Liberal Arts: Humanities & Social Science A.A.

Description:

The Liberal Arts field is a general education degree pattern which requires a student to take a sampling of courses in all the various disciplines which make up the overall category of Liberal Arts— humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and science. Beside sampling courses in all the various categories listed above, the Liberal Arts—Humanities-Social Sciences major will begin to take more courses in the humanities area (art, drama, music, English, literature, etc.) and social sciences area (sociology, psychology, political science, history, etc.) junior year of study, the student will take many courses in one of these specialized areas to gain a strong base of knowledge. Upon transfer to a senior level college for the junior year of study, the student will take many courses in one of these specialized areas to gain a strong base of knowledge. Students in liberal arts often go on to graduate school for even more specialized training or go into the fields of law and medicine.


Program Mission:

The mission of the Liberal Arts Humanities/Social Sciences Program is to provide students with a broad-based educational experience that prepares them for transfer into baccalaureate programs in the liberal arts, the social sciences, and education by providing a core of general education.


Program Goals:

The program will assist students to:

•  develop a range of skills including critical thinking and problem solving.
•  increase information literacy.
•  develop knowledge and understanding of the human condition in a cultural context.
•  promote diversity awareness and a global view.
•  expand skills in written and oral proficiency.
•  promote proficiency in additional disciplines in order to gain breadth of experience in a variety of disciplines.
•  transfer to a four-year program.


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Program Type:

Associate Degrees


Contact:

Carey L. Goyette
Phone Number: (518) 562-4175
or Call 562-4200 Extension:175


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