Liberal Arts And Sciences: Humanities

A.A. Degree - Transfer Program

Department: Liberal Arts

CIP Code: 24.0103

MCC Program Code: LH02

NYSED Code (BRI): 34488

NYSED Code (DCC): 34489

Admissions
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50% or more of this program can be completed online.

Description
The Humanities degree program is designed to provide students with a rigorous introduction to the humanities as preparation for a variety of professions such as college level teaching, law, writing, and human resources management. The curriculum balances the need for broad background with an opportunity for an early experience in one of the following tracks: English literature, Philosophy, and Popular Culture. The Popular Culture track is unique, combining offerings from literature, cultural studies, and communication.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the central concepts and important terminology associated with the study of Western Humanities through a variety of written assignments, class discussions, and/or exams.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the literary, philosophical, artistic, and architectural significance of the classic works and artifacts of Western culture from antiquity through Postmodernism using written assignments, class discussions, projects, and/or exams.

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Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC. Placement into ENG 101 or ENG 200.

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
LITERATURE OPTION
FIRST SEMESTER 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
HMN 101 Humanities: Experiencing Culture - WR3
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics or higher3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION NATURAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE*3
Total
15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION AMERICAN HISTORY ELECTIVE 3
ENG 100 level literature course 3
ENG 218 Introduction to Shakespeare3
HMN 220 Western Humanities I4
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION 2
Total
15
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
MATHEMATICS or NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
ENG 201 Early British Literature OR
ENG 202 Modern British Literature
3
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology 3
HMN 221 Western Humanities II4
PROGRAM ELECTIVE**3
Total
16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 203 American Literature to 1865 OR
ENG 204 American Literature since 1865
3
ENG 200 level literature course3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE* 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE* 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE** 3
Total
15
TOTAL MINIMUM CREDITS
61
PHILOSOPHY OPTION
FIRST SEMESTER 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
HMN 101 Humanities: Experiencing Culture - WR3
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics or higher3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION NATURAL SCIENCES 4
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION FOREIGN LANGUAGE*3
Total
15
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION FOREIGN LANGUAGE*3
HMN 220 Western Humanities I4
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy3
GENERAL ELECTIVE 3
Total
16
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
MATHEMATICS or NATURAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE3
PHL 103 Introduction to Ethics OR
PHL 105 Technology and Values
3
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology 3
HMN 221 Western Humanities II4
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION2
Total
15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
PHL 102 Introduction to Logic3
PHL 210 Human Rights & Democracy in Domestic and International Contexts OR
appropriate 200 level honors course with permission of Honors Coordinator
3
PHL 250 Professional Ethics 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION AMERICAN HISTORY 3
HIS 153 Traditional East Asian History OR HIS 154 Modern East Asian History OR ART 121 Perspectives of Art History III: Non-Western Art 3
Total
15
TOTAL MINIMUM CREDITS
61

LITERATURE OPTION
* Students should choose one of the following courses, AND one additional social science course: 
HIS 153 Traditional East Asian History (SUNY-OWC) 3
HIS 154 Modern East Asian History (SUNY-OWC) 3
ART 121 Perspectives of Art History III: Non-Western Art (SUNY-OWC or SUNY-H) 3 
MUS 119 Music in World Cultures (SUNY-A or SUNY-H) 3

** Students should choose two of the following courses to fulfill program electives:
ENG 201 Early British Literature (SUNY-H) 3
ENG 202 Modern British Literature (SUNY-H) 3
ENG 203 American Literature to 1865 (SUNY-H) 3
ENG 204 American Literature since 1865 (SUNY-H) 3
ENG 217 Women in Literature (SUNY-H) 3
ENG 220 Introduction to Dramatic Literature (SUNY-H) 3
ENG 225 Contemporary Poetry (SUNY-H) 3

Program fulfills 8 SUNY General Education areas; 60 Liberal Arts and Sciences credits

PHILOSOPHY OPTION
* Two courses in a sequence in the same foreign language.

Program fulfills 8 SUNY General Education areas; minimum of 57 Liberal Arts and Sciences credits
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