Queensborough Community College students will be offered the opportunity to obtain the A.S. Degree with a concentration in Environmental Science.

Common Core Credits
REQUIRED CORE: I. A: English Composition I, II (ENGL 101 and ENGL 102) 6
REQUIRED CORE: I. B: Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (Required: MA 440)* 4
REQUIRED CORE: I. C: Life & Physical Sciences (Required: BI 201)* 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. A: World Cultures & Global Issues 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. B: U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. C: Creative Expression (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. D: Individual & Society (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. E: Scientific World (Required: CH 151)* 4.5
FLEXIBLE CORE: II: A, B, C, D or E (Required: CH 152)* 4.5
Subtotal 35*

Major Requirements

BI-461 General Microbiology 4
BI-202 General Biology II 4
BI 480 Environmental Science 4
BI-160 Ecology 4
GE-101 Physical Geology 4
Subtotal 20

Advised electives (see below)

5

Total Credits Required:

60

*Students are required to take particular courses in some areas of the Common Core that fulfill both general education and major requirements. If students do not take the required courses in the Common Core, they will have to take additional credits to complete their degree requirements.


Advised Electives may include:

BI-505 Current Environmental Issues: 1 credits

BI-554 Research Laboratory Internship: 2 credits

CH-110/111 Chemistry and the Environment/lab: 4 credits

ET-840 Energy for a Green Society: 4 credits

ET-841 The Science of Energy and Power in the Modern World: 3 credits

ET-843 The Role of Energy in Society: 3 credits

GE-102 Historical Geology: 4 credits

HE-110 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: 1 credits

MA-336 Computer-Assisted Statistics: 3 credits

MA-441 Analytic Geometry and Calculus: 4 credits

PH-120/121 Introduction to Meteorology/lab: 4 credits

PH-124 Global Warming: 3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.S. Degree in Gallery and Museum Studies - Catalog Year 2016-17

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL-101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

MA 321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society

(or other selection from Required Core 1.B. - Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

3

Pre-req.: MA 10 or passing score on the CUNY math placement exam, or exemption

ARTH 101 History of Art I FALL ONLY

3

Pre-req.: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

CH-106 Chemistry and the Arts (STEM) (Required Core 1.C.: Life and Physical Sciences –if another course is selected from 1.C., which is not a STEM course, student must register for additional Science Laboratory Course)

3-4

Co-req.: for Non-STEM 3-credit Science courses: Science Laboratory Course: BI-132, BI-171, CH-102, CH-111, CH-121, ET-842, or PH-112

Science Laboratory Course - (students who take a STEM 4 credit course for 1.C. have met this requirement)

0-1

Flexible Core 2.B. U.S. in its Diversity

3

Pre-req.: for SP-211: remedial speech if required:

Pre-req. or Co--req. for HIST courses: ENGL 101

Pre-req. for Social Sciences courses: BE- 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Total credits for the term

16

Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL-102 English Composition II

(Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL-101 or placement

ARTH 202 History of Art II SPRING ONLY

3

Pre-req.: ARTH 100 or 101

Flexible Core 2.C. Creative Expression ((Recommended: ARTH 115 Modern Art, ARTH 116 American Art, ARTH 117 History of Photography, ARTH 120 Contemporary Art, ARTH 126 History of Asian Art, or ARTH 128 History of African Arts)

3

Pre-req.: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

BU 201 Business Organization and Management

3

none

ARTH 150 Art Administration

2

none

Total credits for the term

14

Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ARTH 252 Art Institutions and the Business of Art

3

Pre-req.: ARTH 150 and either ARTH 101 or ARTH 202

ARTH 380 Gallery Internship I

2

Pre-req.: 24 credits, at least 5 in art, and department recommendation

Flexible Core 2. A. - World Cultures and Global Issues: select one course: recommended Foreign Language or History

3

Pre-req. or co-req. for all HIST classes: ENGL 101.

Pre-req. for FL courses: Placement or previous FL course with C or better

SP 211 Speech Communication (if SP 211 is taken to fulfill 2.B., recommend a course in ARTH)

3

Pre-req.: for SP-211: remedial speech if required

Flexible Core 2.D. Individual and Society: (Recommended: SOCY 125 Sociology and the Arts)

3

Pre-requisite or co-requisite for SOCY 125: BE- 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

HE-101 Introduction to Heath Education or HE-102 Health, Behavior and Society

1-2

Students who are required to take BE-111, 112 or BE-201, 203, 205, or BE-121 or BE-225 must take HE-101; students may not receive credit for both HE-101 and 102; Co-req.: for HE -102: BE-122 /226 if required

Total credits for the term

15 - 16


Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ARTH-251 Art Curating

3

Pre-req.: ARTH 202

ARTH 381 Gallery Internship II

2

Pre-req.: 24 credits, at least 5 in art, and department recommendation

Foreign Language

3

Pre-req.: Placement or previous FL course with C or better

Flexible Core 2.E. - Scientific World - select one course

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Free electives

0-3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Flexible Core 2.A., B,C, D, or E: (Recommend : ARTH 115 Modern Art, ARTH 116 American Art, ARTH 117 History of Photography, ARTH 120 Contemporary Art, ARTH 126 History of Asian Art, or ARTH 128 History of African Arts)

3

Pre-req.: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Total credits for the term

14 - 15

Total credits required for the A.S. in Gallery and Museum Studies

60

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students must complete one course from each of the flexible core categories (2.A., B., C., D., and E.) and one additional course from any one of the categories.
  3. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  4. Indicate if any courses are offered only in fall or spring semester

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.S. in Environmental Science - Catalog Year 2017-18

General Education Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
  5. Discipline specific outcomes: A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods and perspectives that students gain through study of the social sciences and history, the natural sciences, the arts and the humanities. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation; they equip students to make informed judgments and engage with life beyond the classroom.
    1. Apply concepts and perspectives from history or the social sciences to examine the formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes and to make informed judgments
    2. Apply concepts and methods of the natural and physical sciences to examine natural phenomena and to make informed decisions
    3. Apply aesthetic and intellectual criteria to examine or create works in the humanities and the arts and to make informed judgments
  6. Demonstrate understanding of key concepts related to environmental topics
    1. Explain the causes and consequences of key environmental problems, including air pollution, water pollution, soil degradation, global climate change, and species extinctions.
    2. Explain and evaluate efforts to solve environmental problems. (ex: bioremediation, restoration ecology, conservation biology)

Program Outcomes

  1. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  2. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
  3. Employ scientific methods to study the environment
    1. Perform and evaluate tests for water, soil and air quality monitoring
    2. Analyze the microbial ecology of terrestrial and aquatic systems
    3. Collect and interpret data from a variety of field and laboratory studies
  4. Apply the process of science and scientific research
    1. Formulate hypotheses
    2. Design and implement scientifically valid experiments to answer authentic research questions
    3. Perform accurate data analysis including statistics
    4. Analyze, interpret and evaluate data and make valid scientific conclusions
  5. Communicate knowledge of Environmental Science topics effectively
    1. Explain complex environmental science concepts effectively through written and oral communication methods
    2. Understand and critically evaluate scientific literature
    3. Understand and describe the role of the scientist in educating others about important topics related to critical environmental issues.
  6. Describe the many career options in Environmental Science and related fields

June 2017

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