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2018-2019

Associate in Arts

Liberal Arts - Generalist-Humanities Option

This Degree is designed for a well-rounded l beral arts education flexible enough to allow concentrations in a particular field of interest, or to explore new interests through electives. The Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts offers students program options in Humanities, Communication, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood, English, Psychology, and Sociology.

This Degree prepares students who want to major in history, economics, philosophy, political science, and religion, and who plan to transfer to four-year colleges. It is ideal for those planning to enter pre-law or pre-med.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in both speech and writing, using information resources and supporting technology.
  • Use scientific methods to analyze concepts in the natural and social sciences.
  • Apply mathematical methods and tools to solve quantifiable problems.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills by evaluating concepts from across various disciplines.

General Education:

In addition to the program-specific outcomes listed above, students completing the Associate degree programs are required to demonstrate proficiency in the General Education learning outcomes. Specific outcomes may vary by program; please refer to the program requirements below.

 


Note:

Students transferring to William Paterson University must take SO 102, Institutional Racism. All other students: please see Category 8 for other Diversity course choices.


General Education Requirements(46 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (9 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3
Mathematics (6 credits)
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (3 credits)
MA 102 College Mathematics II 3
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3
Science (4 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (4 credits)
BS 100 Human Biology 4
SC 103 Nutrition 4
SC 104 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
SC 105 Astronomy 4
SC 109 Introduction to Forensic Science 4
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
Social Science (6 credits)
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Category 5 - Social Science 3
Humanities (9 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (3 credits)
EN 205 Introduction to Literature 3
PH 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
AE 101 Appreciation of Art 3
MU 106 Appreciation of Music 3
ST 112 Introduction to Theater 3
History (6 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following sequences  (6 credits)
HI 101 History of Western Civilization I 3AND
HI 102 History of Western Civilization II 3
OR
HI 201 U.S. History I 3AND
HI 202 U.S. History II 3
Diversity (3 credits)
SO 102 Institutional Racism I 3
Category 8 - Diversity 3

Option (Humanities)(15 credits)

Code Name Credits
Choose three (3) courses from the following  (9 credits)
Category 7 - History 3
Category 8 - Diversity 3
Free Elective (6 credits)
Choose any college level course(s) that totals six (6) credits 6

Total Credits 61


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3.0
AE 101 Appreciation of Art OR MU 101 Music Fundamentals OR ST 112 Introduction to Theater 3.0
Laboratory Science Course 4.0
Social Science Course 3.0
Total 16.0
Second Semester Credits
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3.0
College Mathematics Course 3.0
Humanities Option Course 3.0
Social Science Course 3.0
Total 15.0
Third Semester Credits
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
EN 205 Introduction to Literature 3.0
Diversity Course 3.0
History Course 3.0
Humanities Option Course 3.0
Total 15.0
Fourth Semester Credits
PH 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3.0
Free Elective 3.0
Free Elective 3.0
History Course 3.0
Humanities Option Course 3.0
Total 15.0