Humanities Department

"Exploring what it means to be human..."

You have an idea which way your career is headed - but you haven’t settled on a career track, and you want the freedom to explore different fields before locking into a choice. And you’d rather not pay too much while you’re exploring.

Shir Filler leads an English class at NCCC MaloneNorth Country’s liberal arts programs are built to give you that flexibility. With two separate tracks - one designed for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, biology, chemistry, environmental science, or other sciences, and another for students interested in English, psychology, history, sociology, and other people-focused areas - these degrees give you a foundation you can build on.

The course structure of our Liberal Arts & Science programs is equivalent to the first two years of classes you’d encounter at institutions offering bachelor’s of art or science degrees, so you’ll enter on equal footing with other juniors when you transfer.

No matter which program you’re in, our broad-based curriculum means you’ll develop skills in communication, critical thinking and reasoning that employers value and professional careers demand.North Country has transfer agreements with all of its 64-campus SUNY system, the nation’s largest - you’ll find yourself ideally positioned to complete your education. You’re guaranteed admission into a bachelor’s degree program at another SUNY institution if you successfully complete your degree at North Country.  
 

This degree is intended as a transfer program leading to a Bachelor's Degree. By approporiate course selection with a faculty advisor, students may prepare for transfer to upper-division study in a variety of Liberal Arts majors. The program requires a distribution of courses selected from the principal disciplines of LIberal Arts and Sciences. View the Program Worksheet for more details.
As a track within the larger AA Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Science degree, this program is intended to facilitate transfer to a Bachelor’s Degree program in Psychology. Students will be prepared for upperdivision study within the field of Psychology. The program requires a distribution of courses selected from Psychology and other principal disciplines of Liberal Arts & Sciences. View the Program Worksheet for more details.
This degree is intended as a transfer program leading to the Bachelor’s Degree. By appropriate course selection with a faculty advisor, students may prepare for transfer to upper-division study in a variety of Liberal Arts majors. The program requires a distribution of courses selected from the principal disciplines of Liberal Arts & Sciences. View the Program Worksheet for more details.
This degree is intended as a transfer program leading to the Bachelor’s degree. By appropriate course selection with a faculty advisor, students may prepare for transfer to upper-division study in a variety of Liberal Arts majors. The program requires a distribution of courses selected from the principal disciplines of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The program requires a distribution of courses representing the freshman and sophomore years of a four year Bachelor’s program, although A.S. graduates possess skills and knowledge to take their places in the work force.

The Individual Studies program affords students an opportunity to explore career options. A base of Liberal Arts and Sciences courses is combined with a program core designated to expose students to a wide range of disciplines outside the Liberal Arts and Sciences.

This program core allows students to develop a concentration in a specific area once previous course work has revealed an individual interest in that area. Areas of concentration include Business, Humanities, Human Services, Math/Science, and Social Science.

View the Program Worksheet for more information.

 

Check out some of our exciting Liberal Arts courses for 2019-20

 

Punk Rock

History of Punk Rock

Instructor: Chris Locke

The beginnings of punk rock are often furiously debated. This is partially because everyone has a different definition of punk rock, and partially because its foundation stones are found in several places. In this class, you'll explore the bands, movements, scenes and fashions of punk genres — and the common values that link them across decades 

Bodiam Castle

British Literature I: Medieval to Romantic Period

Instructor: Dr. Stacey Mascia-Susice

Take a new course and join us at King Arthur's Round Table. This course covers British Literature from the Medieval to the Romantic Period: poetry, fiction, essays, artwor, history and more. Explore castles, lords and ladies, magic, reanimation of the dead and the rolling hills and babbling brooks of Great Britain.

Literature Appreciation

Literature Appreciation

Instructor: Summer Dorr

This class provides an introduction to elements of fiction, drama, poetry and creative nonfiction. Readng and film watching of the classics and contemporary works. At some point we will add more information provided to this column so it is the same length as the others!

 

Business Manager, Lake Placid Central School District

Dana Wood - '90 Liberal Arts

Principal, Saranac Lake High School

Josh Dann - '98 Liberal Arts

Supervisor, Town of Harrietstown

Mike Kilroy - '70 Liberal Arts

Professor of English, Humanities Department, North Country Community College

Dr. Stacey Mascia-Susice - '96 Liberal Arts & Science: Humanities and Social Science

 

 

 Q&A with Bruce Rowe, Humanities Department Chair
 Bruce Rowe 

What are the benefits of pursuing a Liberal Arts degree?

You’re not afraid of anything with a Liberal Arts degree. If something comes your way, you have the flexibility and stamina to see it through to its completion. A Liberal Arts degree is also great for the person who doesn’t know what they want to do. I started out with no clue, but I knew that going to a Liberal Arts college would give me the background and foundation to be whatever I wanted to be.

What can I do with a Liberal Arts degree?

A Liberal Arts degree gives you the research skills, the communication skills, and a really broad experience that you can use in all kinds of careers. Possible career paths include: Anthropology, Art, Education, Engineering, Hospitality, Journalism, Law, Medicine and Psychology, to name a few.

What other questions would go well here?

Well, let me tell you. Some really good questions that get to the heart of why a Liberal Arts degree is the greatest thing since sliced bread. So let's put our brains together and try to get those questions, and of course the answers that go with them. Yes indeed this whole website thing is coming along just fine. 

And how about one more right here?

That sounds like a fine idea. We don't want to make this too long but a little bit more would be nice. In the meantime, how's your summer going? Just lovely? Well, that sounds terrific. Mine? Yes, it's been great thank you for asking. I guess that should suffice for filling this space. Talk to you later.