College of Staten Island

Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

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 master's degrees in 16 different programs of study, and earning doctoral degrees we offer in cooperation with the CUNY Graduate Center.

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, www.csi.cuny.edu, 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

Interim President

CSI Administration

Interim President
William J. Fritz, BS, MS, PhD

Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Fred Naider, BS, MS, PhD

Vice President for Finance and Administration
Ira Persky, BA, MA

Vice President for Student Affairs
A. Ramona Brown, MSEd, EdD

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs (Interim)
Janine Scaff, BS, MS

Vice President for Technology Systems
Michael Kress, AAS, BS, MA, MS, PhD

Vice President of Enrollment Management
Mary Beth Reilly, AA, BS, MS

Assistant Vice President for Finance and Business Services
Ed Rios, AAS, BA

Assistant Vice President for Campus Planning and Facilities Management
Stephen J. Brennan, AAS, BS

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Salvador B. Mena, BA, MA

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs (Acting)
Kenneth Boyden, AS, BS, JD, EdD

Interim Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nan Sussman, BA, MA, PhD

Dean of Science and Technology
Alex Chigogidze, MS, PhD

Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
Susan Holak, BS, MPhil, PhD

Associate Provost for Undergraduate and Academic Programs
Deborah Vess, BA, BMUS, MA, PhD

Deputy to the President, Chief of Staff
Kenichi Iwama, Esq., BA, JD

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

Special Counsel and Labor Designee
Kathleen Galvez, BS, MA, JD

Director of Diversity and Compliance
Danielle E. Dimitrov, Esq., BA, JD

Department Chairpersons

Accounting and Finance
Jonathan Peters, BS, MA, PhD

Biology
El Idrissi, Abdeslem, BS, MA, MP, PhD

Business
Thomas Tellefsen, AAS, BBA, MBA, PhD

Chemistry
Qiao-Sheng Hu, BS, MS, PhD

Computer Science
Louis Petingi, BS, MS, PhD

Economics
Vasilios Petratos, BA, PhD

Education
Eleni (Nelly) Tournaki, BA, MA, PhD

Engineering Science and Physics
Alfred Levine, BSEE, MA, PhD

English
Ashley Dawson, BA, MA, PhD

History
Eric Ivison, BA, MA, PhD

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

Management
Gordon DiPaolo, BA, MBA, PhD

Marketing
Thomas Tellefsen, AAS, BBA, MBA, PhD

Mathematics
John Verzani, BA, MS, PhD

Media Culture
Ying Zhu, BA, MA, PhD

Nursing
Mary O’Donnell, BS, MS, RN, PhD

Performing and Creative Arts
George Emilio Sanchez, MFA

Philosophy
Mark D. White, BSBA, PhD

Physical Therapy
Jeffrey Rothman, PT, EdD

Political Science and Global Affairs
Richard Flangan, BA, PhD

Psychology
John Lawrence, BA, BS, PhD

Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Leigh Binford, BA, MA, PhD

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

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Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Message from the President

About the College

Admissions

Registrar

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)

Master of Science in Business Management (MS)

Master of Arts in Cinema and Media Studies (MA)

Master of Science in Computer Science (MS)

Graduate Programs in Education

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, Mental Retardation, and Developmental Disabilities (MS)

Graduate Programs in Nursing

Master of Science Degree Programs

Advanced Certificate Programs

Nursing Courses

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Program Overview

Accreditation Status

Program Goals

Graduation, Enrollment, Licensure Pass Rates

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

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree Requirements

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 and 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

Clinical Affiliations

Program FAQS

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

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, and Graduation

Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree Requirements

Social Work Courses

SWK 672 MSW Social Welfare Policy II

Topics Courses 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

Appendix

Travel Information

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