CSI Common Core Requirements & Courses

CSI Common Core Requirements & Courses


The Common Core is comprised of the required and flexible Core. The following are lists of the CSI Common Core course for each area of the required and flexible core.

Required Core (4 courses)

Required Core: English Composition (2 courses)

Subject area

Catalog Number

Course Title

ENG

111

Introduction to College Writing

ENG

111P

Introduction to College Writing Plus

ENG

151

College Writing

Required Core: Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course)

Courses identified with the requirement designation of RMQ satisfy Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning.

Subject area

Catalog Number

Course Title

MTH

102

Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students

MTH

104

Thinking Mathematically

MTH

111

Introduction to Probability and Statistics with Integrated Algebra Review

MTH

113

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

MTH

121

Finite Mathematics

MTH

122

Functions and Models in College Algebra

MTH

123

College Algebra and Trigonometry

MTH

125

College Algebra and Trigonometry with Intermediate Algebra Review

MTH

130

Pre-Calculus Mathematics

MTH

214

Applied Statistics Using Computers

MTH

221

Applied Finite Mathematics and Business Calculus

MTH

230

Calculus I with Pre-Calculus

MTH

231

Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

MTH

232

Calculus II

MTH

233

Calculus III

MTH

235

Accelerated Calculus I

Required Core: Life and Physical Sciences (1 course)

Courses identified with the requirement designation of RLP satisfy Life and Physical Sciences.

Subject area

Catalog Number

Course Title

AST

102

Contemporary Theories of the Universe

AST

108

Survey of the Universe

AST

120

Space Science I

BIO

103

Introduction to Biology

BIO

106

Principles of Biology I

*BIO

150

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

*BIO

170

General Biology I

CHM

104

Chemistry in a Nutshell

CHM

106

Chemistry for Today I

*CHM

110

Principles of Chemistry I

*CHM

141

General Chemistry I

GEO

100

Planet Earth

GEO

108

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

*GEO

115

Fundamentals of Physical Geology

*GEO

210

Earth Materials

PHY

110

Physics for Everyone

*PHY

114

Introduction to Physics

*PHY

116

Physics I

*PHY

120

General Physics I

*Courses may satisfy Life and Physical Sciences or Scientific World. No single course may be used to fulfill both areas.

Some courses in this area have a required co-requisite laboratory course.  STEM Variant courses carry more than 3 credits. No student is required to complete more than 3 credits, but may choose to do so using the STEM variant. To fulfill the general education requirements non-transfer baccalaureate students must take at least one course from this area with a linked laboratory.

Flexible Core (6 courses)

Students are required to take six courses in the Flexible Core, at least one course from each of the following five areas and no more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field.

Flexible Core: World Cultures and Global Issues

Subject area

Catalog Number

Course Title

AAD

105

Contemporary African Issues

ANT

100

Understanding Our Worlds

ASL

112

Basic American Sign Language I

CHN

112

Beginning Mandarin Chinese I

FRN

112

Basic French I

GEG

100

Introduction to Geography

GEG

101

World Regional Geography

HST

105

Contemporary African Issues

HST

106

Africa Encounters Europe

HST

115

Comparative Ancient Religion

ITL

112

Basic Italian I

LAT

112

Basic Latin I

LING

101

Linguistic Diversity

POL

103

Understanding the Political World: An Introduction to Political Science

POL

140

Comparative Politics

POL

160

Introduction to International Politics

SPN

112

Basic Spanish I

SPN

119

Elementary Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Students who wish to register for a language must take a placement examination administered by the Department of World Languages and Literature. If language placement is at or above the 114-level language, students may submit a general education appeal to have that course satisfy the World Cultures and Global Issues area.

Students pursuing a BA degree program or the following BS degree programs:  Business: International Business concentration, Communications, Drama, Music, and Social Work, are required to take an introductory or intermediate level language course unless they have tested or been exempted. All other BS degree students may choose any course offered in this area.

Flexible Core: U.S. Experience in its Diversity

Subject area

Catalog Number

Course Title

AAD

160

African American History: 1619 to the Present

AAD

167

The Black Experience

AMS

215

Introduction to Latinx Studies Through the Humanities

COR

100

United States: Issues, Ideas, and Institutions

HON

122

The Peopling of New York

HST

130

U.S. History to 1865

HST

131

U.S. History Since 1865

HST

160

African American History: 1619 to the Present

LACL

215

Introduction to Latinx Studies Through the Humanities

LNG

215

Introduction to Latinx Studies Through the Humanities

POL

100

American Government and Politics

Flexible Core: Creative Expression

Subject area

Catalog Number

Course Title

ART

100

Introduction to the Visual Arts

AMS

150

Dance History: Twentieth-Century Survey

CIN

100

Introduction to Film

COM

100

Introduction to Media

COM

101

Media Literacy

DAN

150

Dance History: Twentieth-Century Survey

DRA

100

Introduction to Theatre

ENG

170

Literature and Society

HON

121

The Arts in New York City

MUS

105

World Music

MUS

108

Introduction to Jazz History

MUS

110

Introduction to Music History

PCA

205

NYC and the Arts

PHO

101

Introduction to Photography

Flexible Core: Individual and Society

Subject area

Catalog Number

Course Title

ECO

101

Introduction to Economics

ENG

106

Introduction to Public Speech and Expression

FNC

111

Personal Financial Management

HON

224

Shaping the Future of New York City

HST

100

Past and Present

HST

110

Individual and Society in Ancient Greece

HST

112

New Approaches to History

PHL

101

Introduction to Philosophy

PHL

130

Introduction to Ethics

PSY

100

Psychology

SOC

100

People and Society

Flexible Core: Scientific World

Subject area

Catalog Number

Course Title

AST

100

Contemporary Theories of the Solar System

AST

110

Life in the Universe

*AST

160

Space Science II

BIO

108

Principles of Biology II

BIO

160

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

BIO

180

General Biology II

CHM

116

Principles of Chemistry II

*CHM

142

General Chemistry II

*CHM

240

Analytical Chemistry

*CHM

250

Organic Chemistry I

*CHM

256

Organic Chemistry II

CSC

115

Introduction to Computer Technology

CSC

119

Computer Technology Concepts

CSC

126

Introduction to Computer Science

CSC

140

Computational Problem Solving in Python

CSC

270

Introduction to Scientific Computing

ENS

102

Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Technology

ENS

104

Introduction to Digital Technology

ENS

250

Engineering Mechanics

*ESC

110

Meteorology and Climatology

*GEO

102

Earth Systems History

GEO

106

Earth Resources

GEO

111

Geological Hazards and Natural Disasters

GEO

113

Pollution and Waste Disposal

HON

223

Science and Technology in New York City

ISI

140

Computational Problem Solving in Python

PHL

100

Introduction to Logic and Science

PHY

107

Maxwell to Einstein and Beyond

PHY

156

Physics II

PHY

160

General Physics II

PHY

240

Waves and Modern Physics

PHY

250

Engineering Mechanics

*Courses may satisfy Life and Physical Sciences or Scientific World. No single course may be used to fulfill both areas.

Some courses in this area have a required co-requisite laboratory course.  STEM Variant courses carry more than 3 credits. No student is required to complete more than 3 credits, but may choose to do so using the STEM variant. To fulfill the general education requirements non-transfer baccalaureate students must take at least one course from this area with a linked laboratory.

Notes

  • At least six credits must be taken at the 200 level in the Flexible Core and College Option combined. Students are encouraged to take at least one 200 level course in the Flexible Core.

  • At least one course chosen to fulfill the Flexible Core and/or College Option must fulfill the Pluralism and Diversity Requirement. Students are encouraged to select a course that fulfills this requirement in the Flexible Core.

  • At least one course taken to fulfill the Flexible Core and/or College Option must fulfill the Contemporary World Requirement. This course may be the same course as the one selected to fulfill the Pluralism and Diversity Requirement, provided that the course appears on both approved course lists. Students are encouraged to select a course that fulfills this requirement in the Flexible Core.