Apr 22, 2021  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
    
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

(5) Arts Elective Credits: 3


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

(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

Students must demonstrate a strong academic record including a minimum high school average of 90 and a cumulative 3.5 GPA on all college courses intended to apply to the degree. SAT and ACT scores may be taken into consideration during the review process but are not requirements for entrance into the program. In special circumstances these criteria may be waived by the Department Chair of Liberal Arts. To be considered for admission to the Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science Honors track students must complete the following steps:

  1. Apply and be accepted for admission to Hudson Valley Community College.
  2. Complete and submit the supplemental HonorScholar application.
  3. Participate in an interview with members of the department.
  4. Formally accept the HonorScholar scholarship with the Department Chair of Liberal Arts by August 1.

Requirements for Completion of Honors Study

To qualify as an Honors graduate and to receive Completion of Honors Study documentation, students must:

*A student may substitute ENGL 101  for ENGL 107  if the student earns a final grade of “A” and is granted permission by the Department Chair of Liberal Arts. The student will still be required to complete a minimum of eight honors courses.

Students may be advised to complete their studies in the Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science non-honors track if their academic performance falls below the minimum GPA.

 

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study


First Term


Term Total: 15

Second Term


Term Total: 15

Third Term


  • Credits: 4
  • OR

  • Free Elective Credits: 3
  •  

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

Fourth Term


Term Total: 16

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: