Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science

Program Information

Degree Type: AA
Program Code: LBAA
Hegis Code: 5649.00
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Humanities-Social Science

With proper selection of Humanities and Social Science courses, a student in this Associate in Arts degree program can transfer to a four-year college or university majoring in Anthropology, Art History, Art Studio, Creative Writing, Economics, English, French, German, Government, History, Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Pre-Law, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, or Theater. Recommended high school preparation: Four years of English, three years of social studies, two years of science and two years of math, preferably college preparatory mathematics.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-4 Freshman Experience Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Writing I Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 SUNY Gen Ed Basic Communication course Eng102 - Eng110
3 SUNY Gen Ed Math course  
3-4 SUNY Gen Ed Natural Science lab course  
3 Math or Science Course  
2 Health and Wellness PED activity credits, Avs101, Avs 102, Bio114, Bio115, Hed103, Hed104, Hed108, Sci161
3 History Course His100, His101 or His102
3 History Course His103 or His104
6 Social Science Courses Ant101, Ant103, Ant105, Eco201, Eco202, Hed103, Psc101, Psc102, Psc103, Psy101 or Soc101
6 English Courses 200 level
6 Humanities (other than English) Hum180 or Hum190, ART, ASL, MUS, PHI, SPH, THR, Foreign Language (3 cr must be SUNY Gen Ed The Arts, Foreign Languages or Humanities)
13 Liberal Arts Electives  
9 Electives  
64 Minimum credits required for graduation  
64 minimum credits required for graduation

Additional Information:
The emphases listed below have been suggested by the appropriate division for students who want to transfer to a four-year program in these areas. They are NOT majors. They are emphases within the two-year degree of Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Sciences A.A. The liberal arts elective and the free elective credits within the Liberal Arts/Humanities-Social Science degree can be applied toward courses in a chosen emphasis.

Students should consult the catalog of their transfer institution as early as possible to determine additional requirements. If the transfer institution has a foreign language requirement, it is recommended that students try to fulfill it before transfer.

ART HISTORY: ART 102, ART 106, ART 111, ART 112, ART 113, ART History or ART Studio Elective, Foreign Language.

ART STUDIO: ART 102, ART 106, ART 107, ART 111, ART 112, ART 121, ART 207; ART Electives: ART 103, ART 104, ART 206, ART 208, ART 210, ART 215.

CREATIVE WRITING: ENG 214, 215 and at least four other 200-level English courses, as well as foreign language (6 credits) and a broad range of liberal arts courses, PSY 101.

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION: It is important that students interested in elementary education meet with an advisor during their first semester of college. There are very specific requirements for an elementary education degree that, if not carefully planned out during the first 2 years of college, could greatly lengthen the time required to earn a bachelor's degree.

ENGLISH: ENG 203, 204, 205, 206, 210; ENG Electives including at least one World Civilizations literature course; foreign language (6 credits); PSY 101, PHI 201 or 202; SPH 111.

FRENCH LANGUAGE: FRN 101, FRN 102, FRN 117, FRN 201, FRN 202, FRN 206

GRAPHIC ARTS: ART 122, ART 222, ART 251, ART 252, ART 253, ART 254; COM 155

HUMAN SERVICES: PSY 101; PSY 175; PSY 203; PSY 222; PSY 284; SOC 261.

JOURNALISM: ANT 225; ENG 233 and 12 additional credit hours of ENG 200-level electives; PHI 202; PSC 101 and 102; and a broad range of liberal arts courses.

PHOTOGRAPHY: ART 104, ART 105, ART 108, ART 109, ART 114, ART 220; COM 155

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: BIO 107 - 108; HED 103, 104; PSY 101; SOC 101; SPH 111; PED 105, 108, and at least four additional PED activity courses.

SOCIAL SCIENCE: Concentrations may be obtained in the following academic areas: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.

SPANISH LANGUAGE: SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 117, SPA 201, SPA 202, SPA 206, SPA 211, SPA 212, SPA 213, SPA 214

THEATER: THR 101, 102, 105, 106, 107, 210, SPH 114 or equivalent; 3 elective credits from music, visual art or language; Specific course selections to complete the AA degree requirements chosen on an individual basis with advisor.

Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-4 Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 His100, His101, His102, His103 or His104
3 Humanities (other than English)*
3 Social Science (other than History)**
3 SUNY Gen Ed Math course
1 Health and Wellness
Second Semester
3 Eng102 - Eng110
3 His100, His101, His102, His103 or His104
3 Humanities (other than English)*
3 Social Science (other than History)**
3-4 Liberal Arts Electives
1 Health and Wellness
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3-4 SUNY Gen Ed Natural Science lab course
3 English (200 LEVEL)
6-7 Liberal Arts Electives
6 Electives
Fourth Semester
3-4 Math or Science
3 English (200 LEVEL)
3-4 Liberal Arts Electives
3 Electives

*HUMANITIES - ART, ASL, CHN, FRN, GRM, HUM 180, HUM 190, MUS, PHI, SPA, SPH, THR (3 cr must come from SUNY Gen Ed The Arts, Foreign Language or Humanities)


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