Nov 26, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Humanities A.A. – History 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 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:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the methods and conventions in the field of English or Philosophy and at least one other Humanities’ discipline.
  2. 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.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to produce clear, creative written expression of ideas.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to determine distinctive features of a non-English speaking culture.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and vocabulary of a language outside of English.

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  
History Elective 3
Social Sciences Gen Ed Elective   3 ✹✹
Natural Science or Mathematics Gen Ed Elective     3 - 4  
LAS Social Sciences Elective     3  
Semester Total Credits     15 - 16  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: HIS 101 , HIS 102 , HIS 115  

✹✹ Students are required to take 3 courses in different disciplines in the Social Sciences. Human Services and Criminal Justice electives not recommended for Social Science transfer purposes.

Semester 2

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 102   3  
Natural Sciences with Lab Gen Ed Elective     4  
History Elective   3
Social Sciences Gen Ed Elective     3 ✹✹
 
Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Elective     3  
Semester Total Credits     16  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: HIS 110 , HIS 112 , HIS 115 , HIS 133 , HIS 134  

✹✹ Students are required to take 3 courses in different disciplines in the Social Sciences. Human Services and Criminal Justice electives not recommended for Social Science transfer purposes.

Semester 3

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
Mathematics Gen Ed Elective   3 - 4  
Communications Elective       3
HIS 104  or HIS 106           3  
History Elective     3 ✹✹
LAS Social Sciences Elective     3  
Semester Total Credits     15 - 16  

Notes:

✹ Choose one:  COMM 109 , COMM 109H , COMM 110 , COMM 111  

✹✹ Choose one: HIS 119 , HIS 128 , HIS 129 , HIS 131  

Semester 4

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
Social Sciences Gen Ed Elective     3 ✹✹
LAS Humanities Elective       3 - 4  
LAS Humanities Elective       3 - 4  
English or Communication Elective     3  
Free Elective     2 - 3  
Semester Total Credits     14 - 15  

✹✹ Students are required to take 3 courses in different disciplines in the Social Sciences. Human Services and Criminal Justice electives not recommended for Social Science transfer purposes.

 

Minimum Total Credits: 60 - 63

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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