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Fall 2019 - Summer 2020 Course Catalog 
Fall 2019 - Summer 2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts Definition

What are liberal arts and sciences courses?

The liberal arts and sciences comprise the disciplines of the humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences. 

Humanities includes: English, foreign languages, philosophy, religion, as well appreciation/history/theory courses in fine arts, music and theatre.

Natural Sciences includes: anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, environmental science and physics. It also includes broad survey/theory computer science courses.

Social Sciences includes: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology, as well as introductory/broad survey courses in criminal justice and communications courses including mass communication, interpersonal communication public speaking, speech and rhetoric.

What are not liberal arts and sciences courses?

Non-liberal art courses are those that often are technical and career-related, such as but not limited to: business, education, office technologies and technician fields. They also often involve hands-on application such as computers, performing and studio arts, and specialized professional courses such as accounting, nursing, engineering, and nutrition.

Adapted from the definition of liberal arts and sciences from the New York State Education Department.