English Concentration

Liberal Arts:
Humanities and Social Sciences A.A.
English Concentration

The Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences English Concentration A.A. program prepares students for academic success in baccalaureate transfer programs in liberal arts disciplines. The concentration supports the SUNY Transfer Pathways for English and ensures seamless transfer to a 4-year SUNY institution. 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

Goal IV: Prepare students for transfer to an English major at a 4-year SUNY institution

  • Developing written literacy, research and reasoning skills beyond the college composition level
  • Enhancing familiarity with diverse topics in English literature and writing

For more information on our Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences English Concentration please view the degree requirements and contact:
Professor Eileen Abrahams
Elston Hall, Room 403
518-381-1403
abrahae@sunysccc.edu.