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Summer I 2018 Online Courses

ACCT-101 - Principles of Accounting

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

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.
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
Credits: 3

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)
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 passing score in computation on Basic Skills Test
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
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.
Credits: 3

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
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 & 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
Credits: 3

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
Credits: 3
Course Stream Video Available.

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.
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
Course Stream Video Available.

ENVR-108 - Principles of Sustainability

Sustainability involves meeting basic human needs without undermining human communities, culture, or natural environments. This difficult goal requires recognition of the complex interrelationships among environmental, economic, and social forces and reexamination of our relationships to technology, natural resources, natural science, human development and/or local to global politics. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics including climate change and environmental pollution, economic globalization, north-south disparity, local and global strategies, agriculture and sustainable food production, environmental ethics and history, and social justice. The course facilitates deeper student exploration of complex interrelationships among contemporary environmental, social, and economic problems and the solutions to overcome them. In addition, it will help students articulate personal philosophies to guide more sustainable lifestyles (i.e. choices for resource use and other behaviors)(Prerequisites: MATH-021 or MATH-025 or satisfactory completion of the College’s foundational studies requirement in algebra, and READ-092 or READ-095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s foundational studies requirement in reading
Credits: 3

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

HESC-107 - Health Care Career Exploration

This course is designed to give students an overview of the health care industry and related careers. Students will explore personal values and academic goals through individual projects, class exercises and group interaction as they learn the educational requirements of specific health career degrees and develop the baseline skills necessary for working in healthcare including critical thinking, ethical reasoning, effective communication and self-directed lifelong learning. This course is offered as a hybrid course, blending online and traditional face-to-face classroom meetings. The dates for the face-to-face classroom meetings will be listed in CANVAS.

IMPORTANT SECTION INFORMATION:
Course content will be accessed over the internet. Students will be contacted by postal mail for log-in and orientation information. Some courses require (in person) proctored testing. For more information, call the Distance Education Office at 732-224-2089 or visit our website at www.brookdalecc.edu.
Credits: 2

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

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

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.
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

MUSI-101 - Fundamentals of Music

This course is designed for beginner music students or those wishing to review music notation. The student will learn to read simple music, identify the fundamentals of musical acoustics and define the fundamental rules of music theory. Attendance at an on-campus concert will be required.

Credits: 3

CONCERT ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED.
CD Set: McGraw Hill: “ Music”

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.
Credits: 3

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.
Credits: 3

Concert Attendance is Required

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

NURS-171 - Nursing Concepts I

This course introduces students to nursing concepts, knowledge, skills and attitudes that will be developed throughout the program. The student will learn the role of the nurse in providing patient-centered care and develop clinical reasoning and decision-making skills as a foundation for the nursing process. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course. (Prerequisite: HESC-107 and BIOL-111 [grade of C or better]; PSYC-106 and ENGL-121. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS-111 and NURS-125)

IMPORTANT SECTION INFORMATION:
Additional weekly lab hours are required. Students will be required to register for a clinical lab section.

Credits: 6

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.
Credits:  3

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 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.
Credits:  3

PSYC-208 - Life Span Development

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 family-related issues including those of gender and aging. (Prerequisite: READ 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirements in reading)
Credits:  3