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Ammerman Campus
Hegis Code: 5649

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: LAPL-AA

Fall 2015 Program Requirements Comparison

     The Humanities curriculum is designed to provide students with rigorous introduction to the humanities as preparation for a variety of professions such as teaching, law, writing, film and communications. The curriculum attempts to balance the need for 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. Students who do not meet the criteria may be admitted on a provisional basis.

FIRST SEMESTER: 16.5 credits Credits
**♦ Communications Elective 3
COL101: Freshman Seminar 1.5
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
*♦ Foreign Language 3
IND101: Civilization: The Human Experience I
or HIS101: Western Civilization I
†♦ Philosophy Elective 3
SECOND SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Credits
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
*♦ Foreign Language 3
IND102: Civilization: The Human Experience II
or HIS102: Western Civilization II
*** Mathematics Elective 3-4
†♦ Philosophy Elective 3
Physical Education 1
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
**** American History Elective 3
§ ART / MUS / THR Elective 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4
†♦ Philosophy Elective (2 courses) 6
Physical Education 1
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-16 credits Credits
Ω English Elective 3
£♦ Humanities Elective 3
Mathematics / Laboratory Science Elective 3-4
†♦ Philosophy Elective 3
Restricted Social Sciences Elective 3
Total Credits Required 64.5-66.5

*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.
**To be selected from COM101, COM102 or COM105
***One course: MAT103, MAT124, or higher.
****One course to be chosen from HIS103, HIS104, POL105
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)

A social science elective that deals with Other World Civilizations to be chosen from the following: ANT101 ANT105, ANT203, ANT205, ANT211, GEO101, GEO102, GEO103, HIS107, HIS118, HIS119, HIS120, POL107.
§ One course to be selected from the following: ART101, ART111, ART112, ART113, ART114, ART124, 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. (MUS131-135 can be used only if they add up to four credits.)
ΩAny 3-credit English course above ENG102.
£ One course from the following: ENG212, COM202, PHL111 or HUM115.
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
Philosophy 15 credits
English 9 credits
Foreign Language 6 credits
Social Sciences 12 credits
Mathematics and Science 10-12 credits
Humanities 9 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits
Physical Education 2 credits