The focus of the Liberal Arts Program is to provide the student with a breadth of program offerings in a chosen field of study. Liberal Arts students may focus their program in the following concentration areas: Behavioral Science, English, Government, History, Humanities, Psychology, or Social Science. All concentration electives must be selected in the chosen area of study.
At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:
Use logic to acquire, assess, and integrate new information.
Explain the nature and societal implications of global relationships among diverse cultures.
Apply ethical criteria to a variety of intellectual, social, and personal situations.
Apply aesthetic criteria to a variety of intellectual, natural, artistic, and social phenomena.
Demonstrate a broad theoretical and practical knowledge of one field of study from among the liberal arts and science concentrations.
Academic Division of Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts: General Studies Courses
First Year Seminar
This experiential course welcomes students into the academic learning community of Quincy College. Centered around a yearly theme, the purpose of the course is to ensure that all new students connect to the Quincy College community. All sections provide students with college success strategies and each focuses on one of five different perspectives: 1) Humanities, 2) Social Sciences, 3) Civic Engagement, 4) Business, 5) Natural Sciences. The course is required for all new, degree-seeking students who have fewer than 12 college credits from another accredited institution. It is expected that students will take this course in their first semester at QC.
English Composition I
A required course for all students who have demonstrated acceptable writing proficiency as measured by a standard test or satisfactory completion of ENG 090. This course will emphasize developing the student’s ability to articulate his/her thoughts in writing a coherent, unified, and well- structured composition. The student will write a series of papers. The student will also learn the techniques needed to produce a library research paper. The required research paper is a major component of the course.
English Composition II
A required course, which introduces the student to themes and techniques in the basic genres of literature: the short story, drama, and poetry. Expository papers may be written in response to ideas embodied in literature. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or permission of instructor.
Introduction to Computers
This course introduces the student to the theory, structure, and application of computers. Topics include word processing, spread sheeting, presentation, and database management (software).