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BCC Spring Registration Session at McCann
Dec 8, 2008

Berkshire Community College will hold an advising and registration session at McCann Technical High School on Wednesday evening, Jan. 7, from 4:30 to 6. Although not required, appointments are encouraged.

This session is 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 spring semester include the following. Unless otherwise noted, classes meet from 5:30 to 8:30.

"Cultural Anthropology" (ANT-101) is an introduction to the peoples and cultures of the world. This course investigates the factors that produce different ways of life, belief systems, and behavior patterns, and examines what is considered ‘normal' from the perspective of different cultures. Classes meet on Wednesday.

"Introduction to Oral Communication" (COM-105) is an introduction to 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 on Monday.

"Introduction to Criminal Justice" (CRJ-105) teaches students history, development, philosophy, and constitutional aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system. Emphasis will be on actual situations confronting police, prosecutors, judges, probation officers, correctional officers and prison administrators, parole boards, and other practitioners in the field. Classes meet Wednesday.

"Early Childhood Growth and Development" (ECE-101) a study of child development from embryo through eight years including maturational, emotional, intellectual-cognitive, verbal, and social factors. This course stresses the understanding of major theories of development and requires recording observations of child behavior. Classes meet Wednesday evening from 6 to 9.

"Composition I" (ENG-101) introduces college-level composition. Essay assignments include description, narration, and exposition, with an emphasis on exposition. Classes meet on Thursday.

"Western Civilization I" (HIS-113) is an examination of the development of Western society and its institutions from their roots in Mesopotamia through ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages and early Europe to the Renaissance. Classes meet on Thursday.

"Applied Contemporary Mathematics" (MAT-101) an examination of a variety of mathematical concepts focuses on solving problems, interpreting data, and applications. This course includes topics such as tables, graphs, basic statistics, geometric measures and consumer mathematics. Classes meet on Monday.

"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. Two sections are being offered, one on Monday evenings, the other on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 8.

"Introductory Psychology" (PSY-107) is a traditional introductory course in psychology. Topics include research methods and experimental design, biology and behavior, development, learning and conditioning, intelligence and memory, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, theories of personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy. Classes meet Tuesday.

For more information, or to schedule an advising or registration appointment at McCann call Phylene Farrell at 413-236-5201 or 800-816-1233 (in Mass. only), Ext. 5201. BCC's spring semester begins January 20.


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