From CUNY Academic Commons


Sample Courses and Modules

An Inconvenient Truth – This is one of LaGuardia Community College’s “First Year Experience” sites. The goal of each site is “to establish a greater sense of community among students and to provide an introduction to intellectual life at the college. ” Each site has a common reading, multiple paths andl inks for doing research on the reading, forums for sharing ideas and information, teaching resources, related blogs, and ways for students to apply what they have learned to their own lives and communities.

Close Reading of a Passage – A sample interactive writing exercise from Lawrence Kowerski’s Greek Civilization course.

Oral Communication for the Non-Native Speaker – Erika Heppner’s course makes students’ lives the content of the course. (Students create their own videos and other digital representations.)

New York City Stories – Liz Iannotti’s course begins by telling students, “You are now a member of an elite task force assigned with collecting data and images and capturing–for the sake of future generations–a snapshot of a particular aspect of life in New York City.”

School to Work Transitioning – Diane Nahas’s course makes students digital story-telling the goal and content of instruction.

Math 096 – George McCormack’s course provides his video explanation of every topic (with animation, graphics, and other multimedia).

Tony Picciano’s Video Lecture on Bilingual Education – This is one of a series of video “lectures” that Tony recorded in his house. Look at how relaxed he is! (If this o-pens in Windows Media Player, click the “full screen icon” to enlarge it.)

Introduction to Sociology – Felipe Pimental’s course is a Blackboard course that will open in another browser window.

Medieval Literature – Carl Grindley’s course is a Blackboard course that will open in another browser window.