We offer our students the opportunity to take College Now courses at Newcomers High School in partnership with LaGuardia Community College. Students who take and pass these courses get free CUNY college credits, which can be transfered to CUNY colleges and other universities.
If you are interested in taking College Now courses at Newcomers High School please talk to your counselor or meet with fMr. Kevin Jackson, the coordinator of the College Now Program. You may contact him at 718-937-6005, Ext. 310 or email him at email@example.com
College Now Course at Newcomers High School
SCP140 Topics in Astronomy
3 credits; 3 hours (2 lecture, 1 lab) This course surveys modern astronomy with special emphasis
on recent developments in space and astrophysics. Among the
topics to be covered will be planetary astronomy and geology,
the moon, the possibility of life on other worlds, energy
production in stars, stellar evolution, pulsars, quasars, “black
holes,” and cosmology.
MAT115 College Algebra and Trigonometry
3 credits; 4 hours (3 lecture, 1 lab) This course will start with a review of basic algebra (factoring,
solving linear equations, and equalities, etc.) and proceed to a
study of polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric
functions. These functions will be used in applications involving
simple mathematical modeling where students will engage in
inquiry activities aimed at improving critical thinking skills.
CSE120 Reading the Biography
3 credits; 3 hours. This course will introduce students to the critical reading and
evaluation of biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries and
journals. The aims of the course will be to: evaluate claims to
truth and truthful recollections; examine historical claims
through first person accounts; develop awareness of the methods
and techniques of biographical and autobiographical writing;
understand the uses of biographical writing and its place in
society; explore biographies and autobiographies as vehicles for
the creation of the self. The student will become proficient and
develop a deeper appreciation of biographical narratives and
their uses in self-understanding.
SCB101 Topics in Biological Sciences
3 credits; 3 hours (2 lecture, 1 lab). This course serves as an introduction to biology for the non-
science majors. It will cover topics such as basic chemistry, cell
structure and function, genetics, biotechnology, anatomy and
physiology, evolution, and ecology. The scientific method and application of quantitative techniques, data analysis, interpretation and presentation will also be covered.
BTT101 Introduction to Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
3 credits; 3 hours. This course is an overview of the travel, tourism and hospitality
industry. It explores the structures, products and services of
industry suppliers, such as transportation companies,
attractions, hotels and other lodging providers, and of marketing
organizations, such as travel agencies, tour packagers and
destination-promotion organizations. The course also traces the
evolution of the industry and explores its role in contemporary
HUC102 Principles of Communication
3 credits; 4 hours. This course introduces non-native speakers to the basic
principles of communication, such as concepts of interpersonal
communication, small group communication, and public
speaking, in a variety of cultural contexts. In addition, students
will learn the principles of articulation, phonetics, and
ESA099 Basic Writing for NNS of English
0 credits; 6 hours (4 lecture, 2 lab) (Equivalent to ENG099). This course aims at developing college-level writing proficiency.
By emphasizing the writing process, rhetorical conventions,
summary writing, paraphrasing and analytical language skills,
the course will prepare students for timed, high-stakes essays,
such as the CATW. In addition, students will learn to identify and
correct grammatical errors in their own compositions and learn
to employ argumentative and other rhetorical modes in a short
essay form to clearly express ideas written in academic English.
MAT096 Elementary Algebra
0 credit; 6 hours (5 lecture, 1 lab) (Equivalent to First Year Institute USM096 or USM097). This course provides a careful treatment of elementary algebra,
beginning with linear equations, ending with quadratic
equations and emphasizing the interplay between graphic and
algebraic representations. Topics include straight line graphs,
systems of linear equations, introduction to functions, rules of
exponents, polynomial algebra, factoring, radical expressions
and the quadratic formula.