Queensborough Academy

Courses for Academy Students

All courses offered are listed in CUNYfirst and are available to all full-time students as outlined below:

  • Learning Communities offered “For All Students” are open to all students regardless of their Academy affiliation.
  • Registration in Academy Specific courses and/or Academy Specific Blocks is limited to students who are members of the specific Academy indicated.
  • Students must register for every course in a Learning Community or Learning Block.
  • If a student drops one course in a Learning Community or Learning Block he/she will be dropped from the other course(s) in the Learning Community or Learning Block without notification.
  • Students who wish to take a Speech class must take a Speech Placement Test in H-125 prior to registration.

Note: These offerings are subject to change.

LEARNING COMMUNTIES
FOR ALL STUDENTS

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

College Reading and
Study Skills Improvement
BE122 LC1 21009 T Th 12:10 – 2:00 pm MC21 Kemmerer
Speech Communication SP211 LC1 30315 T Th 9:40 – 10:55 am H116 Vogel


Learning Community Description:
This course is 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 Monroe's Motivated Sequence to encourage eating healthy snacks, and creating presentations to encourage healthy living habits to elementary school children.


Learning Community #2
Theme: Making Waves in Education

Contemporary Education:
Principles & Practices (WI)
EDUC101 LC 19169 T Th 10:10 – 12:00 pm M129 Ferdenzi
Principles of Physics PH101 LC 31545 M T Th 12:10 – 1:00 pm S311 Shekoyan
Lab PH101L LCL 31574 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.


HEALTH RELATED SCIENCES ACADEMY OFFERINGS

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

Fundamentals of Life Science BI110 E24 19891 T 11:10 – 12:25 pm
Th 11:10 – 12:25 pm
M342
M344B
Alper (AcSp)
English Composition I EN101 027L 31072 M 10:10 – 12:00 pm
W 10:10 – 12:00 pm
LB15
S314
Cercone (AcSp)
College Algebra MA119 B13A 20966 M W 8:10 – 10:00 am M142 Staff
Psychology PSYC101 B24 19210 T Th 8:40 – 9:55 am M123 Alimaras


HEALTH RELATED SCINECES ACADEMY SPECIFIC COURSES

Fundamentals of Life Science BI110 X34 19896 W 11:10 – 12:00 pm
Th 12:10 – 2:00 pm
M431
M431
Ellerton
English Composition I EN101 012L 30359 T Th 8:10 – 10:00 am H407 Byas
English Composition I EN101 037L 31293 M W 2:10 – 4:00 pm H438 Alves
Elementary Algebra MA10 D12B 20671 M Th 10:10 – 12:00 pm
T 10:10 – 11:00 pm
T 11:10 – 12:00 pm
S323
S323
S329
Staff



STEM ACADEMY OFFERINGS

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

Learning Community #3
Theme: Science in Literature

English Composition I EN101 016L 30441 T Th 8:10 – 10:00 am H333 Dolan (AcSp)
College Algebra MA119 LC1 21777 T Th 10:10 – 12:00 pm S213 Bertorelli
Plus:
Elementary Trigonometry* MA121 H24A 23900 T 2:10 – 3:25 pm
Th 2:10 – 3:25 pm
M342
S212
Staff

(*First session- January 27th through March 4th)

Learning Community Description:
Science and Literature are two distinct forms of expression that share a common ideal: accuracy of expression. Students in this Learning Community will read and write essays that demonstrate and reinforce the importance of expressing themselves in a clear and concise manner. Understanding and writing about scientific principles requires students to develop their critical reading skills as well as their ability to convey the significance of what they have read through the written word. There will be multiple assignments in MA119 that will supplement the reading/writing assigned in EN101.


STEM ACADEMY SPECIFIC COURSES

English Composition I EN101 034L 31242 T 12:10 – 2:00 pm
Th 12:10 – 2:00 pm
H334
H407
Lau
English Composition I** EN101 060L 31664 M 8:10 – 10:00 am H407 Rothman

(**This course is partially online)


STEM TECH ACADEMY SPECIFIC COURSES

Elementary Algebra MA10 B12A 20640 M T Th 8:10 – 10:00 am S225 Staff
Elementary Algebra MA10 F12A 20763 M 12:10 – 2:00 pm
T 12:10 – 2:00 pm
Th 12:10 – 1:00 pm
Th 1:10 – 2:00 pm
S421
S225
S225
S329
Staff
Elementary Algebra MA10 J24A 20845 T Th F 3:10 – 5:00 pm S322 Staff
College Algebra and
Trig for Technical Students
MA114 F13 20929 M W 12:10 – 2:00 pm S323 Staff
College Algebra and
Trig for Technical Students
MA114 F24 20936 T Th 12:10 – 2:00 pm S224 Staff
College Algebra and
Trig for Technical Students
MA114 J24 20941 T Th 3:10 – 5:00 pm S211 Staff
Calculus for Technical
And Business Students
MA128 F24A 22532 T Th 12:10 – 2:00 pm S323 Staff
Calculus for Technical
And Business Students
MA128 F24B 22535 T Th 12:10 – 2:00 pm M142 Staff



BUSINESS ACADEMY OFFERINGS

BUSINESS ACADEMY BLOCK
(Students must register for all 3 classes)

Business Organization
And Management
BU201 B135 22994 M W F 8:10 – 9:00 am A204 Staff
Introduction to
Information Systems
& Technologies (WI)
BU512 D5 24114 F 10:10 –2:00 pm A416 Deutsch
English Composition I EN101 079L 36727 M W 2:10 – 4:00 pm H333 Staff

BUSINESS ACADEMY SPECIFIC COURSE

English Composition I EN101 038L 31307 M 2:10 – 4:00 pm
W 2:10 – 4:00 pm
H436
H440
Counihan



VAPA ACADEMY OFFERINGS

VAPA ACADEMY SPECIFIC COURSES

Two-Dimensional Design AR121 D2 19425 T 10:10 – 2:00 pm C103 Coffey
English Composition I EN101 035L 31254 T 12:10 – 2:00 pm
Th 12:10 – 2:00 pm
M344B
C201
Geasor
English Composition I EN101 040L 31419 T Th 2:10 – 4:00 pm H438 Burgers



LIBERAL ARTS ACADEMY OFFERINGS

LIBERAL ARTS ACADEMY BLOCK
(Students must register for all 3 classes)

Learning Community #4
Theme: Ways of Seeing

English Composition I EN101 050L 31556 M 2:10 – 4:00 pm
W 2:10 – 4:00 pm
H440
H407
Murley
Psychology PSYC101 LC 32480 M W 10:40 – 11:55 am M120 Bluestone
Plus:
Speech Communication SP211 B13B 30249 M W 8:10 – 9:25 am H114 Rada

Learning Community Description:
In this Learning Community, you will learn about different ways of seeing the world. You will have a chance to conduct some close observations of people and behavior; you will learn about how attention affects what we remember and you will also learn to analyze how people understand and make meaning of the world. Using these experiences, your own world will expand and diversify, as you learn new “ways of seeing.”


LIBERAL ARTS ACADEMY BLOCK
(Students must register for all 3 classes)

Learning Community #5
Theme: Humanizing the System: Diverse Perspectives on Criminal Justice

Introduction to
Criminal Justice (WI)
CRIM101 LC 19094 M W 2:10 – 3:25 pm S434 Bartels
English Composition I EN101 051L 31567 M 10:10 – 12:00 pm
W 10:10 – 12:00 pm
LB8
MC32
Rogers
Plus:
Sociology SOCY101 B13 19278 M W 8:40 – 9:55 am S212 Staff

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


LIBERAL ARTS ACADEMY SPECIFIC COURSES

English Composition I EN101 023L 30757 M 10:10 – 12:00 pm
W 10:10 – 12:00 pm
H440
H409
Childers
English Composition I EN101 025L 30830 M 10:10 – 12:00 pm
W 10:10 – 12:00 pm
H437
H405
Humphries
English Composition I EN101 026L 30998 M 10:10 – 12:00 pm
W 10:10 – 12:00 pm
H409
H232
Talbird
English Composition I EN101 030L 31182 T 10:10 – 12:00 pm
Th 10:10 – 12:00 pm
H232
H405
Harris
Introduction to Modern
Western Civilization (WI)
HI112 E24 20562 T Th 11:40 – 12:55 pm S418 Danielsson
College Algebra MA119 H13 22334 M 2:10 – 4:00 pm
W 2:10 – 4:00 pm
S312
S223
Staff

Learning Communities:

  • Courses are visible in CUNYfirst
  • Are available to all students
  • Students must register for every course in a Learning Community
  • No override is necessary to register for these courses

Learning Blocks and Academy Specific Courses:

  • Courses are not visible to students in CUNYfirst
  • 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.
  • Registration is limited to the aforementioned students who are identified as members of the specific Academy noted.  For example, students in the Business Academy cannot request registration for an Academy Specific Course for VAPA Academy students.
  • Incoming freshman and students going into their second semester may request registration for these courses through their Freshman Coordinator.
  • Continuing students may request registration through their Academic Advisor.

Important Notes:

  • These offerings are subject to change.
  • Registration into requested courses is not guaranteed.
  • If a student drops one course in a Learning Community or Learning Block he/she will be dropped from the other course(s) in the Learning Community or Learning Block without notification.
  • Students who wish to take a Speech class must take a Speech Placement test in H-125 prior to registration.

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

Plus:

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         


ACADEMY SPECIFIC COURSES

LIBERAL ARTS ACADEMY 

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