Freshman Academy courses are available to all first-time, full-time incoming freshman and students who have not yet earned 30 real credits who wish to be full-time. These courses are NOT available for transfer students.
Learning Communities are available to the above described students regardless of their Freshman Academy identification.
Academy Specific Courses are limited to the above described students who are identified as members of that specific academy. For example, students in the Business Academy cannot request registration for an Academy Specific Course for Education Academy students.
Special registration is required for these offerings. Incoming freshman may request registration for these course through their Freshman Coordinator. Students currently enrolled in ST100 may request registration for these courses through their ST100 professor or their Freshman Coordinator. Continuing students may request registration through their Academic Advisor.
These offerings are subject to change.
Registration into requested courses is not guaranteed.
Students who wish to take a Speech class must take a Speech Placement Test in H-125 prior to registration.
If a student drops one course in a Learning Community, he/she will be dropped from the other course(s) in the Learning Community without notification.
BASIC EDUCATIONAL SKILLS/CREDIT BEARING COURSE LEARNING COMMUNITIES
Learning Community #1
Theme: Read and Speak Up About Healthy Living
College Reading and
Study Skills Improvement BE122 LC3 4478 TTh 12:10 – 1:55 pm M140 Kemmerer
Speech Communication SP211 LC1 5635 T 10:00 – 11:50 am H349 Vogel
Th 10:00 – 11:50 am C202
This is a Service-Learning/Learning Community. Students will read and research about the childhood obesity crisis in America and then present lessons on healthy living and perform "commercials" using Monroe's Motivated Sequence to encourage eating healthy snacks. QCC students will present to elementary school students at P.S.46 in Bayside.
Learning Community #2
Theme: Chasing the American Dream
College Reading & Study
Skills for ESL Students BE226 LC1 4544 T 10:00 – 11:45 am H233 Rothman
Th 10:00 – 11:45 am H208
Speech Communication SP211 LC3 5636 TTh 12:10 – 2:00 pm H123 Ferrari
In this course, students will examine multiple perspectives on the American Dream. We will read many fascinating stories about people's lives and dreams in America, and students will have the opportunity to learn how to design, research, outline and perform an informative and persuasive speech focusing both on their interpretations of these real-life stories, and on finding their own voice and realizing their own dreams in their adopted homeland.
DEVELOPMENTAL MATH/CREDIT BEARING COURSE LEARNING COMMUNITY
Learning Community #3
Theme: Language and Representation in English and Mathematics
Elementary Algebra MA10 LC1 2148 T 12:10 – 1:50 pm S421 Bertorelli
WTh 12:10 – 1:00 pm
Th 1:10 – 2:00 pm S329
English Composition I EN101 LC1 5457 TTh 2:10 – 3:50 pm H407 Humphries
Both English and mathematics offer ways of making sense of the world and our place in it. In this Learning Community, readings will focus on how mathematics is used in framing the debates about higher education and employment and how mathematics can provide a kind of language that reveals the connections among different individuals. Assignments will be designed to help students improve their skills in both subjects. The readings and several of the writing assignments in EN 101 will reflect issues with mathematics, and there will be several assignments in MA 010 that complement the readings in EN 101.
BUSINESS LEARNING COMMUNITY
Learning Community #4
Theme: Your Rights In Business
Business Law I BU301 LC1 2888 MWF 12:10 – 1:00 pm A311 Meltzer
Speech Communication SP211 LC2 5639 MW 3:10 – 5:00 pm H114 Lynch
The course will provide a forum for students to individually and in groups express and demonstrate their knowledge across a broad survey of legal concepts in a business setting. Students would read and discuss actual legal cases that reflect key concepts. Using legal concepts, students will simulate a courtroom environment, analyzing hypothetical cases addressing both sides of disputes and controversies.
Learning Community #4a
Theme: Combining the Study of Introductory Computer Applications (BU500) and Principles of Accounting I (BU101) Through the Use of a Service Learning Experience
Microcomputer Applications BU500 LC 3294 MW 10:00 – 11:50 am A416 Ford, W.
Principles of Accounting I BU101 LC 2210 M 8:00 – 8:50 am H335 Tucker-
WTh 8:00 – 9:50 am Manzo
In this Learning Community, students will learn how to use Windows, MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint in order to complete selected accounting homework assignments. In addition they will complete a financial literacy research project and present the findings, as a Service Learning project, to homeless adults at the Saratoga Inn, a homeless shelter in Jamaica, Queens.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEARNING COMMUNITY
Learning Community #5
Theme: Humanizing the System: Diverse Perspectives on Criminal Justice
English Composition I EN101 LC3 5466 M 2:10 – 3:50 pm H313 Rogers
W 2:10 – 3:50 pm H232
Criminal Justice (WI) CJ101 LC 1089 MW 11:40 – 12:57 pm S434 Bartels
This learning community allows students to gain knowledge of the U.S. criminal justice system through multiple perspectives. In CJ 101, students will gain a broad understanding of the institutions and processes of the criminal justice system; with a special emphasis on police, courts, and corrections. In EN 101, students’ criminal justice knowledge will be enhanced through class materials and student assignments, which offer an “insider” view of the system. Assignments will include personal memoirs, essays, interviews, videos, and media pieces of crime victims, offenders, and criminal justice personnel.
EDUCATION LEARNING COMMUNITY
Learning Community #6
Theme: Theme: Making Waves in Education
Principles & Practices (WI) ED110 LC1 1076 M 11:10 – 12:52 pm M131 Ferdenzi
W 11:10 – 12:52 pm M129
Principles of Physics PH101 LC 5886 MTh 10:00 – 10:50 am S305 Shekoyan
W 10:00 – 10:50 am S311
Lab PH101L LCL 5887 M 1:10 – 3:00 pm S307
This course will examine the historical, philosophical and sociological foundations of American education. Students will study the evolution of educational theory and research-based practices that promote social, emotional and cognitive development and enhance learning. Attention will be paid to comparative analysis of past and contemporary political, philosophical and sociological factors that have influenced and shaped educational decision-making. The course introduces students to the reflective decision-making model through readings, in-class activities and discussions. Students will be actively involved in their own learning process. They will learn how to use a variety of learning strategies as they flex from the role of current student learning Physics 101 content material to the perspective of future teacher studying underlying pedagogical principles for effective physics instruction.
EN101 LEARNING COMMUNITY
Learning Community #7 Theme: Exploring Human Behavior – Issues and Answers
English Composition I EN101 LC2 5459 M 10:00 – 11:40 am H440 Denbo
W 10:00 – 11:40 am H334
Psychology (WI) SS510 LC1 1467 MWTh 9:00 – 9:51 am M146 Jankowski
Tony Tanner, a literary critic, states: “If we don’t know ourselves, we don’t know the world.” In this learning community, we will explore human behavior and consider the following questions: In what way do genetics as well as cultural practices and beliefs influence our behavior? How do family values, peer relationships, or technology shape the choices we make? Are memories of past events always accurate or does the input of others influence recall? Are dreams reflections of lived experiences or windows into the future? This learning community is perfect for anyone seeking more fully to understand what motivates human behavior. Classes will correlate specific assignments and have joint class meetings. One of our learning community projects will be developing a digital narrative that will involve an online exchange between classes. This project will also introduce students to e-portfolio, an online academic environment which can be used to showcase student work from all disciplines throughout their Queensborough career and beyond.
EN102 LEARNING COMMUNITY
Learning Community #8
Theme: American Stories (Limit 32)
English Composition II:
Intro. to Literature EN102 LC1 5858 TTh 2:10 – 3:50 pm S412 Dolan
Growth of American Civilization I:
Colonial Period through
Reconstruction (WI) HI127 LC1 1881 TTh 12:10 – 1:25 pm S417 Elias
This learning community explores the literature of the United States in the context of historical events and themes such as race, class, and gender.
HONORS LEARNING COMMUNITY
Learning Community #9
Theme: Queens and the World: Learning and Writing about Human Cultures (Limit 15)
English Composition I EN101 LC4 5472 TTh 2:10 – 3:50 pm H333 Harris
Sociology (WI) SS310 LC 1206 MTTh 11:10 – 12:01 pm M126 Tricarico
This Learning Community focuses on ethnography, which involves studying and writing about human cultures. You will be asked to write various types of ethnographic papers in both classes, with the ultimate goal of both learning about sociology and improving your writing skills. Cultures that students have written about in past semesters include immigrant neighborhoods, youth scenes, aspects of daily life in Queens, and online communities. If you're interested in culture--how different groups of people experience and give meaning to life--then this LC is for you! Students will receive six Honors credits upon successful completion of both courses in this Learning Conmmunity.
ACADEMY SPECIFIC COURSES
Health Related Sciences Academy
English Composition I EN101 B24E 4727 TTh 8:00 – 9:40 am H440 Murray
English Composition I EN101 F13C 4880 M 12:10 – 1:50 pm H409 Lamoureux
W 12:10 – 1:50 pm H334
Fundamentals of Life Science BI110 F24 5280 T 12:10 – 1:00 pm S207 Danzi
Th 12:10 – 1:50 pm S420
Fundamentals of Life Science BI110 H124 5337 M 2:10 – 3:00 pm S212 Roggen
TTh 2:10 – 3:00 pm S420
Fundamentals of Life Science BI110 J124 5305 M 3:10 - 4:00 pm M225 Staff
TTh 3:10 - 4:00 pm M431
Two-Dimensional Design AR121 D2 1370 T 10:00 – 1:50 pm C103 Cambre
Introduction to Music (WI) MU110 D3 5692 W 10:00 – 12:50 pm H110 Dahlke
English Composition I EN101 H24C 5003 TTh 2:10 – 3:50 pm C202 Valinotti
English Composition I EN101 B24B 4718 TTh 8:00 – 9:40 am H409 Staff
English Composition I EN101 D24D 4784 T 10:00 – 11:40 am H232 Abbott Th 10:00 – 11:40 am H333English Composition I EN101 D13E 4773 MW 10:00 – 11:40 am H409 Gray
Liberal Arts Academy
English Composition I EN101 D13C 4769 M 10:00 – 11:40 am H405 Darcy W 10:00 – 11:40 am H437English Composition I EN101 B24D 4723 TTh 8:00 – 9:40 am H405 Geasor
Introduction to Modern
Western Civilization (WI) HI112 G124 1601 MTTh 1:10 – 2:00 pm S418 Danielsson
Englsh Composition I EN101 F24D 4923 TTh 12:10 – 1:50 pm S412 Dolan
Sociology (WI) SS310 D12B 1202 MTTh 10:00 – 10:51 am M146 Trachman
Psychology (WI) SS510 B13A 1294 MW 8:30 – 9:47 am H115 Feldmar
College Algebra MA119 C24 7399 T 9:10 – 10:40 am MC29 Garbin
Th 9:10 – 10:40 am MC41
Elementary Trigonometry MA121 G1 1822 M 1:10 – 2:00 pm S225 Staff
STEM “TECH” STUDENTS ONLY
Elementary Algebra MA10 C145 3787 M 9:00 – 9:50 am MC30 Staff
M 10:00 – 10:50 am H444
Th 9:00 – 9:50 am S211
F 9:00 – 10:40 am MC41
Elementary Algebra MA10 F124 2108 M 12:10 – 1:00 pm S422 Staff
TTh 12:10 – 1:50 pm MC33
Elementary Algebra MA10 J12B 3983 M 3:10 – 4:00 pm S422 Staff
T 3:10 – 4:50 pm M344A
Th 3:10 – 4:50 pm LB26
College Algebra and
Trig for Technical Students MA114 C13 4248 M 9:00 – 10:40 am MC33 Staff
W 9:00 – 10:40 am LB25
College Algebra and
Trig for Technical Students MA114 F24 1801 TTh 12:10 – 1:50 pm S213 Molina
College Algebra and
Trig for Technical Students MA114 J24 7056 T 3:10 – 4:50 pm MC30 Staff
Th 3:10 – 4:50 pm S420
Calculus for Technical
And Business Students MA128 F14 4260 M 12:10 – 1:50 pm S421 Staff
Th 12:10 – 1:50 pm H449
Calculus for Technical
And Business Students MA128 F24 4261 T 12:10 – 1:50 pm MC30 Alizadeh
Th 12:10 – 1:50 pm MC343