Pathways

Flexible Common Core

To reach the required total of 6 courses, students in AA and AS degree programs must complete at least one course in each of the five Flexible Core areas and an additional sixth course in one of them. Students can complete no more than two courses from any one discipline or interdisciplinary field. Students are advised to select courses in consultation with an academic advisor.


A. World Culture & Global Issues

(1 course)

  • ANT 11 Introduction to Anthropology
  • ARB 111 Beginning Arabic I
  • ARB 112 Beginning Arabic II
  • COMM 28 African-American and Puerto Rican Rhetoric
  • COMM 34 Intercultural Communication
  • ECO 15 History of Economic Thought
  • ECO 71 Economics of Developing Areas
  • ENG 48 Afro-Caribbean Literature
  • FILM 91 World Cinema
  • FRN 111 Beginning French I
  • FRN 112 Beginning French II
  • GEO 10 World Regional Geography
  • HIS 10 History of the Modern World
  • HIS 11 Introduction to the Modern World
  • HIS 13 History of the Ancient World
  • HIS 35 History of Africa
  • ITL 111 Beginning Italian I
  • ITL 112 Beginning Italian II
  • POL 31 Comparative Government
  • POL 71 Politics of Developing Areas
  • POL 72 International Politics
  • POR 111 Beginning Portuguese I
  • POR 112 Beginning Portuguese II
  • SOC 11 Introduction to Sociology
  • SPN 111 Beginning Spanish I
  • SPN 112 Beginning Spanish II
  • SPN 113 Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture
  • SPN 121 Spanish Language and Culture
  • SPN 122 Latin American Language and Culture

B. US Experience In Its Diversity

(1 course)

  • COMM 20 Public Speaking and Critical Listening
  • CRJ 11 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • ECO 12 Macroeconomics
  • ENG 47 Latino Literature
  • ENG 50 U.S. Literature and Thought I
  • ENG 51 U.S. Literature and Thought II
  • ENG 53 The Black Writer in American Literature
  • ENG 154 Black Poetry
  • HIS 20 The American Nation: The Development of a People
  • HIS 23 Social and Intellectual History of Modern America
  • HIS 24 The History of American Foreign Relations
  • HIS 51 History of New York City
  • HSC 10 Human Services and Social Welfare Institutions
  • MEST 60 Introduction to Mass Communication
  • POL 11 American National Government
  • POL 41 Civil Rights in America Since 1954

C. Creative Expression

(1 course)

  • ART 11 Introduction to Art History
  • ART 12 Introduction to Art History: Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East
  • ART 55 Modern Art
  • ART 56 Graphic & Digital Design History
  • COMM 26 Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • ENG 21 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG 61 Shakespeare
  • FILM 61 Introduction to Film
  • FRN 122 Readings in Modern French
  • ITL 122 Readings in Modern Italian
  • ITL 23 Dante’s Divine Comedy
  • MUS 11 Introduction to Music
  • MUS 12 Introduction to Music: A Multi-Cultural Survey of World Music
  • SPN 125 Generation of 1898
  • SPN 130 Literature and Culture of Puerto Rico
  • SPN 131 Literature and Culture of the Spanish Caribbean
  • THEA 70 Introduction to Theater
  • THEA 75 Introduction to Acting

D. Individual & Society

(1 course)

  • COMM 11 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 22 Small Group Discussion
  • ECO 11 Microeconomics
  • ECO 31 Labor Economics
  • ENG 56 Children’s Literature
  • ENG 57 Introduction to Women’s Literature
  • HIS 14 The Individual and Society in Medieval History
  • HIS 28 Women: The Historical Perspective
  • MEST 96 Television, Society and the Individual
  • PHL 11 Introduction to Philosophy
  • POL 51 Urban Politics
  • PSY 11 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 22 Social Psychology
  • PSY 31 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 40 Life Span Development
  • PSY 41 Psychology of Infancy and Childhood
  • PSY 42 Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood
  • PSY 43 Psychological Development During Maturity and Aging
  • SOC 31 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 34 Social Deviance 
  • SOC 35 Introduction to Social Work
  • SOC 37 Social Inequality 

E. Scientific World

(1 course)

3 Credit Courses:

  • AST 112 Planetary Astronomy
  • BIO 20/HLT 20 Aspects of Human Sexuality
  • BIO 27/PSY 27 Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience
  • BIO 150 Biology, Bioethics and Law
  • CHM 13 Chemistry and the Environment
  • CHM 20 Introduction to Nanoscience
  • CSI 30 Discrete Mathematics I 
  • PHY 14 Physics Through Film

4 Credit Courses:

  • BIO 11 General Biology I
  • BIO 12 General Biology II
  • BIO 21 The Human Body
  • BIO 23 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 24 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • CHM 11 General College Chemistry I
  • CHM 12 General College Chemistry II
  • CHM 17 Fundamentals of General Chemistry I
  • CHM 18 Fundamentals of General Chemistry II
  • ENV 11 Introduction to Environmental Health
  • ESE 11 Earth Systems Science: The Earth
  • ESE 12 Earth Systems Science: The Atmosphere
  • ESE 13 Earth Systems Science: The Ocean
  • PHY 11 College Physics I
  • PHY 12 College Physics II
  • PHY 32 Physics II

One course each from sections A through E. Check your degree program for further details.

 

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