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  • General Education: Flexible Core

    The Flexible Core consists of five categories:

    • World Cultures and Global Issues
    • U.S. Experience in its Diversity
    • Creative Expression
    • Individual and Society
    • Scientific World

    Students in Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degree programs will complete one course from each category and a sixth course from any category; special conditions apply for Associate of Applied Science (AAS) majors.

    Many majors require specific courses in the Flexible Core.

    Flexible Core Courses, Fall 2016

  •  World Cultures & Global Issues

    Education & Language Acquisition Department

    Discipline:  Modern Languages

    • ELA101 Elementary Arabic I
    • ELA102 Elementary Arabic II
    • ELA103 Intermediate Arabic I
    • ELA201 Modern Arabic Literature
    • ELC101 Modern Chinese I
    • ELC102 Modern Chinese II
    • ELC103 Intermediate Chinese I
    • ELC105 Modern Chinese for Heritage Students
    • ELC106 Modern Chinese for Heritage Students II
    • ELC250 Chinese Literature in English Translation
    • ELF101 Elementary French I
    • ELF102 Elementary French II
    • ELF103 Intermediate French I
    • ELF105 French for Heritage Speakers
    • ELF201 French Literature from the Global Perspective
    • ELF250 Modern French Literature in Translation
    • ELI101 Elementary Italian I
    • ELI102 Elementary Italian II
    • ELI103 Intermediate Italian
    • ELJ101 Elementary Japanese I
    • ELJ102 Elementary Japanese II
    • ELJ103 Intermediate Japanese I
    • ELJ104 Intermediate Japanese II
    • ELJ105 Japanese for Heritage Students
    • ELK101 Elementary Korean I
    • ELK102 Elementary Korean II
    • ELK103 Intermediate Korean
    • ELK105 Korean for Heritage Speakers
    • ELM101 American Sign Language I
    • ELM102 American Sign Language II
    • ELM103 American Sign Language III
    • ELM104 American Sign Language IV
    • ELP101 Elementary Polish I
    • ELP102 Elementary Polish II
    • ELP103 Intermediate Polish I
    • ELP105 Polish for Heritage Speakers
    • ELP201 Modern Polish Literature
    • ELR101 Elementary Russian I
    • ELR102 Elementary Russian II
    • ELR250 20th Century Russian Literature in Translation
    • ELS101 Elementary Spanish I
    • ELS102 Elementary Spanish II
    • ELS103 Intermediate Spanish
    • ELS104 Intermediate Spanish II
    • ELS105 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I
    • ELS106 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II
    • ELS204 Latin American Civilizations
    • ELS209 Spanish and Grammar Usage
    • ELT 101 Elementary Tibetan I
    • ELT 102 Elementary Tibetan II
    • ELT105 Tibetan for Heritage Speakers
    • ELV105 Bengali for Heritage Speakers
    • ELZ101 Elementary Portuguese I
    • ELZ102 Elementary Portuguese II

    Discipline: Communication Skills

    • CSE 150 The Evolution of Reading Experience

    Discipline:  Language and Literature

    • ELA201 Modern Arabic Literature
    • ELC201 Modern Chinese Literature
    • ELC203 Classic Chinese Literature
    • ELC250 Chinese Literature in English Translation
    • ELF201 French Literature from a Global Perspective
    • ELF250 Modern French Literature in Translation
    • ELP201 Modern Polish Literature
    • ELR250 20th Century Russian Literature in Translation
    • ELS204 Latin American Civilizations

     

    English Department

    Discipline:  Literary Studies  

    • ENG205 The Bible as Literature
    • ENG250 The Short Story
    • ENG266 Shakespeare
    • ENG270 Introduction to Poetry
    • ENG290 British Literature I
    • ENG294 Classical Literature

     

    Health Science Department

    Discipline:  Health

    • SCN194 HIV/Aids Science & Society

     

    Humanities Department

    Discipline:  Fine Arts  

    • HUA215 Art of the Renaissance in Italy
    • HUN192 Art and Society*

    Discipline:  Media Studies

    • HUC150 Art of Film

    Discipline: Music

    • HUM109 World Music

    Discipline:  Philosophy

    • HUP105 Philosophy of Religion
    • HUP116 Latin American Philosophy
    • HUP117 Medieval Renaissance Philosophy
    • HUP118 African Philosophy
    • HUP121 Eastern Philosophical Traditions

    Discipline:  Theater

    • HUT210 Theatre: Pre-History to the Renaissance
    • HUT211 Theatre: Renaissance to Modern Times

     

    Social Science Department

    Discipline:  Anthropology

    • SSA101 Cultural Anthropology
    • SSA120 Peoples & Culture of the Caribbean

    Discipline:  Economics

    • SSE105 International Economics

    Discipline:  Geography

    • SSE125 World Geography

    Discipline:  History

    • SSH103 Western Civilization from Ancient Times to the Renaissance
    • SSH104 Western Civilization from Renaissance to Modern Times
    • SSH105 World History from Ancient Times to 1500
    • SSH106 World History from 1500 to present
    • SSH110 East Asian Civilization & Societies
    • SSH113 Modern Chinese History
    • SSH114 Modern Japanese History
    • SSH121 Ancient Greek Civilization
    • SSH122 History of the Roman State and People
    • SSH232 Survey of Latin American & Caribbean History

    Discipline:  Political Science

    • SSP200 Global Politics 

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     U.S. Experience in its Diversity

    Education & Language Acquisition Department

    Discipline:  Applied Linguistics

    • ELN101 Introduction to Bilingualism*

    Discipline:  Reading 

    • CSE120  Reading the Biography

    Discipline:  Puerto Rican Studies

    • ELN194 The Puerto Rican Community 


    English Department

    Discipline:  Literary Studies

    • ENG204 Asian American Literature
    • ENG225 Afro-American Literature
    • ENG235 Cultural Identity in American Literature
    • ENG248 Latina/o Writing in the U.S.
    • ENG268 The Immigrant Experience in American Literature
    • ENG269 Contemporary Black American Fiction
    • ENG292 American Literature I
    • ENG293 American Literature II
    • ENN195 Violence in American Art & Culture*
    • ENN240 Literature of the City


    Health Sciences Department

    Discipline: Health

    • SCN240 Food and Culture 


    Humanities Department

    Discipline:  Philosophy

    • HUP109 Philosophy of Law

    Discipline:  Theater

    • HUT220 Contemporary Latina/o Theatre in the United States

    Discipline: Media

    • HUC270 American Film 


    Social Science Department

    Discipline:  Community Organizing

    • SSN103 Introduction to Labor and Community Organizing

    Discipline:  History

    • SSH101 Themes in American History I
    • SSH102 Themes in American History II
    • SSH231 Afro-American History
    • SSN183 History of Minorities*
    • SSN240 History of New York City*

    Discipline:  Political Science

    • SSP101 U.S. Power & Politics
    • SSP245 Law & Human Rights in America

    Discipline:  Psychology

    • SSN280 Urban Black Psychology* 

    Discipline:  Sociology

    • SSN187 Urban Sociology 


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     Creative Expressions

    Education and Language Acquisition Department

    Discipline:  Education

    • ELE110 Arts in Education 


    English Department

    Discipline:  Creative Writing

    • ENG271 Poetry Writing
    • ENG274 Creative Non-fiction Workshop
    • ENG276 Fiction Writing Workshop
    • ENN191 Art, Politics, and Protest
    • ENN198 Creative Writing Workshop*
    • HUC/ENG238 Screenwriting

    Discipline:  Journalism

    • ENG212 Feature Writing for Newspapers

    Discipline:  Literary Studies

    • ENG265 The Drama
    • ENG275 The Great Writer
    • ENG289 Introduction to Literary Study 


    Humanities Department

    Discipline:  Communication Studies

    • HUC106 Public Speaking
    • HUC140 Introduction to Broadcasting

    Discipline:  Fine Arts

    • HUA101 Introduction to Art
    • HUA165 Art History: Pre-historic through Gothic
    • HUA166 Art History: Renaissance through Modern
    • HUA200 Art of the 20th Century
    • HUA202 History of Photography
    • HUN195 Art in New York*

    Discipline:  Music

    • HUM101 Introduction to Music
    • HUM210 American Music

    Discipline:  Philosophy

    • HUP107 Philosophy of Art

    Discipline:  Theater

    • HUT101 Art of Theater 

     
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     Individual & Society

    Education & Language Acquisition Department 

    Discipline:  Literary Studies

    • ELS200 Latin American Literature I
    • ELS201 Latin American Literature II
    • ELV201 Modern Bengali Literature
    • ELA250 Arabic Literature in Translation
    • ELJ201 Modern Japanese Literature
    • ELJ250 Japanese Literature in Translation
    • ELK250 Modern Korean Literature in Translation
    • ELS250 Latin American Fiction in Translation

    Discipline: Linguistics

    • ELL220 Applied Linguistics

    Discipline:  Reading

    • CSE110 Literacy and Propaganda 


    English Department

    Discipline:  Journalism

    • ENG210 Journalism: Its Scope and Use
    • ENG213 Broadcast Journalism: Writing for Radio

    Discipline:  Literary Studies

    • ENG245 Images of Women in Literature
    • ENG247 The Woman Writer
    • ENG260 The Novel
    • ENG261 Literature of Difference
    • ENG280 Children’s Literature 


    Health Sciences Department

    Discipline:  Health Sciences

    • SCH150 Drugs, Society & Human Behavior
    • SCH210 Human Sexuality 


    Humanities Department

    Discipline:  Philosophy

    • HUP101 Introduction to Philosophy
    • HUP102 Critical Thinking
    • HUP104 Ethics and Moral Issues
    • HUP106 Social and Political Philosophy: Making a World of Difference
    • HUP108 Environmental Ethics
    • HUP114 Medical Ethics
    • HUP122 The Philosophy of Gender and Sex

    Discipline: Communication

    • HUC101 Fundamentals of Speech Communications
    • HUC117 Introduction to Computer-mediated Communication
    • HUC120 Mass Media and Their Evolution 


    Social Science Department

    Discipline:  Anthropology

    • SSN182 Urban Anthropology*

    Discipline:  Economics

    • SSE103 Introduction to Microeconomics
    • SSE104 Introduction to Macroeconomics
    • SSN189 The Urban Economy*

    Discipline:  Political Science

    • SSP250 Political Ideas & Ideologies

    Discipline:  Psychology

    • SSN184 Environmental Psychology*
    • SSY200 Personality Psychology
    • SSY240 Developmental Psychology I
    • SSY241 Developmental Psychology II
    • SSY250 Social Psychology

    Discipline:  Sociology

    • SSI210 Women in Society
    • SSN194 Religion and Social Change
    • SSN202 Environmental Sociology*
    • SSS100 Introduction to Sociology
    • SSS102 Social Movements 


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     Scientific World

    Education & Language Acquisition Department

    Discipline:  Applied Linguistics

    • ELL101 Introduction to Language 


    Health Sciences Department

    Discipline:  Nutrition

    • SCD200 Introduction to Nutrition 


    Humanities Department

    Discipline:  Communication

    • HUC119 Non-Verbal Communication

    Discipline:  Philosophy

    • HUP112 Logic & Philosophy   


    Mathematics, Engineering & Computer Science

    Discipline:  Mathematics

    • MAT200 PreCalculus (STEM)
    • MAT201 Calculus I (STEM) 


    Natural Sciences Department

    Discipline:  Biology

    • SCB115 Principles of Biology (STEM)
    • SCB165 Vertebrate Evolution
    • SCB201 Fundamentals of Biology I (STEM)
    • SCB202 Fundamentals of Biology II (STEM)
    • SCB203 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (STEM)
    • SCB204 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (STEM)
    • SCB265 Fundamentals of Ecology (STEM)   

    Discipline:  Chemistry

    • SCC201 Fundamentals of Chemistry I (STEM)
    • SCC202 Fundamentals of Chemistry II (STEM)
    • SCC105 Introduction to Chemistry (STEM)
    • SCC110 Foundations of Chemistry (STEM)

    Discipline:  Oceanography

    • SCG120 Introduction to Oceanography

    Discipline:  Physics

    • SCP160 Foundations for the Physical Sciences
    • SCP201 Fundamentals of Physics I (STEM)
    • SCP202 Fundamentals of Physics II (STEM)
    • SCP231 General Physics I (STEM)
    • SCP232 General Physics II (STEM) 


    Social Science Department

    Discipline:  Anthropology

    • SSA100 Introduction to Anthropology
    • SSA103 Introduction to Archaeology

    Discipline:  Psychology

    • SSY101 General Psychology
    • SSY230 Abnormal Psychology   

         
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