For the convenience of north county residents, Berkshire Community College will hold an advising and registration session at McCann Technical High School in North Adams on Tuesday, August 31, from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. Although not required, appointments are encouraged.
These sessions are only for BCC courses held at McCann. Advising and registration for all other BCC credit courses must be made through BCC's Academic Advising Center on the main campus in Pittsfield.
BCC credit courses to be held at McCann during the fall semester, which begins Tuesday, Sept. 7, are shown below.
"Introduction to Oral Communication" (COM 105) introduces students to the basic principles of speaking in public and the development of confidence and poise in the speaker. Performances include informative and persuasive speeches, and speeches using visual aids. The course also encompasses basic research, analysis, and outlining. Classes meet Thursday evenings, Sept. 9 through Dec. 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.
"Substance Abuse Education" (CRJ 108) designed for a wide range of students, examines substance abuse from several perspectives including legal, physical/medical, psychological, social/cultural, and historical, plus new and existing models for prevention and treatment. Classes meet Wednesday evenings, Sept.8 through Dec. 22, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.
"Introduction to Early Childhood Education" (ECE 104) designed to provide an overall view of programs for young children and of current issues and trends, covers history of early education programs and focuses on the developmental perspectives on young children and the definition of the teacher, setting, and curriculum. Classes meet Tuesday evenings, Sept. 7 through Dec. 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.
"Composition I" (ENG 101) an introduction to college-level composition includes essay assignments such as description, narration, and exposition, with an emphasis on exposition. Topics include the writing process, focus, thesis, development of a logical sequence of paragraphs, use of supporting examples and specific details, and sentence construction and style. Readings provide models for analysis. This course also provides an introduction to the use of library resources and to source documentation. Classes meet Thursday evenings, Sept. 9 through Dec. 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.
"Composition II" (ENG 102) a continuation of ENG 101, extends students' reading, writing, andthinking skills. Essay assignments include exemplification, analysis, comparison/contrast, and argumentation. Topics include the organization of longer essays, logical development, coherence, appropriate support for points, and style. This course also includes critical reading of essays and continued instruction in research and the responsible use of sources. Classes meet Thursday evenings, Sept. 9 through Dec. 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.
"Western Civilization Since 1500" (HIS 114) an examination of the political, social, and cultural history of Western civilization from the Renaissance to the present, emphasizes the causes and consequences of the West's rise to worldwide influence and the roots of current global issues. Classes meet Tuesday evenings, Sept. 7 through Dec. 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.
"Applied Contemporary Math" (MAT 101) examines a variety of mathematical concepts which focus on solving problems, interpreting data, and applications. This course includes topics such as tables, graphs, basic statistics, geometric measures, and consumer mathematics. This course fulfills the BCC mathematics requirement ONLY for the Business Software Systems, Criminal Justice, Fire Science, and Human Services programs. Classes meet Tuesday evenings, Sept. 7 through Dec. 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.
"Mathematics Modules" (MAT 800) allows students who are intimidated by regular mathematics courses to progress at their own rate, decide individually when they are ready to be tested, and to work and study in a no-failure environment. Classes meet Wednesday evenings, Sept. 8 through Dec. 22, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
"Human Growth and Development" (PSY 204) a survey of the psychological, physiological, and social development of humans, emphasizes "normal" growth. Students examine the various factors determining developmental tasks at stages throughout the life span. Life stages covered in the course extend from pre-natal to death as the final stage of development. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, Sept. 7 through Dec. 23, from 3:45 to 5:00 PM.
For more information, or to schedule an advising or registration appointment at McCann, call Phylene Farrell, director of off-campus centers, at 413-528-4521; or 800-816-1233 (in Mass only), ext. 5201 or 5202.