College of Staten Island

Graduate Catalog 2015-2016

Message from the President

Greetings. I am delighted to welcome each and every one of you to the graduate programs at the College of Staten Island, a senior college of The City University of New York.

As the only public institution of higher learning in the borough, CSI is committed to providing you with a variety of learning opportunities both in and outside of the classroom, which, in combination with your own hard work, we are sure will help you continue toward your educational, philosophical, and professional goals. Here on our beautiful 204-acre campus, you will join other students who are pursuing doctoral degrees, advanced certificate programs, and master's degrees, as well as bachelor's and associate's degrees.

CSI's administration, faculty, and staff are singularly dedicated to our students' success, and, as we affirm in the College's mission statement, "practice their commitment to educational excellence as they instill in students preparing to enter their chosen careers an enduring love of learning, a sensitivity to pluralism and diversity, a recognition of their responsibility to work for the common good, and an informed respect for the interdependence of all people."

This focus on mutual interdependence and civic responsibility is nicely illustrated by the research focuses of many of our extraordinary faculty members. For example:

  • Professor Eric Ivison (History) has for several years conducted archeological research in Turkey on Byzantium, and was recently awarded a grant to support his work by the Loeb Classical Foundation of Harvard University;
  • Ten faculty members in the Modern China Studies Group collaborated with The New York Times to design and develop curricular guides for a Website to complement the Discovery Channel's four-part series, China Rises;
  • Professor Cate Marvin (English) has received a 2007 Whiting Writers Award, in addition to a number of other awards in creative writing. Her poems have appeared in The New England Review, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Fence, The Paris Review, The Cincinnati Review, Slate, Verse, Boston Review, Ninth Letter, and Tri-Quarterly,
  • Professor William Wallace's (Biology) area of research, broadly defined as ecotoxicology, examines how metals, such as cadmium, zinc, and mercury, are passed from prey to predator in marine food chains. He has developed a novel approach for monitoring metallic contamination in aquatic animals that may have broad applications for risk management and cleanup; and
  • Distinguished Professor Fred Naider (Chemistry) was recently elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a board member of the Federation of the American Societies for Experimental Biology. He has received numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation, and was a Fulbright Fellow.

These are only a few examples of what you will find at CSI. I encourage you to explore this catalogue and our Website,, to learn more about the programs and the people you are joining by becoming a member of our College community today.

Welcome, and I look forward to seeing you on campus!

William J. Fritz, PhD


CSI Administration

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Department Chairpersons

Accounting and Finance
Jonathan Peters, BS, MA, PhD

Abdeslem El Idrissi, BS, MA, MP, PhD

Qiao-Sheng Hu, BS, MS, PhD

Computer Science
Susan Imberman, BA, MS, PhD

Curriculum and Instruction
Margaret Bérci, BSEd, MS, PhD

Vasilios Petratos, BA, PhD

Educational Studies
Eleni (Nelly) Tournaki, BA, MA, PhD

Engineering Science and Physics
Neophytos (Neo) Antoniades, BS, MS, MP, PhD

Ashley Dawson, BA, MA, PhD

Eric Ivison, BA, MA, PhD

Wilma L. Jones, Chief Librarian, AA, BA, MA, MA, PhD

Gordon DiPaolo, BA, MBA, PhD

Thomas Tellefsen, AAS, BBA, MBA, PhD

John Verzani, BA, MS, PhD

Media Culture
David Gerstner, BA, MA, PhD

Mary O’Donnell, BS, MS, RN, PhD

Performing and Creative Arts
George Emilio Sanchez, MFA

Mark D. White, BS, BA, PhD

Physical Therapy
Jeffrey Rothman, PT, EdD

Political Science and Global Affairs
Richard Flangan, BA, PhD

Betram Ploog, BA. MA, PhD

Social Work
Christine Flynn Saulnier, AA, BS, MSW, PhD

Sociology and Anthropology
Jeanne Halley, MA, PhD

World Languages and Literature
Gerry Milligan, BA, MA, PhD

Catalog Contents

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Graduate Catalog 2015-2016

Message from the President

About the College



Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

Academic Policies and Procedures

Academic Services/Student Services

Graduate Degrees and Certificate Programs

CUNY Doctoral Degree Programs

Graduate Programs, Disciplines, and Course Offerings

Master of Science in Accounting (MS)

Autism Spectrum Disorders Advanced Certificate

Master of Science in Biology (MS)

Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics of Large-Scale Data

Master of Science in Business Management (MS)

Master of Arts in Cinema and Media Studies (MA)

Master of Science in Computer Science (MS)

Computer Science Admission Requirements

Computer Science Degree Requirements

Computer Science Courses

Graduate Programs in Education

Master of Science in Childhood Education (MSEd)

Master of Science in Adolescence Education (MSEd)

Master of Science in Special Education (MSEd)

Master of Science in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (MSEd)

Post Master's Advanced Certificate for Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate for Leadership in Education

Graduate Education Courses

Master of Arts in English (MA)

Master of Science in Environmental Science (MS)

Master of Arts in History (MA)

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MA)

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)

Master of Science in Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities (MS)

Graduate Programs in Nursing

Master of Science in Adult - Gerontological Nursing (MS)

Advanced Certificate Programs

Nursing Courses

Clinical Doctorate Programs in Nursing

Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing (DNP)

Doctorate of Nursing Practice Admission Requirements

Clinical Nursing Doctorate Degree Requirements

Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence: 9 credits

Doctoral Nursing Courses

BIO 670 Pathophysiological Concepts in Health and Illness

NRS 682 Advanced Pharmacology

NRS 700 Transcultural Concepts and Issues in Health Care

NRS 701 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing

NRS 702 Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning

NRS 703 Teaching and Learning for Cultural Competence Development

NRS 704 Cultural Competence in Health Care Project

NRS 705 Health Organizations, Policy, Financing, and Ethics

NRS 706 Applied Statistical Thinking and Methods in Health Research

NRS 711 Health Care Program Development

NRS 712 Nurse as Educator

NRS 720 Advanced Practice Nursing with Adults in Community Settings

NRS 721 Role Practicum: Adults in Community Settings

NRS 722 Advanced Practice Nursing with Adults in Acute Care Settings

NRS 723 Role Practicum: Adults in Acute Care Settings

NRS 724 Case Management for Advanced Practice Nursing

NRS 725 Primary Health Care Adult-Gerontology I

NRS 726 Primary Health Care Adult- Gerontology II

NRS 727 Role Practicum: Primary Health Care I

NRS 728 Role Practicum: Primary Health Care II

NRS 730 Evidence-Based Nursing for Advanced Practice

NRS 750 Curriculum in Nursing

NRS 754 Evaluation in Nursing Education

NRS 755 Application of Leadership Models in Professional Practice

NRS 756 Technological Integrations

NRS 757 Professional Nursing Bioethics

NRS 758 Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education

NRS 759 Clinical Finance & Management

NRS 760 Practicum in Nursing Education

NRS 761 Advanced Therapeutics

NRS 762 Integrative Practice Proposal (Capstone I)

NRS 763 Integrative Practice Application (Capstone II)

NRS 799 Thesis Option

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Program Overview

Accreditation Status

Program Goals

Graduation, Employment, Licensure Pass Rates

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Admission, Application, Progression and Retention Requirements

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree Requirements

Clinical Affiliations

Program FAQS

Physical Therapy Courses

PHT 70100 Clinical Anatomy

PHT 70200 Medical Terminology

PHT 70300 Foundations of Patient Care

PHT 70400 Introduction to Physical Therapy Practice & Ethics

PHT 70500 Upper Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

PHT 70600 Psychosocial Aspects of Clinical Practice

PHT 71000 Research Design

PHT 72000 Human Physiology and Exercise Physiology

PHT 73000 Structure and Function of the Nervous System

PHT 74000 PT Interventions and Preventions

PHT 75000 Physical Modalities - Clinical Decision Making and Application

PHT 76000 Lower Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

PHT 77000 Directed Research I

PHT 78000 Clinical Medicine for PT

PHT 79500 Integumentary System: Assessment & Intervention

PHT 80000 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Examination

PHT 80100 Pulmonary Evaluation and Interventions

PHT 80200 Clinical Education: Education Theories

PHT 80300 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Orthopedics

PHT 80400 Introduction to Neurological PT

PHT 80500 Musculoskeletal Examination I

PHT 80600 Clinical Affiliation I

PHT 80700 Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

PHT 80800 Differential Diagnosis in Neurological Evaluation

PHT 80900 Directed Research II

PHT 81000 Neurological Interventions I

PHT 81100 Cardiac Rehabilitation

PHT 82000 Clinical Orthopedics II/Radiology and Imaging

PHT 83000 Orthotics & Prosthetics

PHT 84000 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Neurology

PHT 85000 Musculoskeletal Examination II

PHT 86000 Directed Research III

PHT 87000 Health Promotion through the Life Span

PHT 87200 Topics in PT

PHT 88000 Neurological Interventions II

PHT 88100 Seminar on Organization and Management

PHT 88200 Pediatric Development and Assessment

PHT 88300 Pharmacology and Systems Review

PHT 88400 Musculoskeletal Examination III

PHT 88500 Electroneuromyography & Motion Analysis

PHT 88600 Clinical Affiliation II

PHT 88700 Clinical Decision Making

PHT 88800 Directed Research IV

PHT 88950 Clinical Affiliation III

PHT 89000 Clinical Affiliation IV

PHT 90000 Directed Research V

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Master of Social Work (MSW) Mission and Goals

Master of Social Work (MSW) Admission Requirements

Master of Social Work (MSW) Dismissal, Probation, Continuation and Graduation

Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree Requirements

Social Work Courses

Graduate Courses in Selected Disciplines and Independent Study

Graduate Courses in Selected Disciplines

American Studies Courses

Art Courses

Biology Courses

Computer Science Courses

Dramatic Arts Courses

Environmental Science Courses

Geography Courses

History Courses

Mathematics Courses

Political Science Courses

Science Courses


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