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 A.A. LIBERAL ARTS                                                                                                                              TOTAL CREDITS: 60

Requirements for Matriculants

COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

Passing scores on the CUNY/ACT in Reading and Writing and the COMPASS Math Skills Test or developmental courses may be required.

At least one (1) Writing Intensive course in any discipline is required. Such courses are designated “W.”  Participation in a Learning Community that includes ENG 12 also satisfies this requirement.

ENG 01200    3              credits
ENG 02400      3
HE    01400   1

A passing score on the CUNY Proficiency Exam (CPE) is required for graduation and must be taken following the completion of 45 credits.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

All Liberal Arts students will be required to take a cornerstone seminar,
“Introduction to the Liberal Arts” – LIB 00100, during their first 30 credits toward the degree.   
1  credit
During the last semester, Liberal Arts majors are required to complete a capstone course determined by the student’s
discipline of study or concentration/option.  These courses will be designated as capstone.
 
Capstone course 3credits
Elective credits (both within the Groups and Free) provide students the option to take up to 9 credits or 3 courses in one discipline.  
The courses completed in Groups A, B and C combined must total no less than 43 - 44 credits.  
   
Group A                 Arts and Humanities               Art, Media Arts and Film Studies, Music, Theatre, Speech,
Foreign Language, Literature, Philosophy  
Art, Media Arts and Film Studies, Music or Theatre Arts 3
Speech 3
Literature 3
Philosophy 3
Group A Elective(s) (3 - 6 credits) for a total of 15 – 18           credits
Group B                 Social Sciences   History, Economics, Political Science, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology
American Politics 3              credits
American History 3
World History or Anthropology 3
Psychology 3
Sociology 3
Group B Elective (0 - 3 credits) for a total of 15 – 18 credits
See Online College Catalog or Department Website for specific course options  
Group C     Mathematics, Computer and Natural Sciences Biological Sciences, Mathematics & Computer Science, Physical Sciences
Mathematics 3 or 4 credits
Science with laboratory 4
Group C Elective (0 – 3) for a total of 7 – 11               credits
If pursuing one of the following concentrations, students must consult with the respective program advisor and follow the course of study for that concentration.  
   
WOMEN’S STUDIES CONCENTRATION  
As part of the above College and Liberal Arts requirements, students completing this concentration must take HIS 06600 and at least 9 credits of courses within Groups A,B, C that are designated as Women’s Studies (“F”) such as:
  • Arts & Humanities: ART 03900 or ENG 06700 or Women’s Studies sections of any of these: MCM 03000 or MCF 04300 or MCF 04400 or MUS 03100 or SPA 0700
  • Behavioral & Social Sciences: HIS 06800 or ANT 03900 or PSY 03700 or SOC 03800 or Women’s Studies sections of:  SOC 03100 or PSY 01100.
  • Mathematics & Sciences: BIO 02800
 
SECONDARY EDUCATION CONCENTRATION  
This option prepares for transfer into baccalaureate majors in various disciplines with a minor in Secondary Education. Students take PSY 03500 and 9 credits in an academic major, which shall be reflected in the choice of 9 credits or 3 courses in one discipline listed in Groups A, B or C.
CHILDREN’S STUDIES CONCENTRATION  
Students completing this concentration must fulfill all College and Liberal Arts requirements and group courses as follows:
  • Arts & Humanities:
  • Speech, English Literature, Philosophy – once course selected from each;
  • One  course from Art, Media, Film Studies, Music or Theatre;
  • Two courses from any Arts or Humanities discipline OR
18 – 20 credits
  • Behavioral & Social Sciences:
  • Two courses from any Group B discipline and
  • SOC 03100, SOC 03500, PSY 01100 and
  •  PSY 03200 or 02400.
  • Mathematics & Sciences: 11 credits
  • Math course and laboratory science course 7 – 8 credits plus
18 credits
GLOBAL & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES OPTION  
Students completing this option must fulfill all College and Liberal Arts requirements including capstone and group courses as follows:  
Capstone Course: Global Politics: Civic Engagement in a Globalized World (POL 09300) 3 credits
A.    Arts & Humanities: 18 credits including: 6 credits
  • Two semesters of foreign language (00100 and 00200)    
3 credits
  • Global Ethics - PHI 07900
3
  • Intercultural Communication - SPE 02600
3
  • Modern Architecture and the Environment - ART 09500 
3
Plus one of the following courses: 3
  • Survey of Art Hist.: From Ancient to Renaissance - ART 03300
  • Survey of Art Hist.: From Renaissance to 19th Century - ART 03400 
  • African, Oceanic and Native American Art - ART 03700                     
  • Renaissance Art - ART 03800               
  • Effective Public Speaking - SPE 02100                 
  • Music of the World’s People - MUS 02700          
  • World Literature - ENG 03200
  • Philosophy of Religion - PHI 07700
 
Behavioral & Social Sciences: 18 credits including  
  • Intro to Anthropology (ANT 03700) or Intro to Sociology (SOC 03100)  
3 credits
  • International Organization (POL 07100)    
3
  • US History in Global Perspective I & II (HIS 01700 & HIS 01800) 
6
  • Plus one of the following courses:                     
 
  • Modern China - HIS 03200                                   
  • Africa: Past and Present - HIS 03300
  • The Middle East: World War I to the Present - HIS 03700
  • The Caribbean: 1942 to the Present - HIS 04200
  • Russian History: 1860 to the Present - HIS 05300
  • Latin American History - HIS 05700
  • Historical Geography - HIS 07000        
    • Plus one of the following courses:                                                                                      
  • Macroeconomics - ECO 01200
  • International Trade: Trading Beyond Borders - ECO 02000
  • Introduction to Anthropology - ANT 03700 (if not taken above)
  • Introduction to Sociology - SOC 03100 (if not taken above)
  • Comparative Government - POL 05200
  • The Politics of Economics: Intro to Political Economy - POL 05700
  • Environmental Politics - POL 05800
  • Mathematics & Sciences: 13 credits including
    • Developments in the Physical Sciences & the Environment - SCI 03700 4
    •                               
    • Elements of Statistics - MAT 02000  3                                                                                    
    • Plus two of the following courses:  courses:                                                                                          6-8
      • People and Environment - BIO 04900
      • Chemistry and Environment - SCI 05100
      • Introduction to Earth Science - EPS 03800
      • Introduction to Marine Biology - BIO 02500
      • Introduction to Modern Concepts of Biology - BIO 03300
3 credits
   
BARUCH ZICKLIN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS TRANSFER OPTION
Students completing this option must fulfill all College and Liberal Arts requirements and group courses as follows:
GROUP REQUIREMENTS (Groups A-C): 38 credits
Students may take up to 9 credits or 3 courses in one discipline as listed in Groups A, B and C.
Group A (Arts and Humanities-Art, Music, Theatre, Speech,, Foreign Language, Literature, Philosophy, Film & Media Studies)
Art, Music, Theatre Arts, Film or Media Studies… 3
Speech 01100 or 01200 or 02100 3
Literature 3
Philosophy 3

Group B (Social Sciences-History, Economics, Political Science, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology)
 
American History or Politics 3  credits     
Psychology 3
Sociology 3
Macroeconomics (ECO 01200) 3
Microeconomics (ECO 01300) 3
Group C (Mathematics, Computer and Natural Sciences-Biological Sciences, Mathematics & Computer Science, Physical Sciences)
Calculus (MAT 01500) 4              credits
Statistics (MAT 02200) 3
Science with laboratory 4              credits
BUSINESS TRANSFER OPTION:
Students must consult with the department of business advisor and follow the proscribed course of study for this option.
Accounting I (ACC 00100) 4             credits
Business Law (BA 01200) 3
Introduction to Information Systems & Technologies (BA 06200 3             credits
Electives (0-6 credits) sufficient to meet total requirement 60 credits
   
   


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