4911V - RIT Intro to Digital Photography (Dual Credit) (Virtual)

    1.0 Art Credit 

    Prerequisites: Studio Art I

    This RIT course will introduce students to the creation of imagery using a digital camera. Students will build knowledge of basic digital photography techniques that will enable them to produce work that exhibits technical, compositional, and conceptual skills. There will be a strong emphasis on the understanding of the elements of photography, exposure, camera settings and composition, as well as photo editing and image manipulation using digital editing applications. Students will participate in critiquing, become familiar with the aesthetics of photography, and learn about historical and contemporary aspects of photography. Students will demonstrate their learning through the production of a photographic portfolio, self-assessment, and reflective thinking.  


    0060V – ESF Writing and The Environment (Dual Credit) (Virtual) 

    1.0 English Credit 

    Prerequisites: English III or AP English

    This course provides an introduction to academic reading and writing at the college level, with an emphasis on science, the environment and nature. Students will develop a variety of college-level literacy skills such as analysis, argument, persuasion, expository writing, and critical thinking. The course includes informal and formal writing assignments and essays, as well as media projects that culminate in a student portfolio. 


    0061V – ESF Research Writing Humanities (Dual Credit) (Virtual) 

    1.0 English Credit 

    Prerequisites: 0060V ESF Writing and The Environment (Dual Credit)

    Intended for students who have had an introductory writing course (ESF 190), students will examine different views of nature and the environment as they are expressed by selected writers, poets, and essayists. Frequent informal and formal writing assignments, oral/video presentations are required. This course heavily focuses on research and research skills for high school students planning on pursuing a college degree. With an emphasis on creative and critical writing, critical thinking, and critical reading, students will learn the literacy expectations of various academic and scientific disciplines likely to be studied in college. This is a dual-enrollment course with the option of gaining college credit.



    0066V - SUNY Potsdam Physical Activity & Health (Dual Credit) (Virtual)

    0.5  Physical Education Credit 

    Prerequisites: at least 1.0 credits of PE

    This SUNY Potsdam dual enrollment course is designed to provide students with an overview of health and fitness topics related to increasing awareness, knowledge and skills associated with physical activity and its role in lifelong wellbeing. At the conclusion of this course, students will participate in physical education activities that develop specific skills appropriate to the course activity area and include instruction in safe practice of the activity. They will also demonstrate a knowledge of the benefits of exercise, lifelong physical fitness, the role of physical activity in stress management, and a lifestyle approach to physical activity.


    3961V - ESF Global Environment (Dual Credit) (Virtual)

    1.0 Science ELECTIVE DUAL Credit 

    Prerequisites: 3 Regents science courses before taking the course.

    The Global Environment will help you to gain the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions regarding the environment and the earth’s future and to be able to understand the connections between such varied topics as pollution, deforestation, climate change, acid rain, soil depletion, economics, evolution, history and social justice. The course stresses a science based systems approach in evaluating problems and potential solutions as well as the critical role of energy in many of the environmental challenges facing the world.



    1715V - SUNY Potsdam Sociology (Dual Credit) (Virtual)

    1.0 Social Studies ELECTIVE Credit

    Prerequisites: Global History

    In this SUNY Potsdam dual enrollment course, you will be introduced to some of the key theories and methodological approaches of Sociology. By “making the familiar strange,” or examining what we take-for-granted in everyday life, we develop a “sociological imagination” that helps us see the connections between micro-level individual experiences and macro-level social institutions. First, we define the sociological perspective and the methods sociologists use to study society. Then we employ this perspective as we think about social processes, social structures and social categories, such as race, class, gender and sexuality that affect our life experiences. Finally, we will think about the ways that the development of a sociological perspective can lead to collective efforts for social change.