Dec 04, 2023
School: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Academic Dept: Humanities
Important Note about Program Requirements
The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. 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 Liberal Art and Sciences: Humanities degree allows 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 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 a student will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the methods and conventions in the field of English or Philosophy and at least one other Humanities’ discipline.
- Demonstrate the ability to 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.
- Demonstrate the ability to produce clear, creative written expression of ideas.
- Demonstrate the ability to determine distinctive features of a non-English speaking culture.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and vocabulary of a language outside of English.
The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.
Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.
Minimum Total Credits: 60
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