English


Devepmental English 1
This remedial English class is designed to help students gain an awareness of the basic elements of written language and develop proficiency in all the skills necessary for successful written communication. Through focused instruction and practice, students work to develop mastery of essential grammar, usage, and mechanics skills, while also working to build knowledge of word structure, word meanings, and word relationships. Students learn to complete varied writing pieces at the sentence, paragraph, and whole-composition levels while simultaneously applying the steps in the writing process (planning, organizing, drafting, revising, and editing). In addition, students work to develop self-sufficiency in revising and proofreading their written work.
English 1
English 1A is a course that stresses critical readings, scholarly composition, and research applications at the college-level. You will write expository and argumentative essays—including one annotated research project—based on class reading and discussions. You will be expected to understand and apply basic English skills upon entering the course and will be expected to acquire more sophisticated reading and composition skills throughout the semester. You will apply critical thinking skills to all of your assignments.

Critical Thinking

English 2
Critical thinking is the analysis of any attempt at persuasion, based on an evaluation of the form and content of that attempt. Thinking critically is a strategy for determining how to persuade others, and whether to be persuaded ourselves. As simple as this sounds, that process of determination can involve literally all we know about ourselves and our world. The purpose of this course, then, is not only to familiarize you with critical thinking, but also to provide you with a systematic approach to its process and components

Math

Developmental Math 1
A study of fundamental mathematics involving operations on whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents, data analysis, real numbers,algebraic expressions, and elementary equations.

Math 1 Math For General Education
The major goal is to enable the student to use numerical and graphical data in personal and professional judgments and in coping with public issues. More specifically, a mathematical concepts course should prepare the student to use mathematical methods to solve quantitative problems, including those presented in verbal form; demonstrate the ability to use mathematics to solve real life problems; and arrive at conclusions based on numerical and graphical data.

Math 2 Elementary Statistics
The primary aim of the course is a basic understanding and use of statistical concepts and methods to facilitate study and research in other disciplines. Includes measures of central tendency, measures of variability, grouped data, the normal distribution, central limit theorem, hypotheses testing, estimation, T-distribution and chi square test.

Math 5
Systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices, linear programming, set theory and probability theory, applications to business and to social sciences.


Math 10 Calculus
The goal of this course is to learn the concepts and techniques of differential calculus and use them in solving applied problems. To study limits, continuity, differentiation and applications of the derivative, including related rates and optimization problems.

Life Sciences



Biology 1 General Biology
Develops a basic understanding of plant and animal form, function and relationships. Prepares students who have a deficiency in high school biology.

Anthropology 1 Physical Anthropology

This course is designed to introduce students to the history of thought and the research fundamentals of physical anthropology. Human skeletal and modern biological evidences will be discussed; particular emphasis will be given to the methods and techniques of analysis.

Physical Sciences


Geology 1 Physical Geology
Introduces the composition and structure of the earth and modifying agents and processes. Investigates the formation of minerals and rocks, weathering, erosion, earthquakes, and crustal deformation


Astronomy 1 Descriptive Astronomy
This course is a scientific exploration of the human place in the universe. We study the origin and history of the Universe and the formation of the Earth and the solar system. We compare the Earth's properties with those of the other planets and explore how the heavens have influenced human thought and action. This course includes study of the properties of light and matter and the tools astronomers use to measure radiation from celestial sources.



Arts Appreciation

Arts 10 Film Appreciation
Film Appreciation for Modern Audiences' is intended as a journey through the world of film. It is a sampling of the thought and accumulated critical opinion that forms the basis of the modern stature of 100 years of film-making--as art or culturally important dramatic work.
If you love film, then this course will help you learn more about film analysis, film reviews and discussions, period genres and movements in film style, and more. It will provide you an informed opinion that will hopefully make your enjoyment of the film medium deeper.

Music 10 Jazz Appreciation
This course is designed to be an exciting way to increase students' appreciation and enjoyment of music in general and jazz in particular (and of course earn ethnic studies and/or fine arts credits). The instructors are available to guide and serve students in their quest. This class willrequire a great amount of work and dedication but will allow students to work in their own pace.


Music 11 Hip Hop Culture & Music
From the Bronx to the top of the pop charts, as hip-hop music turns the big three-oh, multiple narratives about hip-hop culture, however, circulate on a global scale creating seemingly unlikely alliances (and also disjunctures) between social groups - real and imaginary - in an anti-establishment b-boy stance. These competing conceptions of what hip-hop is, where it comes from, who it belongs to and who belongs to it continuously mark a complex weaving of shifting assumptions about race, class, gender, power, authenticity, and (national) belonging in the late twentieth and early twenty first century. Topics to be explored in this course include: urban planning, the role of the music industry in shaping racial representations, the politics of sampling and file sharing, stylistic differences in regional sounds and politics, hip hop's influence on contemporary social movements, and more.

Humanities

English 10 English Literature
An introduction to literatures written in English, organized around a theme, period, author, genre, or topic. All sections emphasize close reading, careful writing, and cultural understanding. Besides enhancing these foundational skills, the course will highlight the pleasures and excitements a lifetime of reading offers.

Philosophy 1
What is the relationship between our ideas and the material world? Might the world be a computer-generated illusion (like in The Matrix)? Can we prove or disprove the existence of God? What is the foundation of mortality? Do facts about right and wrong depend on our particular culture? Do they depend on God? How is the mind related to the brain? Could a computer think? What is consciousness? Do we have free will?

Humanities 1 Western Civilizations
Studies thought, values, and arts of Western culture, integrating major developments in art, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy. Covers the following periods: Ancient and Classical, Early Christian and Byzantine, Medieval, and Early Renaissance

Research Writing

Research Writing Persuasive Research
The purpose of this course is to help you implement the critical reading and thinking skills and strategies necessary to the practice of persuasive research writing. Because the focus of this class is the process of learning how to argue effectively on paper, you will have the opportunity to develop an awareness of audience by writing multiple drafts, which will include well-documented, credible research sources.

Human Behavior

Psychology 1 Introduction To Psychology
This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology.

Sociology 1 Introduction To SociologyThis course is an introduction to the set of perspectives on human life that allows us to understand how our personal lives are affected by our place in society. It explores ways of looking at the world that allow us to understand how the events and experiences of our lives are part of group dynamics, of social institutions, and of cultural meanings. It allows us to see personal events and meanings as affected by historical forces and to see how historical events may be shaped by personal choices
Cultural Diversity

African-American Studies 1
A survey course on the interdisciplinary field of African-American Studies. Students will learn basics of African-American history and culture in order to understand contemporary problems and conditions facing African-Americans

Native American Studies 1
This course introduces students to the field of Native American Studies. Students engage scholarly work, film, popular press texts, and attend community events to learn about American Indian people and the current and historical forces that shape modern-day realities for American Indians.

Chicano/Latino Studies 1
This course is an introductory survey of the field of Chicano/Latino Studies. Emphasis is placed on the historical development of the Chicano/Latino people including their Mesoamerican roots, cultural identification, political activities, and their contemporary roles and influence in United States culture, society and economy

Asian American Studies 1
A survey course on the interdisciplinary field of Asian American Studies. Students will learn basics of Asian American history, racial formation, and cultural production.

Sociology 13 Sociology of Race Relations

This course explores: the experience of American racial, religious, ethnic and nationality groups; the nature of intergroup relations in the United States; relationship of intergroup dynamics to social change, and to basic ideological, technological, and institutional structures and processes. Emphasis is on social conflict over the distribution of economic and political power, family patterns, housing, education and access to the legal system



History


American History 1 1492-1750
An investigation of the reasons why early modern Europeans undertook what became the conquest of the Americas, how the Spanish, French, and English interacted with the Native Americans they encountered, the different systems of slavery and the experiences of later immigrant groups.


United States History 1 1750-1900
A study of the main political, social, cultural, and economic developments in the late Colonial, early national, Civil War, and industrial eras until 1900.


United States History 2 1900-Present
A study of political and social movements in the United States from 1900 to the present.


Social Issues

Sociology 10 Social Problems
Students apply national and global sociological perspectives to the study of specific social problems such as the environment, crime, discrimination, and poverty and identify their varying causes and consequences. Students may be expected to participate in service-learning projects in order to apply course materials to real world efforts to solve social problems

Sociology 11 Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
In this course, we will critically examine the most important contemporary empirical and theoretical debates on terrorism, with a view toward formulating maximally effective counterterrorism responses. The course is divided into two interrelated sections. In the first section, we will investigate core questions in terrorism studies, such as: the definition of terrorism; its evolution since the 1990s; the root causes of terrorism; its purpose, effectiveness, and consequences; and the threat of suicide and nuclear terrorism


Sociology 12 Racism
Students apply national and global sociological perspectives to the study of specific social problems such as the environment, crime, discrimination, and poverty and identify their varying causes and consequences. Students may be expected to participate in service-learning projects in order to apply course materials to real world efforts to solve social problems