Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions

Financial Eligibility Information

Are you ready to catch up and get ahead this summer?

You can do so ... and get two classes for the price of one!

At Bloomfield College, students have four different Summer Sessions to choose from.

Whether you are looking for an intensive three-week course, a traditional seven-week summer course, or an extended14-week course, we've got you covered.

Open to current Bloomfield College students and alumni, students from other institutions, rising high school seniors, and members of the community, our summer sessions provide high-level academic courses at a discounted tuition.

Student's enrolled in summer courses can utilize payment plans.

Current students can can apply for the Payment Plan with the Office of Student Financial Services or apply online for either a Federal Parent PLUS loan or Student Alternative Loan. To be eligible to borrow Parent PLUS Loans, the student must be enrolled at least half-time over the 14-week period.

Are you Pell Eligible? Current Bloomfield College students can use their Pell for summer courses.

Complete course details are available on Web Advisor. Contact the Office of Advising/Coaching & Registration at 973-748-9000 ext. 1759 or advising@bloomfield.edu if you have any questions.

You can also get a look at the courses available for each session below. Just click on the down arrow to see the options.

Visiting and Adult Students

Are you back in the Bloomfield area this summer? Why not keep your academic momentum going and take classes at Bloomfield College!

We will work with you to make sure you can receive college credit at your home institution.

Before you can register, please fill out our non-degree application. Once you have been accepted as a non-matriculating student, you will be able to register for summer courses.

Rising Seniors (juniors who will be seniors in the fall): You can take classes too. Two courses at the price of one does not apply for rising seniors, as courses are already offered at a discount. Find out how here.

Summer Sessions and Course Offerings

Intensive Session (3 weeks - I5) May 24 – June 14

AFS 233

Selected topics with Africana Studies focus.

Please contact your instructor for specific topic.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisite will be defined by the department offering the course.
BUS 333

A study of a major business issue, person or activity occurring in the contemporary business world. Possible topics: government deregulation; environment; social responsibilities; mergers; conglomerates; world trade; etc. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

Please contact your instructor for specific topic.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisite will be announced with topic.
CAT 350

In-depth study of a topic in the fine and performing arts. Topics may be interdisciplinary or focus on one field in the arts (e.g., Far Eastern Art; Rock & Rap; The 60’s). Some attendance at performances and art exhibits required. This course may be repeated once for credit.

Please contact your instructor for specific topic.

1.00 c.u.
Corequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
HIS 233

This course provides for the in-depth study of the people, society, culture, or movements during a particular historical period or for comparative analysis of societies, cultures or movements of people or ideas during particular periods, or other historical moments. This course also allows for the in-depth study of particular historical events. The topic and methods of evaluation will be defined by the instructor of the course. Offered most Spring and Fall semesters.

Please contact your instructor for specific topic.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

Summer Session I (7 weeks - S5) May 24- July 9

ACC 201

Basic accounting concepts, fundamentals of accounting procedures, development of accounting principles and practices, and the determination,valuation, and presentation of accounting information. Emphasis on accounting theory and its relationship to the preparation of financial accounting statements. Use of a computerized practice set will be required.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: BUS 200 Introduction To Management , CMP 108 Spreadsheet Essentials , MTH 140 College Algebra: Enhanced , MTH 141 College Algebra
Take either MTH 140 or MTH 141
AFS 241
Also Known As: LAC 241 , SOC 241 , WMS 241

(Also LAC/SOC/WMS 241) This course examines race, ethnicity, racism, prejudice, discrimination, majority-minority relations, and other intergroup relations from a sociological perspective, paying close attention to the experiences of the major racial/ethnic groups in the United States, namely, American Indians, European Americans, African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: SOC 100 Introduction To Sociology , PSY 100 Introduction To Psychology
APG 111
Also Known As: LAC 111

(Also LAC 111) An analysis of the theory and universality of culture from the historical, functional and structural approaches. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparisons as a basis for understanding contemporary society.

1.00 c.u.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
BIO 115

This course presents selected topics in biology. Topics may include evolution, biomechanics (e.g. flight), emerg ing diseases (e.g. AIDS, Ebola virus), history of biological science, antibiotic resistant pathogens, cancer, nutrition, biotechnology and human affairs, etc. As topics change, this course may be repeated for credit.    Science majors may not enroll in this course without the consent of the Instructor.

Please contact your instructor for specific topic.

1.00 c.u.
Scientific Literacy
BUS 107

This course helps individuals understand personal financial planning. Specifically, the content of this course is geared to teach students how to prepare personal budgets and how to evaluate insurance requirements. The fundamentals of investment decisions will also be covered. Any student who has taken or is taking BUS 312 cannot take BUS 107 for credit.

1.00 c.u.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
BUS 200

Introduction to the world of a manager, the knowledge needed, the process of managing, the actual practice of managing, and the adjustments to change that are important in the modern world.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 102 Enhanced Argumentative and Analytic Writing , WRT 105 Argumentative and Analytic Writing , WRT 106 Accelerated Argumentative and Analytic Writing
BUS 313

Analysis of the principles and practices of personnel (human resources) management, including personnel policy, selection, training and development, wages and salary administration, labor and employee relations, benefits administration and performance appraisal, how human resources departments function and their contribution to the organization.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: BUS 200 Introduction To Management , PSY 100 Introduction To Psychology
BUS 200 for Business majors or consent of the Business Advisor. PSY 100 for others.
BUS 332

A course intended for junior-level students. Will examine: foreign currency, accounting principles, foreign exchange, (SPOT, Forward Rates) the International monetary system, foreign exchange risk management, work in capital management in international operations, sources of funds for working capital and longterm investments in international markets. Corequisite: BUS 312.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
Corequisites: BUS 312 Managerial Finance
Writing Intensive
CAT 120

This course teaches basic drawing skills. Students will develop keener powers of observation by drawing still lifes, live models and nature. By analyzing the contours, surfaces, bone structures–by measuring the curves and angles of the objects and people they draw, students will gain an appreciation of the world around them.

1.00 c.u.
CAT 211

Paris as the bustling artistic and cultural nexus and the birthplace of Modernism. A study of the art and culture of France from 1870 to 1945, with focus on artists who changed our way of seeing: Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Morisot, Cassatt, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Rodin, Claudel, Vuillard, Bonnard, Braque, Matisse, and Picasso.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
Aesthetic Appreciation
CAT 218

Studio work in composition and color in acrylic or oils.

1.00 c.u.
Aesthetic Appreciation
CAT 259

This course examines the evolution of mechanically reproduced media and its inevitable application by the aesthetic community, beginning with the invention of the film camera (1800s) to digital technology (1940s), through to contemporary field of interactivity, sound and image. This course discusses the convergence of the scientific, military, and political environments that spawned the employment of technology

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
Aesthetic Appreciation, Writing Intensive
CMP 108

Students will develop the essential spreadsheet skills to solve business problems. Students will learn
how to create and format a workbook and work with formulas, functions, charts, and graphics.
Students will also learn to use PivotTables and PivotCharts, advanced formulas and functions, how
to manage multiple worksheets, and other advanced techniques. Students cannot receive credit for both CMP 100 and CMP 108.

1.00 c.u.
Technological & Digital Literacy
CMP 120

This course provides an overview of the various forms of cyber crime and the methods, thought process and tools used by criminals. Criminology theories such as conflict, control and strain will also be discussed. The impact of cyber crime and public policy implications will also be explored.

1.00 c.u.
Technological & Digital Literacy
CMP 126

An introduction to the problem solving process, numerical methods, algorithms and algorithm design . Basic principles of software engineering, program design, coding, debugging, and documentation are introduced . Structured and object-oriented programming is taught using the Java platform.

1.00 c.u.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
COM 122

(Formerly JOU 122) This course focuses on the theory and skills of preparing and presenting public speeches. The emphasis in this course is on practice and evaluation of classroom presentations and professional speeches.

1.00 c.u.
Corequisites: WRT 102 Enhanced Argumentative and Analytic Writing , WRT 105 Argumentative and Analytic Writing , WRT 106 Accelerated Argumentative and Analytic Writing
Communication Skills, Education Co-Concentration
CRW 120

Introduction to the craft of writing. Frequent in-class and home assignments to explore various writing techniques and hone developing skills. This course culminates in a final portfolio of completed fiction, poetry and short drama. Designed primarily for freshmen

1.00 c.u.
Corequisites: WRT 102 Enhanced Argumentative and Analytic Writing , WRT 105 Argumentative and Analytic Writing , WRT 106 Accelerated Argumentative and Analytic Writing
Communication Skills, Education Co-Concentration
ENG 281

This course examines the relationship between literature, film and theory. More specifically, it examines how literature and film can encapsulate crucial aspects of a theoretical text, enriching and expanding our experience and understanding of it.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C-or better.
Aesthetic Appreciation, Writing Intensive
FYS 100

The goal of the First-Year Seminar is to welcome the student to Bloomfield College by providing support in transition to college life; understanding the value of a liberal arts education; furthering the development of student career, college and life success skills; and building the expectation of academic and life success.

1.00 c.u.
LAC 111
Also Known As: APG 111

(Also APG 111) An analysis of the theory and universality of culture from the historical, functional and structural approaches. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparisons as a basis for understanding contemporary society.

1.00 c.u.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
LAC 241
Also Known As: WMS 241 , AFS 241 , SOC 241

(Also AFS/SOC/WMS 241) This course examines race, ethnicity, racism, prejudice, discrimination, majority-minority relations, and other intergroup relations from a sociological perspective, paying close attention to the experiences of the major racial/ethnic groups in the United States, namely, American Indians, European Americans, African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: SOC 100 Introduction To Sociology , PSY 100 Introduction To Psychology
MTH 130

A course designed to develop a transition from high school expectations to the study of mathematics at the collegiate level made easier through the use of the TI-84+ graping calculator as an aid to understanding of mathematical concepts. Critical thinking will be a central theme woven through the concepts of number sense; using percents to show change and comparison; solving simple equations through the application of interest, discount, and sales price; and introductory algebra including applications of linear and quadratic functions. This course will be waived if the student’s mathematical preparation is sufficient. Students who have received credit for a higher level mathematics may not take this course.

1.00 c.u.
Gen Ed Math
MTH 141

The concept of functions and their properties form a central theme. Multiple representations of function properties are made possible through the use of the TI-84+ graphing calculator. Polynomial, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions are considered. The course also includes an introduction to matrices as a method of solving systems of equations and the study of descriptive statistics in order to interpret data and make informed decisions. Students may not receive credit for both MTH 140 and MTH 141.

1.00 c.u.
An appropriate score on the mathematics placement test or an SAT Mathematics score of 550 or higher.
Gen Ed Math
MTH 161

The concept of functions and their properties form a central theme. Multiple representations of function properties are made possible through the use of T1-84+ graphing calculator. Polynomial, quadrantic, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions are considered. In addition, MTH 161 includes an overview of matrices as a method of solving systems of equations and an introduction to limits and tangent lines. Students may not receive credit for both MTH 160 and MTH 161.

1.00 c.u.
An appropriate score on the mathematics placement test or an SAT Mathematics score of 550 or higher.
Gen Ed Math
MTH 200

This course covers the methodology of organizing, summarizing, and presenting statistical data. Students calculate and interpret the measures of central tendency and dispersion and are introduced to probability and distribution theory (Normal, Binomial, Poisson). They use distribution and sampling theory to make statistical inferences.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: MTH 140 College Algebra: Enhanced , MTH 141 College Algebra , MTH 160 Precalculus: Enhanced , MTH 161 Precalculus

Summer Session II (7 weeks - S7) July 12 - August 27

ACC 204

To continue the study of basic accounting concepts, fundamentals of accounting procedures, development of accounting principles and practices, and the determination, valuation, and presentation of accounting information. Emphasis on the use of accounting information as it pertains to management.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: ACC 201 Principles of Accounting I
BUS 333

A study of a major business issue, person or activity occurring in the contemporary business world. Possible topics: government deregulation; environment; social responsibilities; mergers; conglomerates; world trade; etc. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

Please contact your instructor for specific topic.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisite will be announced with topic.
BUS 364

Conflict is unavoidable in the workplace. Whether collaborating with peers, managing direct reports, or dealing with difficult supervisors, conflict exists at all levels of an organization. This course will provide tools for managing interpersonal dynamics that may be encountered during performance reviews, interdepartmental collaboration, and partnering with external organizations.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: BUS 200 Introduction To Management
CAT 108

This course covers the broader aspects of the games industry such as its history, its current state and potential future evolution, and the team-based development environment. It then focuses on core game design concepts and their application as students create documentation and work in collaborative groups to develop analog games.

1.00 c.u.
FYS 100

The goal of the First-Year Seminar is to welcome the student to Bloomfield College by providing support in transition to college life; understanding the value of a liberal arts education; furthering the development of student career, college and life success skills; and building the expectation of academic and life success.

1.00 c.u.
HIS 116

(Also LAC 116) This course will offer a broad overview of historical and contemporary issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Special attention will be paid to the experiences of Latin American and Caribbean peoples; national, ethnic, and racial identities; waves of migration within the region and beyond; and US-Latin American and Caribbean relations. The course will draw on interdisciplinary materials, including scholarly articles, and fiction.

1.00 c.u.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
LAC 116

(Also HIS 116) This course will offer a broad overview of historical and contemporary issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Special attention will be paid to the experiences of Latin American and Caribbean peoples; national, ethnic, and racial identities; waves of migration within the region and beyond; and US-Latin American and Caribbean relations. The course will draw on interdisciplinary materials, including scholarly articles, and fiction.

1.00 c.u.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
MTH 130

A course designed to develop a transition from high school expectations to the study of mathematics at the collegiate level made easier through the use of the TI-84+ graping calculator as an aid to understanding of mathematical concepts. Critical thinking will be a central theme woven through the concepts of number sense; using percents to show change and comparison; solving simple equations through the application of interest, discount, and sales price; and introductory algebra including applications of linear and quadratic functions. This course will be waived if the student’s mathematical preparation is sufficient. Students who have received credit for a higher level mathematics may not take this course.

1.00 c.u.
Gen Ed Math
MTH 141

The concept of functions and their properties form a central theme. Multiple representations of function properties are made possible through the use of the TI-84+ graphing calculator. Polynomial, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions are considered. The course also includes an introduction to matrices as a method of solving systems of equations and the study of descriptive statistics in order to interpret data and make informed decisions. Students may not receive credit for both MTH 140 and MTH 141.

1.00 c.u.
An appropriate score on the mathematics placement test or an SAT Mathematics score of 550 or higher.
Gen Ed Math
MTH 161

The concept of functions and their properties form a central theme. Multiple representations of function properties are made possible through the use of T1-84+ graphing calculator. Polynomial, quadrantic, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions are considered. In addition, MTH 161 includes an overview of matrices as a method of solving systems of equations and an introduction to limits and tangent lines. Students may not receive credit for both MTH 160 and MTH 161.

1.00 c.u.
An appropriate score on the mathematics placement test or an SAT Mathematics score of 550 or higher.
Gen Ed Math
MTH 200

This course covers the methodology of organizing, summarizing, and presenting statistical data. Students calculate and interpret the measures of central tendency and dispersion and are introduced to probability and distribution theory (Normal, Binomial, Poisson). They use distribution and sampling theory to make statistical inferences.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: MTH 140 College Algebra: Enhanced , MTH 141 College Algebra , MTH 160 Precalculus: Enhanced , MTH 161 Precalculus
MTH 221

Basic theory of differential calculus through the concepts of limits and continuity are the goals of this course. Necessary analytic geometry is developed as required. Algebraic and trigonometric functions, curve sketching and applications to real world problems (including maximum/minimum problems). The Mean Value Theorem, and its consequences are covered.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: MTH 160 Precalculus: Enhanced , MTH 161 Precalculus
With a grade of C or higher
Education Co-Concentration
PSY 205

An introduction to the study of human development across the lifespan. The course focuses on research methodology and current literature in the areas of physical, cognitive, social, and personality changes from conception to death. Stress is placed on evaluating the relative contributions of nature and nurture to these changes.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: PSY 100 Introduction To Psychology , WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
Writing Intensive
PSY 311

This combined lecture and laboratory course primarily focuses on qualitative and applied research methods used in educational, social services and corporate settings. Methods covered will include focus groups, structured interviews, archival research and program evaluation.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: PSY 310 Research Methods I , SOC 325 Methods Of Social Research , WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
Writing Intensive
PSY 332

This course provides an overview of the ways that we are touched by death and dying. Topics include the death system, hospice, suicide, violent death, death in childhood, bereavement, grief, mourning, and the funeral process. We will discuss ways of handling the psychological, sociological, cultural and religious implications of death.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: PSY 100 Introduction To Psychology
REL 208

The history of religion in the United States from the colonial period to the present day. Topics will include: the religious situation in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries; immigration patterns of the colonists; frontier expansion and the industrial revolution; the growth of denominationalism; religion and science; liberal and conservative ends; civil religion; "cults'' and other contemporary issues.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better
Transcultural & Global Awareness

Summer Trimester (14 weeks - SU) May 24 - August 27

CAT 380

A semester-long internship required of CAT majors in their junior year: Placement will be in professional settings appropriate to the student's area of specialization and where the student will have ample opportunity to actually use their new skills: theatres, art galleries, music production companies, television, video, and radio studios, design firms, service bureaus, publishing houses, community service organizations, small businesses, and corporations. Field placement is required.  

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor required
CAT 430

This course has the same goals and requirements as Internship I, but the intention is to place the student in a situation at a higher technical level and with even more professional responsibiluity.

1.00 c.u.
Consent of the Instructor required.
MTH 140

This is an enriched college algebra course supported by structured activities to promote student success. The concept of functions and their properties form a central theme. Multiple representations of function properties are made possible through the use of the TI-84+ graphing calculator. Polynomial, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions are considered. The course also includes an introduction to matrices as a method of solving systems of equations and the study of descriptive statistics in order to interpret data and make informed decisions. Students may not receive credit for both MTH 140 and MTH 141.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: MTH 130 Transition to Collegiate Mathematics
Or an appropriate score in the mathematics placement test.
Gen Ed Math
SOC 353

This course concerns statutory and case law pertaining to crime. Both substantive and procedural law will be considered.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: SOC 215 Statistics For Sociologists
With a grade of C or better.

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