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Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities Track

The Degree

Associate in Arts (A.A.)

The Outlook

Build a career path that gives you ample opportunities for exploring your future. Practically every field contains people whose background is in the humanities. When seeking employment, you'll find employers prefer job applicants who have the type of diverse education a humanities degree provides.

By choosing FLCC's liberal arts degree with a track in Humanities, you'll receive the core educational background that'll lead you to job opportunities in many sectors of the economy.

The Program

A liberal arts degree provides you with the skills that are in demand in the workforce. The flexibility of the degree allows you to take your career path in directions that are diverse and exciting. The skills employers say they are seeking the most when hiring are written communication and critical thinking, both of which you will develop during your studies in FLCC's A.A. or A.S. liberal arts programs.

In the broadest sense, to embark on a study of the Humanities is to open you up to the essential question, what does it mean to be human? Academically, this pursuit leads you to study and explore the intellectual, artistic, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of the human experience.

By taking courses in literature, writing, philosophy, film, modern languages, mythology, and the arts, you will gain an appreciation of these various disciplines, as well as a better understanding of how each field is uniquely situated to explore a facet of the story of being human.

At its core, to study the Humanities is to study the creative drive of the human spirit, our deep impulse to make meaning out of the world, and our endless attempts to communicate our understanding. Such an exploration will provide you with a well-rounded education and emphasize the broad-minded perspective necessary for success in your field of study or career path.

Honors Courses

The College offers honors courses which provide enhanced educational experiences for students who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability. Enrollment in honors courses is open to qualified students in this degree program, as well as all other qualified FLCC students. Successful completion of honors courses or an honors certificate may increase your transfer options to four-year institutions.

Online Learning

The A.A. liberal arts and sciences degree program at FLCC is conveniently accessible on the internet and may be completed fully online. For more information on FLCC's online learning programs, contact the Office of Online Learning at (585)785-1303 or visit the College's Online Degree Programs page.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree program, students will have the ability to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing at the college level.
  • Develop proficiency in oral discourse.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking.
  • Develop the ability to use computer technology for research and production.
  • Recognize the knowledge, skills, and values that will contribute to involvement in one's community.
  • Identify the knowledge and skills necessary to live interdependently in a diverse, sustainable global community.
  • Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate college-level materials.