Liberal Arts: Humanities & Social Science A.A.

The liberal arts degrees require a student to take a sampling of courses in the various disciplines that make up the overall category of liberal arts: humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and science. Students will select courses in all the categories listed above, but those earning the Liberal Arts: Humanities/Social Science degree will take more courses in the humanities (art, music, literature, foreign language) and social sciences (history, psychology, political science, sociology). The Humanities/Social Science degree is specifically designed to prepare students to transfer into a baccalaureate program in one of the humanities or social science disciplines. Graduates transfer to numerous four-year colleges and universities throughout the State University of New York (SUNY) system, as well as private institutions, where they can often enter with junior status and take additional courses to complete a bachelor's degree in a specific major.

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.

The Liberal Arts: Humanities & Social Science A.A. 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.

Discipline Category Descriptions

Minimum Degree Requirements (60 credits)
 
English (9 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition
ENG 102 Literature & Composition
--------> English elective
 
Humanities (9 Credits)
--------> The Arts Gen. Ed. Course
--------> Humanities electives
 
History or Foreign Language (3 Credits)
-------->

American History, Other World Civilizations,
Western Civilization, or Foreign Language Gen. Ed. Course

 

History or Social Science (12 Credits) 
-------->  Social Science Gen. Ed. Course
--------> History or Social Science electives

 

Math (6 Credits)
--------> MAT courses above 100
 
Science (4 Credits) 
--------> Any 4-credit natural science course with lab
 
Health & P.E. (1 Credit)
--------> HPE elective
 
Info. Management (1 Credit) 
LIB 101 Library Research Skills
 
Free Electives (15 Credits) 
--------> Any courses that receive college credit

Degree Requirements Worksheets

Students who earn a Liberal Arts: Humanities & Social Science A.A. degree are prepared to transfer into a bachelor's degree program in the area of Humanities or Social Science.

While enrolled in the Liberal Arts: Humanities & Social Science program, students may choose an advisement option to prepare them for a specific bachelor's degree program.

Some popular advisement options are:

Art History International Studies
Economics Law
Education Media
English Philosophy
Fine Arts or Photography    Political Science
French or Spanish Psychology
Gender Studies Social Work
History Sociology

Graduates of CCC's program may transfer seamlessly into programs in the areas of Humanities or Social Science at our partner institutions:

  • Cazenovia College
  • Clarkson University
  • Hartwick University
  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY Potsdam

 

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Department Chair
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Gina Lindsey
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Jarrod P. Cone
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