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Undergraduate Courses with Noncredit Seats

Take a noncredit course at a reduced tuition rate!

  • $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.

  • 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. 

Courses: Spring 2019

Registration starts on November 12, 2018. From that date, you will see more info in the online course search. Choose “Spring 2019 Noncredit (View Only)” and click on “Class Search.”

Reflect of a Century III: 21st – starts Jan. 23

Analyzes trends in American cultural history as reflected in the movies from 1990 onwards, with an exploration of precursors. Topics include the digital age, globalism, millennialism, postmodernism, and what is to come in the future. Students examine connections between Western civilization and landmarks of film history—cinema mirroring society and vice versa.

COM 3200 / noncredit / $625
Instructor:
Michael Garber
Jan 23 - May 14
Tues., 6:30—9:50pm
Rockland Extension Site
Registration Form / Credit Card Authorization

Food – starts Jan. 23

Food preferences differ culture by culture. This interdisciplinary course explores practices and politics of food production, consumption, and regulation locally and globally. After taking a historic look at how food practices have changed, students examine microbial and chemical agents that may contaminate food supplies and learn practical considerations for preventing food scarcity and contamination on small and large scales.

LBS 3013 / noncredit / $625
Instructor:
Ryan Andrews
Jan 23 - May 14
Mon., 7:00—9:00pm
Rockland Extension Site
Registration Form / Credit Card Authorization

Communications Law – starts Jan. 23

Explores the American legal system and examines the role of each branch of government—executive, legislative, and judicial—in shaping the laws that govern the right to free speech and the right to privacy, along with conflicts between those two rights that arise in the media, the private sector, and public institutions.

LEG 3200 / noncredit / $625
Instructor:
Ndukwe Agwu
Jan 23 - May 14
Weds., 6:30—9:50pm
Rockland Extension Site
Registration Form / Credit Card Authorization

Multiple Intelligences – starts Jan. 23

The theory of multiple intelligences suggests that there are several distinct forms of intelligence. This course examines the initial interest in interspecies differences, followed by a critical look at the use of intelligence tests as classification tools and predictors of academic success. Students explore different forms of intelligence and ways of teaching children, and work with schoolchildren to study one form of intelligence.

PSY 3260 / noncredit / $625
Instructor:
Donna Hart
Jan 23 - May 14
Thurs., 6:30—9:50pm
Rockland Extension Site
Registration Form / Credit Card Authorization

Mathematica (online) – starts Jan. 23

This course introduces the Wolfram Mathematica software program, a combination of computational knowledge and algorithms. Students explore new concepts, work with data, carry out numerous computations, and master different effective visualization techniques. Students also learn how to integrate Mathematica into other disciplines.

MAT 3125 / noncredit / $320
Instructor:
Jason Gregersen
Jan 23 - May 14
Online
Registration Form / Credit Card Authorization

Registration for the courses below starts on February 18, 2019. You will see more info in the online course search. Choose “Spring 2019 Noncredit (View Only)” and click on “Class Search.”

Negotiation Skills – starts Mar. 14

Negotiation is approached from a communication perspective in this course. Students explore the cooperative decision-making process in which individuals and groups work together to attempt to achieve goals that may initially seem divergent. By examining the way language is used to frame arguments and barriers, students practice planning, reframing, and bargaining to maintain roles and relationships.

COM 3120 / noncredit / $320
Instructor:
Lawrence Berglas
Mar 14 - May 9
Tues., 3:00—6:20pm
Himanities Building, Room 1039
Registration Form / Credit Card Authorization

Editing with Adobe – starts Mar. 11

An introduction to the essentials of digital video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro in an intensive hands-on training format. Students become familiar with the user interface and editing tools needed to produce professional-quality videos for home use, broadcast television, and the web.

JOU 1110 / noncredit / $320
Instructor:
Jill Campbell
Mar 11 - May 14
Mon., 6:30—9:50pm
Library, Room 1004B
Registration Form / Credit Card Authorization

Stand-Up Comedy – starts Mar. 12

Learn how to write, edit, punch up, and perform your own unique standup comedy piece. The course will focus on creating comedic stories, joke construction, and performance techniques. An essential part of being successful is learning to give and receive feedback. The class will provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where feedback can be shared and everyone can continuously improve.

COM 3703 / noncredit / $320
Instructor:
Kevin Flynn
Mar 12 - May 7
Tues., 6:30—9:50pm
Social Sciences Building, Room 1004
Registration Form / Credit Card Authorization