Writing-Intensive Courses (WI)
Courses are designed to improve students’ writing ability through all academic disciplines. Two writing‐intensive courses are required to graduate. Writing Intensive Certification training is available in an institute, with an online option.
Class assignments that take students’ work out into the community, encouraging civic engagement. Faculty development in design and implementation occurs throughout the semester.
Two courses taught by two professors and linked by a theme assist students in seeing connections between disciplines, enhancing faculty and student engagement.
Collaborative Assignments and Projects
The Student Wiki Interdisciplinary Group partners English and Remedial Reading and Writing courses with a content course to create a shared student‐centered online space, allowing students to share their work with others.
Common Intellectual Experience
The Common Read is a Common Intellectual Experience that promotes integrative learning across the curriculum through voluntary participation of faculty. The most recent will be The Road of Lost Innocence by Somaly Man.
Working with faculty, students participate in current research from all of the sciences, through research courses and grant-funded undergraduate research programs, some of which provide summer stipends and opportunities for independent research. Students work on projects, attend seminars and are encouraged to present or publish their results.
Queensborough’s cultural resources provide opportunities for students to interact with the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives and the QCC Art Gallery. The College also sponsors a study abroad seminar in Salzburg, Austria each year.