The Human Rights Project (HRS) introduces students to Human Rights Studies through coursework and campus events throughout the academic year. Introduction to Human Rights Studies (HRS 101) uses an interdisciplinary approach incorporating sources from United Nations reports, human rights documents, legal documents, literature, film, art and media to encourage critical thinking in the study of international human rights. This course investigates what human rights are, how they are monitored and defended by governments, international agencies and NGOs and what happens when human rights are violated (Important case studies will be examined). For more information contact the project coordinator Dr. Florence Dee Boodakian at 516.572.8101, Bradley Hall, room 227
The Jewish Studies Project (JWS) provides students with an introduction to the world of Judaism beyond the limited images presented by mainstream media. JWS 101 presents the fascinating multicultural, multiracial diversity of the world Jewish experience through readings, discussions, field trips, films and guest speakers from various academic and artistic disciplines. JWS 101 transfers to four-year colleges; students from all backgrounds and fields are welcome to enroll. Related courses are Literature of the Holocaust, Department of English, and Hebrew, Department of Foreign Languages. The Jewish Studies Project also sponsors events and presentations open to the campus and outside communities. For further information, contact the Jewish Studies Project Coordinator, Professor Sally Drucker, Bradley Hall, Room 225, 516.572.7796, email@example.com.
Latin American Studies Project (LAS) promotes an understanding of Latin American and US-Latino peoples, cultures, history, literature, politics, economics and relations with the US and other countries. The project offers courses in various departments, History, English, Economics and Foreign Languages, and two interdisciplinary courses: LAS 101 Introduction to Latin American Studies and LAS 105 Introduction to Latino/a Studies. These courses help students explore this field of study, provide a useful background for different careers, and may be transferable. For more information and/or advisement, contact Liz Iglesias at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn More...
Multi-Disciplinary Courses (MDC) are designed to make connections between ideas in different disciplines, especially in the sciences and humanities. In the contemporary world it is important to see that events, discoveries, and social policies, as well as the creative arts, are motivated by some of the same ideas, and that they constantly influence one another. The world is a multidisciplinary place, and learning should follow suit. The five courses offered are open to all students in any field, especially those who intend to move on to a four-year school or compete for meaningful employment in a complex world. MDC 102 and MDC 130 may be taken for General Elective credit. There are no prerequisites and they also may be taken in any order. For further information, contact MDC Program Coordinator, Professor Joan Sevick, Bradley Hall, Room 3A, 516.572.8179, email@example.com.
Multidisciplinary Science Courses (MDS) are four-credit Laboratory Science classes and have been approved as SUNY GenEd requirements. There are currently two courses in this area. MDS101, Connecting the Sciences: a Macroscopic Approach examines scientific ideas, methodology and principles by studying the evolution of the universe, solar system and Earth. MDS102: Connecting the Sciences: A Microscopic Approach examines scientific ideas, methodology and principles by studying the evolution of life through the organization of atoms into living and nonliving structures. Both of these courses emphasize "hands-on" laboratory investigations. A more detailed description of these courses can be found under course descriptions. For further information, contact MDS Coordinator, Professor Frank Frisenda, Cluster D, Room 2086, 516.572.3556, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNY–TEACHER EDUCATION TRANSFER PROGRAM The SUNY Teacher Education Transfer Template (TETT) is a State University of New York System articulation project designed to facilitate transfer between participating SUNY Associate Degree-Granting Institutions (ADGIs) and those SUNY baccalaureate campuses with teacher education programs, consistent with the Chancellor's initiative, A New Vision in Teacher Education (http://www.sysadm.suny.edu/provost/teachered.htm). The goal is both to eliminate course incompatibilities that can hinder student progress and to simplify advisement at all campuses involved in teacher education. The TETT project calls for a model AA or AS curriculum consisting of three components for students aspiring to earn bachelor degrees with recommendation for NYS teacher certification in Childhood or Early Childhood Education or in Adolescence Education:
- General Education Core: complete SUNY-GER plus an additional three credits of Foreign Language (33 credit hours);
- Major or Concentration: at present the TETT project web site covers coursework in seven majors/concentrations - Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, History/Social Studies, Mathematics, Physics (12-18 credit hours); and
- Pedagogical Core: one Psychology course (Child or Adolescent) and Foundations of Education (6 credit hours).
When a SUNY ADGI student completes these three components within a particular sequence of coursework, s/he is assured that the represented coursework will transfer to one of the SUNY designated campuses offering baccalaureate teacher education programs. The TETT project is a SUNY System articulation initiative and therefore assures that a transferring student’s coursework is accepted in whole if the student meets the criteria for admission to a parallel program at a participating SUNY baccalaureate campus. The TETT project does not guarantee admission to a particular teacher education baccalaureate program or institution. Information pertaining to the admission requirements for participating senior college programs is provided as part of the guidance on the TETT web site, http://www.suny.edu/EducationTransfer. Students are also advised to visit the web pages of teacher education campuses of interest, accessible from this site.
Woman's Studies (WST), a multidisciplinary project emphasizing diversity, serves hundreds of students each academic year. Sponsoring departments include Art, Communications, Economics, English, History, Health/PED, Library and Sociology. Every term we offer several sections of Introduction to Women's Studies (WST 101), a course that examines women's roles cross-culturally in the family, workplace, community, professions and popular culture. Learn More...