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

Arts Selective

3

OR

Foreign Language Selective

3

English Electives

6

OR

Humanities Electives

6

Social Science Selective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Humanities/English Electives: One elective must be selected from The Other World Civilizations category.

 

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

 

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

English Electives

6

OR

Humanities Electives

6

Laboratory Science Elective

4

Physical Education Activity

1

Social Science Selective

3

Total Credit Hours:17

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

4th Semester

English Elective

3

EN/FL/HU Elective

3

English Electives

6

OR

Humanities Electives

6

Physical Education Activity

1

Social Science Selective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

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

Total Credit Hours: 64

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