Liberal Arts - Humanities Specialization

Before the natural sciences and the social sciences appeared on the scene in western culture, human beings attempted to understand and make sense of their existence through descriptions now included in the broad category of "humanities." Religion, philosophy, drama, rhetoric, literature, and the fine arts all attempted to portray the human condition and our place in the social and natural worlds without the aid of scientific method, measurement, or instruments. Rather than being displaced by science, the humanities continue to account for our existence through insight, individual and shared experience, reasoned analysis, speculation, and aesthetic expression. The Humanities Specialization in Liberal Arts prepares students for transfer to four year schools who intend to major in one of the humanities disciplines. Completion of a bachelors degree in a humanities discipline can also open the door to a variety of graduate or professional programs.

Program Outcomes

The Danville Community College Liberal Arts program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a 4-year institution or enter the work force.

To this end, liberal arts graduates will demonstrate:

  1. The ability to communicate effectively by means of listening, speaking, reading, and writing;
  2. The critical thinking skills of synthesizing and analyzing complex ideas;
  3. An awareness and understanding of ethics, cultures, and society;
  4. An understanding of individual and group development and behavior; and
  5. An understanding of and competence in research methods and scientific inquiry.

Curriculum Map

Liberal Arts- Humanities Specialization graduates will demonstrate :

Required Course 1

Required Course 2

Required Course 3

Required Course 4

Required Course 5

Required Course 6

Outcome 1

The ability to communicate effectively by means of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

ENG 111

ENG 112

HIS XXX

HIS XXX

 

 

Outcome 2

The critical thinking skills of synthesizing and analyzing complex ideas.

HIS XXX

HIS XXX

Social Science XXX

Social Science XXX

 

 

Outcome 3

An awareness and understanding of ethics, cultures, and society.

HIS XXX

HIS XXX

Literature XXX

Literature XXX

Social Science XXX

Social Science XXX

Outcome 4

An understanding of individual and group development and behavior.

HIS XXX

HIS XXX

Social Science XXX

Social Science XXX

 

 

Outcome 5

An understanding of and competence in research methods and scientific inquiry.

ENG 111

Natural Science XXX

Natural Science XXX

 

 

 

Outcome 6

An understanding of reflective writing as a learning tool

ENG 112

HIS XXX

HIS XXX

Literature XXX

Literature XXX

 

Outcome 7

An understanding and use of academic writing

ENG 111

ENG 112

Literature XXX

Literature XXX

HIS XXX

HIS XXX

Course Sequence

      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
First Semester      
SDV 100   College Success Skills 1 0 1
ENG 111   College Composition I 3 0 3
MTH 154   Quantitative Reasoning 3 0 3
    Natural Science course with lab 3 3 4
    Approved Computer Elective 3 0 3
HLT/PED   Approved Wellness Elective 1 0 1
    Total 14 3 15
           
      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Second Semester      
ENG 112   College Composition II 3 0 3
MTH   Approved Transfer Math 3 0 3
    Natural Science course with lab 3 3 4
    Social Science Elective I 3 0 3
HIS   History Requirement I 3 0 3
    Total 15 3 16
           
      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Third Semester      
    Humanities Requirement I 3 0 3
    Literature Requirement I 3 0 3
    Liberal Arts Requirement I 3 0 3
    Social Science Elective II 3 0 3
HIS   History Requirement II 3 0 3
    Total 15 0 15
           
      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Fourth Semester      
    Humanities Requirement II 3 0 3
    Literature Requirement II 3 0 3
    Liberal Arts Elective II 3 0 3
    Fine Arts Elective I 3 0 3
    Fine Arts Elective II 3 0 3
    Total 15 0 15

Total Minimum Credits for Associate of Arts and Science Degree in Liberal Arts, Humanities Specialization: 61

For more information consult the College Catalog.

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