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LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES:GENERAL STUDIES EMPHASIS / A.A. DEGREE

Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
Hegis Code: 5649

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: LAGS-AA
 

     This curriculum is designed for students seeking a liberal arts education which will develop their intellect, enhance their self-expression, contribute to a sense of self-fulfillment, and provide an understanding of our common cultural heritage. The program focuses on a central core of learning experiences in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics and constitutes an ideal foundation and preparation for those students who plan to continue their studies toward a baccalaureate degree at a four-year college or university. At the same time, it also offers sufficient flexibility and opportunity for exploration to serve the needs of those students who are undecided about their career goals and who wish to explore diverse fields of interest.


FIRST SEMESTER: 17.5-18.5 credits Credits
COL101: Freshman Seminar 1.5
COM101: Introduction to Human Communication
or COM105: Public Speaking
3
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
HIS101: Western Civilization I
or IND101: Civilization: The Human Experience I
3  
Mathematics Elective 3-4
Physical Education 1
* Social Sciences Elective (See Note 2) 3
       
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
HIS102: Western Civilization II
or IND102:Civilization:The Human Experience II
3
Laboratory Science Elective 4
Physical Education 1
* Social Sciences Elective (see Note 2) 3
** Visual Arts, Music, Theater or Cinema Studies Elective (ART, MUS, THR or CIN) 3
       
THIRD SEMESTER: 15-18 credits Credits
English Elective 3
*** Humanities Elective I:
Philosophy or Foreign Language Elective I
3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective (See Note 2) 3-4
Mathematics or Science Elective 3-4
Unrestricted Elective (See Note 2) 3-4
       
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-18 credits Credits
*** Humanities Elective II: (see Footnote)
3
Mathematics or Science Elective 3-4
Non-Western Social Science Elective 3
Unrestricted Elective (2 Courses)
(See Note 2)
6-8
       
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 64.5-71.5

* Criminal Justice courses do not fulfill a social science requirement.
**This requirement cannot be fulfilled by MUS124, MUS128 or 2-credit music performance courses. It also cannot be fulfilled by ART115, ART116, ART120-123, ART125-129, ART221-223, or ART220. The only Cinema Studies courses that can be used to fulfill this requirement are CIN114 and CIN156.
***Humanities Electives I and II:
a) If a philosophy course is selected to fulfill the Humanities Elective I, students can select one of the following to fulfill the Humanities Elective II: philosophy, foreign language, English, communications, or any other Humanities course designated "HUM" except HUM130.
b) If a foreign language course is selected to fulfill the Humanities Elective I, students must fulfill the Humanities Elective II by selecting either the next higher course in the same foreign language or a philosophy course.
Any 3-credit English course above ENG102.
To be selected from ANT101, ANT105, ANT203, ANT205, ANT211, GEO101, GEO102, GEO103, HIS107, HIS118, HIS119, HIS120 or POL107.
NOTES:
1) No more than 17 credits from any one discipline (e.g. SOC, MAT, THR) can be used to fulfill requirements.
2) Students planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year institution are strongly advised to take HIS103 or HIS104 as one of their social science, liberal arts and sciences or unrestricted electives, and to take at least one semester of a foreign language to fulfill a humanities, liberal arts and sciences or unrestricted elective. The SUNY core General Education requirements are explained in the Catalog .
3) See Transfer Opportunities for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
English 9 credits
Humanities 6-12 credits
Foreign Language 0-6 credits
Social Science(at least 6 credits must be in history) 15 credits
Mathematics and Science 13-16 credits
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3-4 credits
Unrestricted Elective 9-12 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits
Physical Education 2 credits