2000-09-16 / Columnists

Chatting With Chapey

by Dr. Geraldine M. Chapey

by Dr. Geraldine M. Chapey

Educators Register For KCC Classes

Kingsborough Community College began its first academic year in the new millennium with a faculty convocation.

Kingsborough has an excellent record. Kingsborough has and is creating an atmosphere of student learning, outcome and success. As we begin the new millennium we are looking to the future so that our graduates can take their place in the current economic development of New York City.

The president quoted from a book entitled "Prosperity’ written by Bob David and David Wesel, both of whom published in the Wall Street Journal. In their writings, they note that today’s community colleges bridge the gap between high school and employment. It is their opinion that the community colleges are the
organizations that are and will make a major difference in our economic
success.

Dr. Geraldine Chapey, director of the Professional Development Program, announces that for the fall 2000, Kingsborough will be offering courses at Heartshare at 82-12 151 avenue in Howard Beach. The fall, 2000 course listing is as follows: Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Psychology 32 - Human Growth and Development and on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Science 70 - The Science of Nutrition. Each course is a three-credit course.

Registration will be on Monday, September 18 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All registration will be conducted
at Heartshare at 82-12 151 avenue, Howard Beach.

The fees are as follows: Non Matriculated: $40 application fee plus $120 per credit; Matriculated: $40 application fee plus $105 per credit. All fees must be paid at registration.

Classes begin on September 25, 2000 and end on December 20, 2000. Final exams are on December 21, 2000.

Please bring a high school diploma, GED certificate or a previous college
transcript to registration.

A description of the courses offered are:

Psychology 32 is a three-credit course entitled "Human Growth and Development". It looks at human development from infancy through childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Intellectual growth, personal and social adjustment, the
relationship between physical and mental development and typical problems in various stages of the life cycle are discussed. It is a very interesting course, which focuses on the individual as he/she changes and matures with age. It allows a person to be objective and look at himself or herself and others as we pass through the various parts of our development.

Science 70 - the Science of Nutrition is a three-credit course. It focuses on increased food processing and the addition of chemical substances
in foods makes it important to understand the basic ideas of modern
nutrition. This interdisciplinary course is taught jointly by the Biological Science and the Physical Science Department. Such concepts as biochemical individuality as related to nutrition for optimal health are integrated with surveys of carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism; the role of vitamins and minerals in metabolic processes and their still controversial role in orthomolecular nutrition, food selection, diet during pregnancy and infancy, special diets during illness and the safety of the food supply. One of the interesting parts of this course is that students have an opportunity to analyze their own diet.

For more information please come to registration or call Dr. Geraldine
Chapey at Kingsborough Community College/CUNY in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn.


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