Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science

Associate of Arts

School: Arts and Humanities

Dean: Stephen Burke,

Support Staff: Virginia Flatley,

Department Office: Academic II, Room 2209B, Phone: 845-574-4346


Degrees Offered:

Program Goals:

The goal of the Liberal Arts courses is to develop in the student general intellectual capacities, judgement and understanding of human relationships in the social, cultural, and natural environment for the past, present and future. Courses focus on analysis, problem solving, critical thinking, writing, and communication.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective communication in both speech and writing
  • Value the arts
  • Demonstrate personal growth and self-awareness
  • Demonstrate civic responsibility by contributing to society
  • Apply the ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Solve problems through critical thinking
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness through the study of many disciplines
  • Employ a foundational body of knowledge