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2017-2018 School of New Resources 
2017-2018 School of New Resources [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

Understanding the Course Code

Every course has a code number. Each number provides valuable information about the course it identifies, Information which will be helpful to you in choosing your courses and planning your curriculum.

Example: SOC     121     A or Z     6 credits

The first three letters (SOC) indicate the subject area (Sociology). The first three numbers (121) are the course numbers and indicate the level of the course.

100-399 stands for an introductory course
400-699 stands for an intermediate course
700-899 stands for an advanced course

An “A” in the seventh element in the code indicates the course is liberal arts; a “Z” signals the course as a professional/technical course.

Sometimes a course will have two codes because it includes two different subject areas or disciplines. For instance, the course code for “Science and Human Values” is:

SCI 102A/3 credits
HUM 102A/3 credits

The first line shows that three credits of the course are in the natural sciences (SCI); the second line shows that three credits are in the humanities (HUM).

This course description book lists the courses offered at all the campuses. Some courses like Core and English courses are offered at every campus. Other courses were developed as part of the course development process and are offered only at the campuses where they were requested by the students.


Other Courses

   •  ANT 450A - Urban Ethnicity
   •  MGT 401Z - Health Facilities Management

Core Seminars

   •  BSC/PSY 100A - The Human Body
   •  HUM 100A - The American Experience
   •  HUM/SCI 102A - Science and Human Values
   •  LAS 100A - Experience, Learning and Identity
   •  LAS 800A - Ways of Knowing: Perspectives on the Liberal Arts
   •  SSC 100A - The Urban Community


   •  ENG 055L - TEE Writing Lab
   •  ENG 155A - Translating Experience Into Essay
   •  ENG 216A - Research & Information Literacy
   •  ENG 251A - Writing for Self Expression
   •  ENG 455A - Language, Thought and Critical Analysis
   •  ENG 755A - Modes of Analysis


Includes courses and seminars in English language and literature, comparative literature, classics, linguistics, rhetoric, creative writing, teaching of English as a foreign language, philosophy and religious studies (excluding the theological professions).

   •  BLS/LIT 425A - Black Literature of the 20th Century
   •  ENG 221A - Journal Writing
   •  ENG 240A - Business Writing
   •  ENG 242A - Grant Proposal Writing
   •  ENG 250A - The Autobiography
   •  ENG 401A - Critical Reading
   •  ENG 422A - Creative Writing and Literature
   •  ENG 432A - Writing on the Visual Experience
   •  ENG 489A - Creativity and Autobiography
   •  ENG/HUM 427 - Nature Writing
   •  HUM 101A - New York City as a Cultural Environment
   •  HUM 107A - The Hellenistic Period
   •  HUM 373A - Spiritual Enlightenment: Five Lives that Changed History
   •  HUM 430A - Black Women Writers: Their Fiction and their Lives
   •  HUM 438A - Literary Interpretation
   •  LAS 115A - Logic and Argumentation
   •  LAS 120A - Prior Learning: Theory and Practice
   •  LAS 138A - Writing Research Papers
   •  LAS 400A - Career/Interest Review
   •  LAS 405A - The Examined Life
   •  LAS 438A - Textual Interpretation
   •  LAS 600A - Designing the Future
   •  LIT 107A - Poetry Workshop
   •  LIT 115A - Introduction to Latin American Literature
   •  LIT 125A - Introduction to Drama
   •  LIT 408A - The Family Drama in Literature and Film
   •  LIT 410A - The Short Story
   •  LIT 423A - Black Writers in Contemporary America
   •  LIT 430A - Film and Literature
   •  LIT 432A - Twentieth Century American Fiction
   •  LIT 438A - Caribbean Literature
   •  LIT 443A - Early American Literature
   •  LIT 449A - Modern American Theater and Film
   •  LIT 455A - Humor in American Literature
   •  LIT 456A - Women’s Classical Poetry
   •  LIT 457A - The Urban Voice: Poetry and Community
   •  LIT 461A - Latino-American Literature
   •  LIT 465A - Modern American Poetry
   •  LIT 466 - Shakespeare: A Survey
   •  LIT 505A - Poetry, Rap and the Spoken Word
   •  LIT 506A - Urban and Classical Literature
   •  LIT 530A - Children’s Literature
   •  LIT 713A - The Modern Novel
   •  LIT 715A - The Art of Storytelling
   •  LIT 727A - Women in Contemporary Literature
   •  LIT 730A - Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
   •  LIT/ANT 421A - African Literature and Culture
   •  LIT/PSY 486A - Theories of Dreams in Literature
   •  LIT/PSY 521A - Human Behavior and Literature
   •  PHI 110A - Introduction to Philosophy
   •  PHI 112A - Critical Thinking and Self Assessment
   •  PHI 410A - Studies in the Philosophy of Ethics
   •  PHI 415A - The Public Philosophy of Cornel West
   •  PHI 430A - Existenialism
   •  PHI 710A - Philosophical Foundations of Christian Thought
   •  RST 115 - New Testament Survey
   •  RST 120A - Introduction to World Religions
   •  RST 240A - Old Testament Survey
   •  RST 404A - Christian Thought in the 20th Century
   •  RST 406A - Affliction and Healing in the Judeo-Christian Tradition
   •  RST 410A - The Ethical Role of the Church
   •  RST 414A - The Life and Thought of Jesus of Nazareth
   •  RST 435A - Spirituality: Cultural Dimensions (revised)
   •  RST 504A - Comparative Religious Traditions
   •  RST/HIS 221A - Biblical Beginnings: The Bible in Socio-Historical Perspective
   •  RST/HIS 445A - The Role of the Black Church in the Urban Community
   •  RST/HIS 470A - Life and Thought of St. Paul
   •  RST/HIS 735A - Topics in Women’s Studies: Women and the Chruch
   •  RST/PSY 535A - Religion and Psychology
   •  RST/SSC 444A - Religion and Social Change
   •  SOC/RST 433A - Sociology of Religion
   •  SSC/HUM 550 - Science Fiction as Social Commentary


Includes courses and seminars in speech, journalism (printed media), radio and television (electronic media), advertising, communication media (use of videotape and films), psychological and intercultural processes of communication, organizational communication, public address and debate.

   •  CMA 115Z - Introduction to Video Direction and Production
   •  CMA 131A - Critical Approaches to Film
   •  CMA 140A/Z - Filmmaking
   •  CMA 448A - Art of Film and Television
   •  CMA 702A - Advanced Filmmaking
   •  COM 103A - New Media and Society
   •  COM 105A - Introduction to Communications
   •  COM 115A - Public Relations: Principles and Practices
   •  COM 120A - Oral Communications
   •  COM 122A - Introduction to Mass Media
   •  COM 134A - Communication in Helping Relationships
   •  COM 135A - Journalism Workshop

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