***This program is no longer offered at MCC.***
50% or more of this program can be completed online.
Please visit the Academic Programs page for a list of current programs.
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.
* 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
* 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
***If below 85 on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from HIS 111, HIS 112. If 85 or above on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from: HIS 103, HIS 104, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 200, HIS 211, HIS 240, HSM 103, POS 102.
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