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are the desired, observable results of structured learning, stated
in global terms.
Goals focus the general Mission of a program into distinct areas, e.g. development of specialized skills or knowledge on specific topics.
- Accounting Environment Insight: An accounting graduate will have an in-depth understanding of the business environment and its impact on accounting practice.
- Accounting Method Knowledge: An accounting graduate will understand accounting standards and techniques and how to apply them to a myriad of business situations.
- Accounting Quantitative Analysis: An accounting graduate will understand the methods of financial accounting including accounting methods used to evaluate a company's financial state.
- Accounting Professionalism: An accounting graduate will understand the principles of ethical accounting and how to present accounting reports in a professional manner.
- Advanced Accounting Knowledge: A CPA track accounting graduate will understand advanced accounting methods including financial statement analysis, accounting research, and auditing.
African American Studies BA:
- Business Environment Insight: An MS-ACC graduate will understand the intra-organizational and macro-environmental forces that influence accounting decisions and outcomes.
- Ethical Understanding: An MS-ACC graduate will understand the ethical standards and norms of social responsibility that guide the conduct of business and accounting.
- Advanced Accounting Knowledge: An MS-ACC graduate will understand the analytical frameworks and techniques that can be used to gather and interpret accounting information, detect potential fraud, and create safeguards to prevent defalcation and malfeasance.
- Professionalism: An MS-ACC graduate will be able to think analytically, communicate clearly, and work effectively in a pluralistic group setting.
The African American Studies Program endeavors to realize a number of goals as part of the academic mission of the College of Staten Island, the most important of which are:
American Studies BA:
- To investigate and critically analyze, through an interdisciplinary approach, the experiences of Sub-Saharan African peoples and their diaspora in North America, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean;
- To share the results of the investigation and analyses with like-minded programs and departments in the American academy;
- To offer an intellctually rigorous major and minor to CSI students;
- To provide special mentoring for the Program's majors, almost all of whom are person of color;
- To make the Program's curriculum an integral part of the education of CSI students;
- And finally, to play a vital role in the interdisciplinary education of CSI students.
Art and Photography BA/BS:
- Critical Thinking and Engagement: An AMS B.A. should be able to interpret and contextualize a wide variety of
primary sources (including visual, literary, rhetorical, historical, filmic, and musical texts), engage in disciplineinformed
and interdisciplinary criticism, and evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, origins, and investments of such
- Research and Writing Skills: An AMS B.A. should be able to pose a question for research, locate and evaluate
primary and secondary source materials, and synthesize his or her findings into a coherently written interdisciplinary
argument that is supported by appropriate evidence in the context of the highest standards of academic integrity.
- Interdisciplinary Contextualization: An AMS B.A. should be able to place the diverse elements of American
experience into a variety of contexts, including historical, regional, intellectual, and social identifiers, using
methodologies and theoretical orientations drawn from a variety of critical disciplines and from the interdisciplinary
fields of cultural studies, gender studies, and, especially, American Studies.
As of June 13, 2011
- To introduce students to a range of technical skills and processes in two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional media,
- to develop and hone their visual analysis and compositional skills,
- to establish proficiency in the safe use of materials and/or tools,
- to develop problem solving skills,
- to foster individual creative potential, and
- to build an awareness of the conceptual underpinnings of visual art practice in relation to the contemporary world and to historical precedents.
- Furthermore we treat the City of New York as an extension of the classroom and endeavor to introduce our students to its rich array of cultural resources as part of their creative and professional development.
- Proficiency in scientific writing and statistical/computational analyses.
- An understanding of higher biological organization and familiarity with human impact on the Earth.
- An understanding of how mathematical approaches may be applied to problem solving in the biological sciences.
- Ecology, Evolution and Behavioral Biology Track: An expert understanding of phylogenetics, comparative biology and hypothesis testing as well as modeling in ecology and evolution.
- Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Track: An appropriate degree of understanding of cell structure and function at various levels from the molecular to the tissue level.
Business Management BS:
- Business Environment Insight: An Associates student will have a broad understanding of the factors that affect business decisions and outcomes including psychological, social, organizational, economic, and macro environmental forces.
- Business Discipline Knowledge: An Associates student understand the issues, methods, and career options of the major business disciplines and will understand how these fields are integrated in a modern business and a global economy. In addition, an Associates student will have an advanced understanding of one business discipline.
- Business Analytical, Quantitative, and Technical Skills: An Associates student will know how to apply analytical models, and computer software to obtain and organize information, analyze business problems, and derive effective conclusions.
- Professionalism: An Associates student will be able to analyze problems effectively, communicate clearly, and act in an ethical manner within a pluralistic environment.
Business Management MS:
- Management Environment Insight: A management graduate will have an in-depth understanding of the myriad factors that affect the decision-making responsibilities of managers. Such factors include both micro and macro environmental sources in addition to organizational and interpersonal challenges.
- Management Method Knowledge: A management graduate will exhibit an understanding of the fundamental basis of management practice; planning, organizing, controlling, and organizational behavior.
- Management Conceptual Analysis: A management graduate will be able to apply such practice to business challenges.
- Management Quantitative Analysis: A management graduate will be knowledgeable of and be able to utilize current technological tools and apply analytical and statistical techniques to the solution of organizational problems and challenges.
- Professionalism: A management graduate is expected to be a creative problem solver, to be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, to be sensitive to and a practitioner of ethical behavior in a diverse social environment.
- Management Environment Insight: An MS-MGT graduate will understand the economic, social, psychological, and governmental forces that influence business on a global scale.
- Management Method Knowledge: An MS-MGT graduate will understand the analytical frameworks and techniques that can be used to interpret dynamic business environments and prepare effective business strategies.
- Management Conceptual Analysis: An MS-MGT graduate will understand the major theories of organizational dynamics, competition, and strategy.
- Professionalism: An MS-MGT graduate will be able to think analytically, communicate clearly, and work effectively in a pluralistic group setting.
Cinema Studies BA:
- Our students will acquire in-depth knowledge of the major areas of Chemistry: Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical. Our students should be able to solve scientific problems.
- Our students will acquire modern laboratory skills needed to solve issues related to Biochemistry and Chemistry and will be strongly encouraged to participate in research projects with the faculty and attend departmental seminars allowing undergraduates to come into contact with national and international scholars.
- Our students will develop quantitative reasoning skills as well as write reports and communicate scientific findings orally.
- Our students will learn proper study procedures and regulations for safe handling and use of chemicals.
As of October 2011
Cinema and Media Studies MA:
- To perform research in the history of filmmaking.
- To become technically proficient through the completion of at least one film or video.
- To gain a working knowledge of, and to write critically and effectively about, the distinct historical critical writings and modes of production that define the discipline.
Communications BS: Communications and Media Studies Concentrations:
- To prepare students for PhD programs in film and media studies and other related fields.
- To provide students with critical knowledge of the current debates in the fields of film and media studies from diverse perspectives.
- To engage students in a variety of research techniques and creative processes that prepare students for careers in curatorial and archival work as well as professional careers as mediamakers.
As of October 2011
Communications BS: Design and Digital Media Concentration:
- Research: To perform communications-related research
- Medium: To become technically proficient in at least one medium
- History: To gain a historical knowledge of the development of the discipline
- Skills: To fine-tune theoretical, critical, and writing skills
- Careers: To prepare students for careers in a communications related field
As of October 2011
Communications BS: Journalism Concentration:
- To gain competency in the aesthetics and skills of design and digital media
- To gain strong knowledge of the histories and theories of digital media practices (graphic design, digital imaging, information design, web design, editorial design)
- To prepare students for careers in design and digital media and related fields as well as for further academic study
- To assist and advise students in the preparation of their individual portfolios
As of October 2011
Computer Technology AAS:
- Produce: Prepares students for entry-level positions in print, broadcast, online, and converged journalism
- Converge: Equips students with the digital skills necessary to operate in a cross-platform media environment, as well as with a background in communication theory more generally
- Critically Understand: In an era where media is "everywhere", the specialization also prepares students to critically produce, understand, and interrogate reporting and production practices, even if they are not full-time journalists
As of 2011
A few years after graduation, graduates will
Computer Science BS:
- Hold entry level positions in computing related fields and/or be pursuing a BS degree in CS or IS.
- Remain current in their field through the pursuit of life-long learning
- Use their core computing and problem solving knowledge
As listed on the Computer Science Department's website.
As of 2007
A few years after graduation, graduates will
Computer Science MS:
- Hold responsible positions in computing related fields and/or be pursuing an advanced computing related degree
- Remain current in their field through the pursuit of life-long learning
- Use their core computing and problem solving knowledge
As of 2007
Disability Studies Minor:
- To provide students who graduate with a M.S. degree in Computer Science with:
- Graduate level knowledge of the core principles of computer science.
- Significant knowledge and understanding of a specialized subject area.
- To prepare students with the skills that make them qualified members of the workforce.
- To prepare students with the skills necessary to adapt in an evolving discipline.
- To prepare students with the necessary background to continue in Doctoral Programs in CS or related disciplines.
As of December 2011
Students upon completion of the Minor will:
Dramatic Arts BS:
- appreciate the importance of including persons with disabilities as an important element within the diversity of groups in higher education.
- be aware of and sensitive to the status and situation of people with disability in society today.
- have been exposed to academic writings related to the history of disability, policy and disability, and services for persons with disabilities and their families.
- have acquired initial skills related to working with persons with disabilities
As of October 1, 2009
- Students, in college in the premiere theatre center of the world, will see world-class international theatre and acquire a vocabulary for thinking, talking and writing about it. Students will be competitively conversant in theatre and performance artists, and the kinds of work, and ideas that are currently circulating in theatre and performance. They will be introduced to a broad trajectory of what theatre is and means in the world.
- Students will have a grasp of at least two historical periods of theatrical practice, and have a grasp of the complexities of any historical moment and how theatre is situated in these. They will read plays from these periods. Students will be competitively conversant with major playwrights, artists, theoreticians and genres from performance history, including international historical forms of performance.
- Students will have learned and practiced the basic and most widely shared (in the United States) language of acting and directing, that based on Stanislavski. This study will include reading and analyzing plays. Students will also have practiced alternative forms of acting and performance, including physical performance, image based performance, and devising, and have developed a vocabulary of leading practitioners of alternative forms, like Ann Bogart, Theatre Complicite, Elevator Repair Service, and the Wooster Group.
- Students will be have an opportunity to develop their own unique interests and talents through Junior and Senior Projects, under the guidance of skilled mentors, as well as being guided into professional work or internships by faculty or other associated professionals.
- Students will have enhanced research skills both in the library and through technology. Students will have enhanced their understanding of the use of technology, and cutting edge technologies, in the theatre.
- Students will have hands on experience with the production of live theatre, both through their own projects and through faculty directed and designed productions. Students will have enhanced their understanding of the current practices and standards of producing a performance for an audience. The understanding of these standards will be grounded in a historical perspective showing the evolution of practices based on cultural and technological innovation.
- Students will be introduced to forms of "applied" theatre that are used in professional ways outside the theatre world, such as theatre for therapy and theatre for education, with an eye to offering students a varied picture of what a degree in theatre might enable them to do professionally.
Students graduating with a degree in economics as well as those completing the sequence of core courses in economics as part of requirements for other majors are expected to acquire the following competencies:
- Discipline-Specific Knowledge: Students should have a solid understanding of how markets operate and the effects of government policies on those markets. Students should be able to analyze changes in market conditions in a broad array of settings and be able to determine the impact on the various groups most affected by the change. Students should be able to read and comprehend general articles in economics and business journals.
- Critical Analysis Skills: Students should develop expertise in applying economic analysis to evaluate everyday problems and specific policy proposals. In addition, students should be able to compare two or more arguments that lead to different conclusions to a specific problem and should understand the role of assumptions in arguments.
- Quantitative Reasoning Skills: Economics is about solving problems in a real world context. Students are expected to be able to use relevant microeconomic and macroeconomic models to understand the impacts of changing market conditions and governmental policy. To accomplish that task, it is expected that students will understand the role of empirical evidence in evaluating economic problems, will learn to identify and obtain relevant research data, and will developed basic skills in the use of statistical analysis and the ability to interpret the results of empirical analysis.
- Communication Skills: Most economics and business majors completing the sequence of core courses will eventually end up in managerial, policy making, or educational positions. Being able to present their ideas both orally and through written documents is essential to their future success, and they are expected to do well in these areas by the time they graduate.
- Other Skills: The following competencies are desirable in order to function effectively in the workplace; however, development of the necessary knowledge and/or skills is shared with other departments:
- Math proficiency through basic calculus.
- Computer literacy.
- Leadership and interpersonal skills.
Electrical Engineering Technology AAS:
- Gain Content Knowledge and Develop Pedagogy: Acquire an understanding of subject matter across the curriculum and apply it in pedagogically appropriate ways.
- Engage All Students: Design and implement instruction that motivates and engages all students.
- Demonstrate Professional Disposition: Conduct oneself in contextually appropriate ways.
As of January 14, 2011
- Understand the basic knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools that comprise electrical engineering technology.
- Be able to apply and effectively use the principles of mathematics, science and technology, and to adapt to the emerging applications in those fields.
- Be able to perform at a professional level in a laboratory setting by exhibiting experimental competence in making measurements, operating technical equipment, analyzing and interpreting the measurements and to apply the results for process improvement.
- Be creative in their use of the basic knowledge, tools, techniques, standard practices, computer hardware and software to identify, formulate, and present solutions for the deisgn, construction, installation and maintenance of both electrical/electronic components and systems.
- Be able to work as an effective member of a team that successfully completes electrical/electronic projects.
- Have the ability to identify a technical problem, to analyze it in the context of the technical expertise of their profession and to secure a realistic solution.
- Be able to prepare and successfully deliver effective technical information and reports in written, oral and electronic formats to technical professionals and customers.
- Recognize the role of lifelong learning needed for their professional success and be prepared to continue their education through formal and non-structured self-study and investigation, and to remain technically current via publications, journals, manufacturer's literature and the Internet.
- Understand their professional and ethical responsibilities - including obligations to employers, fellow workers and their overall responsibility to society.
- Have the benefits of a broad education that develops a respect for diversity and an understanding of contemporary issues affecting the profession, society and the world.
- Demonstrate knowledge of, and an appreciation for, the concepts of quality and continuous improvement, and must be able to demonstrate their project/time management skills.
Creative Writing concentration:
- Students will learn to identify the literary techniques and stylistic choices that distinguish the four major literary genres in creative writing: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and playwriting.
- Student will learn to employ the appropriate technical terminology when discussing literary techniques.
- Students will produce and extensively revise their own creative work with the assistance of peer-feedback, exposure to literary models, and instruction from professors in the specific genres.
- The student will explore other areas in English, such as linguistics and literature, to complement the above areas.
- The student demonstrates an understanding of major concepts, theories, and research related to child language acquisition and second language acquisition.
- The student shows extensive knowledge of how and why language varies and changes in different regions and across social groups.
- The student shows extensive knowledge in the formal areas of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics).
- The student will explore other areas in English, such as creative writing and literature, to complement the above areas.
Literature and Dramatic Literature concentrations:
- To obtain an understanding and appreciation of a variety of a literary genres.
- To obtain an understanding of literature's relationship to its historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts.
- To obtain the skills to perform close readings of literary texts.
- To obtain the skills to write competent analytical essays on literary topics.
By graduation students will:
- Exhibit a deep understanding of major developments (i.e. major concepts and critical methodologies) central to the study of literature and, if applicable, to a chosen area of interest (linguistics, rhetoric, or writing);
- Demonstrate expertise in both oral and written expressions at an advanced level, employing the resources of language and using appropriate tools specific to the field;
- Make progress towards achieving professional status in their chosen fields and professions, including teaching, writing, and editing;
- Express satisfaction regarding their experience in the Master of Arts Program in English at the College of Staten Island in their responses to English Department Survey for MA Students and on an Alumni Office Survey.
- Financial System Overview: Understand the terminology and the concepts used by financial professionals.
- Finance Method Knowledge: Read and analyze qualitative and quantitative information to support effective decision-making at the market, firm, and personal level.
- Finance Quantitative Analysis: Solve numerical problems using graphs, tables, equations, calculators, and spreadsheets and make financial management decisions based on these skills.
- Professionalism: Communicate orally and ethically in writing in an ethical and professional manner.
As of May 6, 2010
- Critical Thinking: An undergraduate history major should be able to interpret and contextualize primary sources, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of an historical argument, and establish its significance.
- Research and Writing Skills: An undergraduate history major should be able to pose a question for research, locate and evaluate primary and secondary source materials, and synthesize his or her findings into a coherently written argument that is supported by appropriate evidence in the context of the highest standards of academic integrity.
- Historical Perspective: An undergraduate history major should be able to identify continuity and change over time and an understanding of historical processes, the diversity and otherness of the past, and how the study of the past itself has changed over time.
As of March 29, 2012
International Studies BA and BS:
- Global Historical Knowledge: Upon completion of the Master's Degree in History, students should be
able to demonstrate knowledge of the historical issues, theories, and methods of research within at least
four of the Department's five areas of specialization;
- Scholarly Collaboration: Upon completion of the Master's Degree in History, students should be able to
engage in collaborative learning as a member of a community of scholars;
- Methodological Grounding: Upon completion of the Master's Degree in History, students should be
able to demonstrate familiarity with the methods, theories, and tools characteristic of contemporary
- Craft: Upon completion of the Master's Degree in History, students should be able to demonstrate
mastery of the historian's craft.
As of March 2012
Italian Studies BA:
- Critical Analysis: Graduating students majoring in International Studies will be able to effectively research and critically analyze world events, trends, processes and other relevant data in an intellectually rigorous framework.
- Interdisciplinary Approaches: Graduating students majoring in International Studies will be able to apply more than one disciplinary perspective to interpreting current and historical material.
- Oral and Written Expression: Graduating students majoring in International Studies will be able to articulate educated analyses of material with international content in oral and written forms.
- Cross-Cultural Skills: Graduating students majoring in International Studies will gain a heightened understanding of global complexity, cross-cultural awareness of and sensitivity to the challenges, inequities, obstacles and opportunities afforded to diverse sectors of the international community.
As of January 7, 2010
International Business BS:
- The student will be able to read, write about, discuss and appreciate Italian at its highest aesthetic level, namely in its literary form, having acquired Superior or Distinguished proficiency in Italian (according to the ACTFL guidelines).
- The student will be able to identify and characterize the major historical, literary and media trends and movements in Italy.
- The student will be able to differentiate and critically analyze texts of all major literary genres and the salient thematic, structural, rhetorical and narratological aspects employed in their composition.
- The student will be able to critically discuss the intersections and divergences of Italian literature with major social, historical, cultural and political (non)discursive practices as a way to approach regional and global questions of power, knowledge and identity.
Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies Certificate:
- International Business Environment Insight: An international business student will be able to identify the critical differences between national political systems and cultures, demonstrate an understanding of global ethical/environmental issues and describe the impact of these forces on business situations.
- International Business Method Knowledge: An international business student will exhibit an understanding of the theories of international business, and the roles of international systems and institutions and demonstrate the ability to apply this understanding to global business situations.
- International Business Conceptual Analysis: An international business student will demonstrate an understanding of global considerations for the basic functions of marketing, management, finance, and accounting and will demonstrate the application of this knowledge to global strategic decision making.
- International Business Quantitative Analysis: An international business student will understand the major sources of global data, be able to evaluate the information for timeliness and relevance, and be able to use the methods of financial and actionable conclusions.
- Professionalism: An international business student will be able to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively orally and in writing, act in an ethical manner, and work effectively in a pluralistic group setting.
Upon completion of the Certificate, students will:
Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the history and contemporary politics, society, and culture of Latin American and Caribbean societies and their diasporas.
Liberal Studies MA:
- Be able to demonstrate an understanding of primary and secondary texts of historiography, the social sciences, and humanities of Latin American and Caribbean societies and their diasporas.
- Demonstrate a basic ability to read and write in one of the languages of Latin America.
As of October, 2011
- Students will develop a deep and broad understanding of what constitutes a modern liberal society by the critical study of classical humanistic texts and ideas from the Renaissance to the 21st century.
- As an interdisciplinary graduate program, students will develop the skills and confidence to understand and use a multidisciplinary methodology in their research and writing.
- The seminar character of all courses, including the thesis courses, creates a learning community spirit of collaboration where professors and students interact creatively.
- It is expected that the research, preparation and completion of the Master's thesis will show the maturation of critical thinking, exhaustive research, and thoughtful writing.
- Our students are encouraged to be active citizens and public intellectuals in their communities.
As of 2011
The goal of the Library Instruction Program is to partner with teaching faculty throughout the disciplines to provide course-specific sessions and workshops that introduce students to Information Literacy concepts, research methods, and using appropriate library resources for their undergraduate and graduate level assignments.
From our instruction sessions and open workshops, students will be able to:
- Determine the extent of the information needed.
- Accurately identify the appropriate sources of information.
- Apply strategies to effectively search library resources.
- Think critically about information sources.
- Understand the economic, legal, ethical, and social issues surrounding the use of information, especially the need to credit sources of information.
Other Services That Support Teaching and Learning
The Acquisitions Services unit obtains library materials in print, electronic, and media formats, as well as subscriptions, service contracts, and memberships in professional organizations, and supplies and equipment for all units in order to maintain essential library services.
The Archives & Special Collections of the CSI Library collects, preserves, and makes available primary and secondary materials that document the history of Staten Island and the College of Staten Island. The Archives' focus is the history of the College and records the activities of the administration, academic departments, faculty, staff, students, and related organizations of the College of Staten Island and its predecessor institutions. The Special Collections concentrates on the history of Staten Island political culture and public policy discourse, especially in the period since consolidation with New York City in 1898.
The Cataloguing Services overall goal is to enable all users to find, identify, and select sought after items from all types of materials acquired and housed in the library or virtually by constantly updating and maintaining the library online catalog for accuracy and conformation to national cataloguing standards.
Circulation/Reserves Service is committed to facilitating access to the materials and equipment for all individuals who possess a valid CUNY ID card, which may include circulating books, and reserve items (i.e. textbooks, calculators, laptops, DVDs, geological stones, theses, microform, group study rooms, CDs, and other special collection materials.)
Collection development service aims to identify, evaluate, and select materials which anticipate and meet the needs of the College of Staten Island community, which directly relates the collection to the library's mission statement, and defines the scope and standards of the various collections, given budgetary and space limitations.
Electronic Information Services seek to provide the best online research materials and tools for the college curriculum and research needs, such as databases, e-books, and e-journals, in a user-friendly environment that encourages exploration and responsible access.
Events and Exhibits has the goal of educating and enlightening library visitors to various aspects of our collections and programs, through topical events and varying exhibitions in the Archives and in the Rotunda Gallery.
The Office of Interlibrary Loan seeks to support the research needs of our patrons by providing access to materials available at other libraries which are not available at the College of Staten Island or any other CUNY Library to all Faculty, Students and Staff in an efficient manner.
The goal of Media Services is to provide a wide range of reliable and professional services for our user community, including Smart Classroom support, digital production services, technical assistance for special events, and video/web conferencing.
The goal of Reference Services is to support the diverse information and research needs of the college students, faculty, and staff by maintaining authoritative, up-to-date reference resources in all formats, including emerging technologies, freely accessible at point of need, and at the same time providing user assistance in identifying, evaluating, locating, and using such resources.
Mathematics Remedial Courses:
- Marketing Environment Insight: A marketing graduate will have an in-depth understanding of the intra organizational variables and macro-environmental forces that influence marketing decisions.
- Marketing Method Knowledge: A marketing graduate will have detailed knowledge of the major decision variables, challenges, and best-demonstrated practices inherent in modern marketing.
- Marketing Conceptual Analysis: A marketing graduate will understand, and be able to apply, discipline-specific analytical frameworks to a variety of marketing issues ranging from tactical to strategic decisions.
- Quantitative Analysis: A marketing graduate will understand the major sources of marketing data, the methods of financial and statistical analysis applied within the discipline, and the processes for deriving insight and actionable conclusions.
- Professionalism: A marketing graduate will be able to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively orally and in writing, act in an ethical manner, and work effectively in a pluralistic group setting.
Remedial courses have individual learning goals rather than an overarching set of goals for all courses. These are listed under the individual courses on the Mathematics Department's website. The information given below is the role of the course in the curriculum, not the learning goals.
- MTH015: First developmental-level math course for students who were not exempted from CUNY proficiency and failed both parts I and II of the COMPASS placement exam used to assess CUNY proficiency. MTH 020 with similar learning goals, is for students who have passed at least one part of the COMPASS placement exam. Students successfully passing both the COMPASS and the course content have similar options as those passing MTH 020.
- MTH020: Course used by department to establish basic math proficiency in algebra. To pass this class a student must also establish CUNY proficiency in mathematics either through exemption or the passing of parts I and II of the COMPASS placement exam
- MTH030: The course will prepare students to take 100-level math courses needed for their majors.
As listed on the Mathematics Department's website.
Mathematics-Computer Science BS:
- To acquire a basic body of mathematical knowledge that will provide the student with a strong foundation for further study and/or for a career in mathematics or in other technical or scientific fields.
This includes the following objectives:
a) Mastering the ideas and techniques of Calculus and Linear Algebra
b) Learning the foundations of Abstract Algebra, Differential Equations and Probability.
c) Becoming aware of the many branches of pure and applied mathematics and of the interconnections among them.
d) Gaining a good understanding of a few major realms of pure and applied mathematics.
- To develop fundamental mathematical skills and the ability for independent mathematical learning and reasoning.
This includes the following objectives:
a) To understand mathematical concepts and definitions, and to extend and generalize them to new situations.
b) To read and learn from mathematical textbooks, and to make good use of library and electronic resources.
c) To write and communicate mathematics clearly and effectively.
d) To apply precise, logical reasoning to problem solving.
e) To understand and create rigorous mathematical proofs.
- The following goal applies primarily to students interested in Applied Mathematics
To become aware of the applications of mathematics across science and technology, and to learn how to use mathematical ideas and techniques to solve real-life
The objectives are:
a) Understanding the connections between mathematics and other disciplines, and being able to recognize mathematical ideas embedded in other contexts.
b) Learning the fundamental concepts of mathematical modeling and how to apply mathematics to real-world situations.
c) Developing basic computer and programming skills and applying them to simulation and visualization of mathematical models.
- The last goal applies primarily to students interested in being secondary math teachers
To possess a breadth of knowledge of the mathematical sciences that will make it possible for the student to be an effective mathematics teacher.
This will include:
a) Understanding the connections between upper-level mathematics and topics in secondary mathematics education including geometry as well as algebra and calculus.
b) Being knowledgeable of the history of mathematics.
As of 2011
Medical Technology BS:
- A knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
- An ability to write and communicate mathematical and computer science ideas clearly and effectively.
- An ability to analyze and identify the mathematical and
computing requirements appropriate to a problem.
- An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and
computer science theory to applied problem solving in a way
that demonstrates comprehension of any tradeoffs involved
in choices of design and approach.
As of October, 2011
Mental Health Counseling MA:
- To provide a comprehensive learning experience to students in the field of Medical Laboratory Science
- To ensure that students graduate with skills that allow them to become responsible professionals as they perform procedures with precision and accuracy.
- To ensure that graduates have the skills in manual procedures to be able to succeed in large institutions as well as point of care testing sites.
- To provide students with the appropriate knowledge to qualify for national certification examinations.
- Prepare graduate students to meet the New York State requirements for licensing in Mental Health Counseling and provide academic and
practical experiences that satisfy the program accreditation standards outlined by the Counsel for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related
Education Programs (CACREP).
- Prepare professional mental health counselors to meet the needs of the local community and as well as a diverse and changing society.
- Meet the needs of prospective mental health counselors on the local, national, and international levels by providing high quality, inclusive
training in the mental health counseling field.
- Prepare mental health counselors to provide quality mental health services in varied treatment modes utilizing a broad range of skills
organized around the Scholar-Practitioner Model of training.
- Promote the development of counselor professional identity with a focus on professional and personal awareness and growth.
As of 10 December, 2009
- To develop musical literacy, aural skills, and musicianship.
- To foster creative talent and nurture the nascent talents of young performing musicians.
- To empower students to give concrete form to their creative instincts through composition and improvisation.
- To enable students to think about, listen critically to, and articulate through written work, an understanding of the materials and structures of music.
- To enable students to gain conversance with music in diverse genres from many time periods and cultures considering music as a representation of the culture which generated its creation and also as a medium that influenced that culture.
- To understand and embrace the use of the most recent technology in all facets of our art.
- Demonstrate the ability to utilize critical thinking while participating in the roles of provider of care, manager of care, and member within the discipline.
- Demonstrate proficiency in providing competent nursing care by utilizing the nursing process.
- Demonstrate effective communication abilities while interacting with culturally diverse individuals within the culturally diverse family and community and the health care team.
- Demonstrate personal accountability and autonomy for personal development.
- Demonstrate professional accountability and autonomy for professional development.
- Demonstrate appropriate acculturation related to being a member within the discipline of nursing including awareness of patterns of employment of registered nurses.
- Integrate theories of nursing, sciences and humanities for nursing care of individuals, families and communities from culturally diverse backgrounds.
- Evaluate research for evidence based professional practice.
- Integrate critical thinking as the basis for decision making, planned change, and independent judgment.
- Adapt the nursing process to meet the needs of individuals, families and communities for health promotion, health protection and illness management.
- Communicate effectively in collaborate professional practice using written, oral and technological methods.
- Apply leadership and management strategies to advance patient-centered practice.
- Participate in professional activities for life-long learning to support excellence in nursing practice.
- Apply theories of nursing, other sciences, and the humanities in advanced practice nursing with adults from culturally diverse backgrounds, their families, and communities.
- Implement intermediate research proficiencies related to models of evidenced-based practice and collaborative research.
- Demonstrate specialized knowledge and advanced competencies in assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, therapeutic nursing interventions, and outcome evaluation.
- Apply a broad range of critical thinking strategies to health promotion, disease prevention and disease management of culturally diverse adults with complex needs, their families and communities.
- Implement the advanced practice nursing roles of care provider, educator, consultant, and manager toward meeting collaboratively established goals for nursing and health care.
- Demonstrate the use of various modes of communication in role-related activities.
- Propose policy changes for health promotion, disease prevention, and disease management in concert with local, national, and international initiatives.
- Integrate ethical, legal, and moral dimensions in health care delivery.
- Apply a personal philosophy of advanced practice nursing that contributes to professional growth and development and the advancement of nursing as a profession
As of Spring 2009
Physical Therapy DPT:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the views of some historically important philosophers (e.g., Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Descartes).
- Demonstrate knowledge of certain central philosophical concepts (e.g., the a priori/a posteriori distinction, validity and soundness, analytic vs. synthetic)
- Demonstrate knowledge of some central philosophical theories (e.g., utilitarianism, mind-body dualism, empiricism, rationalism).
- Demonstrate knowledge of some central philosophical problems (e.g. the mind-body problem, the problem of skepticism, the problem of free will, the problem of the problem of other minds, the body problem, good and evil, life and death, what exists, perception, meaning, relativism and so forth).
- Express conclusions with awareness of the degree to which these conclusions are supported by evidence.
- Read texts carefully and critically.
- Present ideas effectively in writing an extended argument on a topic of philosophical importance.
- Articulate counter-arguments to one's own position.
- Ask questions to clarify problems further.
- Demonstrate an open-minded attitude towards views that are contrary to one's own.
- Identify and reflect on values, both personal and societal.
- Demonstrate increasing awareness of the complexity of issues and of the necessity of examining issues from many different perspectives.
- The curriculum will prepare entry-level practitioners who can provide clinical assessment and management of patient populations referred for physical therapy services.
- The curriculum will prepare entry-level practitioners who can provide strategies for health promotion and prevention.
- The curriculum will prepare entry-level practitioners to conduct research.
- The curriculum will prepare entry-level practitioners who will practice in an ethical, safe, professional and effective manner.
- The curriculum will prepare entry-level practitioners for careers and leadership opportunities in physical therapy.
- The curriculum will prepare entry-level practitioners who can apply evidence-based research to clinical practice.
- The curriculum will prepare entry-level practitioners who demonstrate a professional commitment to the further development of the physical therapy profession.
- The curriculum will prepare entry-level practitioners who understand and appreciate the need for life-long learning throughout their careers.
The Physics Curriculum prepares our students to achieve the following program goals:
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to think critically and creatively.
- To acquire a basic knowledge of Physics and a broad understanding of the physical principles of the universe, and a foundation for further study and/or a career in scientific or engineering field.
- To develop quantitative reasoning skills, physics problem solving skills and respective mathematical techniques.
- To acquire a basic knowledge of scientific measurements and instrumentations, data and errors analysis and reporting, including computer based skills.
- To understand the objective of a physics laboratory experiment, properly carry out the experiments, and properly analyze and report the results.
Students graduating with a degree in political science will have the opportunity to:
- Develop an understanding of the theories, methods and controversies that inform analysis in the discipline's subfields, including American, comparative and international politics, and political theory;
- Develop a capacity to write and speak about politics in a sophisticated and informed manner;
- Develop an appreciation for democratic citizenship, and consider the degree and terms of their participation in it;
- Conduct research within a subfield of interest;
- Engage in experiential learning through domestic and international politics internships and study abroad programs;
- Be exposed to various careers and graduate-training that majors in the discipline often pursue.
Public Administration Minor:
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
Science, Letters & Society BA:
- Understand the empirical relationship between the state and other sectors of society within the context of democratic culture;
- Understand the techniques of administrative practice;
- Explore career opportunities in public affairs.
As of 18 March, 2010
The over-arching learning goal of the SLS Program is to nurture well-educated individuals who demonstrate a mastery of content knowledge and related skills in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Humanities, and the Social Sciences, and who exhibit a developed sense of intellectual autonomy and academic integrity, and a life-long love of learning.
- Content Knowledge: SLS majors will demonstrate proficiency in their knowledge of the major concepts, principles, theories, interpretations, forms, and issues embedded in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Humanities, and the Social Sciences.
- Discipline-Specific Skills: SLS majors will learn and apply discipline-specific skills/methodologies of critical analysis and interpretation in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Humanities, and the Social Sciences.
- Academic Integrity: SLS majors will demonstrate a professional awareness and respect for the ethical conduct of academic research and writing in the respective disciplines covered by the SLS Program, fostered by reflection and self-evaluation.
As of 8 October, 2009
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies BA:
- To impart to students a variety of critical ways of thinking about society found within sociology and anthropology.
- To teach students about the different methods in the social sciences used to investigate society.
- To enhance student awareness of globalization and the increasing interdependence of societies.
- To foster a critical understanding of how social institutions and practices shape individuals' everyday lives.
- To foster a critical understanding of the structural dimensions of social inequalities.
As of November 2011
- To increase understanding of the complexity of gender as a category of identity and a site of critique.
- To increase understanding of the multiplicity of sexualities and their contested place in history and culture.
- To increase understanding of the challenges faced by and contributions made by women in various aspects of history and culture.
- To foster interdisciplinary thought.