2020-2021 Catalog

General Education Requirements

BCC has adopted a core curriculum intended to:

  • Provide students with a strong base of knowledge from a broad spectrum of disciplines reflecting human kind’s past in language, art, science, mathematics, history and the social sciences;
  • Provide students with basic skills for current and future college-level work, the dynamics of a changing job market, and the demands of a knowledge-based society; and
  • Expose students to the values that sustain and nurture productive, purposeful and healthy lives.

Courses That Meet General Education Requirements

Listed on this page are all of the courses that meet the BCC general education requirements. See General Education Requirements for more information.

Please refer to the explanation of course codes in the table before reading the course descriptions.

Communication (CO)

COM-104Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

3

COM-105Introduction to Oral Communication

3

COM-107Introduction to Oral Communication in Business

3

COM-108Introduction to Communication & Mass Media

3

English Composition/ Writing (EC)

ENG-101Composition I

3

ENG-102Composition II

3

ENG-103Honors Composition I

3

ENG-116Technical Writing

3

Health/Fitness HF

AHS-101Introduction to Complementary Care & Integrative Health

2

AHS-103Nutritional Awareness

1

AHS-111Introduction to Patient Care Skills & Health Career Exploration

3

AHS-142Exercise Science

3

AHS-148Responding to Medical Emergencies

2

AHS-155Stress & Your Health

3

AHS-162Form & Funtion of the Human Body

3

AHS-170

AHS-171

AHS-172Dental Assisting Studies

32

AHS-238Mind/Body Theory & Methods

3

CRJ-108Drugs & Society

3

DAN-119Dance I

3

FIS-101Principles of Emergency Services

3

HSP-112Applied Food Service Sanitation

2

LPN-142Health Maintenance of the Adult & Aging

15

MBW-110Therapeutic Massage I

5

NUR-101Physical & Mental Health I

9

NUR-102Physical & Mental Health II

8

NUR-201Physical & Mental Health III

9

PED-106Self-Defense I

2

PED-109Introduction to Badminton

1

PED-116Introduction to Golf

1

PED-118Pickleball

1

PED-128Introduction to Tennis

1

PED-130Introduction to Aikido

1

PED-135Ultimate Functional Training Workout

2

PED-136Weight Training

1

PED-137Cardio Fit

1

PED-144Stretching & Flexibility

1

PED-152Group Exercise Instruction

2

PED-161Advanced Strength Training

1

PED-180Fitness for Life

2

PED-207Prevention & Care of Exercise Injuries

2

PED-250Psychology of Sport

3

PSY-122Women & Self-Esteem

1

PSY-127Developing Resiliency

1

PTA-100Introduction to Physical Therapy

2

RSP-105Respiratory Care I: Theory & Practice

7

History HI

HIS-113Western Civ to 1500

3

HIS-114Western Civilization Since 1500

3

HIS-117United States History to 1877

3

HIS-118United States History Since 1865

3

HIS-121World History to 1500

3

HIS-122World History Since 1500

3

Humanities and Fine Arts HU

DAN-118Dance Through the Ages

3

DAN-120Dance II

3

ENG-143Multi-Genre Creative Writing

3

ENG-205Children's Literature

3

ENG-215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG-216Introduction to the Novel

3

ENG-221Literature of Western Civilization I

3

ENG-223Creative Writing: Poetry

3

ENG-228US Poetry Since 1945

3

ENG-231American Literature to 1865

3

ENG-232American Literature Since 1865

3

ENG-235Advanced Composition & Training for Writing Tutors

3

ENG-241British Literature I

3

ENG-242British Literature II

3

ENG-245Modern Fiction

3

ENG-246Creative Writing: Fiction

3

ENG-255Multiethnic American Literature

3

ENG-263Creative Writing: Creative Non-Fiction

3

ENG-297Special Topics in Literature

3

FAS-111Drawing I

3

FAS-115Digital Photography

3

FAS-120Drawing II

3

FAS-123Two-Dimensional Design I

3

FAS-124Three-Dimensional Design I

3

FAS-163Two-Dimensional Design II

3

FAS-171Pre-Renaissance Art History

3

FAS-172Renaissance to Modern Art History

3

FAS-173Twentieth Century Art History

3

FAS-210Fundamentals of Painting

3

FAS-222Advanced Studio Art

4

FAS-225Figure Drawing

3

FAS-233Mixed Medium I

3

FAS-240Intermediate Painting

3

FAS-242Digital Art

3

FAS-245Watercolor Painting

3

FAS-246Watercolor Painting II

3

FAS-297Special Topics in Visual Arts

3

FRE-101Introductory French I

4

FRE-102Introductory French II

4

HIS-225Comparative Religions

3

HON-298GHonors Colloquium: Gothic Literature & Horror Film

3

HON-298IHonors Colloquium: Graphic Novel & Comics As Cultural Barometer

3

HUM-121Introduction to the Humanities

3

HUM-136Conv American Sign Language

3

HUM-155The Harlem Renaissance

3

HUM-159Digital Culture

3

HUM-218Conversational American Sign Language II

3

HUM-233Film as Art

3

HUM-297Special Topics in Humanities

3

MUS-101Applied Music I (All Other Instruments)

1

MUS-102Applied Music II (All Other Instruments)

1

MUS-106Fundamentals of Music

3

MUS-108Music Theory I

3

MUS-110American Popular Music

3

MUS-132Recording Technology - SONAR

3

MUS-138Class Piano I

1

MUS-145World Music

3

MUS-156Musicianship I

2

MUS-163Jazz Ensemble I

1

MUS-164Jazz Ensemble II

1

MUS-185Music Notation Using Finale

3

MUS-187Music Theory II

3

MUS-201Appl Music Iii (Other Instruments)

2

MUS-202Applied Music IV (All Other Instruments)

2

MUS-216Musicianship II

2

MUS-225Music HistoryI

3

MUS-249Song Writing

3

MUS-263Jazz Ensemble III

1

MUS-264Jazz Ensemble IV

1

MUS-297Special Topics in Music

3

PHL-101Philosophy & Self-Identity

3

PHL-102Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHL-209Ethics

3

SPA-101Introductory Spanish I

4

SPA-102Introductory Spanish II

4

SPA-131Spanish for the Workplace I

3

SPA-132Spanish for the Workplace II

3

SPA-133Spanish for the Workplace III

3

SPA-201Intermediate Spanish I

4

SPA-202Intermediate Spanish II

4

THR-101Introduction to the Theatre

3

THR-104Acting I

3

THR-105Acting II

3

THR-106Fundamentals of Theatre Design

3

THR-110Acting for Television & Film

3

THR-111History of Theatre & Drama I

3

THR-112History of Theatre & Drama II

3

THR-205Directing

3

THR-233Movement for Actors

3

THR-297Special Topics in Theatre

3

Mathematics MA

MAT-102College Algebra

3

MAT-102ACollege Algebra I

1

MAT-102BCollege Algebra II

1

MAT-102CCollege Algebra III

1

MAT-113Survey of College Mathematics

3

MAT-121Precalculus

4

MAT-123Elementary Statistics

3

MAT-151Calculus I

4

MAT-253Linear Algebra

3

MAT-254Differential Equations

3

Behavioral/ Social Sciences SS

ANT-101Cultural Anthropology

3

ANT-197Special Topics in Anthropology

3

ECO-150World Economy

3

ECO-211Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECO-212Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ENV-182Environmental Advocacy

3

GEO-125World Geography

3

GOV-105United States Government

3

GOV-135The Constitution & Civil Rights

3

HIS-238History of the Holocaust

3

HIS-244African Slave Trade & Colonization

3

HON-298FHonors Colloquium: Conspiracy Theories In American History

3

HON-298HHonors Colloquium: Disease & Disability: a Historic & Holistic View

3

PSY-107Introductory Psychology

3

PSY-204Human Growth & Development

3

PSY-206Adolescent Psychology

3

PSY-207Social Psychology

3

PSY-208Interviewing & Counseling

3

PSY-210Psychology of the Mass Media

4

PSY-226Abnormal Psychology

3

PSY-297Special Topics in Psychology

1

SOC-105Introductory Sociology

3

SOC-136Sociology of Marriage & the Family

3

SOC-197Special Topics in Sociology

1

SOC-203Issues Through Film & Video

3

SOC-208Contemporary Social Problems

3

SOC-216Racial & Ethnic Minorities

3

SOC-219Gender & Justice

3

SOC-228Death & Dying

3

SOC-234Urban Sociology: A Visual & Global Approach

3

SOC-297Topical Seminar in Sociology

1

Natural or Physical Sciences SC

AHS-115Fundamentals of Human Disease

3

AHS-121Essentials of Pharmacology

3

AHS-129Medical Terminology

3

AHS-150Introduction to Nutrition

3

AHS-230Pathophysiology

3

ATM-110Climate Change

3

ATM-126Extreme Weather: Past, Present & Future

3

ATM-135Introduction to Astronomy & the Night Sky

3

ATM-145Introduction to Weather & Climate

4

BIO-101General Biology I

4

BIO-102General Biology II

4

BIO-105Fundamentals of Biology

4

BIO-109Introductory Ecology I

4

BIO-110Introductory Ecology II

4

BIO-111Introduction to Botany

4

BIO-112Zoology

4

BIO-132Biological Laboratory Techniques

3

BIO-175Brain, Mind & Behavior: An Introduction to Biopsychology

3

BIO-201Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIO-202Anatomy & Physiology II

4

BIO-207Microbiology

4

BIO-208Ornithology

4

BIO-230Biotechnology

3

BIO-236Evolution

4

CHM-101Introductory Chemistry I

4

CHM-102Introductory Chemistry II

4

CHM-110Chemistry in Your Life

3

CHM-150Essentials of Chemistry

3

CHM-201Organic Chemistry I

4

CHM-202Organic Chemistry II

4

ENT-161Engineering Physics I: Mechanics

4

ENT-162Engineering Physics II: Fluids, Heat And Sound

4

ENT-261Engineering Physics Iii: Electricity, Magnetism & Light

4

ENV-114Ecology of Berkshire Wildlife

3

GEY-121Earth Systems Science

4

GEY-136Geographic Information Systems

4

PHY-101College Physics I

4

PHY-102College Physics II

4

PHY-111The Ideas of Physics

3

PHY-111AThe Ideas of Physics

4

Environmental Studies ES

ENV-101Conservation of Natural Resources I

4

ENV-102Conservation of Natural Resources II

4

ENV-127Environmental Awareness & Responsibility

1

ENV-139Tropical Ecosystems

4

ENV-165Field Methods in Environmental Science

4

ENV-207Wildlife Biology

4

ENV-208Aquatic Biology

4