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Spring 2010 Course Catalog 
Spring 2010 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Humanities A.A.

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Division: Arts, Humanities and Learning Resources
Academic Dept: English
HEGIS: 5649
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Michael Bobkoff
Tel: 914-606-6838

Humanities is the broadest of the academic disciplines because it is concerned with the whole spectrum of one’s social, intellectual, artistic, and spiritual history. Humanities study reflects many aspects of human aspiration and achievement. Academic subjects commonly included in humanities are literature, modern languages, philosophy, and the visual and performing arts.

One of the major advantages of a humanities program is great flexibility. Students are not only allowed substantial freedom in course selection, but are actually encouraged to explore other academic areas. Students enrolled in the Humanities program may select courses in the arts, English, or modern languages.

The Associate in Arts degree program at Westchester Community College parallels most liberal arts programs in four-year colleges and universities. Most graduates of this degree program transfer to four-year institutions to continue their education. By choosing their courses carefully, most graduates are able to transfer with full credit and complete the bachelor’s degree in two additional years of study.


Core Requirements - Credit Hours: 30-33

Degree Requirements - Credit Hours: 31-34

  • English* or Communications** - Credit Hours 6
  • Additional Humanities Elective*** - Credit Hours 9
  • Additional Behavioral/Social Science Electives - Credit Hours 6
  • Foreign Language - Credit Hours 3- 4
  • Electives to reach Minimum Total Credit - 6-10

Degree Requirement Note(s)

* All English courses have prerequisites.

** Most communications courses do not have prerequisites. All communications courses receive English credit, except broadcasting production courses (i.e., COMM 116 Radio Production, COMM 119, 121 Television Production I & II, and all internships) and Newspaper Production courses (i.e., COMM 108 Newspaper Production). COMM 117 Radio and Television Announcing and COMM 101 Understanding Mass Media will get English credit.

*** Select courses from art, dance, film, foreign language, literature (ENG), music, philosophy, and theater. Note that students may take no more than 6 literature credits to satisfy the Humanities requirement.

Minimum Total Credits: 64

Advisement Guide: The Advisement Guide provides important information to students about how best to complete this degree, including a semester-by-semester breakdown of how best to complete the required classes. Click here for the Advisement Guide’s 4-Semester Plan (Traditional Classroom Study)  or the 4-Semester Plan (Oniline Study) 

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