Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities

Associate of Arts

Herkimer County Community College

  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    64
  • Degree Level
    Associate of Arts
  • Contact Us
    800-342-3811

Earn your associate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities AA from Herkimer County Community College teaches students about humanity through exploration of the art, music and literature of various cultures throughout the ages. It is designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges to continue studies in writing, literature, speech, interpersonal relations, journalism, communication, music, art, philosophy or religion.


The goals of the AA degree program are to:

    provide students with the opportunity to explore the humanistic tradition through an emphasis on the search for moral, social and political alternatives and meanings as embodied in the institutions, culture and literature of ancient and contemporary civilizations;

    introduce critical thinking skill through an emphasis on rational methods and creative problem solving through electives in writing, literature, speech, interpersonal relations, journalism, communications, music, art, philosophy and religion; and

    develop students' aesthetic awareness and the ability for self-expression.


Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

    identify, describe and explain the humanist perspective in the culture, traditions, institutions and art of ancient and modern civilizations;

    analyze and interpret cultural structures and artifacts with critical thinking; and

    evaluate the aesthetic awareness and self-expression of themselves and others.

What's an associate degree?
An associate degree usually takes two years of study and prepares students for employment or transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year university.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records
  7. APPLY NOW

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