Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

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College Now courses will meet remotely until further notice. However, Saturday classes may change to hybrid or in-person modalities. Therefore, students applying for Saturday classes should be prepared to comply with CUNY's COVID-19  vaccination requirements.

Admission Requirements
Spring 2023 Registration Begins, October 31, 2022
Fall 2022 Registration Closed Deadline: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Orientation: Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 10:00 AM OR 1:00 PM 

Start Dates
Saturday classes begin Saturday, September 24, 2022
Monday/Wednesday classes begin Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Tuesday/Thursday classes begin Thursday, September 29, 2022
Monday class begins Monday, October 6, 2022
Fall 2022 Calendar  

Anthropology 101—3 credits:  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
(Mon & Wed 4:30 PM to 6:45 PM
This course is an introduction to cultural anthropology, the study of human societies and cultures. Students will examine the concept of culture from a historical and global perspective and learn tools for cross-cultural comparative analysis with an emphasis on critical thinking in relation to cultural values and practices, variation in human behavior, the organization of social life, and the making of cultural identity.  

Counseling 110—1 credit: Career Development for the College Student
(Mon 4:30 PM to 6:45 PM  OR Sat 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
A critical examination of different occupational areas combined with a realistic self-examination by students of their own needs, interests, and skills to formulate valid career choices. Emphasis is on occupations in urban areas and careers in the criminal justice system. Attention is also given to the career development of women and members of minority groups. The course includes guest lecturers from governmental agencies and private industry.

Criminal Justice BS 101—3 credits: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System                         
(Mon & Wed 4:30 PM to 6:45 PM
OR Sat 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM)
This course is an introductory survey of the American criminal justice system with a view to its social and institutional context, and its structure and functioning. The course provides an overview of the foundations and components of the criminal justice system, including (substantive and procedural) criminal law, police, courts, and corrections. The main emphasis will be placed on the criminal justice process, and how the various institutions of criminal justice interact. Key issues will be addressed as they arise at different stages of the process, such as the conflict between crime control and due process, and conflicts related to, for example, gender, class, and ethnicity.

English 101—3 credits: Composition I: An Inquiry-based Writing Course                                         
(Tue & Thur 4:30 PM to 6:45 PM)

This composition course introduces students to the skills, habits, and conventions necessary to prepare inquiry-based research for college. While offering students techniques and practices of invention and revision, this theme-based composition course teaches students the expectations of college-level research, academic devices for exploring ideas, and rhetorical strategies for completing investigative writing.

Mathematics 105 —3 credits:  College Algebra
(Sat 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM)
This course prepares students for the study of pre-calculus and develops their mathematical maturity. The topics to be covered include a review of the fundamentals of algebra, relations, functions, solutions of first- and second-degree equations and inequalities, systems of equations, matrices and determinants, binomial theorem, mathematical induction, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, analytic geometry and conic sections, geometric and arithmetic sequences and series, and miscellaneous topics.

Psychology 101—3 credits: Introduction to Psychology 
(Mon & Wed 4:30 PM to 6:45 PM OR Sat 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM) 
This course is a survey of the scientific study of the mind and behavior. Topics to be covered include research methods and applications in Psychology’s major areas of study: thought, memory, learning, personality, social processes, human development, psychological disorders, and the biological bases of behavior.

Sociology 101—3 credits: Introduction to Sociology
(Tue & Thur 4:30 PM to 6:45 PM)

This course provides an overview of the theoretical frameworks and data-collection methods that sociologists use to analyze political trends, economic developments, and cultural changes in society. It investigates the many ways that society may influence the attitudes and actions of individuals and entire groups.