Liberal Arts & Sciences

Associate in Arts (A.A.)

Are you looking for a well-rounded education that will serve you well in any field?

A Liberal Arts and Sciences major at Guttman Community College will give you a solid foundation in the social sciences and humanities, preparing you for transfer to a bachelor’s program. It will also equip you with the skills you’ll need to thrive in today’s workforce.

We designed the Liberal Arts and Sciences course of study in direct response to surveys on what employers value most: communication skills, critical thinking and complex problem-solving abilities. As particular job duties change rapidly in response to modern technology, this foundation will stand the test of time.

The Liberal Arts and Sciences major will connect academic disciplines to your everyday life in New York City. You’ll learn how to address social issues across subject areas, and we’ll encourage your growth as an active citizen in a democratic society.

Philosophy

The Liberal Arts and Sciences major is committed to creating independent critical thinkers and writers. In attaining the broad base of skills from social science and humanistic disciplines, graduates from the Guttman program in Liberal Arts and Sciences will be able to meet the challenges of today’s society through the application of evidence based approaches to complex social and cultural issues.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program, students will be able to:

  1. Distinguish the modes of inquiry used within liberal arts and sciences disciplines (e.g., Anthropology, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Literature, History, Philosophy, Art, and Music);
  1. Explain how differences of race, class, gender and sexuality have contributed to the development of contemporary problems of social and economic inequality;
  2. Combine methodologies from multiple disciplines to investigate large-scale questions about human behavior and society
  3. Apply ethical understandings to contemporary social issues; and
  4. Construct effective research questions and apply principles of analysis and synthesis in conducting research