SUNY Sullivan Offers a Wide Selection of Courses for Late Start Semester

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Classes Start September 30

It’s never too late to start college. SUNY Sullivan’s Late Start Semester, which runs from September 30 to December 18, is an excellent opportunity for students to jumpstart their education.

The Late Start Semester is perfect for students who would like to transfer to SUNY Sullivan after the start of the semester; those who wish to make changes to their current schedule, including changing from part-time to full-time. Final Deadline for Registration is Friday, October 2.

The Late Start Semester courses include: Fundamentals of Speech, US History 1860-1940, US History since 1940, Ethics, General Psychology and Survey of World Cultures, and more. Course descriptions, dates, times and instructors are listed below. Those interested in becoming SUNY Sullivan students and enrolling in one or more classes for the Late Start Semester should call the Office of Admissions at 845-434-5750, ext. 4287, or email admissions@sunysullivan.edu.

Course Offerings

US History 1860-1940 (HIS 1228 02 XP)
This course provides a survey of the development of the United States from the Civil War period to 1940. Students will analyze the Civil War, post-Civil War agricultural and industrial revolutions, urbanization, immigration, the emergence of the United States as a world power, World War I, and the Great Depression.

Taught by Anne Ruszkiewicz, this three-credit course will meet virtually from October 5 through December 10.

US History since 1940 (HIS 1229 03 XP)
This course surveys and examines selected problems and opportunities facing the United States in the 20th century and early 21st century. Students will analyze significant social, economic, and political changes in contemporary American life since 1940. Taught by Amy J Colon, this three-credit course will meet on the SUNY Sullivan Campus in the G Building on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:20 pm. The course will run from October 5 to December 18.

Ethics (HUM 1304 01 XP)
This course is a study of various historical and contemporary value systems with emphasis on alternative criteria for making decisions in the contemporary conflict of moral values. It is designed to help students develop their own value system and basis for ethical decisions. Taught by Gabriel Rikard, this three-credit class will meet on the SUNY Sullivan Campus in the G Building on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. The course will run from October 5 to December 18.

General Psychology (PSY 1500 07 XP)
This three-credit course serves as a general introduction to the scientific study of psychology. General principles of human behavior and mental processes, as revealed through various psychological scientific methods of inquiry, are explored. This basic introduction to psychological research allows students to critically evaluate the topics found within the broad discipline of psychology. Topics in this introductory survey include biological foundations of behavior, sensation and perception, learning, motivation, cognition, human development, abnormal behavior, personality theory, and social and health issues as studied by psychologists. Taught by Alecia Douglas, General Psychology will meet on the SUNY Sullivan Campus in the G Building on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:15 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. The course will run from October 5 to December 11.

Survey of World Cultures (SOC 1725 01 XP)
We often ask ourselves: what is culture? Is it geography? Politics? Art? The environment? Or is it the way we interact with our family, our friends, our neighbors within our city, state, and country, and outside our borders in foreign lands? The answer is all of the above, and more. This course will teach students to map cultural identities by looking at different measurements….including population, new and old technologies, economic development, and how people construct living spaces in cities, towns, and countryside. Taught by Arthur Riegal, this three-credit course will meet virtually from October 5 through December 11.

Fundamentals of Speech (ENG 1301 09 XP)
Under the instruction of Daneryl Weber, students in Fundamentals of Speech will learn the basics of public speaking and put their skills into practice. This three-credit course will meet on the SUNY Sullivan Campus in the F Building on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45 p.m. to 5:35 pm. The course will run from October 5 to December 11.

Fundamentals of Speech (ENG 1301 12 XP)
Under the instruction of Nicolas López, students in Fundamentals of Speech will learn the basics of public speaking and put their skills into practice. This three-credit course will meet virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:10 pm. The course will run from September 30 to December 11.

Introduction to Behavioral Principles (MHA 1520 01 XP)
Students focus on the basic principles that govern behavior and learning, including considerations for developmental disabilities. Students explore the historical underpinning of behavior theory and discuss how current standards and values intersect with those ideas. Topics discussed include history, current practice, and professional standards. This course includes many components of practical application of learned materials to further assist in learning and retention of materials. This three-credit course will meet virtually from September 30 through December 11.

About SUNY Sullivan

Sullivan County Community College (SUNY Sullivan) seeks to educate, inspire and empower both SUNY students and the community at large. Through our excellent instructors and programs, we prepare students for exciting careers in a diverse and interconnected world. We also give back to the community as a whole — promoting environmentally sustainable practices and supporting positive economic change within Sullivan County and beyond.