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Information for YECA students participating in college courses during Fall 2023

This is a brief update regarding the upcoming fall college courses for York Early College Academy students. York College will be offering courses in person this fall. Courses begin on Friday, August 25, 2023. Room locations are posted in CUNYfirst.

What courses are being offered this fall?


ECON102 Introduction to Microeconomics: Introduction to the principles of economic analysis, policies, and institutions with emphasis on allocation of resources, trade and the distribution of income through the price system.

ENG125 Composition I: Introduction to College Writing: This course introduces students to academic reading and writing practices and strategies through close reading, textual analysis, writing, and revision. Focusing primarily on expository, analytical, and academic texts, students develop their critical thinking skills and are introduced to the fundamentals of college-level research. Students will spend one hour per week in conferences, collaborative learning activities, or peer review.

MATH104 College Algebra: The real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, roots and radicals, quadratic equations, lines, systems of linear equations, functions and their graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions, applications.

HE111 Health and the Individual: Self-assessment of individual health behavior in the areas of cardiovascular health, stress, sex and sexuality, substance abuse, nutrition, etc.; information and strategies for the reduction of personal health risk. 


ACC101 Principles of Accounting I: Fundamental accounting theory and practice; entry and posting of typical transactions: trial balances and work sheets; cash; receivables; inventory; current liabilities; income statements; balance sheets; and introduction to financial analysis concepts.

BUS160 Introduction to Business: This course introduces students to the business discipline. This a survey course and will cover topics from Marketing, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Economics, and Information Systems Management.

FINC100 Fundamentals of Personal Finance: This course examines the fundamentals of personal finance & personal financial planning. Topics include: career planning, higher education planning, establishing and maintaining good credit, time value of money, investment options (stocks, bonds, and mutual funds), retirement planning and tax planning.

PSY 102 Introductory Psychology: 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.

HPGC102 Public Health 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.

MATH111 Intro to Statistics & Probability An algebra-based introduction to statistics and probability; frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and measures of variation; elementary probability theory; binomial distributions; normal distributions; sampling distributions; the Central Limit Theorem; confidence intervals for the mean, variance, standard deviation, and proportions; hypothesis testing for the mean, variance, standard deviation, and proportions.

CLDV100 Intro to Multi-Cultural Studies in the 21st Cent. A study of what culture is; how it influences the choices we make; how to deal positively with conflicts that inevitably arise in working/living situations with people of diverse cultures. It is a course structured to raise multicultural awareness and fortify students' social skills in dealing with cultural differences. It includes ethnographic study of cultural groups in the U.S.A. Through the study of cultural concepts, this course develops skills in critical thinking, writing and scholarly documentation.

GEOL140 Our Earth This course provides an introduction to the geologic environment and its relationship to human affairs; volcanic activities, earthquakes, landscapes, land use and abuse, the earth through time, recognition of minerals, rocks and fossils, maps and aerial photographs.

HUM101 American Tradition of Social Change This course examines texts and new media which express the desire for or the fact of political, social or economic change in the context of American culture; the current problems which engage the historian, social scientist, artist or the humanist will be explored.

MATH120 Pre-Calculus A course intended to prepare students for Calculus, with an emphasis on functions and their graphs, as well as their properties; polynomial, rational, root, piecewise-defined, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; transformations of functions; composite and inverse functions; functions as models, and applications of various functions; solutions of exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric equations; equations and graphs of conic sections.

PHYS140 The Physical Universe This course provides an introduction to the laws and principles of the physical universe comprising: a study of force, motion, energy, heat, waves, electricity, magnetism, quanta, atoms and light, and survey of the solar system and the night sky.

When will I receive my textbook and when do I return my textbook?

The courses will use electronic textbooks or other digital materials. Links and access to these materials will be indicated on the course syllabus and will be avaiable in the York Early College Academy Virtual Office on Blackboard.

What materials do I need?

Each instructor will provide a syllabus that will outline what any additional materials are needed for each course. However, students should be prepared with a notebook and writing utensils. Students may also use laptops or tablets. Please note that students are responsible for keeping track of their devices and personal property.

If I am struggling in class who should I talk to?

Students who have concerns about their performance or grades should speak to the instructor first. Having this initial conversation with the instructor will help students to express your concerns and get the needed support. Students should also communicate any concerns with Dr. Gordon or Mr. Madden.

How will I find out my final grades?

Each instructor must submit grades within 72 hours of the final exam. Students can view grades in CUNYfirst four-to-five days after the final exam.

If I do not agree with my final grade what should I do?

Students who do not agree with final grades must notify the instructor and the College Liaison in writing immediately. Any change in grade requires a formal protocol with the appropriate officials of the College. Students pursuing this course of action will be assisted by Mr. Madden.