Oct 05, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Humanities A.A. – English Concentration


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School: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Academic Dept: Humanities
HEGIS: 5649
 

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.

Program Description


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 with a concentration in English prepares students for degree majoring in English at a four-year institution through a focus on a wide selection of Literature and Creative Writing courses, as part of a Liberal Arts degree program that enables students to explore their interests through flexible General Education coursework in a variety of 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 with a concentration in English, a graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the methods and conventions in the field of English and Philosophy.*
  2. Demonstrate understanding of literary texts including their conventions and stylistic features.
  3. Produce evidence-driven interpretations of literary texts.
  4. Write effective responses to multiple scholarly perspectives on literary texts, authors, or concepts. 
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the language and distinctive features of a non-English speaking culture.*

*These outcomes are achieved through programmatic, rather than English concentration, requirements.

Program Map


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.

 

 Semester 1

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 101   3  
Mathematics Gen Ed Elective     3  
Communications Elective     3
American History Gen Ed Elective        3  
Social Sciences Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Choose one COMM 101H , COMM 101 , COMM 102 , COMM 103 , COMM 104 , COMM 106 , COMM 109 , COMM 111 , COMM 115  

Semester 2

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 102   3  
Foreign Language Gen Ed Elective          3  
Philosophy Elective     3  
Natural Sciences with Lab Gen Ed Elective       4  
Western Civilization Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     16  

Semester 3

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
English Elective   3  
English Elective   3  
LAS Social Sciences Elective       3  
The Arts Gen Ed Elective       3  
Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Semester 4

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
English Elective   3  
English Elective   3  

Free Elective

    3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     2  
Semester Total Credits     14  

 

Minimum Total Credits: 60

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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