Liberal Arts and Sciences/Humanities A.A. – Spanish Concentration
Humanities is the broadest of the academic disciplines because it is concerned with the whole spectrum of one’s social, intellectual, artistic, and spiritual history. Humanities study reflects many aspects of human aspiration and achievement. Academic subjects commonly included in humanities are literature, modern languages, philosophy and the arts.
The Liberal Art and Sciences: Humanities degree with a concentration in Spanish allows students to explore their interests through flexible General Education coursework in other academic areas, while preparing them for a degree majoring in Spanish at a four-year institution or career through a required sequence of courses focusing on oral and written skills in Spanish and familiarizing them with Latino culture.
Message from the Curriculum Chair
Welcome to the Humanities Department! In our Department, you will find historians, philosophers, and linguists. You will find award-winning professors eager to work with you as you strengthen your reading and writing skills, learn a new language, and explore the world of arts, and humanities.
Department Mission: Bolstering the College’s mission to provide students with an education that “… meets the needs of our diverse community”
The Humanities Department’s mission is to encourage students to think critically, in our courses in art, history, languages and philosophy. By promoting humanism, our offerings will provide students with a better understanding of our diverse world.
Congratulations and best wishes.
Christolyn A. Williams
Department Chair Humanities
Office: Classroom Building Room 28
Information about the chair
Dr. Christolyn Williams, a 1987 graduate of Westchester Community College, is a historian of Latin America and the Caribbean. She is Department Chair of the Humanities, and teaches history of Africa, Global history and Latin America and the Caribbean, both online and on Campus.
A Co-Chair of the Joseph and Sophia Abeles Endowed Chair in Global Literature, she is an organizer and participant in Scholarly forums, Teach-Ins, and Presentations on Campus. A member of the Faculty Student Association (FSA) Board, she serves as advisor to the Black Student Union and the African Renaissance Club. She has earned the SUNY Excellence in teaching Award.
Humanities Department Chair
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About Westchester Community College
Nearly 33% of Westchester Community College students receive some form of financial aid. Financial Aid is available to students who qualify. In addition, the Westchester Community College Foundation offers $1.6 million in scholarships annually.
The Westchester Community College Athletic Department sponsors thirteen different intercollegiate athletic teams in various sports. The roster of sports offered includes Men’s Baseball, Women's Softball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Bowling, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men's Golf, Men's and Women's Track and Field, Men’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball. Visit the Vikings Athletics website for schedules, reports, and more.
We’re accessible: Public transit-friendly main campus and extension locations. Online classes for wherever you are. Valhalla (main campus); extension sites in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Shrub Oak, Mahopac, Ossining, Port Chester and Peekskill (Center for the Digital Arts) and White Plains (Center for the Arts).
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Transfer agreements vary by school, details are available online. After successfully completing your studies at Westchester Community College you can transfer almost anywhere, in-state or out-of-state. NYS residents are also guaranteed admission to a SUNY four-year campus.
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Curriculum Chair: Prof. Elise Martucci
School: School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Academic Dept: LAS: Humanities
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