Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities (A.A.)

HEGIS: 5649

SUNY CODE: 0201

This program teaches students about humanity through exploration of the art, music and literature of various cultures throughout the ages. It is designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions to continue studies in writing, literature, speech, interpersonal relations, journalism, communication, music, art, philosophy or religion.

The goals of this program are to:

  • provide students with the opportunity to explore the humanistic tradition through an emphasis on the search for moral, social and political alternatives and meanings as embodied in the institutions, culture and literature of ancient and contemporary civilizations;
  • introduce critical thinking skill through an emphasis on rational methods and creative problem solving through electives in writing, literature, speech, interpersonal relations, journalism, communications, music, art, philosophy and religion; and
  • develop students' aesthetic awareness and the ability for self-expression.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • identify, describe and explain the humanist perspective in the culture, traditions, institutions and art of ancient and modern civilizations;
  • analyze and interpret cultural structures and artifacts with critical thinking; and
  • evaluate the aesthetic awareness and self-expression of themselves and others.

Career Opportunities/Transfer Information

Graduates of four-year programs may pursue careers in writing, teaching, journalism, law, music, art, public relations and advertising. Graduates of this program have transferred to a variety of four-year institutions including SUC at Cortland, SUC at Brockport, SUNY at Albany, Utica College, St. Bonaventure, The College of St. Rose, Penn State and Old Dominion.

Program of Study

Students should consult with their academic advisor for appropriate course selections.

1st Year

1st Semester

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

American History Selective

3

Humanities Electives

6

OR

English Electives

6

Mathematics Elective

3

OR

Science Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Humanities/English Electives: One elective must be selected from The Arts, Foreign Language or Other World Civilizations categories.

Mathematics Elective: MA 124 or higher.

2nd Semester

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

Western Civilization Selective

3

Humanities Electives

6

OR

English Electives

6

Mathematics Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Mathematics Elective: MA 124 or higher.

2nd Year

3rd Semester

English Elective

3

Humanities Electives

6

OR

English Electives

6

Laboratory Science Elective

4

Social Science Selective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Humanities/English Electives: One elective must be selected from The Arts, Foreign Language or Other World Civilizations categories.

Social Science Selective: Student may select any SS course from the Social Science category.

4th Semester

English Elective

3

Humanities Electives

6

OR

English Electives

6

Science Elective

3-4

Social Science Selective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Social Science Selective: Student may select any SS course from the Social Science category.

Preparation for Specializations

NOTE: A student pursuing a degree in this registered program may, after consultation with an academic advisor, select course(s) to prepare for a specialization in career or transfer plans. For those considering a four-year degree in either journalism or public relations, the following courses are suggested electives:

Journalism

Students who desire to transfer to a four-year college to prepare for a career in Journalism are advised to take the following specific courses:

BU 143Advertising

3

BU 221Public Relations

3

EN 161Journalism

3

EN 163Journalism II: News Editing

3

Public Relations

Students who desire to transfer to a four-year college to prepare for a career in Public Relations are advised to take the following specific courses:

BU 143Advertising

3

EN 161Journalism

3

HU 165Intro Mass Media

3

BU 221Public Relations

3

EN 225Public Speaking

3

SS 151Intro Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours: 64-65

For more information, contact the Humanities and Social Science Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8200.

This program complies with the State University General Education requirement.

This program is Internet accessible and may be completed entirely online.

For more information access HCCC Internet Academy website: www.ia.herkimer.edu