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Brookdale Community College Courses are indicated by the initials BCC and 
Seton Hall University Courses the initials SHU.
Rutgers University Courses are indicated by the initials RU
99994 AMERICAN CIVILIZATION II BCC 136/454 – Prerequisites: Qualifying Accuplacer score or equivalent SAT score. Students will demonstrate an understanding of personalities, events, and problems in American history from the Civil War (1865) until World War II (1941).
1045 CHEMISTRY 454 – Prerequisite: Successful completion of Chemistry 202 or 252 and Algebra 202, 252, or 303. This course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course taken during the first year of college. The course is fast paced and stresses the mathematics of chemical concepts with emphasis on problem solving. It is intended as excellent training for future pre-med, chemistry, biochemistry, or engineering students. Students must have a thorough understanding of algebra and geometry. Tuition is approximately $37.50 per credit.
999118 DIMENSIONS OF THE HOLOCAUST BCC 126/454 – Prerequisites: ENGL 121 and qualifying Accuplacer score or equivalent SAT score. The student will investigate the origins, events, and outcomes of a watershed in human history – The Holocaust. Hitler’s rise to power and the racial objectives in his Nazi program let to the systematic murder of millions of innocent victims. In a search for meaning and conscience in this cataclysmic event, the student will encounter additional material covering other genocides and genocidal events, e.g. The Armenian and Cambodian genocides, genocidal actions in Rwanda, Bosnia, etc. The student must attend at least two programs given by the Center for Holocaust Education.
99998 ENGLISH COMPOSITION: THE WRIING PROCESS BCC 122/454 – Prerequisites: Qualifying Accuplacer score or equivalent SAT score. This introductory writing course requires students to 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.
999113 ENGLISH COMPOSITION: WRIING AND RESEARCH BCC 122/454 – Prerequisite: Completion of BCC121 or SHU 1201. 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.
1046 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY 454 – Prerequisite: Completion of Biology 101 and/or Biology202, Environmental Studies 202, and Chemistry 202 (“B” or higher) or Chemistry 252 or higher. This course integrates topics covered in Biology and Environmental Studies with emphasis on scientific principles, concepts and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. Students identify and analyze natural and man-made environmental problems, evaluate their relative risks, and examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. The course includes a “hands-on” approach to laboratory work and field investigations. Tuition is approximately $37.50 per credit.
999912 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE BCC 158/454 – Prerequisites: Qualifying Accuplacer score or equivalent SAT score; Completion of BCC121 and BCC122 or SHU1201. The focus of this course is the analysis of different genres of literature with an emphasis on types of criticism and written analysis. Short stories, novels, plays, and poetry will be covered. The class relies heavily on discussion and contribution of individuals to the class exploration of the literature. Two research papers as well as several written analyses are required.
999117 MATHEMATICS FOR THE LIBERAL ARTS 136/454 – Prerequisite: Qualifying Accuplacer score or equivalent SAT Score. This is a mathematics survey course that covers sets, logic, and two topics chosen from probability, numeration systems, geometry, consumer mathematics, and graph theory.
1038 PHYSICS 454 – Prerequisite: Successful completion of Physics 202 or 252 and Algebra 202, 252, or 303. This course is fast paced and stresses the mathematics of physics principles with emphasis on problem solving. It provides excellent training for future students in pre-medicine, computer science, architecture, chemistry, physics, or engineering. Topics include the analysis of motion, forces, energy, momentum, gravity, sound, magnetism, and electricity. Participants should have good background in Algebra and Geometry with some knowledge of trigonometry recommended. Tuition is approximately $37.50 per credit.
99990 RECENT AMERICAN HISTORY BCC 137/454 – Prerequisites: Qualifying Accuplacer score or equivalent SAT score. 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.
99992 THE SHORT STORY BCC 155/454 – Prerequisites: Qualifying Accuplacer score or equivalent SAT score; Completion of BCC121 and BCC122 or SHU1201. 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.
9999115 VIETNAM: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES BCC 115/454 – Prerequisites: Qualifying Accuplacer score or equivalent SAT score. In this course students will examine the culture and history of the Vietnamese people; the twentieth-century wars involving the French and Americans that took place there; the impact of these conflicts on Vietnam and America; and their legacy in the contemporary world. Two field trips will be taken to the Vietnam Era Educational Center and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in New Jersey.