Fall 2020 Course Information

We will post updates as decisions are made as to whether these courses will be online or in person. If instruction is in person, physical classes will be held Saturdays, times TBA.

Classes begin September 26, 2020 and END in mid-January.


COR 100 — US ISSUES, IDEAS & INSTITUTIONS   – 3 CREDITS 

COR 100 is a required general education course that introduces CSI students to contemporary America's constitutional democracy, multiracial society, and market economy, using the tools of the social sciences. The course seeks historical perspective by examining three formative periods in U.S. history: the American Revolution and debate over the Constitution, the African American freedom struggle from slavery through the civil rights movement, and the evolving relationship between government regulation and the market economy during the 20th century. The course is writing intensive and is intended to develop logical, critical thought and expression.

 

Prerequisite: ELA Regents Grade 75+ or SAT Verbal Score 480+ or ACT English Score 20+ or PSAT Reading Score 27+ or a 85+ GPA or a grade of C or better in a College of Staten Island College Now course


ECO 101 — ECONOMICS – 3 CREDITS 

This course examines the principles of economics in the context of the operation of the United States economy. Both microeconomic theory (behavior of firms and households) and macroeconomic theory (total output, inflation, employment and unemployment, economic growth) will be introduced as will economic approaches to social problems.

 

Prerequisite: There are two prerequisites for this course:

  1. A grade of 70+ on the Common Core Algebra or Geometry Regents OR 65+ on the Alg2/Trig Regents OR 500+ on the SAT Math OR 21+ on the ACT Math.
  2. Students must be on track to successfully complete a third year of math at the time of registration, if they have not already done so.

FNC 111 — Personal Financial Management – 3 CREDITS 

Discussion of the problems involved in handling personal financial matters: Topics will include managing credit and money, financial planning, asset allocation, taxes, life insurance, investments and securities, annuities, wills, trusts, retirement and estate planning, and budgeting

 

Prerequisite: There are two prerequisites for this course:

  1. ELA Regents Grade 75+ or SAT Verbal Score 480+ or ACT English Score 20+ or PSAT Reading Score 27+ or a 85+ GPA or a grade of C or better in a College of Staten Island College Now course
  2.  A grade of 70+ on the Common Core Algebra Regents

PSY 100 — PSYCHOLOGY – 3 CREDITS 

A study of the important facts and theories concerning human behavior and its motivation. Included will be: research methodology; at least three topics from learning, cognition, testing, physiology, and phenomenology; and at least three topics from personality, psychopathology, emotion and motivation, history and systems, development, and social factors. Topics will be related to major trends in recent cultural history and to current social and moral issues.

 

Prerequisite: ELA Regents Grade 75+ or SAT Verbal Score 480+ or ACT English Score 20+ or PSAT Reading Score 27+ or a 85+ GPA or a grade of C or better in a College of Staten Island College Now course


SOC 100 — SOCIOLOGY – 3 CREDITS 

A study of modern society with emphasis on such fundamental groupings as the family, class, the community, the state, the interaction between cultures and the individual, and the processes by which institutions come into being and develop, and important social theories.

 

Prerequisite: ELA Regents Grade 75+ or SAT Verbal Score 480+ or ACT English Score 20+ or PSAT Reading Score 27+ or a 85+ GPA or a grade of C or better in a College of Staten Island College Now course


ORCHESTRA – 1 CREDIT    

Orchestra is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students will rehearse in a state-of-the-art facility; mingle with fellow student musicians, musically minded community members, and professional musicians from the Staten Island Philharmonic and Richmond County Orchestra. One-on-one tutoring with a professional musician is available. Music literature will include both classical and popular music. The semester will culminate in a performance in the College of Staten Island’s Center for the Performing Arts Recital Hall. If instruction is physical this class will take place Tuesday evenings, 6:00 – 8:00pm

 

Prerequisite: Must play a musical instrument that is appropriate for the orchestra.

ORCHESTRA START DATE TBA