Fall 2021 Course Information

All Courses will be fully online.

Classes BEGIN September 25, 2021 and END January 15, 2022. Most courses will take place Saturday mornings 9:00 – 11:30am. Format to be announce.


ECO 101 — Introduction to Economics – 3 CREDITS

An examination of 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 OR 80+ high school math class grades OR a C or better in MTH 113 from the College of Staten Island College Now program.

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. A grade of 75+ on the ELA Regents OR a 480+ on the SAT Verbal OR 20+ on the ACT English OR 27+ on the PSAT Reading Portion OR 85+ high school GPA OR C or better in a College of Staten Island College Now Course.

2. A grade of 70+ on the Common Core Algebra Regents OR 85+ high school GPA.


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: A grade of 75+ on the ELA Regents OR a 480+ on the SAT Verbal OR 20+ on the ACT English OR 27+ on the PSAT Reading Portion OR 85+ high school GPA OR 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: A grade of 75+ on the ELA Regents OR a 480+ on the SAT Verbal OR 20+ on the ACT English OR 27+ on the PSAT Reading Portion OR 85+ high school GPA OR 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