» HCC » OAA Home Page
Degree Programs

Requirements for the Associate in Arts (A.A.) and
Associate in Science (A.S) Degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences

The A.A. Liberal Arts general education requirements is a group of lower-division courses that ensure that graduates of Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community have the preparation necessary to succeed in a diverse and changing work environment and to develop as thoughtful and responsible citizens, ready to participate and contribute to their communities. The courses selected also prepare students to transfer to senior colleges to continue their education within The City University of New York (CUNY) system.

Curriculum Components are:

A. General Education Requirements (21 - 22 credits)
B. Cluster (18 credits)
C. Electives/Options (20 - 21 credits)

A minimum of 60 credits is required for the A.A. degree and must include the specified number of credits in each area as indicated below.

Distribution of Credits for the A.A. Degree Credits
General Education Requirements * 21-22
Cluster Requirements 18
Electives and Options 20-21
Total for A.A. Degree ** 60
 

Note:
* In addition to the stated degree requirements, depending on preparation and placement, and/or as part of the transitional bilingual model, a student may be required to take additional courses needed for progress in degree programs.

** Students eligible for state and federal financial aid should be alerted to the fact that there are limits in the number of semesters for which they are eligible to receive aid.

Curriculum for the Associate in Arts (A.A.) Liberal Arts & Science

A. General Education Requirements (21-22 credits)

The General Education Requirement (GER) will introduce and educate students in fundamental areas of knowledge. All students in the Liberal Arts must take the GER.

General Education Requirements Credits
English 6
ENG 1302
ENG 1303
Expository Writing
Literature and Composition
 
Science - choose one (1) sequence from the following: 8
BIO 110 and BIO 120
OR
BIO 3906 and BIO 3908
OR
CHE 4002 and CHE 4004
CHE 4102 and CHE 4104
OR
ENV 4014 and ENV 4106
General Biology I and II
 
Anatomy and Physiology I and II
 
General Chemistry I and II
General Chemistry I and II
 
Environmental Science I and I
History - choose one (1) sequence from the following: 8
HIS 4660
OR
HIS 4661
OR
HIS 4663
OR
HIS 4665
World History to 1500
 
Modern World History
 
United States History: Through the Civil War
 
United States History: Reconstruction To The Present
Mathematics - choose one (1) sequence from the following: 3-4
MAT 1628
OR
MAT 1632
OR
MAT 1642
OR
MAT 1682
Pre Calculus
 
Introduction College Mathematics
 
Calculus I
 
Introduction To Probability & Statistics
Physical Education 1
Total GER 21-22
 

B. Clusters:(18 credits)

The courses in the clusters will provide a broad background in the liberal arts and sciences and will help students acquire skills in the disciplines they want to major in when attending a senior college. All students in the liberal arts program must choose one cluster according to their academic interests. Four clusters are offered:

Cluster I: Communication and Cultural Skills

This cluster is recommended for students interested in international studies, computer information technology, languages, humanities, performing art, and library sciences.

Mathematics 3
MAT 1690  
Health and Human Services - Choose one (1) course: 3
HLT 6503, HLT 6507, HLT 6509, ECE 6821  
Humanities - Choose two (2) course: 6
HUM 3001, HUM 3021, PHI 3400, CUB 3130, CUP 3344, VPA 3552,
VPA 3560, VPA 3598, VPA 3612, SPA 222/300, SPA 101/102, SPA 117/118,
FRE 101/102, ITA 101/102*

*Once a language is selected, the student is urged to complete six credits
in that language as fewer than six credits are generally not transferrable
to other colleges.

 
Behavioral and Social Sciences - Choose one (1) course from the following disciplines 3
PSY, SOC, ANT, SSC, ECO or POL  
English 3
Total For Cluster I 18
 

Cluster II: Arts and Humanities

This cluster is recommended for students interested in arts, humanities, philosophy, literature, music, theater, Africana studies, and Caribbean and Latin American studies.

Humanities / Modern Languages * - Choose two (2) courses: 6
SPA 222/300, SPA 101/102, SPA 117/118, FRE 101/102, ITA 101/102

* Once a language is selected, the student is urged to complete six credits in that language as fewer than six credits are generally not transferrable to other colleges.

 
English Elective - Choose one (1) course: 3
ENG 1342, ENG 1346, ENG 1350, ENG 1352, ENG 1354, ENG 1356,
ENG 1358,ENG 1365
 
Humanities - Choose two (2) course: 6
HUM 3403, HUM 3001, VPA 3502/04, VPA 3552, VPA 3582, CUB 3103/04,
CUB 3172, CUP 3344, CUP 3209/10
 
Behavioral and Social Sciences - Choose one (1) course from the following disciplines 3
PSY, SOC, ANT, SSC, ECO or POL  
Total For Cluster II 18
 

Cluster III: Processes in the Behavioral Sciences

This cluster is recommended or students interested in psychology, sociology, anthropology and social work.

Behavioral and Social Sciences - Choose three (3) course from the following disciplines 9
PSY, SOC, ANT  
Health and Human Services - Choose one (1) courses: 3
HLT 6503, HLT 6507, HLT 6509, HLT 6511, HLT 6518, HLT 6530
HLT 6533, EDU 6802, ECE 6821
 
Humanities * - Choose two (2) courses: 6
CUB 3130, CUB 3124, CUP 3218, PHI 3400, SPA 222/300, SPA 101/102
SPA 117/118, FRE 101/102, ITA 101/102*, VPA 3502/04, VPA 3612

* Once a language is selected, the student is urged to complete six credits in that language as fewer than six credits are generally not transferrable to other colleges.

 
Total For Cluster III 18
 

Cluster IV: Processes in the Social Sciences

TThis cluster is recommended for students interested in history, government, social issues, political sciences and economy

Social Sciences 9
Courses to be suggested by Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences.  
Health and Human Services - Choose one (1) courses: 3
HLT 6503, HLT 6507, HLT 6509, HLT 6511, HLT 6518, HLT 6530
HLT 6533, EDU 6802, ECE 6821
 
Humanities * - Choose two (2) courses: 6
CUB 3116, CUB 3124, CUP 3218, PHI 3400, SPA 222/300, SPA 101/102
SPA 117/118, FRE 101/102, ITA 101/102*, VPA 3502/04, VPA 3612
 
Total For Cluster IV 18
 

C. Electives & Options (20-21 credits)

The Electives component of the A.A. degree allows students to explore additional areas of interest and apply ESL, ENG and MAT developmental courses that are not applicable elsewhere in the curriculum.

Options allow students to increase their knowledge in specialized academic disciplines and serve as a foundation for advanced study at a senior college. Some Options have articulation agreements with local senior colleges to facilitate students transferring the maximum number of credits. Options are listed below.

NOTE: Six (6) elective credits must be from Liberal Arts areas of study. Developmental and remedial credits do not qualify as Liberal Arts credits.

Africana Studies1  
CUB 3160, and three (3) additional credits in CUB (Africana Studies)  
Education2  
EDU 6802, and any two (2) courses from the following:
EDU 6816, EDU 6820, ECE 6813
 
English Option I3  
See English Department  
English Option II3  
See English Department  
Women's Studies2  
WST 1010, ENG1356, PSY 1040  
Electives/Options 20-21
1 Official Articulation Agreement with Medger Evers College.
2 Official Articulation Agreement with Hunter and Lehman Colleges.
3 Official Articulation Agreement with Lehman College.

Note:SSD 1000: Effective Fall 2003, all first-time freshmen Liberal Arts majors must take SSD 1000, Freshmen Orientation course. For other graduation requirements, please see "Degree Programs".

|Decrease Font|Default Font|Increase Font|