General CAS Pathway

The Undergraduate General Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support needed to succeed at Suffolk University. Upon meeting progression requirements, students matriculate into the BA or BS program of their choice. Other degree options are available as well. Pathway duration is based on English language abilities determined at the time of admission to the University.

Three types of Undergraduate General Pathways are available.

1 Semester Pathway

Pathway Requirements: 5 courses, 16 credits

This program is composed of one semester of pathway programming which counts toward the student's undergraduate degree.

Prerequisites:

CAS students only. SBS students by special permission.

Credits:

1

Description:

CAS 101 is a one-credit course that meets once a week and is designed to help you have a successful transition to Suffolk University and our unique urban community. It is also designed to introduce you to the principles and concepts of Oral Communication and Presentation Skills. Through interactive exercises and engaging assignments, you will explore the campus environment and learn about strategies for success as a student. You will present speeches about your research and activities to improve your abilities as a speaker.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to link thematically and rhetorically to EAP 104. By taking both courses, you will be honing the practice of transferring knowledge between courses, as well as between school and your personal experiences and prior knowledge.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to strengthen the academic reading and writing skills that will be applicable to your collegiate course work by using course materials that will help us to understand cultural, social and global issues in the contemporary world. We will work together as a class to continue to develop the analytical skills necessary to produce well-organized and well-written essays. We will think critically about social change and contemporary social problems. We will pay significant attention to the writing process including prewriting, writing a strong thesis statement, revising, editing and proofreading. We will review the proper use of sources so as to avoid plagiarism, and will conduct our own research on topics relating to issues of cultural, social and global perspectives.

Prerequisites:

MATH level 2, or Mathshop, or MATH-104

Credits:

4

Description:

From the ISBN on a book, to buying a car, from the size of small chips in a cell phone, to the size of the national debt, or just reading a graph in the daily newspaper, mathematics plays an important and vital role in countless areas of life and your future career and courses included. Mathematics is both an art and a tool created by humans. The common bond is a way of thinking and a way of reasoning to describe and solve problems of many types. This course uses the context of modern real life problems to introduce math needed for literacy and problem solving in contemporary life and work. It uses a minimal amount of algebra and focuses on math models, concepts and basic math manipulations. It encourages students to move from anxiety about math, to using formulas well, to thinking critically in the math context to use math to solve problems and pose new problems. Topics include scientific notation, basic financial math, linear, exponential and polynomial models and an introduction to probability. (Formerly Math 132)

Take one Creativity and Innovation (CI) course as determined by the INTO program.

2 Semester Pathway

Pathway Requirements: 9 courses, 32 credits

This program is composed of two semesters of pathway programming which count towards the student's undergraduate degree.

Semester 1 (5 courses, 16 credits)

Prerequisites:

CAS students only. SBS students by special permission.

Credits:

1

Description:

CAS 101 is a one-credit course that meets once a week and is designed to help you have a successful transition to Suffolk University and our unique urban community. It is also designed to introduce you to the principles and concepts of Oral Communication and Presentation Skills. Through interactive exercises and engaging assignments, you will explore the campus environment and learn about strategies for success as a student. You will present speeches about your research and activities to improve your abilities as a speaker.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to focus on the oral communication skills needed to be successful students, as well as successful professionals. Through lectures, text, and practical applications; students will learn how to select a topic, tailor a presentation to a specific audience, research, design and structure an oral presentation. Students will also learn to collaborate with a team of colleagues, utilize visual aids, and critique professional/rhetorical situations. In addition, students will expand their listening skills to extract meaning from and take notes on authentic academic conversations and lectures. In addition, EAP 101 is linked thematically and rhetorically to EAP 102. By taking both courses, you will be honing the practice of transferring knowledge between courses," as well as between school and your personal experiences and prior knowledge. """

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to familiarize students with the academic reading and writing skills that will be applicable to your collegiate course work. We will work together as a class to develop the analytical skills necessary to produce well-organized and well-written essays. We will pay significant attention to the writing process including prewriting, writing a strong thesis statement, revising, editing and proofreading. We will review the proper use of sources so as to avoid plagiarism.

Prerequisites:

MATH level 2, or Mathshop, or MATH-104

Credits:

4

Description:

From the ISBN on a book, to buying a car, from the size of small chips in a cell phone, to the size of the national debt, or just reading a graph in the daily newspaper, mathematics plays an important and vital role in countless areas of life and your future career and courses included. Mathematics is both an art and a tool created by humans. The common bond is a way of thinking and a way of reasoning to describe and solve problems of many types. This course uses the context of modern real life problems to introduce math needed for literacy and problem solving in contemporary life and work. It uses a minimal amount of algebra and focuses on math models, concepts and basic math manipulations. It encourages students to move from anxiety about math, to using formulas well, to thinking critically in the math context to use math to solve problems and pose new problems. Topics include scientific notation, basic financial math, linear, exponential and polynomial models and an introduction to probability. (Formerly Math 132)

Take one Creativity and Innovation (CI) course as determined by the INTO program.

Semester 2 (4 courses, 16 credits)

Credits:

4

Description:

This course offers a basic introduction to American culture and society through the study of American History. The city of Boston and its extraordinary history and institutions will be at the heart of the class and students will frequently visit sites close to the campus. Topics will focus on areas such as the way people from different cultures have understood and misunderstood each other; the evolution of American politics and political institutions; the American Revolution and the founding documents and institutions of the United States; the distinct forms of American religion, American literature and the American economy; slavery and race in American society; the rise of America to world power; the changing role of women; the New Deal and the rise of the modern welfare state; immigration; the development of popular culture; and the meaning of Donald Trump. This course fulfills te core requirement for the American Studies Minor. Enrollees in the Minor program may not register for AMST-111 Defining America and Americans.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to link thematically and rhetorically to EAP 104. By taking both courses, you will be honing the practice of transferring knowledge between courses, as well as between school and your personal experiences and prior knowledge.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to strengthen the academic reading and writing skills that will be applicable to your collegiate course work by using course materials that will help us to understand cultural, social and global issues in the contemporary world. We will work together as a class to continue to develop the analytical skills necessary to produce well-organized and well-written essays. We will think critically about social change and contemporary social problems. We will pay significant attention to the writing process including prewriting, writing a strong thesis statement, revising, editing and proofreading. We will review the proper use of sources so as to avoid plagiarism, and will conduct our own research on topics relating to issues of cultural, social and global perspectives.

Choose one of the following:

Prerequisites:

Math 128 or higher. REMINDER: STATS 240 is a required prerequisite MKT 220, FIN 200 and ISOM 201(prerequisite for ISOM 319)

Credits:

4

Description:

Topics include: data presentation, measures of central locations and dispersion, probability and probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression models. The use of Excel and SPSS will be emphasized throughout the course. 1 term - 4 credits (4 hours per week). Normally offered each semester. STATS 240 satisfies the same requirements as STATS 250

Any course that fulfills the Science, Technology and Engineering core requirement

3 Semester Pathway

Pathway Requirements: 14 courses, 36 credits

This program is composed of three semesters of pathway programming. Academic English courses taken in term 1 are not for academic credit. All courses taken in term 2 and 3 of the pathway will count towards the student’s undergraduate degree.

Semester 1 (5 courses, 4 credits)

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

Description:

The goal of this course is to increase fluency and build student confidence in listening and speaking through a variety of student-centered activities. Specifically, students will advance and practice their listening and speaking skills in academic situations including group work, note-taking exercises, oral presentations, and class discussions. Vocabulary, pronunciation, delivery, and active listening will be addressed, among other skills. This course is designed for students at an intermediate level. This is a non-credit course.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

Description:

The goal of this course is to increase accuracy and build student confidence in reading and writing through a variety of student-centered activities. Specifically, students will advance and practice their reading and writing skills on a variety of topics through critical reading, critical thinking, and essay writing. Sentence level, paragraph level, and essay level writing with a focus on grammar, punctuation, and organization among other skills will be addressed. This course is designed for students at an intermediate level. This is a non-credit course.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

Description:

This course is designed to ensure a successful transition to Suffolk University and our unique urban community. Through class discussions, readings, and assignments, students will discuss a variety of topics, including academic success strategies, personal goals and self-awareness. Students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful university student. This course is designed for students at an intermediate level. This is a non-credit course.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

Description:

This course will focus on American literature, culture and history. Course readings may include short stories, poetry, plays, excerpts of novels, and/or films that have impacted American history and explore the many aspects of American culture. The course focuses on reading comprehension, vocabulary development, presentation, discussion skills, and research. This is a non-credit course.

One math course based on math placement.

Semester 2 (5 courses, 16 credits)

Prerequisites:

CAS students only. SBS students by special permission.

Credits:

1

Description:

CAS 101 is a one-credit course that meets once a week and is designed to help you have a successful transition to Suffolk University and our unique urban community. It is also designed to introduce you to the principles and concepts of Oral Communication and Presentation Skills. Through interactive exercises and engaging assignments, you will explore the campus environment and learn about strategies for success as a student. You will present speeches about your research and activities to improve your abilities as a speaker.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to focus on the oral communication skills needed to be successful students, as well as successful professionals. Through lectures, text, and practical applications; students will learn how to select a topic, tailor a presentation to a specific audience, research, design and structure an oral presentation. Students will also learn to collaborate with a team of colleagues, utilize visual aids, and critique professional/rhetorical situations. In addition, students will expand their listening skills to extract meaning from and take notes on authentic academic conversations and lectures. In addition, EAP 101 is linked thematically and rhetorically to EAP 102. By taking both courses, you will be honing the practice of transferring knowledge between courses," as well as between school and your personal experiences and prior knowledge. """

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to familiarize students with the academic reading and writing skills that will be applicable to your collegiate course work. We will work together as a class to develop the analytical skills necessary to produce well-organized and well-written essays. We will pay significant attention to the writing process including prewriting, writing a strong thesis statement, revising, editing and proofreading. We will review the proper use of sources so as to avoid plagiarism.

Subsequent math course based on math placement.

One Creativity and Innovation (CI) course as determined by the INTO program.

 

Semester 3 (4 courses, 16 credits)

Credits:

4

Description:

This course offers a basic introduction to American culture and society through the study of American History. The city of Boston and its extraordinary history and institutions will be at the heart of the class and students will frequently visit sites close to the campus. Topics will focus on areas such as the way people from different cultures have understood and misunderstood each other; the evolution of American politics and political institutions; the American Revolution and the founding documents and institutions of the United States; the distinct forms of American religion, American literature and the American economy; slavery and race in American society; the rise of America to world power; the changing role of women; the New Deal and the rise of the modern welfare state; immigration; the development of popular culture; and the meaning of Donald Trump. This course fulfills te core requirement for the American Studies Minor. Enrollees in the Minor program may not register for AMST-111 Defining America and Americans.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to link thematically and rhetorically to EAP 104. By taking both courses, you will be honing the practice of transferring knowledge between courses, as well as between school and your personal experiences and prior knowledge.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to strengthen the academic reading and writing skills that will be applicable to your collegiate course work by using course materials that will help us to understand cultural, social and global issues in the contemporary world. We will work together as a class to continue to develop the analytical skills necessary to produce well-organized and well-written essays. We will think critically about social change and contemporary social problems. We will pay significant attention to the writing process including prewriting, writing a strong thesis statement, revising, editing and proofreading. We will review the proper use of sources so as to avoid plagiarism, and will conduct our own research on topics relating to issues of cultural, social and global perspectives.

Choose one of the following:

Prerequisites:

Math 128 or higher. REMINDER: STATS 240 is a required prerequisite MKT 220, FIN 200 and ISOM 201(prerequisite for ISOM 319)

Credits:

4

Description:

Topics include: data presentation, measures of central locations and dispersion, probability and probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression models. The use of Excel and SPSS will be emphasized throughout the course. 1 term - 4 credits (4 hours per week). Normally offered each semester. STATS 240 satisfies the same requirements as STATS 250

Any course that fulfills the Science, Technology and Engineering core requirement

Note: Courses and sequence of courses may vary based on start term