Pathways Gateway Courses into Majors


Biology

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at College
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
Introductory Majors Biology (Molecular and Cellular Biology) BIO 170/171 General Biology I/General Biology I Laboratory
Introductory Majors Biology (Organismic Biology) BIO 180/181 General Biology II/General Biology II Laboratory
General Chemistry I CHM 141/121 General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II CHM 142/127 General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory
Pre-calculus MTH 130 Pre-Calculus Mathematics

*CUNY colleges differ in the sequencing of their two Introductory Biology courses. A faculty committee outlined topics to be covered in each course. One course will cover Cellular and Molecular Biology, while the other course will cover Organismic Biology. The order in which the sequence is offered is to be left to the discretion of each college.

Business

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at College
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
Introduction to Computer Information Systems and Technologies BUS 215 Information Management
Fundamentals of Business Law BUS 160 Business Law I
Introduction to Microeconomics ECO 111 Introduction to Microeconomics
Introduction to Macroeconomics ECO 112 Introduction to Macroeconomics

*Each college with a Business major will offer “Introduction to Microeconomics” or “Introduction to Macroeconomics,” with some colleges offering both courses. Colleges that currently require only one of these courses will accept either course as fulfilling an incoming transfer student’s gateway requirement.

Economics

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at College
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
Introduction to Macroeconomics ECO 112 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Introduction to Microeconomics ECO 111 Introduction to Microeconomics
Introductory Statistics ECO/MGT 230 Introduction to Economics and Managerial Statistics


English

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at College
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
English Composition ENG 151 College Writing
Introduction to Literature ENL 365**
ENL 310**
World Literature in Contexts
Introduction to Literary Studies ENL 290 Introduction to Literary Studies

**Pending approval of the College of Staten Island English Department
*“Introduction to Literature” includes three options, of which each college would adopt only one: “Introduction to World Literature,” “Introduction to Writing about Literature,” or “Introduction to English, American, or Anglophone Literature.”

Nursing

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at College
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
Anatomy and Physiology I BIO 150 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II BIO 160 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Introduction to Psychology PSY 100 Psychology
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning MTH 113 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
English Composition   ENG 151  College Writing


Psychology

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at College
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
Introduction to Psychology PSY 100 Psychology
Abnormal Psychology PSY 202 Psychopathology
Personality Psychology N/A  
Child Development PSY 242 Developmental Psychology
Lifespan Development N/A  

*The Psychology major committee recommended the following: “Introduction to Psychology;” either “Abnormal Psychology” or “Personality Psychology;” either “Child Development” or “Lifespan Development.” The committee noted that some colleges offer both “Abnormal Psychology” and “Personality Psychology,” and some colleges offer both “Child Development” and “Lifespan Development.” In these cases a college may accept both courses toward the major.

Political Science

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at College
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
Introduction to American Government POL 100 American Government and Politics
Introduction to Political Science POL 103 Understanding the Political World: An Introduction to Political Science
Urban Politics N/A  
Global Issues/Issues in International Relations POL 260 International Politics: In Search of a New World Order

*Each college with a Political Science major will offer at least three of these courses and will accept any of these four courses for credit toward major requirements.

Sociology

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at College
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
Introduction to Sociology N/A**  
Social Institutions N/A  
Social Institutions ANT/SOC/INT 305 Power and Society in Latin America
Social Inequality SOC 260 Class, Status, and Power
Social Inequality N/A  

** SOC 100 and ANT 100 are offered at the College of Staten Island but these courses do not count towards the Sociology/Anthropology major. They may be used to satisfy general education requirements.
*The Sociology major committee identified three areas: “Introduction to Sociology,” “Social Institutions,” and “Social Inequality.” Each college with a Sociology major will offer either one course in each of the three areas, or will offer two courses in one area and one course in another area. No more than one course may be placed in the Introduction to Sociology area. 

Teacher Education

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at College
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
Social Foundations of Education EDC 215
EDE 200
EDS 201
Social Foundations of Early Childhood
Social Foundations of Education
Social Foundations of Secondary Education
Psychological Foundations of Education EDC 216
EDE 260
EDS 202
Psychological Foundations of Early Childhood
Psychological Foundations of Education
Psychological Foundations of Secondary Education
Arts in Education N/A*  

*We do offer EDC 360 Workshop in Social Studies and EDE 302 Social Studies, Art, and Reading and Language Arts in Elementary School, both of which have components of Art in the curriculum but are not exclusively nor even primarily “Arts and Education” courses.