College Catalog Fall 2004 - Spring 2006
Liberal Arts & Sciences

The Instructional Program

The Liberal Arts and Sciences "university parallel" transfer curriculum is designed to provide the first two years of education for students who wish to complete a four-year program leading to a bachelor's degree. Delhi's Liberal Arts program offers two degree options-the Associate in Arts (A.A.) or the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree.

Students completing this curriculum will have an educational background that prepares them for such professional careers as law, medicine, and education. Required courses, together with a careful selection of electives, give students useful credits in English, mathematics, science, humanities, and the social sciences, as well as course concentration appropriate to individual needs.

Students should follow the Humanities and Social Sciences or General Studies A.A. programs if they contemplate careers in teaching or other professions requiring a firm foundation in history, psychology, sociology, political science, government, economics, English and literature, philosophy, foreign languages, art, and music.

The Math and Science or General Studies A.S. program is suggested for students planning courses of study or careers related to mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, or other sciences.

All students must take at least one course from 7 of the 10 SUNY general education subject areas (see the General Education Requirement section of this catalog for more detail). Students who plan to transfer to a SUNY four-year school are advised to take at least one course from all 10 subject areas.

General Studies

A.A. Degree

SUNY Curriculum Code: 1395

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

____ ___

Computer course (by advisement)

3

ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

 

 

Or

3

ENGL 200

Advanced Composition (by placement)

 

ENGL ___

English Elective

 

 

Or

3

LITR ___

Literature Elective

 

____ ___

Humanities Electives

6

____ ___

Laboratory Science Elective

4

____ __

Liberal Arts Electives

18

MATH ___

Contemporary Math or higher

3

____ ___

Math or Science Elective

3

____ ___

Social Science Electives

9

____ ___

Unrestricted Electives

12

Degree Requirement: 64 credit hours

Program Objectives (General Studies A.A.)

A graduate of the General Studies A.A. program should be able to:

  1. Express him/herself effectively through written and oral communication.
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of and an appreciation for literature.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to manipulate college-level mathematical concepts, including mathematical circuits, planning and scheduling, linear programming, voting systems, and game theory.
  4. Demonstrate a solid grounding in the science of his/her choosing.
  5. Display a fundamental understanding of the behavioral and non-behavioral social sciences.
  6. Discuss various areas within the humanities, based upon the courses he/she has elected to take.
  7. Demonstrate a solid foundation of liberal arts knowledge based on the minimum of six courses in this area.

General Studies

A.S. Degree

SUNY Curriculum Code: 1394

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

____ ___

Computer course (by advisement)

3

ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

 

 

Or

3

ENGL 200

Advanced Composition (by placement)

 

ENGL ___

English Elective

 

 

or

3

LITR ___

Literature Elective

 

____ ___

Humanities Elective

3

____ ___

Liberal Arts Electives

3

MATH ___

Contemporary Math or higher

3

____ ___

Science Electives*

10

____ ___

Social Science Electives

9

____ ___

Concentration Electives

12

____ ___

Unrestricted Electives

15

Degree Requirement: 64 credit hours

*Note: Students in this program must take a minimum of one laboratory science.

Program Objectives (General Studies A.S.)

A graduate of the General Studies A.S. program should be able to:

  1. Express him/herself effectively through written and oral communication.
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of and an appreciation for literature.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to manipulate college-level mathematical concepts, including mathematical circuits, planning and scheduling, linear programming, voting systems, and game theory.
  4. Demonstrate a solid grounding in science, having taken at least three science courses, one of which must be a lab science.
  5. Display a fundamental understanding of the behavioral and non-behavioral social sciences.
  6. Discuss various areas within the humanities, based upon the courses he/she has elected to take.
  7. Demonstrate a solid foundation of knowledge in an area of concentration of his/her choosing.

Humanities and Social Sciences

A.A. Degree

SUNY Curriculum Code: 0201

Advisement Option: Humanities

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs .

CITA ___

Microcomputer Applications I or higher

3

ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

 

 

or

3

ENGL 200

Advanced Composition (by placement)

 

ENGL ___

English Electives

 

 

and/or

9

LITR ___

Literature Electives 1

 

____ ___

Humanities Electives

9

MATH ___

Contemporary Math or higher

3

MATH 115

Statistics

4

____ ___

Science Electives 2

6-8

____ ___

Social Science Electives

12

____ ___

Unrestricted Electives

11-13

Degree Requirement: 62 credit hours

Notes:

1 Six credits must be in 200-level or higher courses.

2 Students in this program must take a minimum of one laboratory science.

Program Objectives (Humanities)

A graduate of the Humanities and Social Sciences A.A. program (Humanities option) should be able to:

  1. Display a fundamental understanding of computers and computer information systems and be familiar with common computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and graphics.
  2. Express him/herself effectively through written and oral communication.
  3. Demonstrate a knowledge of and an appreciation for literature.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to manipulate college-level mathematical concepts, including mathematical circuits, planning and scheduling, linear programming, voting systems, and game theory.
  5. Understand and apply the fundamental concepts of statistics.
  6. Demonstrate a solid grounding in science, having taken at least two science courses, one of which must be a lab science.
  7. Display a good understanding of the behavioral and non-behavioral social sciences.
  8. Discuss various areas within the humanities, based upon the course he/she has elected to take.
  9. Demonstrate a solid foundation of liberal arts knowledge based on the minimum of six courses taken in this area.

Humanities and Social Sciences

A.A. Degree

SUNY Curriculum Code: 0212

Advisement Option: Social Sciences

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

CITA ___

Microcomputer Applications I or higher

3

ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

 

 

Or

3

ENGL 200

Advanced Composition (by placement)

 

ENGL ___

English Electives

 

 

and/or

6

LITR ___

Literature Electives 1

 

____ ___

Humanities Electives

6

MATH ___

Contemporary Math or higher

3

MATH 115

Statistics

4

____ ___

Science Electives 2

6-8

____ ___

Social Science Electives 3

18

____ ___

Unrestricted Electives

11-13

Degree Requirements: 62 credit hours

Admission Requirements: Applicants to the General Studies, Humanities, and Social Sciences programs should have completed 4 units of high school English, 3 units of social studies, 2 units of college-preparatory math, and 1 unit of laboratory science.

Notes:

1 Three credits must be in a 200-level course.

2 Students in this program must take a minimum of one laboratory science.

3 Students in this program must take a minimum of 6 credits of behavioral and 6 credits of non-behavioral social science courses.

Additional Notes:

  1. General Education Requirement: All students in the General Studies, Humanities, and Social Sciences programs must take at least one course from each of the five following general education subject areas: Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Basic Communication. In addition, students must take at least one American History, Western Civilization, or Other World Civilizations course, and at least one Arts or Foreign Language course.
  2. Humanities: Humanities electives can be chosen from among all courses with an HUMN or ARTS designation
  3. Social Sciences: Students must take a combination of behavioral and non-behavioral social sciences. Behavioral social sciences include anthropology, human geography, psychology, and sociology. Non-behavioral social sciences include criminal justice, economics, government, and history.
  4. All students must complete ENGL 100 or ENGL 200 with a grade of C or higher to meet graduation requirements.
  5. For the above programs, HONR courses count as ENGL, LITR, HUMN, or social science requirements.

Program Objectives (Social Sciences)

A graduate of the Humanities and Social Sciences A.A. program (Social Sciences option) should be able to:

  1. Display a fundamental understanding of computers and computer information systems and be familiar with common computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and graphics.
  2. Express him/herself effectively through written and oral communication.
  3. Demonstrate a knowledge of and an appreciation for literature.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to manipulate college-level mathematical concepts, including mathematical circuits, planning and scheduling, linear programming, voting systems, and game theory.
  5. Understand and apply the fundamental concepts of statistics.
  6. Demonstrate a solid grounding in science, having taken at least two science courses, one of which must be a lab science.
  7. Display an in-depth understanding of the behavioral and non-behavioral social sciences based on the six social science courses taken.
  8. Discuss various areas within the humanities, based upon the course he/she has elected to take.

Math and Science

A.S. Degree

SUNY Curriculum Code: 0221

Advisement Option: Mathematics

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

CITA ___

Microcomputer Applications I (or higher)

3

ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

 

 

or

3

ENGL 200

Advanced Composition (by placement)

 

ENGL ___

English Elective

 

 

Or

3

LITR ___

Literature Elective

 

HUMN ___

Humanities Electives

6

MATH 210

Calculus I

4

MATH 215

Calculus II

4

MATH 220

Calculus III

4

MATH 225

Differential Equations

4

____ ___

Laboratory Science Electives *

16

____ ___

Social Science Electives

6

____ ___

Unrestricted Electives

11

Degree Requirement: 64 credit hours 3

Admission Requirements: Applicants to the Mathematics program should have completed 4 units of high school English, 3 units of social studies, 3 units of college-preparatory math, and 2 units of laboratory science.

*Note: The particular laboratory science sequence will be determined in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Additional Notes:

  1. this major, HONR (Honors) courses count as English, literature, humanities, or social science requirements.
  2. General Education Requirement: All students in the Mathematics program must take at least one course from each of the five following general education subject areas: Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Basic Communication. In addition, students must take at least one American History, Western Civilization, or Other World Civilizations course, and at least one Arts or Foreign Language course.
  3. MATH 115 Statistics is strongly recommended as an elective.

Program Objectives (Mathematics)

A graduate of the Math and Science A.S. program (Mathematics option) should be able to:

  1. Determine the solution to linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic equations in one variable.
  2. Determine the solution to right triangles and oblique triangles by utilizing trigonometric functions and vector analysis.
  3. Classify linear, quadratic, square root, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and trigonometric functions from their formulas and graphs.
  4. Predict the behavior of linear, quadratic, square root, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and trigonometric functions (such as increasing/decreasing, intercepts, etc.) based on their parameters.
  5. Solve a system of equations in two or three variables using the addition/elimination method, determinants, and/or matrices.
  6. Apply linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and systems of equations in "real world" situations.
  7. Integrate and differentiate the standard single variable and multivariable functions algebraically, numerically, or graphically where appropriate.
  8. Apply techniques of single-variable calculus to problems involving optimization, areas, and volumes.
  9. Use the technology of both the graphing calculators (e.g., TI-83) and a computer algebra system (e.g., Maple) in solving applications and for interpreting 3-D functions and their 2-D surfaces.
  10. Use a vector approach with equation of the plane and orthogonal applications.
  11. Solve certain classic types of ordinary differential equations algebraically, as well as some linear systems of differential equations.
  12. Recognize the type of function that is a solution to a differential equation by viewing the phase plane.
  13. Use an ODE program to solve initial value problems.
  14. Use the LaPlace transform as a method of solving differential equations.
  15. Demonstrate a solid foundation in lab science based upon completion of two of the following series: (1) chemistry, (2) physics, or (3) biology or botany/zoology.

Math and Science

A.S. Degree

SUNY Curriculum Code: 0220

Advisement Option: Science

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

CITA ___

Microcomputer Applications I (or higher)

3

ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

 

 

Or

3

ENGL 200

Advanced Composition (by placement)

 

ENGL ___

English Elective

 

 

Or

3

LITR ___

Literature Elective

 

____ ___

Humanities Electives

6

MATH 115

Statistics

4

MATH ___

Pre-Calculus or higher

3-4

____ ___

Science Electives 1

27-28

____ ___

Social Science Electives

6

____ ___

Unrestricted Electives 2

9-10

Degree Requirement: 64 credit hours

Admission Requirements: Applicants to the Science program should have completed 4 units of high school English, 3 units of social studies, 3 units of college-preparatory math, and 2 units of laboratory science.

Notes:

1 The particular laboratory sciences will be determined in consultation with a faculty advisor. A two-semester sequence in two of the three natural sciences (chemistry, biology, physics) is required:

BIOLOGY: General Biology 1 & 2 OR Botany & Zoology OR Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2

CHEMISTRY: Introductory Chemistry 1 & 2 OR General Chemistry 1 & 2

PHYSICS: General Physics 1 & 2 OR Physics 1 & 2

Students are required to successfully complete at least one laboratory course in that area of science in which a student does not complete a sequence. Two additional science electives are required, one of which must be a laboratory course.

2 Most of the unrestricted electives should be taken in additional mathematics and science courses. Where a special need exists, students may take up to 6 credits of technical electives outside the division.

Additional Notes:

1. General Education Requirement: All students in the Science program must take at least one course from each of the five following general education subject areas: Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Basic Communication. In addition, students must take at least one American History, Western Civilization, or Other World Civilizations course, and at least one Arts or Foreign Language course.

2. For this program, HONR (Honors) courses can be used to satisfy electives in English, literature, humanities, or social science.

Program Objectives (Science)

A graduate of the Math and Science A.S. program (Science option) should be able to:

  1. Express him/herself effectively through written and oral communication.
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of and an appreciation for literature.
  3. Demonstrate a solid grounding in science, with a specific emphasis in chemistry, the biological sciences, or physics. Between 24 and 28 credits of laboratory science credits are completed by the science major.
  4. Display a fundamental understanding of the social sciences.
  5. Discuss various areas within the humanities, based upon the two courses he/she has selected to take.
  6. Demonstrate a solid foundation in mathematics based upon the 7 to 16 credit hours earned in this area.

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