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2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities/Behavioral & Social Sciences (EB45)

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Associate in Arts Degree

Campus contacts for this program:
Professor Tonya Rondinone, TRondinone@housatonic.edu
Professor Steve Mark, SMark@housatonic.edu

The Liberal Arts and Sciences program parallels the first two years of most four-year colleges. The academic experiences in this area provide the foundation for later specialization, graduate study, and professional school. In addition to completing their pre-professional work, future lawyers, teachers, and business people develop their appreciation for the liberal arts before transferring to another institution. Students are advised to review the requirements of the transfer institution prior to course selection. The program also provides enrichment in liberal arts for those wishing to acquire only an associate degree.


  • Recognize and explain the relationship between individual and group psychological behavior and sociological conditions.
  • Identify and explain basic theories of social and psychological behavior.
  • Explain the scientific methodology used for behavioral scientific research.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of the United States and the western world to understand life and events in the past and how they relate to one’s own life experiences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key institutions of American government, and the process by which people in the American polity create rules and laws to regulate the dynamic relationships of individual rights and societal needs.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the American constitution and of the rights, obligations, and privileges associated with living in a representative democracy.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Recognize situations that present ethical issues and understand the personal and social responsibilities of decisions involving ethical issues.

Suggested Sequence of Courses:

Prerequisite or parallel courses may be required. Please check individual course descriptions for details.

Total Credits: 60 - 62

The student must successfully complete one 4-credit laboratory science course. 

2 Foreign Language Elective: Two semesters of the same language. Some 4-year colleges require more. Electives should be chosen after consultation with an advisor. 

While any math course numbered higher than 100 meets this requirement, higher level math courses are generally required by most 4-year colleges.  Must be higher than MAT* E137 to transfer to a Connecticut State University in a CSCU Transfer Degree.

English elective must be a 200-level course outside of the Written Communication I and II (WRCX, WRIX) areas.

5 NOTE: A minimum of 15 credits must be taken in 200-level courses.

NOTE: For degree completion the student must complete the Computer Literacy Requirement .

NOTE: Please read Expectations for Student Use of Computers in Courses here.

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