Humanities and Social Sciences: Honors Advisement Sequence

The Honors Advisement Sequence challenges students with an enriched liberal arts education through correlated courses and an upper level interdisciplinary seminar. The Sequence is designed for students who, upon completing the program, intend to continue work toward a bachelor’s degree.

The Sequence features small classes, including a freshman seminar which familiarizes students with campus life and provides a forum for questions and concerns. Each semester’s course offerings emphasize a central theme. The first semester focuses on global intellectual and cultural tradition; the second and third semesters focus on recent American political, literary and historical development; and the final semester emphasizes the complexities and richness of the contemporary world.

Individual academic advisement and intensive counseling prepare students for transfer to competitive four-year institutions. In the past, DCC Honors students have transferred to Colgate, Cornell, New York University, Vassar and Williams as well as the State University’s more selective four-year campuses.

Students are selected for the Honors Sequence on the basis of high school achievement and an individual interview. Qualified LAH students may enter the Honors Sequence after their first or second semester at DCC and after an individual interview with the Honors Coordinator. Capable students unable to commit themselves to the entire Honors Sequence may enroll in selected Honors courses with the written permission of the Honors course’s instructor or the Coordinator of the Honors Sequence.

The Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Sciences is awarded upon completion of the requirements of the Honors Advisement Track.

A minimum of 24 credits of Honors courses, the completion of LSS 201, and a GPA of 3.2 or higher are required for a student to receive certification for the completion of the Honors Sequence.

NOTE: The letters in parentheses correspond to important footnotes listed. Please read them carefully.

First Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
BHS 103-H Social Problems in Today's World 3
ENG 101-H Composition I (a) 3
HIS 107-H History of World Civilization (a) 3
PHI 107-H Introduction to the Art of Reasoning 3
LSS 100 Honors Introductory Seminar 1
Humanities Foreign Language recommended (b) 3
TOTAL   16

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 102-H Composition II 3
Electives (f)   4
PSY 111-H Psychological Principles I 3
Math (c)   3
Humanities (b)   3
TOTAL   16

Third Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 204-H American Literature: Civil War to
the Present (a)
HIS 104-H History of the United States II (a) 3
WFE 101 Lifetime Wellness and Fitness 3
Elective Humanities or Social Science (d) 3
Science (e) 4
TOTAL   16

Fourth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 264-H Global Literature (a) 3
GOV 219-H Global Politics (a) 3
LSS-201-H Liberal Studies Seminar 3
Science (e)   4
Free Elective (g)   3
TOTAL   16

a. When offered concurrently, the following courses are recommended to be taken together.

ENG 101-H and HIS 107-H
ENG 204-H and HIS 104-H
ENG 264-H and GOV 219-H

Other English 200 level courses may be offered and are applicable for the completion of the Honors Sequence.

b. Humanities courses: A foreign language is strongly recommended. Applicable courses in art, dance, French, humanities, Italian, music, philosophy, Spanish, speech, theatre. Students must choose two semesters of a language or courses in two fields.

c. Mathematics courses: MAT 109-H or MAT 118-H recommended; MAT 109 or higher is required.

d. Humanities/Social Science courses: ART (ART 101 recommended), BHS (BHS 204-H recommended), DAN, ECO, FRE, GEO, GOV, HIS, HUM, ITL, MUS, PHL, PSY, SPA, SPE, THE and 200-level ENG courses (except ENG 211).

e. Science courses: AST 132 H recommended. Applicable four-credit courses in AST, BIO, CHE, GLG, PHS, PHY.

f. Elective courses: INT 801 recommended. Courses applicable in this program are:
(a) Specific courses listed above.
(b) Courses applicable in all programs.
g. Read a full discussion of the free elective.