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Dual Enrollment College Credit Courses
 
This list outlines courses that are offered through College Partnerships. Each college has a specific set of guidelines that must be followed when it comes to prerequisites, registration, dropping a class and payment. The colleges set these policies and Baldwinsville CSD facilitiate the implementation of the policies. The responsibility for registration, and dropping a college class is with the student and parent. These courses are also found on the department course offering pages.
 
ART 

Topics in Traditional Media and Methods in Ceramics (OSWEGO ART 102): 5273: 20 Weeks : 3 Oswego credits
Prerequisite: Ceramics II or instructor approval
This is a topics-based studio course in traditional media and designed to teach the materials and methods in a visual arts discipline. Students explore artistic expression through the given materials and methods of specific traditional media in ceramics and design. Students may take the course for additional credit in a second topic, Drawing and Painting or Photography.

 
Topics in Traditional Media and Methods in Film or Digital Photography (OSWEGO ART 102): 5664: 20 Weeks : 3 Oswego credits
Prerequisite: Photography I and II or Digital Photography I and II or instructor approval
This is a topics-based studio course in traditional media and designed to teach the materials and methods in a visual arts discipline. Students explore artistic expression through the given materials and methods of specific traditional media in Photography. Students may take the course for additional credit in a second topic, drawing; painting or ceramics.
 
Topics in Traditional Media and Methods in Drawing and Painting (OSWEGO ART 102): 5272: 20 Weeks : 3 Oswego credits
Prerequisite: Drawing and Painting I & II
This is a topics-based studio course in traditional media and designed to teach the materials and methods in a visual arts discipline. Students explore artistic expression through the given materials and methods of specific traditional media in drawing and painting. Students may take the course for additional credit in a second topic, drawing; painting or ceramics.


 
INFORMATION AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
 
Information and Computer Literacy (OCC CIS 100) : 6371 : 20 Weeks : 3 OCC Credits 
This course offers students an overview of the role of technology in society and provides an introduction to digital and information technologies, concepts, and terminologies. Discussions of the Community, Legal, and Ethical issues related to digital devices and the Internet are integral to the nature of this course. This course provides students with opportunities to develop research and critical thinking skills, and will introduce students to continuously evolving and emerging digital technologies and their effects on society. Students will demonstrate the skills needed to be an informed digital citizen, achieve academic and workplace success, and participate in an increasingly globalized environment. Students will use web applications, word-processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and other software, as applicable, to learn, search and organize their research, and then present and communicate their findings.
 
Mathematics of Business & Finance (OCC BUS 102) : 6411 : 40 Weeks : 3 OCC Credits 
A study of mathematical concepts and processes as applied to business and finance. Students will develop skills required to perform with accuracy and facility mathematical operations integral to the interpretation and solution of business problems. Arithmetic operations, signed numbers, linear equations, percentage and statistical procedures are applied to such topics as accounting, retailing, risk management, banking, and finance. This course is a core course for the Business Technology A.A.S. degree and may be used to fulfill a business or general elective requirement.
 
 
ENGLISH 

Creative Writing (Non-Fiction) (OSWEGO CRW 208) : 0592 : 20 Weeks : 3 Oswego Credits
Creative Writing: Non-Fiction will be offered concurrently with SUNY Oswego’s CRW 208: Creative Nonfiction Writing: Introductory. This course introduces students to various modes of nonfiction writing, helps them analyze and evaluate literature in the genre, and provides an environment in which they develop writing in nonfiction modes will introduce students to creative writing techniques for developing plot, setting, character, conflict and resolution. It will focus on the continued discovery and development of the student’s voice. This course will introduce students to genre studies from the perspective of the writer and push them to utilize other writers’ craft to develop their own. 
 
Creative Writing (Fiction) (OSWEGO CRW 206) : 0591 : 20 Weeks : 3 Oswego Credits
Creative Writing: Fiction will be offered concurrently with SUNY Oswego and their CRW 206 course Fiction Writing: Introductory. This course will be focused on fiction writing with specific emphasis on character study, plot development, plotlines, dialogue, as well as other fiction writing techniques. The course will culminate with the development and publication of students’ original fiction works. This course will focus on the development of narrative fiction and poetry, as well as magazine article writings, short stories and/or technical writing styles. Proofreading and editing skills will be emphasized in order to help students develop as writers. Students will also create a literary publication for distribution throughout the school and the greater community. 
 
Freshman Composition and Literature I (OCC ENG 103) : 0212: 20 Weeks : 3 OCC Credits
Emphasizing the recursive nature of writing and the process of revision, this course teaches students the skills and processes necessary for writing and revising college-level academic prose. Various aspects of writing, including invention/pre-writing, composing, revision, and editing/proofreading will be taught. Critical readings of various nonfiction texts may be used to develop understanding of rhetorical conventions and genres. Composing in and for electronic environments, as well as their conventions, will also be taught. Prerequisite: Onondaga Community College placement test or 500 or better on the Verbal portion of the SAT. Student that are unsuccessful in the first semester will be dropped from the class. This could affect financial aid or acceptance in to college. If a student wishes to drop this class it must be within the first 5 days of class, otherwise it will be listed on the high school transcript as a withdraw.
 
 Freshman Composition and Literature II (OCC ENG 104): 20 Weeks : 3 OCC Credits
Prerequisite: ENG 103
Teaches students to comprehend, respond to and use the ideas of others in their own writing. Skills such as analytic and critical reading and writing, summarizing, and paraphrasing are developed through the study of literature. Term paper form will also be taught.  If a student wishes to drop this class it must be within the first 5 days of class, otherwise it will be listed on the high school transcript as a withdraw. This could affect financial aid or acceptance in to college.
 
Topic Areas for OCC ENG 104 include:
OCC ENG 104: British Literature : 0433: 20 Weeks : 1/2 Credit 
OCC ENG 104: Mythology : 0425: 20 Weeks : 1/2 Credit 
OCC ENG 104: Stage and Screen : 0438: 20 Weeks : 1/2 Credit 
OCC ENG 104: Contemporary Literature : 0429: 20 Weeks : 1/2 Credit 
OCC ENG 104: Literary Analysis : 0413: 20 Weeks : 1/2 Credit 

 
LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH

French IV (OSWEGO FRE 201) : 4421 : 40 Weeks : 3 Oswego Credits
Prerequisite: French III 
This full year one credit course helps the student begin to attain communication skills at a level of proficiency beyond the Comprehensive Final Exam. It is the first course necessary for those wishing to move toward the advanced Checkpoint C proficiency leading to advanced placement at college level. Students will participate in a variety of activities: reading, discussions, skits and one-to-one conversations and an introduction to French cooking. Both vocabulary and knowledge of the grammatical patterns of French are developed and refined. This course is conducted in French. Successful completion of this course will enable each student to additionally earn three college credit hours at SUNY Oswego. A fee is required to obtain college credit. 
 
French V (OSWEGO FRE 202) : 4521 : 40 Weeks : 3 Oswego Credits
Prerequisite: French IV 
This full-year, one credit elective offers advanced students the opportunity to bring their communicative skills to the highest level of development at Checkpoint C. The student will be exposed to excellent examples of French literature which serve as a catalyst for discussion as well as a most expanded vocabulary. French culture and civilization are emphasized with special emphasis on French foods. This course is conducted in French. Successful completion of this course will enable each student to additionally earn three college credit hours at SUNY Oswego. A fee is required to obtain college credit. 
 
German IV (OSWEGO GER 201) : 4425 : 40 Weeks : 3 Oswego Credits
Prerequisite: German III 
This full-year, one credit course helps the student begin to attain communication skills at a level of proficiency beyond the Regents. It is the first course necessary for those wishing to move toward the advanced Checkpoint C proficiency leading to advanced placement at college level. Students will study the language through a variety of cultural activities and will experience the language in some famous literature and music. Both vocabulary and knowledge of the grammatical patterns of German are developed. Successful completion of this course will enable each student to additionally earn three college credit hours at SUNY Oswego. A fee is required to obtain college credit. 
 
German V (OSWEGO GER 202) : 4525 : 40 Weeks : 3 Oswego Credits
Prerequisite: German IV 
This course is a full year one credit elective that offers students who have successfully completed German IV the opportunity to develop their communication skills to the highest level at Checkpoint C. A variety of programs and fields of culture, such as the literature and music of German-speaking countries, serve as a catalyst to expand vocabulary for oral and written expression. Successful completion of this course will enable each student to additionally earn three college credit hours at SUNY Oswego. A fee is required to obtain college credit. 
 
Spanish IV (OSWEGO SPA 201) : 4423 : 40 Weeks : 3 Oswego Credits
Prerequisite: Spanish III 
This full year, one credit course helps the student begin to attain communication skills at a level of proficiency beyond the Comprehensive Final Exam. It is the first course necessary for those wishing to move toward the advanced Checkpoint C proficiency leading to advanced placement at college level. Students will study the language through its literature, art, and history. Both vocabulary and knowledge of the grammatical patterns of Spanish are developed and refined. This course is conducted in Spanish. Successful completion of this course will enable each student to additionally earn three college credit hours at SUNY Oswego. A fee is required to obtain college credit. 
 
Spanish V (OSWEGO SPA 202) : 4523 : 40 Weeks : 3 Oswego Credits
Prerequisite: Spanish IV 
This full year, one credit elective offers advanced students the opportunity to bring their communicative skills to the highest level of development at Checkpoint C. The student will be exposed to excellent examples of Spanish literature which serve as a catalyst for discussion as well as a most expanded vocabulary. Spanish and Latin American culture and civilization are emphasized. This course is conducted in Spanish. Successful completion of this course will enable each student to additionally earn three college credit hours at SUNY Oswego. A fee is required to obtain college credit. 
 
MATHEMATICS

Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry (OCC MAT 143) : 2445 : 40 Weeks : 4 OCC Credits
Prerequisite: We recommend that a student pass Algebra II and Algebra II Regents exam 
This course is designed to provide the necessary foundation for a standard calculus course. Topics include absolute value and quadratic inequalities, functions and their equations, exponential and logarithmic functions and their applications, right triangle trigonometry, law of sines and law of cosines, trigonometric functions (circular) and their inverses, trigonometric identities and equations, addition and multiple angle formulas, and binomial theorem. Graphing calculator use is required. If a student wishes to drop this class it must be within the first 5 days of class, otherwise it will be listed on the high school transcript as a withdraw. This could affect financial aid or acceptance in to college.
 
Calculus I (OCC MAT 161) : 2435 : 40 Weeks : 4 OCC Credits
Prerequisite: Passed Pre-Calculus MAT 143 with a “C” or better
This is a first course in calculus for students in mathematics, science, computer science and engineering. Topics include basic analytic geometry, functions, limits and continuity, derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions, chain rule, implicit differentiation, antiderivatives, definite integrals, Fundamental Theorem, applications of derivatives and integrals. Graphing calculator use is required.   If a student wishes to drop this class it must be within the first 5 days of class, otherwise it will be listed on the high school transcript as a withdraw. This could affect financial aid or acceptance in to college.
 
SCIENCE

General Physics I (OCC 103) : 3446 : 20 Weeks : 4 OCC Credits
Prerequisites: Successful completion of prior science course and current enrollment in Algebra II and 85% or higher on the Chemistry Regents Exam is recommended. 
The first semester of a two-semester, basic, non-calculus General Physics course emphasizing fundamental concepts and principles with a problem-solving approach. Topics covered include Kinematics and Dynamics, Newton's Laws, Work and Energy, Momentum, Rotational Motion, Heat and Thermodynamics. Student that are unsuccessful in the first semester will be dropped from the class. This could affect financial aid or acceptance in to college. If a student wishes to drop this class it must be within the first 5 days of class, otherwise it will be listed on the high school transcript as a withdraw.
 
General Physics II (OCC 104) : 3447: 20 Weeks : 4 OCC Credits
Prerequisite: PHY 103
The continuation of PHY 103. Topics covered include Vibrations and Wave motion, Physical and Geometrical Optics, Electricity and Magnetism, simple AC and DC Circuits and Modern Physics. Two class hours, two recitation hours, and two laboratory hours.  If a student wishes to drop this class it must be within the first 5 days of class, otherwise it will be listed on the high school transcript as a withdraw. This could affect financial aid or acceptance in to college.
 
TECHNOLOGY

 Program Design and Development (OCC CSC 110) : 6433 : 20 Weeks : 4 OCC credits
This is a language dependent introduction course on computer program design and development. Emphasis is on the identification and solution of business problems through systems of computer programs. Programs are described and designed through such tools as program flowcharts, structure charts, and pseudocode. Within this framework, programming languages are treated as tools which can be selected, as appropriate, to implement the designs.