Core Curriculum

The College of Arts and Sciences is home to NYIT's new Discovery Core Curriculum. The new Core courses develop professional and personal skills that will help NYIT students advance in their careers.

Full titles and descriptions of Foundations and Seminars available in the NYIT Catalog.

Foundation Courses. (Year 1-2) All students take six "foundation" courses - all but one taken early in a student's career at NYIT:

FCIQ 101 Foundations of Inquiry
FCSC 101 Foundations of Scientific Process
FCWR 101 Writing I: Foundations of College Composition
FCWR 111 Writing I: Composition for International Students
FCWR 151 Writing II: Foundations of Research Writing
FCWR 161 Writing II: Composition for International Students
FCSP 105 Foundations of Speech Communication


Mathematics and Science. All students are required to complete a minimum of three credits of science beyond the foundation science course and a minimum of three credits of mathematics. 

Seminar Courses (after completion of all Foundation courses, except Professional Communication). All students choose one course from each of four seminar categories: Behavioral Science (ICBS), Philosphy (ICPH), Literature (ICLT), Social Science (ICSS). These courses share an interdisciplinary approach, active/integrated learning strategies, and unique themes. Faculty from all schools are encouraged to develop proposals for seminars and students are able to choose from a wide variety of topics.

Students choose one Seminar from each area:

Behavioral Science Seminars
ICBS 301 Cross Cultural Dating
ICBS 302 Intergroup Relations
ICBS 303 Dynamics of Violence
ICBS 305 Gender Identity
ICBS 306 Real New York
ICBS 307 Documentary and Still Photography
ICBS 308 Parenting and Culture
ICBS 309 Anthropology of Health

Literature Seminars
ICLT 301 American Immigrant Literature
ICLT 302 Strange Creations
ICLT 303 Science Fiction
ICLT 304 Children's Literature
ICLT 305 America, The Promised Land
ICLT 306 American Nervousness
ICLT 307 Fantasy Literature
ICLT 308 Contemporary Poetry
ICLT 309 Literary Journalism of the 1960s
ICLT 310 Latino Culture in NY
ICLT 311 What was Modernism?
ICLT 312 Shakespeare
ICLT 314 Modern Drama as Protest
ICLT 315 Revolution
ICLT 316 Literature and Medicine
ICLT 317 Gothic Literature
ICLT 318 Romantic Literature and Science
ICLT 319 Art of the Detective Novel
ICLT 320 Global Literature and Human Rights
ICLT 321 LGBT Literature
ICLT 322 New York Literature

Philosophy Seminars
ICPH 301 Philosophy of Human Nature
ICPH 302 Legacy of Socrates
ICPH 303 Birth of Philosophy & Science
ICPH 304 Ethics and Social Philosophy
ICPH 305 Beauty and Philosophy of Art
ICPH 306 Bioethics

Social Science Seminars
ICSS 301 Environmental History
ICSS 303 American Character
ICSS 304 Great City History
ICSS 305 Vietnam on Film
ICSS 306 Modern New York
ICSS 307 Seminar in Eco Crises
ICSS 308 Seminar in Eco Sustainability
ICSS 309 Technology and Global Issues
ICSS-310 Modern Middle East
ICSS 311 Conspiracy Theory
ICSS 312 Revolution, Theory and Culture
ICSS 314 Seminar Global Conflict
ICSS 315 Filming American History

Professional Communication Courses (students choose one 3rd, 4th, or 5th year)
FCWR 301 Business Communication
FCWR 302 Communication for Health
FCWR 303 Communication for Arts and Design
FCWR 304 Communication for Technical Professions


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