Associate in Arts in Education

Division of Social Sciences — Curriculum Code: 0206

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree
Why major in Education?

The Education degree program is designed for students interested in pursuing a teaching career in a public, private, or parochial setting. It provides students with the tools and information to become a professional teacher. The program is designed to meet the academic standards and various challenges of teaching in today’s society.

If I major in Education, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Yes. ECC’s transfer/articulation agreements with area four-year colleges and universities will allow students in this associate’s degree program to transfer to appropriate bachelor’s degree programs.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

After completing this A.A. in Education degree program at ECC, how do I secure my teaching certificate?

You need to meet the following requirements for certification as a teacher, as mandated by the state of New Jersey:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university;
  • Achieve a baccalaureate grade point average of at least a 3.00 (when i.e., 4.00 equals an “A” grade);
  • Pass the Praxis examination; and
  • Complete student teaching requirements in a public school setting through an accredited four-year college/university.
Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-3250.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of educational theories and classroom best practices;
  • Recognize and explain the political, social, and cultural factors within society that impact the American education system;
  • Identify characteristics of and discuss the role of a culturally responsive teacher;
  • Develop a personal philosophy of teaching that is consistent with expected professional and ethical standards and is based on reflective thinking about their learning and professional practice; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘educational/pedagogical’ terminology in written and/or oral form with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (45 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (9 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)
ENG 109 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (12 credits)
Choose one mathematics course and a lab science sequence or two mathematics courses and one lab science course from the following:
Mathematics: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 113, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 221, or MTH 222 (one or two 4-credit courses)
AND
Lab Science: BIO 101 – BIO 102, BIO 103 – BIO 104, BIO 121 – BIO 122; CHM 101 – CHM 102, CHM 103 – CHM 104; PHY 101 – PHY 102, PHY 103 – PHY 104, or PHY 113 – PHY 114 (one or two 4-credit courses)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
PSY 101 (3 credits)
AND
Choose one of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 101, ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 102; SOC 101, SOC 108, or SOC 219 (one 3-credit course)

Humanistic Perspective (9 credits)
Choose two of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (two 3-credit courses)
AND
Choose one of the following art or music courses: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102; MUS 100, MUS 108, MUS 109, or MUS 117 (one 3-credit course)

Historical Perspective (6 credits)
Choose one of the following history sequences: HST 101 – HST 102, HST 111 – HST 112, HST 121 – HST 122, HST 131 – HST 132, HST 134 – HST 135, HST 136 – HST 137, or HST 161 – HST 162 (two 3-credit courses)

Global & Cultural Awareness of Diversity (3 credits)
Choose one additional (non-repeated) course from the following: ANT 101, ANT 105; ART 100, ART 101, ART 102, ART 200; CIN 103; ENG 205, ENG 215, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 263, ENG 264; HST 121, HST 122, HST 137; MUS 117; PSY 232; REL 105; SOC 108, SOC 205, or SOC 207 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)

EDU 101 Introduction to Education (3 credits)
PSY 219 Child Psychology and Development (3 credits)
Choose any two Education (EDU) course electives (two 3-credit courses)
Choose any two free electives (two 3-credit courses)

Note: PSY 220 Educational PSY 220 Educational Psychology and HLT 101 Healthful Living are strongly recommended.

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 63

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
EDU 101 Introduction to Education (3 credits)
PSY 101 General Psychology I (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective art or music requirement (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
ENG 109 Effective Speech (3 credits)
PSY 219 Child Psychology and Development (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Global & Cultural Awareness of Diversity requirement (3 credits)
Free elective (one 3-credit course)
Free elective (one 3-credit course)

Fourth Semester
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (one 3-credit course)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (one 3-credit course)
Education elective (3 credits)
Education elective (3 credits)


NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts: Journalism Option

Division of Humanities & Bilingual Studies — Curriculum Code: 019J

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree
Why major in Liberal Arts: Journalism?

Whether you are interested in newspaper, magazine, book, or electronic publishing, the field of journalism offers opportunities to discover more about the world and communicate your insights to others. At ECC, the Liberal Arts: Journalism degree program covers the theory and practice of reporting as well as writing news and features for print publications. Students are given the opportunity to report on news, arts, entertainment, and sports. They can also publish their work in the Essex County College Observer and in other College professional publications.

If I major in Liberal Arts: Journalism, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Most or all of the credits earned at ECC toward an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts: Journalism will transfer to a four-year college or university. While studying at ECC, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the degree requirements of any bachelor’s program to which you wish to transfer upon graduation.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses for your major. Also, although ENG 101 is a pre-requisite for the journalism courses required in the program, students who have previous journalism experience may qualify for waiver of this requirement. To do so, writing samples must be submitted to the Program Coordinator for review and approval.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years.  You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-3319/3320 or the Program Coordinator Nessie Hill at (973) 877-3027.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate communication, analytical, and critical thinking skills in writing, reporting, researching, interviewing, and presenting news stories appropriate for college-level discourse;
  • Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical concepts in synthesizing, evaluating, editing, proofreading, and revising;
  • Apply appropriate journalistic styles, news structures, news formats, news values, and elements when producing stories; and
  • Utilize technology, the library, and social media for journalistic reporting and writing of leads, news stories, papers, layouts, and design.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (45 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (9 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)
ENG 109 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skillsand Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (12 credits)
Choose one mathematics course and a lab science sequence or two mathematics courses and one lab science course from the following:
Mathematics: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 113, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 221, or MTH 222 (one or two 4-credit courses)
AND
Lab Science: BIO 101 – BIO 102, BIO 103 – BIO 104, BIO 121 – BIO 122; CHM 101 – CHM 102, CHM 103 – CHM 104; PHY 101 – PHY 102, PHY 103 – PHY 104, or PHY 113 – PHY 114 (one or two 4-credit courses)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 101, ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108, or SOC 219 (two 3-credit courses)

Humanistic Perspective (9 credits)
Choose two of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (two 3-credit courses)
AND
Choose one of the following art or music courses: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102; MUS 100, MUS 108, MUS 109, or MUS 117 (one 3-credit course)

Historical Perspective (6 credits)
Choose one of the following history sequences: HST 101 – HST 102, HST 111 – HST 112, HST 121 – HST 122, HST 131 – HST 132, HST 134 – HST 135, HST 136 – HST 137, or HST 161 – HST 162 (two 3-credit courses)

Global & Cultural Awareness of Diversity (3 credits)
Choose one additional (non-repeated) course from the following: ANT 101, ANT 105; ART 100, ART 101, ART 102, ART 200; CIN 103; ENG 205, ENG 215, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 263, ENG 264; HST 121, HST 122, HST 137; MUS 117; PSY 232; REL 105; SOC 108, SOC 205, or SOC 207 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (13 credits)

JRN 141 Writing for the Media (3 credits)
JRN 142 News Reporting (Print) (3 credits)
JRN 145 Journalism Internship (1 credit)
JRN 243 Introduction to News Broadcasting (3 credits)
JRN 245 Politics and the Media (3 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)

Choose two free electives (two 3-credit courses)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 64

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
JRN 141 Writing for the Media (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective art or music requirement (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
JRN 142 News Reporting (Print) (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
ENG 109 Effective Speech (3 credits)
JRN 243 Introduction to News Broadcasting (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (3 credits)
Free elective (one 3-credit course)

Fourth Semester
JRN 145 Journalism Internship (1 credit)
JRN 245 Politics and the Media (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (3 credits)
Global & Cultural Awareness of Diversity requirement (3 credits)
Free elective (one 3-credit course)

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts: Communications Option

Division of Humanities & Bilingual Studies — Curriculum Code: 019C

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree
Why major in Liberal Arts: Communications?

The Liberal Arts: Communications degree program is designed for students interested in gaining a general working knowledge of the media and communications industry or who intend to transfer to a four-year college to complete a bachelor’s degree in this rapidly expanding field. Communications and media-related studies include television production, film production, radio production, and mass communication. Since the communications field is technology driven, it involves working with applications and elements that are ever changing. At ECC, this program utilizes state-of-the-art broadcast equipment to provide students with knowledge in producing, writing, directing, editing, technical operations, and announcing. With advanced degrees and relevant job experience, students can secure rewarding positions in each of these areas. Administrative support and assistant positions are also available to qualified individuals.

If I major in Liberal Arts: Communications, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The Liberal Arts: Communications degree program prepares you for transfer to four-year institutions to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the field. ECC’s transfer/articulation agreements with area colleges & universities provide smooth transfer experiences for our associate’s graduates.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major. You also need a grade of “C” or better in ENG 101 before taking most of the courses required in this program.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 15 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Program Coordinator Jennifer Wager at (973) 877-1937 or email her at jwager@essex.edu.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the techniques and principles of television, film, or radio production and post-production;
  • Analyze and explain various media, their histories, and their relation to society;
  • Critically analyze the functions of form, storytelling, and narrative elements within a film;
  • Produce acceptable written content for various media utilizing appropriate professional formats; and
  • Operate audio and production and post-production equipment and software to create media.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (45 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (9 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)
ENG 109 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (12 credits)
Choose one mathematics course and a lab science sequence or two mathematics courses and one lab science course from the following:
Choose one mathematics course and a lab science sequence or two mathematics courses and one lab science course from the following:
Mathematics: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 113, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 221, or MTH 222 (one or two 4-credit courses)
AND
Lab Science: BIO 101 – BIO 102, BIO 103 – BIO 104, BIO 121 – BIO 122; CHM 101 – CHM 102, CHM 103 – CHM 104; PHY 101 – PHY 102, PHY 103 – PHY 104, or PHY 113 – PHY 114 (one or two 4-credit courses)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 101, ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108, or SOC 219 (two 3-credit courses)

Humanistic Perspective (9 credits)
Choose two of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (two 3-credit courses)
AND
Choose one of the following art or music courses: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102; MUS 100, MUS 108, MUS 109, or MUS 117 (one 3-credit course)

Historical Perspective (6 credits)
Choose one of the following history sequences: HST 101 – HST 102, HST 111 – HST 112, HST 121 –HST 122, HST 131 – HST 132, HST 134 – HST 135, HST 136 – HST 137, or HST 161 – HST 162 (two 3-credit courses)

Global & Cultural Awareness of Diversity (3 credits)
Choose one additional (non-repeated) course from the following: ANT 101, ANT 105; ART 100, ART 101, ART 102, ART 200; CIN 103; ENG 205, ENG 215, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 263, ENG 264; HST 121, HST 122, HST 137; MUS 117; PSY 232; REL 105; SOC 108, SOC 205, or SOC 207 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (12 credits)

ENG 151 Mass Communication (3 credits)

Choose any three of the following Cinema or Communications elective courses: CIN 101 Introduction to the Art of Film, CIN 103 History of African-American Film, CMS 110 Fundamentals of Television Production, CMS 113 Writing for Film and Television, CMS 121 Fundamentals of Filmmaking, CMS 136 Radio Broadcasting and Production, CMS 210 Television Production II, and/or CMS 219 Video Production (three 3-credit courses)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)

Choose two free electives (two 3-credit courses)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 63

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
ENG 151 Mass Communications (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)
Cinema or Communications elective (3 credits)

Third Semester
ENG 109 Effective Speech (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (3 credits)
Cinema or Communications elective (3 credits)
Free elective (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective art or music requirement (3 credits)
Global & Cultural Awareness of Diversity requirement (3 credits)
Cinema or Communications elective (3 credits)
Free elective (3 credits)

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

 

Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts: Africana Studies Option

Division of Humanities & Bilingual Studies — Curriculum Code: 019A

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree
Why major in Liberal Arts: Africana Studies?

The Liberal Arts: Africana Studies degree program is designed for students who desire a broad academic foundation in African and African-American arts, humanities, and social sciences. Students who are educated in these fields will have the opportunity to work in government service, teaching, law, publishing, and business.

If I major in Africana Studies, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The Liberal Arts: Africana Studies degree program prepares the student to transfer to four-year institutions to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Africana Studies programs exist at Rutgers – New Brunswick, Rutgers – Newark, the College of New Jersey, Seton Hall University, Temple University, Drew University, University of Pennsylvania, and William Paterson University.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major. You also need to be at college-level English before taking most of the major courses required in this program.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-3319/3320 or (973) 877-3489.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the arts, history, and literature of Africa, the African-American community, and the Caribbean;
  • Apply critical thinking, problem solving, and effective communication skills to analyze and discuss literary and/or art works, historical events, and topics related to cultural diversity; and
  • Utilize the library and the internet and other electronic sources to prepare research projects that follow MLA, APA, and/or Chicago Manual of style guidelines for source documentation.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (45 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (9 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)
ENG 109 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (12 credits)
Choose one mathematics course and a lab science sequence or two mathematics courses and one lab science course from the following:

Mathematics: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 113, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 221, or MTH 222 (one or two 4-credit courses)
AND
Lab Science: BIO 101 – BIO 102, BIO 103 – BIO 104, BIO 121 – BIO 122; CHM 101 – CHM 102, CHM 103 – CHM 104; PHY 101 – PHY 102, PHY 103 – PHY 104, or PHY 113 – PHY 114 (one or two 4-credit courses)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 101, ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108, or SOC 219 (two 3-credit courses)

Humanistic Perspective (9 credits)
Choose two of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (two 3-credit courses)
AND
Choose one of the following art or music courses: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102; or MUS 109 (one 3-credit course)

Historical Perspective (6 credits)
Choose one of the following history sequences: HST 101 – HST 102, HST 111 – HST 112, HST 121 – HST 122, HST 131 – HST 132, HST 134 – HST 135, HST 136 – HST 137, or HST 161 – HST 162 (two 3-credit courses)

Global & Cultural Awareness of Diversity (3 credits)
Choose one additional (non-repeated) course from the following: ANT 101, ANT 105; ART 100, ART 101, ART 102, ART 200; CIN 103; ENG 205, ENG 215, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 263, ENG 264; HST 121, HST 122, HST 137; MUS 117; PSY 232; REL 105; SOC 108, SOC 205, or SOC 207 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (12 credits)

Choose any four of the following (non-repeated) courses: ART 200; ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238; HST 121, HST 122, HST 134, HST 135; MUS 117; SOC 203, and/or SOC 205 (four 3-credit courses)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)

Choose two free electives (two 3-credit courses)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 63

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or science requirement (one 4-credit course)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)
Historical Perspective requirement (one 3-credit course)
Major course elective (one 3-credit course)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or science requirement (one 4-credit course)
Humanistic Perspective art or music requirement (one 3-credit course)
Historical Perspective requirement (one 3-credit course)
Major course elective (one 3-credit course)

Third Semester
ENG 109 Effective Speech (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or science requirement (one 4-credit course)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (one 3-credit course)
Major course elective (one 3-credit course)

Fourth Semester
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (one 3-credit course)
Global & Cultural Awareness of Diversity requirement (one 3-credit course)
Major course elective (one 3-credit course)
Free elective (one 3-credit course)
Free elective (one 3-credit course)

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts

Division of Humanities & Bilingual Studies — Curriculum Code: 0199

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree
Why major in Liberal Arts?

The Liberal Arts degree program provides a broad foundation in languages and literature, the social sciences, humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Teaching, law, publishing, government service, and business are only a few of the many possibilities open to Liberal Arts majors; indeed, many employers like to hire Liberal Arts graduates for having received a solid and comprehensive education – in effect a well-rounded education in the classical sense. This program is also recommended to students without a definite vocational goal who wish to explore opportunities offered by many fields before deciding upon a career.

If I major in Liberal Arts, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The Liberal Arts degree program prepares you to transfer to four-year institutions to pursue a bachelor’s degree. You may be able to take advantage of our articulation agreements with a large number of New Jersey or metropolitan-area colleges and universities. Please see a Humanities & Bilingual Studies Division academic advisor (faculty member) for more information.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 17 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-3319/3320.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Apply the principles of effective rhetoric and critical thinking in oral presentations and writing assignments;
  • Utilize the library, the internet, and other electronic sources to prepare research projects that follow Modern Language Association (MLA) guidelines for source documentation;
  • Apply critical and analytical analysis techniques to literary works and visual art works and/or musical pieces of various periods, styles, and genres;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of historical events and the fundamental concepts and theories of analysis used in historical interpretation; and
  • Compare and analyze diverse cultures throughout history.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (45 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (9 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)
ENG 109 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (12 credits)
Choose one mathematics course and a lab science sequence or two mathematics courses and one lab science course from the following:

Mathematics: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 113, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 221, or MTH 222 (one or two 4-credit courses)
AND
Lab Science: BIO 101 – BIO 102, BIO 103 – BIO 104, BIO 121 – BIO 122; CHM 101 – CHM 102, CHM 103 – CHM 104; PHY 101 – PHY 102, PHY 103 – PHY 104, or PHY 113 – PHY 114 (one or two 4-credit courses)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 101, ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108, or SOC 219 (two 3-credit courses)

Humanistic Perspective (9 credits)
Choose two of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (two 3-credit courses)
AND
Choose one of the following art or music courses: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102; MUS 100, MUS 108, MUS 109, or MUS 117 (one 3-credit course)

Historical Perspective (6 credits)
Choose one of the following history sequences: HST 101 – HST 102, HST 111 – HST 112, HST 121 – HST 122, HST 131 – HST 132, HST 134 – HST 135, HST 136 – HST 137, or HST 161 – HST 162 (two 3-credit courses)

Global & Cultural Awareness of Diversity (3 credits)
Choose one additional (non-repeated) course from the following: ANT 101, ANT 105; ART 100, ART 101, ART 102, ART 200; CIN 103; ENG 205, ENG 215, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 263, ENG 264; HST 121, HST 122, HST 137; MUS 117; PSY 232; REL 105; SOC 108, SOC 205, or SOC 207 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (12 credits)

Humanities electives – choose any two (non-repeated) courses designated ARB, ART, CIN, CMS, DAN, DRA, ENG, FRN, HST, JRN, ITL, MUS, NMT, PHI, or SPN (two 3-credit courses)

Social Science elective – choose any (non-repeated) course designated ANT, CJI, EDU, POL, PSY, REL, or SOC (one 3-credit course)

Humanities or Social Science elective – choose any (non-repeated) course designated ANT, ARB, ART, CIN, CJI, CMS, DAN, DRA, EDU, ENG, FRN, HST, JRN, ITL, MUS, NMT, PHI, POL, PSY, REL, SOC or SPN (one 3-credit course)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)

Choose two free electives (two 3-credit courses)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 63

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or science requirement (one 4-credit course)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)
Humanistic Perspective art or music requirement (one 3-credit course)
Historical Perspective requirement (one 3-credit course)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or science requirement (one 4-credit course)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (one 3-credit course)
Historical Perspective requirement (one 3-credit course)

Third Semester
ENG 109 Effective Speech (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or science requirement (one 4-credit course)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (one 3-credit course)
Global & Cultural Awareness Diversity requirement (one 3-credit course)
Free elective (one 3-credit course)

Fourth Semester
Humanities elective (one 3-credit course)
Humanities elective (one 3-credit course)
Social Science elective (one 3-credit course)
Humanities or Social Science elective (one 3-credit course)
Free elective (one 3-credit course)

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts: Spanish Language Option

Division of Humanities & Bilingual Studies — Curriculum Code: 019L

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree
Why major in Liberal Arts: Spanish Language?

Whether you are planning to pursue a career in business, social work, education, law enforcement, or health professions, competency in Spanish will help distinguish you from the competition. In fact, as the number of Spanish speakers continues to grow in the tri-state area, Spanish language proficiency is fast becoming an essential part of many occupations. Moreover, the implementation of new world language requirements in New Jersey public schools has created a strong demand for teachers of Spanish throughout the state.

If I major in Liberal Arts: Spanish Language, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Most or all of the credits earned in the Liberal Arts: Spanish Language degree program will transfer to a four-year college or university depending on ECC’s particular transfer/articulation agreements with area institutions. You may choose to apply the credits toward a B.A. in Spanish, Education, or some other major.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major. However, you may enroll in Spanish courses with departmental permission while taking developmental courses.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 15 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-3450.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Proficiently write, read, speak, and listen to intermediate-level Spanish that emphasizes real-life contexts; and
  • Describe the various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (45 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (9 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)
ENG 109 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (12 credits)
Choose one mathematics course and a lab science sequence or two mathematics courses and one lab science course from the following:

Mathematics: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 113, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 221, or MTH 222 (one or two 4-credit courses)
AND
Lab Science: BIO 101 – BIO 102, BIO 103 – BIO 104, BIO 121 – BIO 122; CHM 101 – CHM 102, CHM 103 – CHM 104; PHY 101 – PHY 102, PHY 103 – PHY 104, or PHY 113 – PHY 114 (one or two 4-credit courses)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 101, ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108, or SOC 219 (two 3-credit courses)

Humanistic Perspective (9 credits)
Choose two of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (two 3-credit courses)
AND
Choose one of the following art or music courses: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102; MUS 100, MUS 108, MUS 109, or MUS 117 (one 3-credit course)

Historical Perspective (6 credits)
Choose one of the following history sequences: HST 101 – HST 102, HST 111 – HST 112, HST 121 –HST 122, HST 131 – HST 132, HST 134 – HST 135, HST 136 – HST 137, or HST 161 – HST 162 (two 3-credit courses)

Global & Cultural Awareness of Diversity (3 credits)
Choose one additional (non-repeated) course from the following: ANT 101, ANT 105; ART 100, ART 101, ART 102, ART 200; CIN 103; ENG 205, ENG 215, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 263, ENG 264; HST 121, HST 122, HST 137; MUS 117; PSY 232; REL 105; SOC 108, SOC 205, or SOC 207 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (12 credits)

Choose four of the following Spanish elective courses: SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I, SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II, SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I, SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II, SPN 222 Latin American Literature, SPN 225 Caribbean Literature, and/or SPN 227 US Latino Literature (four 3-credit courses)

Note: Students with some proficiency in Spanish may place into advanced courses. See a Humanities Division academic advisor (faculty member) for more information.

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)

Choose two free electives (two 3-credit courses)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 63

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
Spanish elective (one 3-credit course)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (one 4-credit course)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)
Historical Perspective requirement (one 3-credit course)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
Spanish elective (one 3-credit course)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (one 4-credit course)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)
Historical Perspective requirement (one 3-credit course)

Third Semester
ENG 109 Effective Speech (3 credits)
Spanish elective (one 3-credit course)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (one 4-credit course)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (one 3-credit course)
Free elective (one 3-credit course)

Fourth Semester
Spanish elective (one 3-credit course)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (one 3-credit course)
Humanistic Perspective art or music requirement (one 3-credit course)
Global & Cultural Awareness of Diversity requirement (one 3-credit course)
Free elective (one 3-credit course)


 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

 

Associate in Arts in Art

Division of Humanities & Bilingual Studies — Curriculum Code: 0401

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree
Why major in Art?

ECC’s Art degree program majors take courses that ensure a strong technical and artistic foundation. The curriculum parallels the first two years of a bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in art at a four-year college or university and also serves as preparation for careers such as a freelance artist, graphic designer, interior decorator, advertising designer, museum assistant, curator, or art teacher.

If I major in Art, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Under the articulation and joint enrollment agreements with area institutions, all college credits earned at ECC will be accepted by these four-year institutions upon transfer. ECC has such agreements with the institutions our students most frequently attend including the following: NJIT, Rutgers University, New Jersey City University, Kean University, Montclair State University, Bloomfield College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and others. ECC Art program graduates have also transferred to and completed bachelor’s degrees at Pratt Institute, the Parsons School of Design, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and the School of Visual Arts.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major. The Art studio courses may generally be taken at any time.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits per semester, you can complete the program in two years. You may shorten the time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Art Program Coordinator (973)877-3151

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of art through time and diverse cultures;
  • Research and analyze a particular artist, period, style, work, or trend in art in order to prepare an MLA-formatted research paper which uses information technology in its preparation;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing and using a variety of drawing, design, and painting techniques, materials, and styles; and
  • Produce a personal portfolio of two- and three-dimensional works of art.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (45 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (9 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)
ENG 109 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (12 credits)
Choose one mathematics course and a lab science sequence or two mathematics courses and one lab science course from the following:
Mathematics: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 113, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 221, or MTH 222 (one or two 4-credit courses)
AND
Lab Science: BIO 101 – BIO 102, BIO 103 – BIO 104, BIO 121 – BIO 122; CHM 101 – CHM 102, CHM 103 – CHM 104; PHY 101 – PHY 102, PHY 103 – PHY 104, or PHY 113 – PHY 114 (one or two 4-credit courses)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 101, ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108, or SOC 219 (two 3-credit courses)

Humanistic Perspective (9 credits)
Choose two of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (two 3-credit courses)
AND
Choose one of the following art courses: ART 101 or ART 102 (one 3-credit course)

Historical Perspective (6 credits)
Choose one of the following history sequences: HST 101 – HST 102, HST 111 – HST 112, HST 121 – HST 122, HST 131 – HST 132, HST 134 – HST 135, HST 136 – HST 137, or HST 161 – HST 162 (two 3-credit courses)

Global & Cultural Awareness of Diversity (3 credits)
Choose one additional (non-repeated) course from the following: ANT 101, ANT 105; ART 100, ART 101, ART 102, ART 200; CIN 103; ENG 205, ENG 215, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 263, ENG 264; HST 121, HST 122, HST 137; MUS 117; PSY 232; REL 105; SOC 108, SOC 205, or SOC 207 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)

ART 103 Fundamentals of Art I (3 credits)
ART 104 Fundamentals of Art II (3 credits)
ART 107 Drawing I (3 credits)
ART 111 Fundamentals of Painting I (3 credits)
ART 205 Two-Dimensional Design (3 credits)
ART 206 Three-Dimensional Design (3 credits)
ART 161 Computer Enhanced Layout and Design, ART 167 Introduction to Computer Art, or ART 168 Desktop Publishing/Presentation Graphics (one 3-credit course)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 66

First Semester
ART 101 Art History I or ART 102 Art History II (one 3-credit course)
ART 103 Fundamentals of Art I (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)
Historical Perspective requirement (one 3-credit course)

Second Semester
ART 104 Fundamentals of Art II (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or science requirement (one 4-credit course)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)
Historical Perspective requirement (one 3-credit course)

Third Semester
ART 107 Drawing I (3 credits)
ART 205 Two-Dimensional Design (3 credits)
ENG 109 Effective Speech (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or science requirement (one 4-credit course)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (one 3-credit course)

Fourth Semester
ART 111 Fundamentals of Painting I (3 credits)
ART 206 Three-Dimensional Design (3 credits)
ART 161 Computer Enhanced Layout and Design, ART 167 Introduction to Computer Art, or ART 168 Desktop Publishing/Presentation Graphics (one 3-credit course)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or science requirement (one 4-credit course)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (one 3-credit course)
Global & Cultural Awareness of Diversity requirement (one 3-credit course)


 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.