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Associate in Arts Degree Program

Liberal Arts and Sciences:
Ethnic Studies Course Sequence

This course sequence is a variation on the traditional Liberal Arts degree and requires similar core-curriculum across the humanities, social sciences, sciences and the fine arts. The Ethnic Studies sequence of specific courses prepares students to academically explore and understand the central issues of U.S. society today: race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, nationality and religion in the experiences of the many groups that make up "America." It offers suitable undergraduate background for transfer into many majors, and is particularly appropriate for careers in education, social services, public or government service, diversity training, and for later coursework at four-year institutions in American studies, international or global studies or the social sciences and the humanities.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively in writing, and orally
  2. Utilize current communication technology
  3. Reason scientifically and/or quantitatively and apply mathematical and/or scientific principles to the inquiry process
  4. Think critically, analyze and understand complex ideas, draw inferences from facts/texts, evaluate and present well-reasoned arguments
  5. Demonstrate the ability to conduct and document meaningful research
  6. Develop a global perspective on today's world

    1. Understand the major artistic, literary and philosophical aspects of US and third world cultures
    2. Recognize the major historical and political events of western and non-western societies
    3. Understand the concept of culture
    4. Recognize differences and relationships among cultures
    5. Recognize the role of ethnic diversity in US social life
    6. Demonstrate some proficiency in a foreign language
Course of Study¹
 
Note: The following requirements are in effect for students who enroll in Fall 2007 and later. For students who enrolled prior to Fall 2007, click here for requirements.
 
Credits
FIRST SEMESTER (15 credits)
ENG* 101 must be successfully completed within the first 15 credits of the major.
English Composition
3
, 102, 201, 202, 121, 122 (Choose one)
3
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Fine Arts Elective
3
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Liberal Arts Elective
3
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Free Elective
3
SECOND SEMESTER (15-16 credits)
Composition and Literature
3
PHL* __
Philosophy Elective
3
Statistics with Technology OR Higher
3-4
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Social Science Elective
3
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Liberal Arts Elective
3
THIRD SEMESTER (15-16 credits)
PHL* 2__
200-Level Literature Course
3
HIS* __
History Elective
3
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Science Elective
3-4
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Foreign Language Elective I **
3
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Liberal Arts Elective
3
FOURTH SEMESTER (15-16 credits)
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Social Science Elective
3
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Science Elective
3-4
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Fine Arts Elective
3
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Foreign Language Elective II **
3
Liberal Arts Capstone Course
3
 
Total Credits  
61-65
 
Ethnic Studies Courses to be used as Electives
ETHNIC 200-LEVEL LITERATURE ELECTIVES
ENG* 251 African-American Literature
ENG* 253 Hispanic-American Literature
ENG* 259 Topics in Ethnic Literature
ENG* 247 Latin American Literature
ENG* 248 Literature of the Caribbean
ENG* 290 Haunting America
Foreign Language Electives
FRE* 101 Elementary French I & II
ITA* 101 Elementary Italian I & II
SPA* 101 Elementary Spanish I & II
Introductory Level Social Science Electives
ANT* 101 Intro to Anthropology
ECN* 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
GEO* 102 Intro to Human Geography
GEO* 111 World Regional Geography
POL* 101 Intro to Political Science
PSY* 111 General Psychology I
SOC* 101 Principles of Sociology
Social Science Electives
ANT* 299 Cultural Anthropology
PSY* 253 Multicultural Issues in Psychology
SOC* 201 Contemporary Social Issues
SOC* 117 Minorities in the U.S.
Philosophy Elective
PHL* 150 Philosophy of Religion
Fine Arts Electives
ART* 202 Ethnic Art in the U.S.
ART* 208 Caribbean Art and Culture
MUS* 103 History of American Music
History Electives
HIS* 216 African American History I
HIS* 217 African American History II
HIS* 107 History of Puerto Rico
HIS* 299 History of the Caribbean through Decolonization
HIS* 299 Slavery in the Americas
HIS* 110 20th Century Latin American/Caribbean Political Movements
HIS* 256 The Islamic World

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pre-requisites and additional information.

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