Courses and Syllabi

Courses and Syllabi

BHSEC Queens offers a variety of college courses each semester that embody the highest standards of a liberal arts education. College courses offered have included those listed below.

Seminar Sequence

The Seminar Sequence is the signature humanities experience of the Bard Early College program. The four-semester interdisciplinary Seminar Sequence exposes students to seminal texts from antiquity to modernity, which students engage with through critical reading and interpretation. Readings include Homer’s The Iliad, Plato’s The Last Days of Socrates, Dante’s Inferno, Machiavelli’s The Prince, Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Darwin’s The Origin of Species, Marx’s The Communist Manifesto, Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk, Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents, Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, and Kafka’s The Trial, among others.

Courses Currently Offered

Arts

ART 107 Design (2 credits)
ART 109 Printmaking (3 credits)
ART 111 International Arts (3 credits)
FILM 101 Introduction to Film (3 credits)
MUS 105 Concert Choir (2 credits)
MUS 108 Chamber Orchestra (2 credit)
MUS 113 Piano Workshop (1 credit)
MUS 114 Intermediate Piano (1-2 credits)
MUS 118 Jazz Ensemble (2 credits)
MUS 125 Music Creation (3 credits)
MUS 127 Oral History of American Music (3 credits)
MUS 205 Great Operas (3 credits)
MUS 209  Music Composition (3 credits)
THTR 102 Method Acting (3 credits)
THTR 104 Theater Practicum (3 credits)
THTR 227 Mask and Mime (3 credits)

Language

ARAB 101-102 Beginning Arabic (3 credits)
CHI 201-202 Intermediate Chinese (3 credits)
CLAS 102 Hellas (3 credits)
CLAS 103 Ars Poetica (3 credits)
CLAS 242 Classical Mythology (3 credits)
CLAS 243 Greek Drama (3 credits)
LAT 201-202 Intermediate Latin I & II (3 credits)
LAT 203 Intermediate Latin III (3 credits)
LAT 204 Readings in Latin Literature (3 credits)
SPAN 150-151 Hispanic Literature (3 credits)
SPAN 205 Language Through Literature (3 credits)
SPAN 220  Medieval/Early Modern Peninsular Literature (3 credits)
SPAN 225 Latin American Literatures of Encounter (3 credits)
SPAN 235  Latin American Literature (3 credits)
SPAN 236  Latin American Literature II (3 credits)
SPAN 240-241 Cervantes’ Don Quijote I and II (3 credits)
SPAN 2?? Myth in Latin American Literature (3 credits)

Literature

LIT 103 Creative Writing (3 credits)
LIT 104 Introduction to Cultural Studies (3 credits)
LIT 123 Creative Writing II (3 credits)
LIT 124  Writing About Your World (3 credits)
LIT 125 Writing for Performance (3 credits)
LIT 126 Comparative Literature (3 credits)
LIT 187 The Thousand and One Nights (3 credits)
LIT 200 Russian Literature (3 credits)
LIT 202 Japanese Literature (3 credits)
LIT 207 Japanese Theater (3 credits)
LIT 229 Modern Japanese Fiction (3 credits)
LIT 237 African Literature (3 credits)
LIT 295 Kurosawa: Fiction to Film (3 credits)
LIT 2?? Arabic Literature (3 credits)
SEM 101-102 First Year Seminar I & II (3 credits per semester)
SEM 201 Sophomore Seminar I (3 credits)
SEM 202 Sophomore Seminar II (3 credits)

Mathematics

CMSC 101 Computer Science (3 credits)
CMSC 117 Intro to Computing: Graphics and Games (3 credits)
CMSC 118 Object Oriented Programming (3 credits)
MATH 103 Groups & Symmetry (3 credits)
MATH 109 College Algebra (3 credits)
MATH 110 Precalculus Mathematics (3 credits)
MATH 111 Calculus I (3 credits)
MATH 112 Calculus II (3 credits)
MATH 125 Statistics (3 credits)
MATH 161 Foundations of Applied Math (3 credits)
MATH 212 Calculus III: Multivariable Calculus (3 credits)
MATH 221 Differential Equations (3 credits)
MATH 242 Linear Algebra

Sciences

BIO 101 Basic Cell Biology (4 credits)
BIO 102 Organismal Biology (4 credits)
BIO 112 Biology of Infectious Diseases (4 credits)
BIO 141 Subcellular Biology (4 credits)
BIO 201 Genetics (4 credits)
BIO 202 Ecology and Evolution (4 credits)
BIO 203 Physiology (4 credits)
BIO 204 Biology of Cancer (4 credits)
BIO 211 Neurobiology (3 credits)
BIO 250 Pathophysiology (4 credits)
CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
CHEM 102 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
CHEM 106 Chemistry of Food and Cooking (4 credits)
CHEM 141 Chemical Principles (4 credits)
CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)
CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II (4 credits)
CHEM 2?? Materials Science (4 credits)
NSCI 121 Adolescent Health Research (4 credits)
PHYS 101-102 Physics with Calculus (4 credits)

Social Studies

ANTH 101 Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)
ANTH 115 Cultural Linguistics (3 credits)
ANTH 200 Gender Studies (3 credits)
ANTH 201 Anthropological Encounters (3 credits)
ANTH 213 Anthropology of Monsters (3 credits)
ECON 101 Microeconomics (3 credits)
ECON 120 Introduction to Economics (3 credits)
HIST 100 The Science and History of Memory (3 credits)
HIST 105 US History: Rich and Poor (3 credits)
HIST 107 American Women I (3 credits)
HIST 108 US Women: 1920 – Present II (3 credits)
HIST 118 Conformity and its Critics in the 1950’s (3 credits)
HIST 119 Revolution: American Social Change 1960-1975 (3 credits)
HIST 124 Enlightenment and its Critics (3 credits)
HIST 137 History of New York (3 credits)
HIST 201 Topics in African History (3 credits)
HIST 206 Race, Gender & Empire (3 credits)
HIST 213 Food in American Society (3 credits)
HIST 225 Globalization (3 credits)
HIST 261 Cultural History of Self-Help (3 credits)
HIST 266 Race and Power in America (3 credits)
HIST 2?? American Cold War (3 credits)
HIST 315 US Social Movements 1800-2000 (3 credits)
PHIL 112 Philosophy (3 credits)
PS 112 Political Ideas (3 credits)
PS 219 International Conflict and Cooperation (3 credits)
PSY 103 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
SOC 105 Internet and Society (3 credits)

Departmental Course Sequence Recommendations