College Credit Courses

College Credit Courses

Spring 2018 Registration Closed

Cohort course are comprised of students from various NYC public high schools.  Classes meet from 4:30PM-6:45PM on Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays or Saturdays 10:00AM-2:30PM.  Students are loaned the text book from the program and the courses typically begin about a month after the college course schedule.

Waiver courses are for qualified high school students enrolled in courses with John Jay College students. Professors are not informed that they are high school students.  Because they are with John Jay’s student body the time of courses varies.  Students are required to purchase their own text book and the price varies. For more information, please contact Carla Duffy at or (212) 393-6333 for a listing of the courses.

Saturday classes — 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM 
 Weekday classes — 4:30 PM to 6:45 PM

Anthropology (ANT) 101—3 credits:  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
This course is an introduction to cultural anthropology, the study of human societies and cultures. Students will examine the concept of culture in historical and global perspective, and learn tools for cross-cultural comparative analysis with an emphasis on critical thinking in relation to cultural values and practices, variation in human behavior, the organization of social life, and the making of cultural identity.  
(Mondays & Wednesdays)

Counseling (CSL) 110—1 credit: Career Development for the College Student
A critical examination of different occupational areas combined with a realistic self-examination by students of their own needs, interests and skills in order to formulate valid career choices. Emphasis is on occupations in urban areas and careers in the criminal justice system. Attention is also given to the career development of women and members of minority groups. The course includes guest lecturers from governmental agencies and private industry. 
(Mondays OR Saturdays)

Criminal Justice BS (CJBS) 101—3 credits: Introduction to to the American Criminal Justice System
This course is an introductory survey of the American criminal justice system with a view to its social and institutional context, and its structure and functioning. The course provides an overview of the foundations and components of the criminal justice system, including (substantive and procedural) criminal law, police, courts and corrections. The main emphasis will be placed on the criminal justice process, and how the various institutions of criminal justice interact. Key issues will be addressed as they arise at different stages of the process, such as the conflict between crime control and due process, and conflicts related to, for example, gender, class and ethnicity.
(Mondays & Wednesdays OR Tuesdays & Thursdays OR Saturdays)

Drama (DRA) 110—3 credits: Introduction to Theatre
The course provides an introduction to the study of drama and theatre, including playwriting, directing, acting, design, and technical theatre. Historical influences and production elements and values are explored. The course is designed to enhance the student's enjoyment and understanding of the theatrical experience.
(Mondays & Wednesdays)

English (ENG) 101—3 credits: Composition I: Exploration and Authorship: An Inquiry-based Writing Course
This composition course introduces students to the skills, habits and conventions necessary to prepare inquiry-based research for college. While offering students techniques and practices of invention and revision, this theme-based composition course teaches students the expectations of college-level research, academic devices for exploring ideas and rhetorical strategies for completing investigative writing.
(Tuesdays & Thursdays)

English (ENG) 201—3 credits: Composition 2: Disciplinary Investigations-Exploring Writing across the Disciplines (Prerequisite: ENG 101)
This composition course introduces students to the rhetorical characteristics of cross-disciplinary writing styles.  Instructors choose a single theme and provide students with reading and writing assignments which address the differing literacy conventions and processes of diverse fields.  Students learn how to apply their accumulated repertoire of aptitudes and abilities to the writing situations presented to them from across the disciplines.

Mathematics (MAT) 105—3 credits:  College Algebra 
This course prepares students for the study of pre-calculus and develops their mathematical maturity. The topics to be covered include review of the fundamentals of algebra, relations, functions, solutions of first- and second-degree equations and inequalities, systems of equations, matrices and determinants, binomial theorem, mathematical induction, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, analytic geometry and conic sections, geometric and arithmetic sequences and series, and miscellaneous topics.
*(Saturdays 2:00PM-4:15PM)

Psychology (PSY) 101—3 credits: Introduction to Psychology
This course is a survey of the scientific study of the mind and behavior. Topics to be covered include research methods and applications in Psychology’s major areas of study: thought, memory, learning, personality, social processes, human development, psychological disorders, and the biological bases of behavior.
(Mondays & Wednesdays OR Saturdays)

Sociology (SOC) 101—3 credits: Introduction to Sociology
This course provides an overview of the theoretical frameworks and data-collection methods that sociologists use to analyze political trends, economic developments, and cultural changes in society. It investigates the many ways that a society may influence the attitudes and actions of individuals and entire groups.
(Tuesdays & Thursdays OR Saturdays)

Saturday classes — 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM 
 Weekday classes — 4:30 PM to 6:45 PM