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Spring 2019 11 Week 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

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 an overview of functional areas of business and learn the basic 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, READ-095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s foundational studies requirement in reading)

Credits: 3

BUSI-222 - Business Law II

The student will identify, define and describe sales, security devices, partnerships, corporations, commercial paper and bankruptcy.

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.

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.   Prerequisites: None, but READ-095 is recommended

Credits: 3

CRJU-245 - Delinquency & 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

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- 235 - World Literature I

The student will read and respond to masterpieces of world literature selected primarily from earliest times to the 18th Century. The works’ relevance for contemporary readers will be examined. This broad based exploration of the ancient world, as seen through its literary art, exposes students to a wide variety of cultures, religions, histories and regions. Those regions include works from Africa, the Middle East, China, Japan, India, Central Asia, the Americas and Europe. (Prerequisites: ENGL-095, ENGL-097 or satisfactory completion of the College’s foundational studies requirement in writing, READ-092, READ-095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s foundational studies requirement in reading)

Credits: 3

GEOG-115 - 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.

IMPORTANT SECTION INFORMATION:
This course was formerly called HGEO 105

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-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-136 - American Civilization II

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.
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Credits:  3

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.
Credits:  4

MATH-145 - Algebraic Modeling

This course is an intermediate algebra course in which examples are drawn from real life and skills are learned in the context of these applications. Topics include functions and their properties and associated algebraic skills, and modeling using linear, exponential, logarithmic, quadratic, rational, and radical functions. 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. The course may be used as a prerequisite for MATH-146 and MATH-156 but NOT MATH-152 or MATH-153. (Prerequisites: MATH-021 or MATH-022 or MATH-025 or satisfactory completion of the College’s foundational studies requirement in algebra)

Credits:  4

MRKT-101 - Intro. 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 foundational studies in reading)

IMPORTANT SECTION INFORMATION:
Course content will be accessed over the Internet. Students will be contacted by postal mail with 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.

(At this time, not all course syllabi are available online. If your course syllabus is not available you may obtain one by contacting the discipline’s institute office.)

Credits: 3

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.
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

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
Credits: 3

PSYC-216 - Abnormal Psychology

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the description, natural history and psychodynamics of various types of abnormal behavior in order to function effectively as a member of a treatment team. (Prerequisites: PSYC-105 or PSYC-106; PSYC-111 required for Human Services Program majors)

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

SOCI-105 - Intercultural Communication

Culture influences all aspects of our behavior including how we communicate, how we see ourselves, and how we see those who are different from us. By acquiring an interdisciplinary knowledge of culture and how it operates in our lives, students will learn to think critically about how cultural differences within societal groups can form the basis for communication patterns that can develop both between groups of Americans and also cross-nationally.

Credits:  3