You will be able to engage in a major humanistic discipline that will be challenging and enriching. Focus on the core competency areas of communication, critical thinking, understanding society and self-understanding. A degree in this area allows you to tailor your academic program to your needs and interests across a wide range of disciplines.
The Bachelor’s in English provides a concentration that has been designed to meet the needs of students with a general interest in literature. Students seeking a strong background in literature, history, theory, and analysis should consider this literature concentration in English, which combines the historical and critical study of literature with innovative approaches to critical methods, women's studies, nontraditional literatures, and non-Western literature in English. In choosing electives, students should try to select, in consultation with the departmental advisor, courses that complement their major interest and form a coherent unit of study or courses that provide an appropriate career-oriented concentration.
Martin Kich, Ph.D.
The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in Communication Studies is a two-year degree. It is a gateway for completing a Bachelor's Degree (four-year degree), and/or entry-level employment in the public and private sector.
Students will gain important job skills as well as a strong academic foundation in the field of communication. Employers seek persons who have excellent written and oral communication skills; are able to effectively work in teams with diverse members; can demonstrate strong listening skills; and, are able to provide effective leadership.
The A.A. degree will offer practical learning experiences and training in public speaking as well as in making business presentations; leadership; interpersonal communication; small group communication; mass media; and organizational communication. Classes are theory based but ample time is given for students to begin or to enhance their personal communication skills through classroom activities and assignments.
Sharon Showman, Ph.D.
The associate degree in history prepares students to pursue a baccalaureate degree in history. Through exposure to a broad spectrum of human experience in the past and present, students come to understand their relationship to other human beings and the structure of society. The history major is useful to students who wish to seek a career in such fields as teaching, journalism, archival work, government, politics, and law.
Dane Daniel, Ph.D.
This program is designed for students seeking a more interdisciplinary educational experience than is available with other majors. The liberal studies degree prepares students for a variety of careers.
The program can serve as a pre-law curriculum. English, communication, political science, and history courses can help prepare students for careers in journalism or other media. Fine arts courses can be combined with other disciplines to prepare people for careers working in museums or art galleries in research, marketing, or management capacities. Other could use the degree to prepare for careers in library science or in the publishing industry
The Liberal Studies Associate of Arts major allows students to tailor their academic program to their needs and interests across a wide range of disciplines. This program is designed for students seeking a more interdisciplinary educational experience than is available with other majors.
An associate degree in Liberal Studies prepares students for a variety of entry-level careers or for a seamless articulation into the baccalaureate degrees in Liberal Studies or Organizational Leadership programs. The program can serve as a pre-law curriculum.
Martin Kich, Ph.D.