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Brookdale Community College Courses are indicated by the intials BCC and 
Seton Hall University Courses the intials SHU.
  • American Civilization II 454 BCC

    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).
  • Chemistry 454 SHU

    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.
  • Dimensions of the Holocaust 454 BCC

    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.
  • English Composition: The Writing Process 454 BCC

    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.
  • English Composition: Writing and Research 454 BCC

    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.
  • English I 454 SHU

    0439 ENGLISH I SHU 1201/454 – This course is designed to expose students to various writing styles. Students will explore the writing process, compose essays in response to various texts, and improve the written expression of their ideas. There is an emphasis on peer review and revision. Students are required to be active participants in their learning during this course. Daily classes will focus on discussion and application of writing styles. Tuition is approximately $37.50 per credit.
  • Great Books II 454 SHU

    0438 GREAT BOOKS II SHU 2101/454 - Prerequisites: Completion of SHU1201 or BCC121. This course introduces students to critical and analytical reading through the study of major works of fiction, poetry, and drama. Students will learn various approaches to analyze literature as well as the terms to explicate their observations. Emphasis is placed on developing clear and effective response to literary works. Students are required to be active participants in their learning during this course. Daily classes focus on discussion of the readings. Tuition is approximately $37.50 per credit.
  • Introduction to Biology 454 SHU

    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.
  • Introduction to Literature 454 BCC

    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.
  • Mathematics for the Liberal Arts 454 BCC

    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.
  • Physics 454 SHU

    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.
  • Recent American History 454 BCC

    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.
  • The Short Story 454 BCC

    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.
  • Vietnam: Historical Perspectives 454 BCC

    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.
  • World Religion 454 SHU

    0933 WORLD RELIGION 454 – This course will explore the religious experiences and expressions of ancient and primitive people with a special focus on the development of religion.  The students will study the major religions of the world, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam.  Emphasis will be placed on how other religious beliefs compare to Christianity.  This course will give particular attention to the exploration of religious communities and how the individual understands the divine, the human experience, and the world.  This course includes, weekly readings, reaction papers, blogging, and a project to be completed by the end of the semester. Tuition is approximately $37.50 per credit.

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