Fall 2021

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FALL 2021 PROGRAM INFORMATION

CLASSES BEGIN:

  • Monday, September 20, 2021 (M/W classes and asynchronous classes)
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (T/TH classes)
  • 4:00PM - 5:30PM unless otherwise noted

College Now students are permitted to enroll in only one CUNY course per semester.

Hostos CN program supports students who have not taken ELA and/or have not met the 75 ELA requirement, but have 80 Overall GPA.

Hostos CN courses will be fully online for the fall 2021 semester. The courses will be taught in one of the following modalities: synchronous/asynchronous. Please see definitions and course information below. All classes will be available via Hostos Blackboard.

Hostos CN program supports students who have not taken ELA and/or have not met the 75 ELA requirement, but have 80 Overall GPA.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Courses without an asterisk: 75+ ELA score and 80+ overall GPA, or see ENG 110 requirements
  • Courses with an asterisk: Overall GPA 80+, ELA (if taken) 65+

MAT 120 and ENG 110 Eligibility Requirements for FALL 2021 ONLY:

  • Math: 70 on any math Regents, and/or completion of 3 HS math courses, including Algebra II/Trigonometry, and 80 overall GPA
  • English: 75 ELA Regents and overall 80 GPA. In cases where the novel coronavirus pandemic prevented students from taking or retaking an English Regents: 80 or above overall GPA, 85 English course GPA, and at least 2 years of HS ENG passed.


ASYNCHRONOUS: Asynchronous class meetings do not require you to log in to your virtual classroom at a specified time. Students do not have to follow a strict schedule to engage in live classes or discussions, and the only requirement regarding when they turn in their work is the assignment deadline, not an arbitrary timeline. Assignment deadlines and exams days/times are maintained and included on the class syllabus. Per best practices, instructors should create non-mandatory opportunities for live interactions with and among students.

SYNCHRONOUS: Synchronous classes meetings resemble traditional on-campus In-Person classes in that students must be (virtually) present at the same time. Though they are conducted virtually, synchronous classes meet in real-time. Students must commit to scheduled class times and sign onto their virtual learning platform on schedule.

FALL 2021: COURSE SCHEDULE AND DESCRIPTIONS:

ASYNCHRONOUS COURSES:

BUS 100: Introduction to Business**
3 credits
Students will discuss and analyze problems relating to the financing and operation of businesses, learn the principles of business management, and use case studies to understand business concepts.

CJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration
3 credits must have 75+ ELA and 80 overall GPA, or met ENG 110 requirements see above
Students will examine the roles and functions of institutions within the criminal justice system at the federal, state, and local levels. Emphasis is placed on interaction between the police, the courts, and correctional institutions on the quality of life in the South Bronx community.

SYNCHRONOUS COURSES:

BLS 114: The African American Experience**
3 credits
Students will be introduced, through a series of guided readings, to the experiences of peoples of African descent from Africa’s genesis through the middle passage, slavery emancipation, the reconstruction and the aftermath of de jure slavery in the Americas; including the literary, economic, socio-psychological, and cultural aspects of the African –American experience.

COMM 110: Fundamentals of Public Speaking**
3 credits Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Students will learn to present introductions; present impromptu and manuscript speeches; perform exercises to improve public speaking technique; create outlines; and present informative and persuasive speeches.

DD 108: Digital Narrative**
3 credits Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Students will explore the techniques of visual storytelling through the analysis, critiquing and development of story boards, graphic novels and comics with purpose of further understanding the meaning and structure underlying all stories and time-based media.

ENG 110: Expository Writing
3 credits Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Students will strengthen their writing skills so that they will be able to produce increasingly complex essays. Reading and responding to a variety of texts, students will practice paraphrasing and summarizing, enrich their vocabulary, and improve their writing, revision, and proofreading skills.  MUST HAVE TAKEN AT LEAST TWO HIGH SCHOOL ENG COURSES WITH AN AVERAGE ENGLISH COURSE GPA OF 85 OR HIGHER AND AT LEAST A 80 OVERALL GPA

HLT 110: Introduction to Community Health**
3 credits Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Students will learn about the spread and control of diseases; the role of various health organizations (including hospitals and clinics) and their role in community health; and principles underlying healthy behavior, learning, and change; theories of health behavior and practical models for community health worker interventions.

HUM 151: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Media**
3 credits Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Students will analyze changes in cultural representation of sexuality, gender, race and ethnicity in films, TV shows, mass media and social media throughout the years. Students will explore the importance of cultural representation from the prism of cultural studies. Students will deepen their critical thinking abilities to through the examination of how society has built concepts and prejudices through media that are at the core of our contemporary identity, political debate and artistic expression.

MAT 120: Introduction to Probability & Statistics**
3 credits Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Students will identify, define, and compute the measures of central tendency and dispersion; develop frequency distributions and related histograms; determine the level of correlation; and draw inferences from regression lines. *MAT 120 is for students interested in Allied Health or Social Sciences, and will also fulfill CUNY Pathway requirements. A score of 70 or higher on any math Regents is required and completion of 3 HS math course including Algebra I, II/ Trigonometry and 80 overall GPA.

SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
3 credits Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:30pm, must have 75+ ELA and 80 overall GPA, or met ENG 110 requirements see above
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic topic of sociology, including social mobility, role status, race and prejudice, and factors leading to social change.

PSY 101: General Psychology
3 credits Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:30pm, must have 75+ ELA and 80 overall GPA, or met ENG 110 requirements see above
Students will be introduced to the various areas of psychology, including: methods, learning and memory, sensations, perception, physiological processes, emotions, drives personalities, abnormal behavior, psychotherapy, individual differences, social behavior, and growth and development.

If you have any questions, please email us at collegenow@hostos.cuny.edu