Columbia University Professor Roosevelt Montas on the Humanities and a liberal arts education

In this conversation, Professor Montas articulates the importance of studying what does it mean to be human, and the relevancy of humanistic studies in our technological, scientific age.

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Changes to Come in the Liberal Arts

Over the next months, there will be some changes made to the Liberal Arts Degree program because of the merger with the State University System; Stay tuned.  The first change to take effect in Fall 2013 will require Liberal Arts Majors to take either IDS 105 (College Success) or a one credit College Seminar course (IDS 100, 101 or 102) embedded in a Learning Community.  Stay tuned for more information about changes to the program.

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Welcome to the Liberal Arts Program Blog

My name is John Christie.  I’m an English Professor here at Capital Community College and as coordinator of the Liberal Arts Degree Program, I invite you to contact me with your questions.  Some of the things you might be thinking about are:  Is a degree in General Studies good enough for me? If I want to transfer to Uconn or CCSU or any other four-year college, which degree works better?  What are the differences between the two degrees anyway?  How soon do I need to make a choice?  What is the Liberal Arts Capstone Course and do I need it to graduate? What’s the story with these various versions of the degree: traditional, Ethnic Studies, Mathematics and Natural Sciences?

There are many things to talk about, and if I don’t have the answers, I will put you in touch with someone who knows.   The important thing is to make good decisions about your academic future beyond Capital Community College.  You can post here or email me at jchristie@ccc.commnet. edu

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