December 15, 2015 Kenneth Colangelo

Liberal Arts and Sciences (A.A.)

Provides a comprehensive two-year undergraduate education designed to meet the needs of those who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in an area of the liberal arts and sciences, or who wish to explore an area of intellectual interest. The electives in the program allow students to develop concentrations in such fields as the fine arts, English, history, languages, science, mathematics, philosophy, or social science. Students must complete a foreign language requirement in this program.
If the foreign language requirement has been met, Liberal Arts Electives must be substituted to complete degree requirements.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all courses in the program, students will be able to:

  1. analyze, synthesize, and manipulate new information, ideas, and language in their historical and cultural context
  2. present ideas in oral, written, and visual form in a variety of contexts and formats appropriate to their audience and purpose
  3. demonstrate an ability to use systematic, logical, critical, and creative processes to identify and research problems, and propose/evaluate alternative solutions
  4. identify, locate, evaluate and use electronic, print and/or media information sources
  5. demonstrate awareness of a range of theoretical, cultural, and/or philosophical views related to an issue in the liberal arts and sciences
  6. identify aesthetic elements in literature and the arts, and draw appropriate inferences about the artistic product and the environment in which it was produced
  7. identify a range of intellectual and/or artistic contributions to human knowledge and life
  8. analyze and apply numerical concepts in varied contexts
  9. demonstrate an ability to use cognitive skills and problem-solving techniques to analyze data and scientific information
  10. demonstrate the ability to speak, comprehend, read, and write in a foreign language using the common vocabulary of home, school, and work at an intermediate level of fluency and accuracy
  11. demonstrates knowledge of the geography and culture connected to the language studied.

Program Coordinator: George Sebastian-Coleman

First Semester
Course #TitleCredits
CSS-101 First Year Experience 3
ENG*101 Composition (a) 3
  Foreign Language Elective (a)‡ (sequential) 4
(take LAS elective if FL elective already satisfied - 3
credits)
  Mathematics Elective (a) (from MAT*135 or above) 3-4
  Social Science Elective (from ANT*, ECN*, GEO*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*) 3
Second Semester
ENG*103 Composition II (a) 3
  Foreign Language Elective (a)‡ (sequential) 4
(take LAS elective if FL elective already satisfied - 3
credits)
  General Elective 3
  History Elective (a) 3
  Mathematics Elective (a)(b) (from MAT*141 or above) 3-4
Third Semester
PHL* Directed Philosophy Elective (a) (from any PHL* course) 3
  Foreign Language Elective (a)‡ (sequential) 4
(take LAS elective if FL elective already satisfied - 3
credits)
  General Elective 3
  Science Elective (from AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EAS*, EVS*, MET*, OCE*, PHY*) 3-4
  Social Science Elective (from ANT*, ECN*, GEO*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*) 3
Fourth Semester
COM* Directed Communication Elective (a)(b) (from COM*101/172/173) 3
  Fine Arts Elective (from ART*, COM*154, COM*167, DGA*, GRA*, NMC*, MUS*, THR*) 3
  Foreign Language Elective (a)‡sequential) 4
(take LAS elective if FL elective already satisfied - 3
credits)
Lab Science (a)
4
  (from AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EVS*, OCE*, PHY*)  
  Literature Elective (a) 3
Total
65-68

IMPORTANT: At least two courses in this program must be at the 200-level.
(a) Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.
(b) To be selected in consultation with faculty advisor based on student’s program of study.
‡ Foreign language requirement may be fulfilled by any of the following:

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