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  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog

Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science, A.A.


Associate in Arts
HEGIS #5649
Chairperson: Heather Chase
Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 334
(518) 629-7191

This major is the traditional beginning of a baccalaureate liberal arts program. The emphasis in a liberal arts transfer program is on breadth of knowledge rather than depth. Students take courses in several different fields to assist their selection of a specific field at the transfer institution.

Students in this program have a wide choice on the baccalaureate level in the typical liberal arts and science majors. The program has had an excellent transfer reputation with four-year private and public institutions across the country. Transfer agreements and majors are updated regularly to meet student needs.

The Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science Honors Track is designed to prepare academically advanced students for transfer to high-quality baccalaureate programs through focused interdisciplinary coursework linked to a variety of extracurricular activities.

The Board of Trustees of the State University of New York has established a policy which guarantees admission to an upper division program in the State University to all community college graduates receiving Associate in Arts degrees. Admission to the upper division program is based on the student meeting the entrance requirements of the chosen program.

Students in this program also have the opportunity to pursue dedicated SUNY Transfer Paths and provides general education along with discipline specific courses for inclusion into a broader Associate of Arts degree. Students will work closely with their academic advisors to select additional courses within their field of study to obtain junior status in their desired baccalaureate program.

Tracks in this program that are designed for the SUNY Transfer Paths include:

Degree requirements can be fulfilled through evening course offerings.

Transfer credit is evaluated at the student’s request. Transfer credit will be awarded at the discretion of the department chair in accordance with the college and discipline specific departmental policies to support the educational plan made between the academic advisor and the student. The use of transfer credit may affect transfer to other two- and four-year programs, as well as financial aid eligibility.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math and 1 unit of any lab science (70 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Strongly recommend algebra II, biology, chemistry and physics. Courses of study in: behavioral and social sciences, foreign studies, journalism, political science and other specialized areas. 70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $560.

Total Credits Required: 61


Major Requirements*


*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.
** Required of first time full-time students.

(1) History Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education American History or Other World Civilization” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Social Science” course.

(2) Laboratory Science Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Natural Science” laboratory and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Science” course.

(3) Mathematics OR Laboratory Science Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as either “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Mathematics or Science” (with lab) course.

(4) Social Science Electives Credits: 6


Courses must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Social Science” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Social Sciences” courses.

(6) Mathematics Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Mathematics” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Mathematics” course.

(7) Humanities Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Humanities” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities” course.

(8) Humanities OR Social Science Electives Credits: 6


Courses must be designated as either “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities or Social Science” courses. Students who enter without one unit of a foreign language in high school are strongly recommended to include a semester of a foreign language.

Total Credits Required: 61


Honors Track


The Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science Honors Track is designed to prepare academically advanced students for transfer to high-quality baccalaureate programs through focused interdisciplinary coursework linked to a variety of extracurricular activities. By providing a rich environment that encourages scholarship, faculty/student relationships, active participation in the community, and an emphasis on connecting learning to life, Honors Track students will have a challenging and enriching experience that enables them to make the most of what Hudson Valley Community College has to offer.

Prerequisites

Honors applicants are expected to demonstrate a strong overall academic record. While particular academic strengths will be taken into consideration during the review process, a minimum cumulative high school average of 90 and a minimum overall score of 1100 on the math and verbal portions of the SAT is expected. Completion of supplemental application is required.

Requirements for Completion of Honors Study

To qualify as an Honors graduate and to receive Completion of Honors Study documentation, students must take a minimum of eight Honors designated courses combined with the major degree requirements and electives. All students must successfully complete HONR 190 Honors Seminar I , HONR 290 Honors Seminar II , ENGL 107 Honors Composition I , ENGL 108 Honors Composition II , ENGL 240 Honors Literature  and either MATH 178 Honors Mathematical Reasoning and Applications  and/or NSCI 250 Honors Natural Science . In addition to these six classes, two more honors classes of the students choosing must be completed. Students must maintain a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.5 each semester. Students may be advised to complete their studies in the Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences non-honors track if their academic performance falls below the minimum G.P.A. for an extended period of time.

The Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science Honors Track provides general education along with Honors specific courses for inclusion into a broader Associate of Arts degree. Students will work closely with their academic advisors to select additional courses within their field of study to obtain junior status in their desired baccalaureate program.

* Required course
** Students have the choice of completing either course (MATH 178  or NSCI 250 ) for the degree requirements

(1) Laboratory Science Class Credits: 3


recommended

(2) Literature Elective Credits: 3


  • ENGL 150 or higher recommended

(3) Mathematics Class Credits: 3


(4) Honors Seminar II Credits: 4


Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study


*Students must complete MATH 178  or NSCI 250 . During the term in which the student does not take MATH 178  or NSCI 250 , the student must take an Honors elective.

First Term


Term Total: 14

Second Term


Term Total: 15

Third Term


  • Honors Elective Credits: 3
  •  

  • NSCI 250 Honors Natural Science Credits: 4 *
  • OR

  • Honors Elective Credits: 3
  •  

  • Social Science Elective Credits: 3
  • Literature Elective Credits: 3
  • Free Elective Credits: 3
Term Total: 15

Fourth Term


Term Total: 17

Art History and Gallery Studies Track


The Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science Art History and Gallery Studies Track is based on the SUNY Transfer Paths and provides general education along with discipline specific courses for inclusion into a broader Associate of Arts degree. Students will work closely with their academic advisors to select additional courses within their field of study to obtain junior status in their desired baccalaureate program.

The courses in the track listed below, combined with the major degree requirements and electives, guide students through the required general education and specific discipline courses necessary for effective transfer and continued study. Students must meet the program entrance requirements.

(1) Laboratory Science Elective Credits: 3


recommended

(2) Literature Electives Credits: 6


recommended

(3) Mathematics or Laboratory Science Elective Credits: 3


recommended

(4) Social Science Electives Credits: 6


recommended

(5) Mathematics Elective Credits: 3


recommended

Communications (Media) Track


The Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science Communications (Media) Track is based on the SUNY Transfer Paths and provides general education along with discipline specific courses for inclusion into a broader Associate of Arts degree. Students will work closely with their academic advisors to select additional courses within their field of study to obtain junior status in their desired baccalaureate program.

The courses in the track listed below, combined with the major degree requirements and electives, guide students through the required general education and specific discipline courses necessary for effective transfer and continued study. Students must meet the program entrance requirements.

Communication (Non-Media) Track


The Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science Communication (Non-Media) Track is based on the SUNY Transfer Paths and provides general education along with discipline specific courses for inclusion into a broader Associate of Arts degree. Students will work closely with their academic advisors to select additional courses within their field of study to obtain junior status in their desired baccalaureate program.

The courses in the track listed below, combined with the major degree requirements and electives, guide students through the required general education and specific discipline courses necessary for effective transfer and continued study. Students must meet the program entrance requirements.

(1) History Electives Credits: 6


Courses must be designated as both “SUNY General Education” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Social Science” courses. In addition, two of the following SUNY General Education categories must be satisfied: WC, AH or OC.

(2) Mathematics Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Mathematics” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Mathematics” course.

(3) Science Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Natural Science” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Science” course.

(4) Social Science Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Social Science” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Social Science” course.

Note


* Additional course recommended for degree completion by advisement based on transferability: ENGL 117 

English Track


The Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science English Track is based on the SUNY Transfer Paths and provides general education along with discipline specific courses for inclusion into a broader Associate of Arts degree. Students will work closely with their academic advisors to select additional courses within their field of study to obtain junior status in their desired baccalaureate program.

The courses in the track listed below, combined with the major degree requirements and electives, guide students through the required general education and specific discipline courses necessary for effective transfer and continued study. Students must meet the program entrance requirements.

(1) History Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Western Civilization, American History or Other World Civilizations” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Social Science” course.

(2) Humanities Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Arts or Foreign Language” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” course.

(3) Mathematics Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Mathematics” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Mathematics” course.

(4) Science Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Natural Science” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Science” course.

(5) Literature Electives Credits: 9


Must be chosen from

(6) Social Science Electives Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Social Science” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Social Science” course.

Note


* Additional course recommended for degree completion by advisement based on transferability: ENGL 115  and ENGL 117 

History Track


The Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science History Track is based on the SUNY Transfer Paths and provides general education along with discipline specific courses for inclusion into a broader Associate of Arts degree. Students will work closely with their academic advisors to select additional courses within their field of study to obtain junior status in their desired baccalaureate program.

The courses in the track listed below, combined with the major degree requirements and electives, guide students through the required general education and specific discipline courses necessary for effective transfer and continued study. Students must meet the program entrance requirements.

(1) American History Elective Credits: 3


Must be chosen from

(2) Mathematics Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Mathematics” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Mathematics” course.

(3) History Survey Elective Credits: 3


(4) Restricted Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives Credits: 6


Courses must be designated as both “SUNY General Education” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” courses. In addition, two of the following SUNY General Education categories must be satisfied: NS, AR, SS or FL.

Recommend

(5) Western Civilization Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Western Civilization” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” course.

Political Science Track


The Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science Political Science Track is based on the SUNY Transfer Paths and provides general education along with discipline specific courses for inclusion into a broader Associate of Arts degree. Students will work closely with their academic advisors to select additional courses within their field of study to obtain junior status in their desired baccalaureate program.

The courses in the track listed below, combined with the major degree requirements and electives, guide students through the required general education and specific discipline courses necessary for effective transfer and continued study. Students must meet the program entrance requirements.

(1) History Elective Credits: 3


Courses must be designated as any “SUNY General Education” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Social Science” course. In addition, two of the following SUNY General Education categories must be satisfied: AH or OC.

(2) Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 6


Courses must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Humanities, Arts or Foreign Language” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” courses.

Recommend

(3) Mathematics Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Mathematics” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Mathematics” course.

Note


*Additional courses recommended for degree completion by advisement based on transferability:

Psychology Track


The Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science Psychology Track is based on the SUNY Transfer Paths and provides general education along with discipline specific courses for inclusion into a broader Associate of Arts degree. Students will work closely with their academic advisors to select additional courses within their field of study to obtain junior status in their desired baccalaureate program.

The courses in the track listed below, combined with the major degree requirements and electives, guide students through the required general education and specific discipline courses necessary for effective transfer and continued study. Students must meet the program entrance requirements.

(1) Science Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Natural Science” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Science” course. BIOL course recommended.

(2) Mathematics Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Mathematics” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Mathematics” course.

(3) Restricted Electives as advised Credits: 10


Courses must be designated as both “SUNY General Education” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” courses. In addition, two of the following SUNY General Education categories must be satisfied: AR, HU or FL.

(4) Restricted Social Science Elective Credits: 3


Must be chosen from

Note


*Additional courses recommended for degree completion by advisement based on transferability: