College Now at York College (Summer & Fall 2019)

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Welcome to another semester at York College via College Now! Here are the details regarding the application process.

1. APPLY HERE if you want to take classes in the summer or the fall at York College in the College Now program.

2. Students that will be taking College Now classes for the summer must FILL OUT THIS MEDICAL FORM.

3. Interested students must see Ms. Hernandez in room 104 to pick up the physical form for College Now to complete and obtain parental consent. You can also ACCESS THE FORM HERE. Make sure to print and complete the form and submit it to Ms. Hernandez in room 104.

Summer Classes
Approximate Dates: July 5 – August 10
Days and Times: Monday to Thursday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

If you can play an instrument and read music, or are interested in the recording and production side of the music industry, or have talent in painting or drawing, consider swinging into College Now’s Music and Art Program at York College. Students earn five or six college credits upon successful completion.

Students may enroll in one of the following sections: either music jazz or music production or visual art. At the end of the summer, students from all three sections will come together at a ceremony to present final projects and perform on stage.

History of Jazz

MUS253 (Liberal Arts) History of Jazz – 3 hrs. 3 college crs.
Survey of the history of jazz from its origins to the present with a focus on the major periods (such as ragtime, New Orleans, swing, bebop, Latin jazz, third stream, free, fusion, and today) and major jazz musicians.

MUS 139: Jazz Workshop I – 2 college crs | M – TH, 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
This college-level performance workshop focuses on contemporary jazz-rock compositions through the study of ensemble and solo techniques. Students employ jazz improvisation principles and will be coached in jazz performance practices and etiquette.

Music Production Section
MUS 101: Introduction to Music History – 3 college crs. | M – TH, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This college-level course offers an overview and appreciation of music through recordings played in class. Forms of music include jazz, classical, contemporary, and others.

MUS225: Computer Music – 3 college crs. | M – TH, 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
This college-level performance workshop focuses on contemporary jazz-rock compositions through the study of big band, ensemble and solo techniques. Students will work in a real recording environment with professional-level equipment and live musicians.

Visual Arts Section
FA104 (Liberal Arts) Introduction to Fine Arts – 3 hrs. 3 college crs. | M- TH, 9:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Introduction to form in the visual environment and the theories concerning its creation; development of understanding of the creative processes, past and present; introduction to art criticism.

FA284: Computer Graphics I – 3 college crs | M – TH, 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
This college-level course offers a hands-on introduction to the systems and resources of the Macintosh computer which includes an investigation of the image-making and text-handling capabilities of generic software, including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Painter. There will be development of original imagery from direct invention, digitized pictorial sources and selected type fonts.

All students must:
• Be a New York City public high school student, entering as a senior in September 2016
• Have a minimum score of 75 on the English Regents (ELA) or 500 on the SAT Verbal/Critical Reading section
Jazz Students must
• Play an instrument and read music (auditions to be held in the York College Performing Arts Center, room 106) Dates to be announced in May.
Visual Arts Students must
• Submit a portfolio demonstrating talent in drawing or painting (will be contacted with details)

Music Production and Visual Arts Students must:
• Submit proof of immunization paperwork (must be originals)

Fall 2019 Classes

MATH 111 – Ortiz – 9:00am – 1:00pm – AC-1B04

BIO 120 – Laraque – 9:00am – 12:15pm – AC-2B04

PSYCH 102 – Barnes – 9:00am – 12:15pm – AC-3C03

SOC 101 – Glasse – 9:00am – 12:15pm – AC-3B02

CS 172 – Elhari – 9:00am – 1:00pm – AC-2E03B

HE 314 – Lopez – 9:00am – 12:15pm – AC-3A05


PSYCH 102 – Hernandez – Mon/Wed – 4:15pm – 5:45pm – AC-1C04

SOC 101 – Morrison – Mon/Wed – 3:15pm- 4:45pm – AC-3A05

STEM – Rossiello – Mon/Wed – 4:00pm-5:50pm – CL-201B

PSYCH 102 – Schaudt – Tues/Thurs – 3:15pm – 4:45pm – AC-2B07

Course Descriptions

BIO120 (Liberal Arts) Principles of Inheritance and Human Reproduction – 3 hrs. 3 college crs.
An introduction to the genetics and chemistry of biological macromolecules, including DNA, RNA, and enzymes, and an
examination of their role in life processes. Genetics and biology of sexual reproduction; embryonic growth and development. Not credited toward fulfillment of Biology major requirements. Not open to students with credit in a 200 level Biology course.

HE314 (Liberal Arts, NOT Liberal Arts for Accounting Major) Nutrition and Health 2 hrs. 2 college crs. (*Spring Semester Only)
The relationship of foods and nutrition to personal health and health problems, such as weight control.

HPGC102 (Liberal Arts) Public Health – 3 hrs. 3 college crs. (*Fall Semester Only)
Basic principles of health administration and organization, background and development of public health; community health needs and resources; public health activities and personnel; international public health. Field trips may be required.

PSY102 (Liberal Arts) Introductory Psychology – 3 hrs. 3 college crs.
Basic concepts and methods of contemporary psychology emphasizing the biological basis of behavior, learning, cognition, consciousness, development, stress and personality, abnormal behavior, group behavior, and social interaction. One or more field trips may be required.

SOC101 (Liberal Arts) Introductory Sociology – 3 hrs. 3 college crs.
This course is an introduction to the basic premises of sociology; the role of social factors as a determinant of human behavior; the formation and function of social institutions and the logic of sociological inquiry. The broad areas covered are the study of sociology, the individual and society, structures of power, social institutions and social change in the modern world. Preq: Passing grade on writing and reading tests. This course may be offered as an online course.

MATH 111 (Liberal Arts) Introduction to Statistics and Probability – 4 hrs. 4 college crs.
Elements of statistics, graphs, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion; elementary probability theory, counting, binomial and normal distributions.

CS 172 (Liberal Arts) Computer Science I – 4 hrs. 4 college crs.
Introduction to computer science with a strong emphasis on a systematic approach to problem solving; core principles of programming will be introduced and illustrated through examples in a high level programming language such as C++; applications in natural and social scie