Courses Approved For General Education

The following courses approved for the purposes of general education at Bergen Community College are regarded as general education courses at many, but not all, other colleges and universities in New Jersey and other states. To determine which of the following courses will meet general education requirements at New Jersey colleges or universities, see NJ Transfer (www.njtransfer.org). Students interested in transferring to out-of-state schools should consult the catalogs and websites of those institutions.

The development of critical thinking and writing skills is essential to a student's success in the Bergen Community College General Education Program. Therefore, the college's general education courses provide students with the opportunity to develop these skills through a variety of appropriate critical thinking and writing assignments.

Students are advised to review the specific general education requirements in their respective programs of study.

I. - II. Computer Science & Communication

I. Computer Science

CIS-158Introduction to Computer Science

3

CIS-165Fundamentals of Programming

3

II. Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

WRT-202: for AAS degree programs only

III. Humanities: Arts and Media

ART-101Introduction to Art and Visual Culture

3

ART-102History of Art and Visual Culture to 1400

3

ART-103History of Art and Visual Culture 1400-1900

3

ART-104Modern Art 1890-1940

3

ART-107History of Photography

3

ART-110Contemporary Art 1940-Present

3

MUS-101Introduction to Music

3

MUS-105History of Jazz in America

3

MUS-106World Music

MUS-107History of Western Music before 1750

3

MUS-108History of Western Music after 1750

3

MUS-109/THR-109History of Musical Theatre

3

MUS-110Music, Art, and Drama

3

THR-101Introduction to the Theatre

3

THR-140/CIN-140Introduction to Cinema

3

III. Humanities: History

HIS-101West Civilization to the Reformation

3

HIS-102West Civilization since the Reformation

3

HIS-105Women in History

3

HIS-106Modern Europe to the French Revolution

3

HIS-107Modern Europe since the French Revolution

3

HIS-111US History to the Reconstruction

3

HIS-112US History since the Reconstruction

3

HIS-11320th Century US History to WWII

3

HIS-11420th Century US History since WWII

3

HIS-116Women in American History

3

HIS-121Modern Asian History

3

HIS-124African American History [1877-Present]

3

HIS-126Modern African History

3

HIS-130Latin American History to the Independence

3

HIS-131Latin American History since the Independence

3

HIS-132The Spanish Speaking Caribbean and Central America since 1898

3

III. Humanities: Literature

LIT-201American Literature to 1880

3

LIT-202American Literature 1880 to Present

3

LIT-203World Literature to 1650

3

LIT-204World Literature 1650 to Present

3

LIT-205English Literature to 1800

3

LIT-206English Literature 1800 to Present

3

LIT-210Introduction to the Short Story

3

LIT-215Black Literature in America

3

LIT-218American Ethnic Literature

3

LIT-221Shakespeare

3

LIT-226Introduction to the Novel

3

LIT-227Introduction to Poetry

3

LIT-228Women in Literature

3

LIT-229Myth and Literature

3

III. Humanities: Philosophy and Religion

PHR-100Reasoning

3

PHR-101Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHR-102Contemporary Moral Issues

3

PHR-103Introduction to Logic

3

PHR-106Eastern Philosophy

3

PHR-107Introduction to the Philosophy of Art

3

PHR-110Introduction to Ethics

3

PHR-111Social and Political Philosophy

3

PHR-120Introduction to Religion

3

PHR-121Religions of the World

3

III. Humanities: World Languages and Cultures

LAN-170American Sign Language I

3

LAN-270American Sign Language II

3

LAN-271Intermediate American Sign Language I

3

LAN-272Intermediate American Sign Language II

3

LAN-115Arabic I

3

LAN-255Arabic II

3

LAN-256Intermediate Arabic I

3

LAN-116Chinese [Mandarin] I

3

LAN-276Chinese [Mandarin] II

3

LAN-277Intermediate Chinese [Mandarin] I

3

LAN-278Intermediate Chinese [Mandarin] II

3

LAN-110French I

3

LAN-200French II

3

LAN-201Intermediate French I

3

LAN-111German I

3

LAN-210German II

3

LAN-211Intermediate German I

3

LAN-180Hebrew I

3

LAN-280Hebrew II

3

LAN-144Irish I

3

LAN-244Irish II

3

LAN-112Italian I

3

LAN-220Italian II

3

LAN-221Intermediate Italian I

3

LAN-222Intermediate Italian II

3

LAN-120Japanese I

3

LAN-260Japanese II

3

LAN-261Intermediate Japanese I

3

LAN-262Intermediate Japanese II

3

LAN-165Korean I

3

LAN-265Korean II

3

LAN-266Intermediate Korean I

3

LAN-119Latin I

3

LAN-289Latin II

3

LAN-114Russian I

3

LAN-240Russian II

3

LAN-241Intermediate Russian

3

LAN-113Spanish I

3

LAN-230Spanish II

3

LAN-231Intermediate Spanish I

3

LAN-232Intermediate Spanish II

3

LAN-233Spanish Conversation

3

LAN-228Elementary Spanish for Heritage Speakers

3

LAN-229Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers

3

IV. - V. Technological Competency and Mathematics

IV. Technology Competency

INF-101Introduction to Information Technology

3

INF-102Introduction to Computing

1

V. Mathematics

MAT-130Contemporary Math

3

MAT-150Statistics I

3

MAT-155Finite Mathematics

3

MAT-180Precalculus: College Algebra and Trigonometry

4

MAT-223Calculus for the Managerial and Social Sciences

3

MAT-250Statistics II

3

MAT-280Calculus I

4

MAT-281Calculus II

4

MAT-282Calculus III

4

VI. Natural Sciences

Biology

BIO-101General Biology I

4

BIO-103The Human Body

4

BIO-104Microbiology

4

BIO-107Introduction to Human Biology

4

BIO-108Introduction to Environmental Biology

4

BIO-109Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIO-209Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIO-130People-Plant Relationships

4

BIO-131General Botany

4

BIO-203General Biology II

4

BIO-217Sustainability in Nature

4

Chemistry

CHM-100Introduction to Chemistry

4

CHM-102Chemistry in Context

4

CHM-112College Chemistry

4

CHM-140General Chemistry I

3

CHM-141General Chemistry - Lab

1

CHM-240General Chemistry II

3

CHM-241General Chemistry II - Lab

1

Physics and Physical Science

PHY-100Energy and Society

4

PHY-111Astronomy

4

PHY-112Climatology

4

PHY-113Geology

4

PHY-114Meteorology

4

PHY-185Introduction to Physics

4

PHY-186General Physics I

4

PHY-280Physics I

4

PHY-286General Physics II

4

PHY-290Physics II

4

PHY-291Physics III

4

BIO-101, BIO-103, BIO-104, BIO-107, BIO-108, BIO-109, BIO-209, BIO-131, BIO-203, CHM-100, CHM-102, CHM-112, CHM-140, CHM-141, CHM-240, CHM-241, PHY-111, PHY-112, PHY-113, PHY-185, PHY-186, PHY-280, PHY-286, PHY-290, PHY-291: Lab Science Elective. To receive full gen ed credit for CHM-140, a student must also take CHM-141, and for CHM-240, a student must also take CHM-241.

BIO-109, BIO-209: Some colleges may require both BIO-109 and BIO-209 before transfer credit is awarded.

VII. Social Sciences

Anthropology

ANT-100Introduction to Anthropology

3

ANT-101Cultural Anthropology

3

Economics

ECO-101Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO-102Principles of Microeconomics

3

Geography

GEO-101World Geography

3

GEO-102Human Geography

3

Political Science

POL-101American Government

3

POL-102International Relations

3

POL-103Political Ideology

3

POL-104State and Local Government

3

POL-107Introduction to Politics

3

Psychology

PSY-101General Psychology

3

PSY-106Developmental Psychology: Lifespan

3

PSY-201Child Psychology

3

Sociology

SOC-101Sociology

3

SOC-103Sociology of the Family

3

SOC-113Social Problems

3

SOC-120Sociology of Gender Roles

3

SOC-222Ethnic-Minor Group Relations

3

VIII. Diversity Courses

Anthropology

ANT-100Introduction to Anthropology

3

ANT-101Cultural Anthropology

3

Arts and media

CIN-160Women in Cinema

3

MUS-105History of Jazz in America

3

MUS-106World Music

Communication

COM-114Intercultural Communication

3

Geography

GEO-101World Geography

3

GEO-102Human Geography

3

History

HIS-105Women in History

3

HIS-116Women in American History

3

HIS-121Modern Asian History

3

HIS-124African American History [1877-Present]

3

HIS-126Modern African History

3

HIS-130Latin American History to the Independence

3

HIS-131Latin American History since the Independence

3

HIS-132The Spanish Speaking Caribbean and Central America since 1898

3

HIS-146Genocide and Holocaust

3

Literature

LIT-203World Literature to 1650

3

LIT-204World Literature 1650 to Present

3

LIT-215Black Literature in America

3

LIT-218American Ethnic Literature

3

LIT-223Contemporary Latin American Literature

3

LIT-228Women in Literature

3

LIT-231Literature & Environmental Issues

3

Philosophy and Religion

PHR-106Eastern Philosophy

3

PHR-121Religions of the World

3

PHR-122Women and Religion

3

PHR-124The Christian Scriptures

3

PHR-125The Hebrew Scriptures

3

PHR-126The Islamic Scriptures

3

PHR-127The Buddhist Scriptures

3

Political Science

POL-103Political Ideology

3

Psychology

PSY-110Psychology of Sexuality

3

PSY-123Cross-Cultural Psychology

3

PSY-207Psychology of Women

3

PSY-210Social Psychology

3

Sociology

SOC-101Sociology

3

SOC-103Sociology of the Family

3

SOC-113Social Problems

3

SOC-120Sociology of Gender Roles

3

SOC-121The Changing Roles of Women

3

SOC-222Ethnic-Minor Group Relations

3