Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities Track

Associate in Arts (A.A.)

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Expand your perspectives of the social world through the dramatic power of arts and culture. Studying language and literature improves your capacity to communicate ideas that matter to diverse audiences, which is highly valued by potential employers.

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 will 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, world (foreign) 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.

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.

Honors Studies

If you are a curious and motivated student, exploring Honors Studies courses at FLCC will provide you alternative educational experiences. Honors classes center on reflection and community building. They are available to full-time and part-time students in all degree programs. Successful completion of these courses, or earning your Honors Studies certificate or diploma, can increase your transfer options and make you eligible for specific scholarships.

Honors Studies

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