Feb 24, 2020
Division: Arts, Humanities and Learning Resources
Academic Dept: English
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Elise Martucci
A Note about Program Requirements
The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Spring 2016. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.
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 arts.
The Humanities Program encourages students to explore their interests within the humanities while allowing them a great deal of flexibility in choosing their coursework in other academic areas.
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, many graduates are able to transfer with full credit and complete the bachelor’s degree in two additional years of study.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities degree graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the methods and conventions in the field of English or Philosophy and at least one other Humanities’ discipline.
- Develop, research and document analytical responses to one or more of the following: films, literary or philosophical texts, works of art, musical compositions or performances, theatrical works.
- Produce clear, creative written expression of ideas.
- Determine distinctive features of a non-English speaking culture.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and vocabulary of a language outside of English.
General Education Requirements - 31 Credits
Students are required to fulfill a certain number of credits within the specific categories shown below. Where specific courses are not listed within these categories, courses must be selected from the list of SUNY General Education Courses .
Basic Communication (3 credits)
Natural Sciences (4 credits)
Social Sciences (3 credits)
Foreign Language (3 credits)
Other World Civilizations (3 credits)
American History (3 credits)
Western Civilization (3 credits)
Degree Requirements - 29 Credits
- Behavioral/Social Science Course (3 credits, see below)
- English/Communications Courses (6 credits, see below)
- Liberal Arts Courses (12 credits, see below)
- Philosophy Course (3 credits, any PHIL course)
- Free Electives (5 credits, any college course)
Behavioral/Social Science Courses
- Select ONE course from any of the following disciplines:
Political Science (POLSC)
Select TWO from the following:
Liberal Arts Electives
Select 12 credits from the following:
Minimum Total Credits - 60
Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan .