Program Description

Liberal Arts and Sciences: History Option

The Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum prepares a student to be an accomplished and productive human being. A liberal arts degree opens doors to the professions and to rewarding and responsible careers. Future physicians, teachers, scientists, lawyers, journalists and business people, for example, develop themselves as well-rounded individuals, in addition to completing their pre-professional work. The academic experiences in liberal arts and sciences provide the foundation for later specialization, graduate study, and professional school. The History Option offers a greater degree of specialization. The option articulates with several SUNY Empire State College baccalaureate programs. Students are encouraged to visit the Transfer Planning web site for more information.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge base from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
  2. Evaluate and analyze a range of artistic, historical, literary and philosophical works.
  3. Examine the formation of individual and group behavior, and social institutions and processes.
  4. Develop an ability and a cultural context for communication in a language other than English.
  5. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms.
  6. Demonstrate informed critical thinking.
  7. Engage in quantitative reasoning and scientific inquiry.
  8. Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultures.

Upon successful completion of the History Option requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Gather, interpret, and evaluate evidence from a variety of historical and contemporary sources and points of view, and produce well-reasoned arguments using this evidence to support conclusions.
  2. Evaluate primary and secondary sources in analyzing key historical topics.
  3. Examine and analyze the development of societies in different periods and regions, including the roles of ethnicity, gender, language, sexual orientation, and belief.

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Curriculum Coordinator: Dr. Mara Lazda

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