail. Testing locations will be assigned, and, because of the need for a password, a textbook packet indicated must be purchased. Many online courses require an initial orientation meeting, and some require proctored testing.
Below is a listing of the online courses offered by Brookdale Community College. To see if a particular course will be offered or has space, click the blue “Search for Classes” button on the Brookdale homepage.
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.
ACCT 102 – Principles of Accounting II
This course is a continuation of ACCT 101. It introduces partnership and corporate accounting. Long-term assets and liabilities, cash flow and analysis of financial statements are emphasized. Prerequisite: ACCT 101.
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.
ANTH 116 – Introduction to Physical Anthropology
humans as primates as they study the place of humans in nature. They will consider how physical anthropology can be applied to studies of forensics and medical anthropology. NOTE: This course is offered only in the Fall term.
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.
ARTH 106 – History of Art: Ancient Through Medieval
The student will survey the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Ancient through Medieval period with emphasis on stylistic analysis and the relationship of art to its cultural and historical center. Field trips may be required. Prerequisite: READ 092, READ 095 or passing score in reading on Basic Skills Test; and ENGL 121
ARTH 107 – History of Art: Renaissance Through Contemporary
The students will survey the history of painting, sculpture of architecture from the Renaissance to the Contemporary with emphasis on stylistic analysis and the relationship of art to its cultural and historical context. Field trips may be required.
(Students are not required, but are encouraged to take ARTH 106 prior to ARTH 107). Prerequisite: READ 092, READ 095 or passing score in reading on Basic Skills Test; and ENGL 121
BIOL 105 – Life Sciences
This course is intended to meet a laboratory science requirement for the non-science major. Through laboratory exercises and classroom experiences the student will demonstrate an appreciation of life phenomena and the diversity of living organisms. Topics include basic metabolic functions that create and sustain life, reproduction, growth, development, behavior and adaptation of selected life forms and the interactions among living organisms. Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in MATH 012, MATH 015 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in computation, READ 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skill test requirement in writing.
BIOL 126 – Exploring Biology: Cycles of Life
Exploring Biology: Cycles of Life is a general study of the basic concepts of biology for the non-science major. Topics include: chemistry in life, cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, diversity of life and ecology. Topics are covered at an introductory level to provide students an overview of biological science and its relevance in the world. Prerequisite: MATH 012, or MATH 015 or passing score in computation of Basic Skills Tests, READ 095 or passing score in reading on Basic Skills Test, and ENGL 095 or passing score in writing on Basic Skills Test
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
BUSI 165 – Computer Applications In Business
This is an introductory-level course for students with basic computer knowledge and provides a “hands-on” laboratory experience. The student will develop a working knowledge of the computer and work with a variety of software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, database construction, and income tax preparation. The student will also learn programs such as graphic presentations, record keeping, and loan analysis, as well as learn how to conduct research on the Internet and communicate via email. Students will demonstrate the use of these programs to interpret and analyze diverse economic and financial situations in their personal and professional lives. Prerequisite: MATH 012, MATH 015, or passing score in computation on Basic Skills test and READ 092, REAT 095 or passing score in reading on Basic Skills Test
BUSI 205 – Principles of Management
The student will develop an insight into the basic concepts, functions and techniques of administrative management. The student will obtain specific knowledge of how to manage the planning, organizing, leading and controlling that is involved in any type of organization. Upon completion of the course, the student will have an understanding of the principles of good management. Prerequisite: BUSI 105 or permission of instructor
BUSI 221 – Business Law I
The student will identify, define and describe contracts, agency, employment, wills, bailment, personal and real property.
CHEM 101 – General Chemistry I
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)
CHEM 102 – General Chemistry II
A continuation of CHEM 101, the student will investigate the areas of kinetics, equilibrium, nuclear reactions, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, carbon chemistry and transition metal and organic chemistry using a problem solving approach to bring about understanding. (Prerequisite: MATH-151 and a grade of “C” or higher in CHEM-101)
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 passing score in computation on Basic Skills Test
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.
Students do lab work in this section – DO NOT sign up for separate lab section.
CINE 105 – Film Appreciation: Motion Picture/Art
The student 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.
COMP 129 – (IT) 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. Prerequisites: None, but READ-095 is recommended
CRJU 125 – Police Role in Community
The student will use various methods to analyze the police role in the United States. Research and experimentation on police, conducted in the past twenty years, is reviewed and discussed. Innovations in policing from Team Policing to Community Policing are also described and analyzed.
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.
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.
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 delinquency prevention, punishment and treatment. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in CRJU 101
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, READ 092, or READ 095 and ENGL 095 or passing scores in computation, reading, and English on the Basic Skills Test
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.
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 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 basics skills requirement in reading and ENGL 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills in writing
ECON 225 – Business Statistics
Students will summarize statistical data, both graphically and as measures of center and dispersion. Discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, time series analysis, and index numbers are also covered. Lessons are presented as PowerPoint slides with the instructor’s voice. Self-tests, assignments, and exam reviews are also included in this online course. Prerequisite: MATH 021, MATH 025 or a passing score in algebra on the Basic Skills Test.
BCC Equivalent: ECON 225 – Business Statistics
ENEG 125 – Introduction to Sustainable Energy
This course will introduce the student to the history of energy resources. In addition various forms of sustainable energy will be discussed including hydroelectric power, solar energy, wind and wave energy, and biomass energy. (Prerequisites: MATH-021 or MATH-025 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in algebra and READ-095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in reading)
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
ENGL 122 – English Composition: Writing & 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 documentations style. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in ENGL 121
ENGL 127 – Business Writing
This course introduces students to the principles of effective business writing. Students will develop their individual writing processes as they write and revise letters, memos, resumes and reports. Emphasis is placed on appropriate organization, clarity and conciseness in informative and persuasive business writing.
Prerequisite: a grade of C or higher in ENGL 121 or instructor approval
ENGL129 – Writing in the Digital Age
In this course, students will analyze and apply rhetorical principles in their writing, using both traditional forms of written expression (letters, memos, reports) and new media forms (social media, blogs, wikis, weblasts, email, e-resumes, and podcasts).
ENGL 155 – The Short Story
Students will read and discuss short stories drawn from the literature of many cultures and countries. They will analyze the stories for the theme, form, relationship to their own lives and reflection of various cultures. The relevance of these short stories for the modern reader will be examined. Students must have a high-speed Internet connection to view companion course video programs
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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.
ENGL170 – Introduction to Social Media
This course teaches strategies and techniques for the utilization of social media applications for the purpose of creating a personal or professional web presence for a person or brand.
ENGL 221 – Creative Writing
The student will plan, write and revise fiction and nonfiction, including short stories, poetry, articles and novels. Help will be available for writers who have not yet broken into print and for those who want to prepare manuscripts for publication.
ENGL 225 – Technical Writing
Students will learn to communicate factual information objectively for the practical use of a reader. Assignments will include determining audience needs, summarizing and classifying information, describing objects and explaining processes, and composing letters and reports for various purposes. Clear, precise and economical writing is emphasized. Technical Writing is writing from a “technical point of view” and is not limited to writing about “techincal” subjects. (Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in ENGL 121 or extensive experience in a specific technology and permission of instructor)
ENGL 229 – Representing Gender
Representing Gender explores how gender identity is expressed and constructed throughout popular, mass and new media. In a web-enhanced, multimedia workshop setting, students will engage a variety of texts and create their own artifacts which document and analyze gender representation. Ultimately, students will learn and consider the dynamic ways gender identity is expressed and circulated in a global context. Note: This course is offered only in the Spring term. (Prerequisite: ENGL-121, with a grade of ‘C’ or higher)
ENGL 231 – British Literature I
Students will read and discuss major works of early British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the first half of the 18th century. Readings will include representative works from Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, and many others, with particular attention to their historical, social, and political contexts. Note: This course is offered only in the Fall term.
ENGL 235 – World Literature I
The student will read and respond to masterpieces of world literature from the 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 reading.
ENGL 236 – World Literature II
Students do not need to take ENGL 235 before taking this course. 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.
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.
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ENGL 246 – American Literature II
Students will read works reflecting America’s literary growth and evolution in the 20th century. Major writers will be studied in an effort to determine their stature and influence on American literature.
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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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
HIST 105 – World Civilization I
The 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.
HIST 106 – World Civilization II
The course will examine the major developments in human history from 1500 to 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.
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HIST 107 – Contemporary World History
This course is designed to provide students with the framework of the contemporary world which will be discussed by examining key historical developments since 1945, including the Cold War and the fall of communism, as well as the independence movements and revolutions in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Relying on a variety of historical readings and current accounts, emphasis will be placed on understanding the historical readings and contemporary issues such as international conflict, the environment, human and natural resources and global cultural and economic trends.
HIST 125 – Women’s History Survey: Experiences, Contributions and Debates
A survey of the experiences, lives and contribution of women to American history. The student will study women’s changing roles through history, as well as the diversity of women’s experience on a racial, ethnic and class basis. Problems and solutions women have faced in the past will be discussed with an emphasis on understanding the participation of women in America, to uncover and restore women’s achievements and experiences.
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.
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).
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.
HIST 202 – History Of New Jersey
This survey of New Jersey history will cover the development of New Jersey from the Native American inhabitants, the Leni Lenape, European colonization, the colonial period, the American Revolution, the Jacksonian Era, Slavery and the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, Labor Union Movements, Immigration, Women’s Suffrage, Race issues and relations, the Great Depression, World War II, as well as the rise of Victorian leisure, tourism and motion pictures. There will be special emphasis on Ecological history, Women’s history, architecture and African American history in all topics. The course will use New Jersey history as a means of understanding the major themes of United States history. Therefore, the themes of United States history, such as European Colonization, the American Revolution, Slavery, Industrialization, etc. are employed and amplified by local history. This approach will also give students a greater sense of place as New Jersey residents and will provide Education majors with a pedagogical foundation for teaching the subject. The course will include a class trip to a historical site. Prerequisites: READ 092 or 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 reading.
HIST 205 – History of World War II
The student will study the military, political, social and economic history of World War II, stressing both America’s role and worldwide implications. The student will investigate the causes, events and outcomes of World War II. An understanding of this cataclysmic event will also necessitate knowing the leading personalities of the conflict and their goals and motivations.
HIST 215 – African Civilization
The student will describe the environmental, historical and socio-cultural factors that have shaped and continue to shape the course of human affairs in Africa. In addition, the relationship of the continent with the African Diaspora and the place of Africa in world civilization will be discussed and evaluated.
HIST 227 – Middle Eastern History
Throughout the world. The student will understand the historical evolution of the volatile Middle East from ancient times to the crisis-ridden present. Special emphasis will be placed on such themes as pre-Islamic civilization, the rise and expansion of Islam, the conflict between modernity and tradition, the growth of Arab nationalism, the persistence of Arab-Israeli crisis and Arab rivalries, Great Power conflicts in the region and the worldwide impact of oil. The effects of the end of the Cold War will also be considered. NOTE: This course is offered only in the Spring term.
HITC 120 – Reimbursement Methodologies
This course provides students the opportunity to learn the history, rationale, and methodology of the systems used by third party payers to determine the reimbursement that health care providers will receive. Reimbursement concepts include fee-for-service, managed care, capitation systems, Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs), Resource Based Value Scale (RBRVS), Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs), and related concepts. The use of the charge description master (chargemaster) in reimbursement will be discussed. The importance of compliance with regulations and the related issues of fraud and abuse will also be addressed.(Prerequisite or corequisite: HITC-121)
HITC 122 – Health Information in Alternative Systems
In this course, the student is introduced to the use and function of the health record in non-acute care settings. Alternative sites include long term care, psychiatric settings, rehabilitation services and cancer programs. In addition, regulatory and accreditation standards will be discussed.(Prerequisite or Corequisite: HITC-121)
HITC 123 – Health Information and the Law
This course focuses on the legal and ethical aspects of health information technology in the United States. The roles of various health care providers and governmental agencies are covered as well as health care legislation. There is an emphasis on the function of the medical record department in relation to risl management.
HITC 221 – Coding & Classification Systems I
In this course the student will study the principles of coding and classification systems with an emphasis on ICD-9-CM. Emphasis will be placed on the use of and application of coding and classification systems in the health care environment.
HITC 222 – HIT Systems and Technology
This course introduces the student to computer applications in health information services. Data entry, display, abstracting and retrieval will be emphasized. The electronic record and future directions in information systems will also be discussed.(Prerequisite: HITC-121)
HITC 223 – Health Information Reporting
This course addresses medical statistics and quality improvement. It includes topics such as sources and use of health data and computations commonly used by health care facilities. In addition quality indicators and the principles of performance improvement are covered. Prerequisite or Corequisite: HITC-121.
HITC 224 – Coding and Classifications Systems
In this course the student will study the principles of coding and classification systems with an emphasis on the Health Care Financing Administration’s Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS) and Current Procedural Coding (CPT).
HITC 225 – Health Information Management
This course addresses basic principles of supervision and management in the health information setting. Resources, procedures, planning, consultation and the role of the health information technician in the health care team will be discussed.
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.
JOUR 101 – Introduction to Journalism
Students learn to develop and evaluate sources of information, to analyze audience needs, to develop a sense of importance, to write concisely and clearly and to background themselves quickly.The course emphasizes clarity and conciseness in writing and examines those techniques in successful writing for both fiction and nonfiction. Students also gain an understanding of what makes news, who decides what becomes news and how media decide what to publish or broadcast. Prerequisite: ENGL 095 or satisfactory complettion of the College’s basic skills requiremtn in writing.
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 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.
MATH 131 – Statistics
This course begins with descriptive statistics, including graphical representations 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.
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.
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.
MRKT 101 – Introduction to Marketing
The student will master the fundamentals of marketing and marketing theory. The students will study theories relevant to marketing and the business environment, marketing and the social environment, research, product strategies and development, distribution, promotion and pricing. Prerequisite: READ 092, READ 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in reading
MRKT 111 – Fundamentals of Retailing
This course will invlove the student in the study of basic retail operations and store management, including consumer behavior, location and site analysis, merchandising practices and policies, retail advertising, layout and display as well as other basic retail management responsibilities. (Prerequisites: READ 095 and MATH015 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in computation)
MRKT115 – Social Media Marketing
This course will explain, define, illustrate and apply the ways in which businesses can maximize their marketing efforts through the integration of social media with current marketing strategies.
MUSI 115 – Music Appreciation
This course is designed for music listeners with experiences that will include classroom-teacher guided sessions, instructional cassettes, sound filmstrips, TV and radio broadcasts as well as attendance at operas, operettas, concerts and recitals. The student will learn to understand and enjoy more fully the classics of music literature. MUSI 115 OL is an on-line 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.
CONCERT ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED.
CD Set: McGraw Hill: “ Music”
MUSI 116 – History Of Jazz
The legacy of Jazz is uniquely indigenous to the American experience, in that it combines the musical traditions of the 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.
Concert Attendance is Required
NETW 106 – Introduction to Networking TCP/IP
The objective of this course is to provide students with a practical understanding of networking and the skills required to setup and use TCP/IP networks. Instruction will include demonstration and hands-on experience of networking and TCP/IP concepts. Additionally, this course provides students with an overview of the facilities and services provided by the TCP/IP protocol suite and others. It is useful for students who wish to understand networking concepts with TCP/IP or make decisions about implementing a TCP/IP network. The course concentrates on the Windows Operating System with TCP/IP implementation.
NETW 238 – Hacker Tech, Tools & Incident
This course provides students with the theory and skills required in the fields of ethical hacking and incident handling. Areas of instruction include various tools and techniques, vulnerabilities of operating systems, software and networks used by hackers to access unauthorized information, and techniques and technologies to defend against these attacks. This course also addresses incident handling methods used when information security is compromised. This course requires three hours of lecture and additional independent time as necessary to complete course projects and assignments. (Prerequisites: NETW-106, NETW-107, and NETW-110 [or two of the three and department permission])
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 require in-person proctored testing on campus. 3 hours of lab will be required each week at Meridian hospital (day, time and location to be announced).
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. Prerequisites: 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.
NURS 162 – Nursing and Human Needs II
In Nursing 162, the student uses the Human Needs Framework to care for individuals undergoing surgery and for those with alterations in mobility. The needs of the childbearing and child caring family and issues of human sexuality are also addressed. Prerequisites: NURS 161, BIOL 122 and PSYC 208; Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIOL 213
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).
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.
NURS 261 – Nursing and Human Needs III
In Nursing III, the student uses the Human Needs Framework to care for individuals with alterations in mental health, oxygenation, tissue perfusion and metabolism. Prerequisites: NURS 162 and BIOL 213
NURS 262 – Nursing and Human Needs IV
In Nursing 262, students use the Human Needs Framework to care for clients with alterations in nutrition, absoption, elimination, sensation and perception. (Prerequisite: NURS 261)
NURS 263 – Managing and Coordinating Nursing Care
In Managing and Coordinating Nursing Care, students use the Human Needs Framework to integrate nursing management concepts and principles in planning the care of groups of clients in the acute care setting. Prerequisite: NURS 262 NOTE: NURSING 263 students will need to flex their clinical hours to follow the preceptor’s schedule and will vary on a weekly basis.
Student will be required to attend an in class orientation and have in person proctored testing on the Lincroft Campus. See Master Schedule for clinical sections.
PHIL 105 – Practical Reasoning
The focus of this course is the development of students analytical skills. Students will evaluate claims, distinguish arguments from explanations, identify examples of pseudo-reasoning and use inductive generalizations. Problem-solving will be the primary mode of learning. (Prerequisite: READ 092, READ 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in reading.)
PHIL 115 – Introduction to Philosophy
Students investigate key issues in philosophy, including the nature of self, knowledge and truth, freedom and determinism, morality, the nature of the universe, the existence of God, death and afterlife, meaning and purpose. Emphasis will be given to clarifying students’ own thinking on these issues through reading, reflection and discussion. Prerequisite: READ 092, READ 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in reading.
PHIL 227 – Introduction to Ethics
Students will become familiar with many approaches to deciding what is “right” and “wrong” in human behavior. This course begins with a look at several ethics theories, each intending 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. See the Master Schedule for designated topics). Prerequisite: READ 092, READ 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in reading.
PHTY 105 – The History and Aesthetics of Photography
This course is an introductory survey of the history and aesthetics of photography from the early years of investigation to the present. Through lectures, group discussions, media presentations, museum/gallery visits, and research, the student will develop an understanding of the evolution of photography and how photography can be a medium of documentation, communication and personal expression. This is not a darkroom course.
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. NOTE: This course is offered only in the Fall term. (Prerequisite or Corequisite: PLGL-105)
POLI – 101 Introduction to Political Science
As an introductory course in Political Science, students examine basics concepts of democracy and dictatorship, the nation-state, law, ideology, interest groups and political parties. Course activities include use of teacher and guest lectures, small group discussion, student presentations and video offerings.
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.
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.
POLI 225 – International Relations
In this course students will be exposed to various theories of international relations, learn about concepts like the state, the nation, the nation-state, sovereignty, and power, investigate the causes of war, examine the role of international law, international organizations and diplomacy in world politics, and explore such issues as arms races, disarmament, and human rights.
PSYC 105 – Introduction to Psychology I
Students will demonstrate an understanding of psychology as a science. They will complete exercises covering fundamental areas of 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.
PSYC 106 – Introduction to Psychology II
Students will demonstrate an understanding of Psychology as an applied science. They will complete exercises covering the relevant areas: 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.
PSYC 206 – Human Growth & Development I
The student will demonstrate an understanding of development from birth through adolescence. Emphasis will be placed on different theoretical views of development and reactions to them. The student will validate important concepts with theories, laboratory experience and research findings. Prerequisite: PSYC 105 or 106.
PSYC 208 (SS) – Life Span Development
This course in Life Span Human Development examines age changes in behavior from conception through the end life cycle. Milestones in physical, cognitive and social development are charted for each stage of the life cycle. We 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 own experiences and personal observations. Prerequisite: PSYC 105 or PSYC 106
PSYC 209 – Theories of Personality
In this course, students are introduced to the major thinkers, concepts, and trends, within the field of personality study. This is accomplished via an introduction to the ideas of selected major personality theorists from the history of western psychology. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding how these theorists view the development of personality and the implications of each theory’s assumptions regarding human nature. Students are asked to grapple with such fundamental questions as: What is personality? What factors may influence the development of personality? How are various personality theories similar and different? How are individual personalities similar and different? Prerequisite: PSYC 106
PSYC 216 – Abnormal Psychology
The student will demonstrate knowledge of the descriptions, natural history and psychodynamics of various types of abnormal behavior in order to function effectively as a member of a treatment team. Students are required to spend 10 hours in field work to practice observation skills. Prerequisites: PSYC 105 or PSYC 106; PSYC111 required for Human Services Program majors.
PSYC 218 – Educational Psychology
This course is designed to assist students with the application of psychological principles to classrooms at all educational levels. Topics include: cognitive development, learning theories, motivation, multicultural issues and student assessments. Course activities include the use of instructor and guest lectures, small group discussion, and student presentations.
PSYC 226 – Adolescent Psychology
Adolescence is a transitional period in the human life span, linking childhood and adulthood. In this course, the scientific study of the biological, psychological, cognitive, emotional, personal, and social changes that occur during adolescence will be examined with respect to the effects of heredity and culture, major theories, moral development, gender role issues, sexuality, and family relationship issues. Controversial and ethical issues relevant to this phase of life and the scientific study of adolescence will be critically examined and analyzed.(Prerequisites: PSYC-105 or PSYC-106)
PSYC 245 – Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Social Science Research
Students will find, read and analyze published research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences. Students will engage in and analyze various methods of social science research and also learn the fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students will be introduced to the use of computers and the use of state-of-the-art statistical programs and will begin to develop effective research and data analysis skills. Students will have the option of enrolling in an additional one-credit laboratory course designed to develop their skills in research design and statistical and data analysis using statistical software packages. Prerequisites: MATH 021 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in algebra and at least one of the following courses with a “C” or better: PSYC 105, PSYC 106. SOCI 101, CRJU 101 or POLI 101
RADT 150 – Introduction to Radiologic Technology
This introductory course provides a basic foundation for the practice of radiologic technology. It provides fundamental concepts of radiation protection principles and image development and processing concepts. (Corequisite: RADT-151, RADT-152 and RADT-153)
RADT 255 – Radiographic Pathology
This course covers terminology, etiology and disease processes of various pathological disorders, especially as it pertains to radiographic imaging. Systematic classifications of diseases and radiographic findings are also discussed, emphasizing the relationship between imaging modalities and the diagnosis of disease. (Prerequisite: RADT 250, RADT 251 and RADT 252; Corequisite: RADT 256 and RADT 257)
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 family-related issues including those of gender and aging. (Prerequisite: READ 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirements in reading)
SOCI 105 – Intercultural Communication: The Person and the Process
Students will develop a personal and theoretical understanding of the cultural origin of various people’s values, ideologies, habits 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 understanding and for successful intercultural communication among majority and minority groups.
SOCI 216 – Sociology in Minorities
This course examines the inter-relationship between race, class, gender and ethnicity and how these structures have shaped the experiences 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 no required. Note: This course is offered only in the Fall term.
SOCI 225 – The Sociology of Gender
This course is an introduction to the sociology of gender. It will explore the social construction of gender in a global and historical perspective and the ways in which gender as a system and intersecting with race and class creates and enforces inequality. (Prerequisites: Any 100 level Sociology course or ENGL-175, ENGL-229, HIST-125, HUMN-129, HUMN-230 or PSYC-225)
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)
SPAN 102 – Elementary Spanish Communications 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
SPCH 115 – Public Speaking
Students will develop the public speaking skills central to success in academic, civic, 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.
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