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BCC Announces Spring Course Offerings
Dec 22, 2010

Berkshire Community College will offer the following courses at its South County Center this spring.

"Extreme Weather" (SCI-126) is the study of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, blizzards, and drought, from a variety of perspectives. This course examines the atmospheric processes involved in the formation, evolution and destruction caused by these events as well as the human impact in the region affected. In addition, the possible effect of global warming on the number and severity of different extreme weather events will be studied. Classes meet Tuesday, Jan. 25 through May 17, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

"Sociology of Religion" (SOC-217) the study of religion as a social phenomenon in all its diversity in American culture, emphasizes current religious life in the United States, in both traditional and new or alternative forms. Classes meet Tuesday, Jan. 25 through May 17, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

"Conversational American Sign Language" (HUM-136) introduces various forms of sign language and Deaf Culture. Topics include fundamental sign vocabulary, syntax and grammar, as well as history of Deaf Culture and legal, ethical, educational, and cultural issues facing the Deaf. Classes meet Thursday, Jan. 27 through May 19, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

"Comparative Religions" (HIS-225) examines the major religious systems of the world, with attention to their interactions and their common threads. This course covers Christianity in its variants, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism and Taoism, Islam, Judaism, and the belief systems of Africa, North American Indians, and the Greek and Norse religions. Classes meet Thursday, Jan. 27 through May 19, from 2:00 PM to 4:50 PM.

For more information, or to register, call BCC's South County Center at 413-528-4521. For long distance (in Mass only), call 800-816-1233, ext. 5201 or 5202.


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