LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES: HUMANITIES EMPHASIS - Cinema Studies Option / A.A. DEGREE

Ammerman Campus
Hegis Code - 5649, CIP Code - 24.0101
Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: LACS-AA

 

     The Humanities curriculum is designed to provide students with a rigorous introduction to the humanities as preparation for a variety of professions such as teaching, writing, law, film and communications. The curriculum attempts to balance the need for a broad background with an opportunity for an early experience in a particular branch of learning to foster greater depth of understanding.

     Opportunities to explore specialized areas are offered as options in cinema studies, communications, creative writing, English, foreign language and philosophy. Each option provides students with a solid background for transfer to baccalaureate programs in a chosen field.

Admission Procedures and Requirements
     Entering students should have an 80 or above high school average. Students already enrolled in college should demonstrate a minimum 3.0 GPA and can be admitted fall or spring.


FIRST SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
CIN111: Cinema Studies I : From Kinetoscopes to Kane 3
COL101: College Seminar 1
COM101: Introduction to Human Communications
or COM102: Interpersonal Communications
or COM105: Public Speaking
3
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
*♦ Foreign Language 3
HIS101: Western Civilization I
or IND101: Civilization: The Human Experience I
3
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Credits
CIN112: Cinema Studies II: From Noir to Now 3
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
*♦ Foreign Language 3
HIS102: Western Civilization II
or IND102: Civilization: The Human Experience II
3
MAT103: Statistics I
or MAT124: Fundametals of Precalculus I or higher
3-4
Physical Education 1
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
** American History Elective 3
CIN156: The Documentary Film 3
Cinema Studies Elective 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4
Philosophy Elective 3
Physical Education 1
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 12-13 credits Credits
*** ART / MUS / THR Elective 3-4
CIN113: American Cinema 3
Mathematics / Laboratory Science Elective 3-4
Other World Civilizations Elective 3
     
Total Credits Required 61-63

*Students are required to complete two semesters of a foreign language in sequence based on completion of prerequisite or fulfillment of equivalent high school placement requirements, as follows: Elementary I/Elementary II OR Elementary II/Intermediate I OR Intermediate I/Intermediate II OR Intermediate II/any advanced-level course.
**One course to be chosen from HIS103, HIS104, POL105
*** One course to be selected from the following: ART101, ART111, ART112, ART113, ART114, ART130, ART133, ART135, ART141, ART155, ART161, ART171, ART181, ART202, ART209, ART210, MUS101; MUS103, MUS105, MUS117, MUS120, MUS122, MUS123, MUS131, MUS132, MUS133, MUS134, MUS135, MUS206, MUS210, THR101, THR105, THR131, THR211, THR212. (MUS123, MUS131-135 can be used only if they add up to four credits.)
An elective that deals with Other World Civilizations to be chosen from the following: ANT101 ANT105, ANT203, ANT205, ANT211, COM202, ENG212, GEO101, GEO102, GEO103, HIS107, HIS110, HIS118, HIS119, HIS120, PHL111, POL107, or POL111.
At least one of these courses must be a literature course.
§To be chosen with advice of Philosophy Department advisor. Students enrolled in the Philosophy option must take at least one course in each of the following areas:
     I. Reasoning ( PHL104: Critical Thinking; PHL105: Logic)

     II. Values ( PHL107: Ethics; PHL211: Biomedical Ethics; PHL212: Ethics Issues in Business; PHL293: Philosophy of Art)

     III. History ( PHL111: World Philosophies; PHL201: History of Philosophy I; PHL202: History of Philosophy II)

These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.
 NOTE: 1) Students planning to transfer to SUNY four-year institution should check the SUNY core General Education Requirements in the college catalog for information on selection of elective courses.
2) See Transfer Opportunities for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

Required Credit Distribution
Cinema Studies 0-15 credits
English 6-18 credits
Foreign Language 6-15 credits
Social Sciences 9-12 credits
Mathematics and Science 10-12 credits
Humanities 9-15 credits
College Seminar 1 credits
Physical Education 2 credits
Philosophy 0-15 credits