Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences A.A.
The English Concentration, part of the Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences A.A. degree program, prepares students for academic success in
baccalaureate transfer programs in English and related disciplines. By offering students courses that reflect a diverse set of global and cultural
perspectives, the program expects students to explore and reflect on human endeavors through literature and writing.
The Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences English Concentration enables graduates to:
develop proficiency in written and oral communication;
- examine ideas and issues from multiple perspectives; and
- develop analytical and creative problem solving skills.
The English Concentration is primarily for the student who anticipates transfer
to a four-year institution to complete work for a baccalaureate degree.
It satisfies the SUNY Transfer Pathways, thereby providing seamless transfer into English and related majors.
Mission: The Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences A.A. program prepares students for academic success in baccalaureate transfer programs in liberal arts disciplines. By offering students courses that reflect a diverse set of global and cultural perspectives, the program expects students to explore and reflect on human experience.
The program develops in its graduates:
Goal I: Proficiency in communication
- Proficiency at writing a variety of texts
- Proficiency at communicating orally
- Proficiency at communicating in a language other than English
Goal II: Proficiency in reading and analyzing a variety of types of discourse
- Proficiency at reading and analyzing imaginative literature
- Proficiency at reading and analyzing descriptive prose (informational literature)
- Proficiency at reading and analyzing argumentative literature
Goal III: Information Literacy Skills
- Proficiency at locating, and ethically selecting, evaluating, and incorporating research material from library databases and other appropriate sources;
- Proficiency at applying citation standards to document sources
- Proficiency at distinguishing between primary and secondary sources
- Competence using information in a digital environment
Goal IV: Proficiency at developing, analyzing, and evaluating arguments
- Proficiency at recognizing the elements of arguments
- Proficiency at distinguishing between sound & unsound arguments
Goal V: Cultural & Historical Understanding
- Using discipline-appropriate theories and methodologies to form relevant and reasonable conclusions about diverse historical and contemporary human perspectives and behaviors
Goal VI: Understanding of Civic Responsibility
- Understanding of the structures, processes, and relevance of political, social, and economic institutions
- Understanding of the roles and responsibilities of citizens in their societies
Goal VII: Appreciation of Arts
- Understanding of how different forms of artistic expression inform and enrich the human experience
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