Queensborough Academy

Courses Primarily for Freshman Students

Fall 2013

Learning Communities:

Learning Blocks and Academy Specific Courses:

Important Notes:

Learning Communities

Learning Community # 1
Theme:  Read and Speak Up About Healthy Living

College Reading and
   Study Skills Improvement       BE122      LC       80249    TTh       8:10 – 10:00 am       H313     Kemmerer
Speech Communication             SP211      LC1     97162    T           11:10 – 12:25 pm     H308     Vogel 

Learning Community Description:This course wis a learning community that incorporates academic service-learning.  Students enrolled in this class will present activities on healthy living to elementary school students.  Service-learning activities include reading picture books (oral interpretation) to elementary school children, performing "commercials" for students using Moneor's Motivated Sequence to encourage eating healthy snacks, and creating presentations to encourage healthy living habits to elementary school children.  

Learning Community #2
Theme: Chasing the American Dream

College Reading & Study
   Skills for ESL Students           BE226         LC       80343  TTh     10:10 – 12:00 pm    H332     Rothman
Speech Communication             SP211        LC2     97127  TTh      8:10 – 9:25 am       H114     Ferrari

Learning Community Description: 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.

Learning Community #3
Theme: Exploring Human Behavior – Issues and Answers
English Composition I              EN101         LC1     11054  TTh     10:10 – 12:00 pm    H440     Denbo
Psychology (WI)                      PSYC101      LC       88281  TTh     12:10 – 1:25 pm     M332    Jankowski

Learning Community Description: 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 a joint project in which students will receive credit in both courses for this assignment. 

Learning Community #4
Theme:  Defining and Articulating Vision, Motivation, and Leadership in Business
English Composition I              EN101          LC3     11062  MW     10:10 – 12:00 pm    H407     Geasor
Business Organization
   And Management                 BU201          LC       91752  MWF   9:10 – 10:00 am      A313     Haber

Learning Community Description:  In this Learning Community that joins English Composition (EN101) with Introduction to Business and Management (BU201) students will read and write across both disciplines by learning how vision and motivation play a role in understanding and articulating leadership skills in business. The shared curriculum consists of research, conducting interviews with community business leaders, and each student preparing an individual business plan that utilizes the skills learned in business writing.

Learning Community #5
Theme: Theme:  Making Waves in Education
Contemporary Education:                                                                    
    Principles & Practices (WI)    EDUC101   LC       87996    TTh       10:10 – 12:00 pm   M129        Ferdenzi
Principles of Physics                 PH101       LC       97512    MTTh    12:10 – 1:00 pm     S311         Shekoyan
Lab                                          PH101L     LCL     97635    M          1:10 – 3:00 pm       S307        Staff                                                     

Learning Community Description:  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.

Learning Blocks

Criminal Justice Cluster Learning Block (Students must register for all 3 classes)

Learning Community #6
Theme:  Humanizing the System:  Diverse Perspectives on Criminal Justice

English Composition I              EN101       LC2     11057    MW      12:10 – 2:00 pm     H333          Rogers
Introduction to
  Criminal Justice (WI)             CRIM101   LC       87736    MW      2:10 – 3:25 pm       S424           Bartels


Sociology                                SOCY101  D13     88818    MW      10:40 – 11:55 am   M146            Trachman

Learning Community Description:  This learning community allows students to gain knowledge of the U.S. criminal justice system through multiple perspectives.   In CRIM101, 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 EN101, 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.

STEM ACADEMY LEARNING BLOCK (Students must register for all 3 classes)

College Algebra                        MA119      D24B   93588    TTh       10:10 – 12:00 pm   MC41          Jordan

English Composition I                EN101       F24E   13007    TTh       12:10 – 2:00 pm     H232           Dolan

Elementary Trigonometry*         MA121      J24A    13980   T           3:10 – 4:25 pm       LB25            Carvajal
                                                                                       Th         3:10 – 4:25 pm       S418

*This class meets from 10/9/2013 to 11/11/2013.

HEALTH RELATED SCIENCES ACADEMY LEARNING BLOCK   (Students must register for all 4 classes)

Psychology                                PSYC101  G24     88211    TTh       1:10 – 2:25 pm       S413           Goldhammer

Fundamentals of Life Science      BI110       E24      98434    TTh       11:10 – 12:25 pm   M255         Staff

English Composition I                 EN101       D13D  13718    MW      10:10 – 12:00 pm   H438             Cercone

College Algebra                          MA119      B13A   93527    MW      8:10 – 10:00 am     M142            Staff         



English Composition I                EN101       B13D   10926    MW      8:10 – 10:00 am     H409             Alvarez                                                                          

English Composition I                EN101       D24E   13001    TTh      10:10 – 12:00 pm   H232             Abbott

Psychology                               PSYC101    B24     88123    T          8:40 – 9:55 am       S413              Staff 
                                                                                     Th        8:40 – 9:55 am        H306
Introduction to Modern
Western Civilization (WI)           HI112       F24      92925    TTh      12:40 – 1:55 pm     S420              Bialo-Padin

Speech Communication             SP211       E13A    97153    MW       11:10 – 12:25 pm   H114              Carey

Health Related Sciences Academy

English Composition I              EN101       B24F   10943       TTh       8:10 – 10:00 am     H407              Byas

Elementary Algebra                  MA10        D12B   93426    MTh     10:10 – 12:00 pm   S323               Bertorelli
                                                                                      T         10:10 – 11:00 am   S323
                                                                                      T         11:10 – 12:00 pm   S329

Fundamentals of Life Science BI110        F24A   13500    TTh       12:40 – 1:55 pm     S214                 Staff

Introduction to College Life     ST100       ACA3  14602    Th         9:10 – 10:00 am     H446                 Staff

VAPA Academy

English Composition I              EN101       H24B   11028    TTh       2:10 – 4:00 pm       H407              Frangopoulos

Two-Dimensional Design         AR121       D2       12067    T           10:10 – 2:00 pm     C103              Ritchie

Introduction to Music (WI)       MU110      C3       98108    W          9:10 – 12:00 pm     H144               Dahlke

Introduction to College Life     ST100       ACA1  14591    T           9:10 – 10:00 am     H446                 Staff

Business Academy

English Composition I              EN101       F24C   11007   TTh       12:10 – 2:00 pm     H333                Harris

Introduction to College Life      ST100       ACA2  14599    W          9:10 – 10:00 am     H446                Staff

STEM Academy – STEM Tech Students Only

Note:  The sections below are open to all students; however, twelve seats in each section are reserved for STEM-TECH students.   Qualifying students may request registration through their Freshman Coordinator or Academic Advisor.

 Elementary Algebra                 MA10        F12A   93430    M          12:10 – 2:00 pm     S421            Makalanda
                                                                                      T           12:10 – 2:00 pm     S225
                                                                                      Th         12:10 – 1:00 pm     S225
                                                                                      Th         1:10 – 2:00 pm       S329

Elementary Algebra                  MA10        J24A    93441    TThF    3:10 – 5:00 pm       S322              Staff         

Elementary Algebra                  MA10        B12A   93408    MTTh   8:10 – 10:00 am      S225                Gordon

College Algebra and
    Trig for Technical Students    MA114      F24      93506    TTh       12:10 – 2:00 pm     S224              Molina

College Algebra and
    Trig for Technical Students    MA114      J24      93507    TTh       3:10 – 5:00 pm       S211              Staff