Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities

The liberal arts and sciences - humanities degree encourages you to explore a variety of disciplines including art, music, philosophy, literature, history, and foreign languages. Courses in these disciplines provide a strong foundation for further study and future employment.

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Program Chair

Susan Cerretani

Susan Cerretani

Professor, English

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Transfer Options

Recent transfer institutions include:

  • Binghamton University
  • Cornell University
  • SUNY College at Cortland
  • SUNY College at Fredonia
  • SUNY College at Geneseo
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh

Highlighted Courses

Degree Requirements

A.A.
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 60 credits
ENGL100, Academic Writing I (C or better), 3 cr.
A student exempted from ENGL 100 must substitute a three-credit unrestricted elective. The course should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor. 
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL101, Academic Writing II, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL102, Approaches to Literature, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL201, Fundamentals of Speech, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
HISTORY SEQUENCE
Choose one set of courses from the following sets listed below:
 
HSTY101, Development of the Western Tradition I, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
HSTY102, Development of the Western Tradition II, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
HSTY201, American History to 1877, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
HSTY202, American History Since 1877, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
FOREIGN LANGUAGE SEQUENCE
Choose one set of courses from the following sets listed below:
 
ARAB101, Arabic I, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ARAB102, Arabic II, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
CHIN101, Mandarin Chinese I, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
CHIN102, Mandarin Chinese II, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
FREN101, French I, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
FREN102, French II, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
FREN201, Intermediate French I, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
FREN202, Intermediate French II, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
GERM101, Beginning German I, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
GERM102, Beginning German II, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ITAL101, Italian I, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ITAL102, Italian II, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
RUSN101, Russian I, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
RUSN102, Russian II, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
SPAN101, Beginning Spanish I, 4 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
SPAN102, Beginning Spanish II, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
SPAN201, Intermediate Spanish I, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
SPAN202, Intermediate Spanish II, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 12 credits from the courses listed below:
A second foreign language, over and above the required Foreign 
Language Sequence, is acceptable and is strongly recommended for 
students planning to transfer to a SUNY Bachelor of Arts (BA) program. 


ARAB@
ART101, History and Appreciation of Art I, 3 cr.
ART102, History and Appreciation of Art II, 3 cr.
ART104, History of Photography and Video, 3 cr.
CHIN@
CRJU217, Ethics in Criminal Justice, 3 cr.
ENGL@
ENVS105, Environmental Ethics, 3 cr.
ESL101, English as a Second Language I, 8 cr.
ESL103, English as a Second Language II, 8 cr.
ESL120, Writing and Grammar III, 4 cr.
ESL121, Reading & Vocabulary III, 4 cr.
FREN@
GERM@
HUMN@
ITAL@
MUSI101, Music Appreciation, 3 cr.
MUSI108, Music Theory I, 3 cr.
MUSI109, Music Theory II, 3 cr.
PHIL@
RUSN@
SOCE258, Creative Nonfiction Writing, 3 cr.
SPAN@
WGST248, Contemporary Women Writers, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
MATH109, Statistical Literacy, 3 cr.
MATH110, Topics in Mathematics, 3 cr.
MATH120, College Algebra, 4 cr.
MATH122, Technical Mathematics, 3 cr.
MATH138, Precalculus Mathematics, 4 cr.
MATH200, Statistics, 3 cr.
MATH201, Calculus I, 4 cr.
MATH202, Calculus II, 4 cr.
MATH203, Calculus III, 4 cr.
MATH206, Differential Equations, 4 cr.
MATH216, Discrete Mathematics, 4 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Use Schedule Search for electives
Use Schedule Search for electives
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
ANTH201, Introduction to Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH202, Cultural Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
ANTH295, Global Seminar, 3 cr.
COMM101, Mass Media, 3 cr.
ECON101, Introduction to Economics, 3 cr.
ECON120, Principles of Microeconomics, 3 cr.
ECON121, Principles of Macroeconomics, 3 cr.
ENVS107, Economy, Society & Environment, 3 cr.
ENVS108, Environmental Psychology, 3 cr.
ENVS295, Global Seminar, 3 cr.
GEOG120, World Regional Geography, 3 cr.
HSTY260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
HUMS206, Juvenile Delinquency, 3 cr.
IED260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
POSC103, American National Government, 3 cr.
POSC104, American State and Local Government, 3 cr.
POSC107, Economy, Society & Environment, 3 cr.
POSC260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
PSYC101, Psychology of Personal Growth, 3 cr.
PSYC103, Introduction to Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC108, Environmental Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC201, Social Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC205, Childhood Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC207, Adolescent Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC208, Adult Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC209, Abnormal Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC218, Educational Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC263, Development Across the Lifespan, 3 cr.
SOCE201, Human Sexuality, 3 cr.
SOCE205, Organizational Behavior, 3 cr.
SOCI101, Introduction to Sociology, 3 cr.
SOCI103
SOCI201, Sociology of the Family, 3 cr.
SOCI203, Sociology of Race, Power, and Privilege, 3 cr.
SOCI205, Contemporary Social Problems, 3 cr.
SOCI206, Juvenile Delinquency, 3 cr.
SOCI207, Introduction to Criminology, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 9 credits from the courses listed below:
Up to 3 FITN credits may be used toward the Unrestricted 
Electives Requirements. 


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SUNY General Education & Tompkins Cortland Liberal Arts courses

Note: The @ symbol represents any course number or discipline. For example, BIOL @ means any course with a Biology course prefix. An @ alone means one course in any course discipline with any course number.