Ammerman Campus
Hegis Code - 5649, CIP Code - 24.0101
Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: LAPL-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
COL101: College Seminar 1
COM101: Introduction to Human Communication
or COM102: Interpersonal Communications
or COM105: Public Speaking
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
*♦ Foreign Language 3
HIS101: Western Civilization I
or IND101: Civilization: The Human Experience I
§♦ Philosophy Elective 3
SECOND SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Credits
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
*♦ Foreign Language 3
HIS102: Western Civilization II
or IND102: Civilization: The Human Experience II
MAT103: Statistics I
or MAT124: Fundametals of Precalculus I or higher
§♦ Philosophy Elective 3
Physical Education 1
THIRD SEMESTER: 14 credits Credits
** American History Elective 3
***♦ ART / CIN/ MUS / THR Elective 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4
§♦ Philosophy Elective 3
Physical Education 1
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-16 credits Credits
English Elective 3
Mathematics / Laboratory Science Elective 3-4
§♦ Philosophy Electives (2 courses) 6
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, CIN114, CIN156, 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.
§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 a SUNY four-year institution should check the SUNY General Education Requirements for selecting courses.
2) See Transfer Agreements for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

Required Credit Distribution
Humanities 21-33 credits
English 6-18 credits
Social Sciences 9-12 credits
Mathematics and Science 10-12 credits
College Seminar 1 credits
Physical Education 2 credits