Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences (A.A.)

The Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences A.A. program prepares students for academic success in baccalaureate transfer programs in liberal arts disciplines. By providing students with courses that offer a diverse set of global and cultural perspectives, the program expects students to explore and reflect on human endeavors in the context of nature and society. The program prepares graduates to:

Goal I: Demonstrate proficiency in communication by

  • Writing a variety of texts in their core courses
  • Presenting orally
  • Communicating in a language other than English

Goal II: Examine ideas and issues from multiple perspectives by

  • Analyzing different cultural perspectives in the humanities, social sciences and the arts
  • Analyzing different theoretical perspectives in the humanities, social sciences and the arts

Goal III: Demonstrate analytical and creative problem solving approaches by

  • Applying meta-literacy skills to locate, select, evaluate, and use information in an ethical manner from a variety of print and electronic resources
  • Identifying the methods natural scientists and social scientists use to explore natural and social phenomena
  • Using mathematical reasoning
  • Formulating, analyzing, and evaluating arguments