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Undergraduate Courses with Noncredit Seats

Take a noncredit course at a reduced tuition rate!

Costs

  • $180 for the noncredit option in a 1-credit course*
  • $260 for the noncredit option in a 1.5-credit course*
  • $320 for the noncredit option in a 2-credit course*
  • $520 for the noncredit option in a 3-credit course*
  • $625 for the noncredit option in a 4-credit course*

*plus applicable fees. In addition to the tuition and any listed lab fees, there is a $25 nonrefundable noncredit registration fee paid once per semester. Please note: Specialized course tuition rates may vary from the above.

More Information

  • Students who register for this option do not receive college credit or grades.
  • This noncredit option is limited to students who are not enrolled in a degree program at Purchase College.
  • Because noncredit spaces are limited in these credit courses, early registration is advised.
  • Students may not switch between the credit and noncredit sections of these courses after the add/drop period.
  • Early registration discounts do not apply to these courses.

Spring 2021

Registration for the Writing class starts March 8

You can find more information in the online course search. Choose “Spring 2021 Noncredit (View Only)” and click on “Course Search.”

Art History

A survey of the history of Western art, including the works of Masaccio, Van Eyck, Donatello, Bosch, Michelangelo, and Leonardo; followed by the rise of national styles in the 17th and 18th centuries in France and England. Nineteenth-century neoclassicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, and postimpressionism, as well as modernism and developments in 20th-century art, are also covered. The discussion is required.

ARH 1020 | Online | Noncredit | $520
Instructor: Titia Hulst
February 1 – May 17
Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:45 am
Registration Form | Credit Card Authorization

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ARH 1020 | Online | Noncredit | $520
Instructor: Jane Kromm
February 2 – May 18
Tuesdays, 12:30 – 1:45 pm
Registration Form | Credit Card Authorization

Introduces the diversity of practices that have dominated the history of art since World War II. Movements include: Abstract Expressionism, postwar European painting, happenings, Fluxus, Pop art, minimalism, conceptual art, performance art, and postmodernism. While European and North American art are emphasized, Asian and Latin American art are also addressed, particularly in the context of increasing globalization.

ARH 2060 | Online | Noncredit | $625
Instructor: Leslie Wilson
February 1 – May 17
Mondays and Thursdays, 12:30 – 2:10 pm
Registration Form | Credit Card Authorization

A study of the German painter, printmaker, and draftsman Albrecht Dürer. The artist’s interests in science, politics, religious conflicts, sexuality, and the non-Western world are emphasized.

ARH 3225 | Online | Noncredit | $625
Instructor: Paul Kaplan
February 1 – May 17
Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 am – 12:10 pm
Registration Form | Credit Card Authorization

A study of the representation of Asians, Africans, and Americans (and their native lands) in European and American art from the end of the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. Some consideration is also given to the impact of non-Western arts on the European tradition.

ARH 3270 | Online | Noncredit | $625
Instructor: Paul Kaplan
February 1 – May 17
Mondays and Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:10 pm
Registration Form | Credit Card Authorization

Psychology

In this course, the intra- and extra-personal causes of stress are identified, and a variety of assessment instruments are demonstrated and used. The consequences of stress are examined from several physiological and cognitive perspectives. A catalog of effective, direct, and palliative coping strategies is offered so that students can develop personalized stress-management programs.

PSY 2755 | Online | Noncredit | $520
Instructor: Christopher Williams
February 2 – May 18
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Registration Form | Credit Card Authorization

Writing

Students develop strategies for overcoming creative writer’s block. Through a series of physical exercises, visualizations, and writing prompts, students learn to overcome obstacles that prevent them from writing or completing a written work. By building a toolkit of simple tactics, students learn how to become more productive creative writers.

WRI 1500 | Online | Noncredit | $320
Instructor: Ellen Brooks
March 24 – May 19, no class on April 14
Wednesdays, 10:30am – 12:10 pm
Registration Form | Credit Card Authorization