NEW General Education Requirements and Courses

If you are in the Fall 2024 entering class of 2-year AAS programs, you will need to follow the new SUNY GE Framework.

2-Year AAS Degrees

FIT students who matriculate in fall 2024 or later must fulfill General Education requirements in order to receive a bachelor’s degree. These requirements are built into the FIT curriculum and in conjunction with major and related area courses in a degree program. An FIT General Education course cannot be used to meet more than one General Education area. 

All two-year AAS degree students must complete a total of at least 24 General Education/Liberal Arts credits. Some majors require specific courses within these general requirements. Please refer to the specific major page, in the Degree Programs section of this catalog, for more information.

At the AAS level, a second English course is required for all majors. English courses cover a wide variety of General Education areas.

All FIT students, including transfers, are required to complete a total of 30 SUNY General Education/Liberal Arts credits (10 courses) in a minimum of 7 of the 10 areas in order to receive a bachelor’s degree. This General Education structure is effective for FIT students entering AAS programs in fall 2024 and for those entering BS/BFA programs in fall 2026.

To complete these requirements for a bachelor's degree, students must take 30 credits of General Education approved courses. The general guidelines are as follows, however, please refer to the specific major page, in the Degree Programs section of this catalog, for more information.

  1. Take one to two (1-2) courses that covers each of the following areas (12-15 credits): 
    1. Communication - Written (COMW) and Communication - Oral (COMO)
    2. Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) (MATH)
    3. Natural Science (and Scientific Reasoning) (NSCI)
    4. Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (DVRS)
  2. Take three (3) different courses from three (3) different areas (9 credits)  in the categories: Social Sciences (SOCS), The Arts (ARTS), Humanities (HUMN), World Languages (WLNG), World History and Global Awareness (GLBL), and US History and Civic Engagement (USCV)
  3. Take three (3) courses not previously taken in any of the 10 areas that meet SUNY General Education approval (9 credits).

While the Registrar’s Office and the Academic Advisement Center monitor each student’s progress in the fulfillment of SUNY and FIT's General Education requirements, final responsibility for completing the requirements rests with the student. A SUNY General Education requirement completed at one SUNY campus will not have to be repeated at FIT.

GENERAL EDUCATION AREAS

Communication – Written and Oral (COMW and COMO)  

Students will

  • research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details;
  • demonstrate coherent college-level communication (written and oral) that informs, persuades, or otherwise engages with an audience;
  • evaluate communication for substance, bias, and intended effect; and
  • demonstrate the ability to revise and improve written and oral communication.
EN 131English Composition and Rhetoric3
EN 142Presidential Scholars Composition and Rhetoric (Honors)3
ES 129College Composition for Non-Native Speakers of English3

MATHEMATICS (AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING) (MATH)

Students will demonstrate mathematical skills and quantitative reasoning, including the ability to

  • interpret and draw inferences from appropriate mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics;
  • represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate; and
  • employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
CS 211Large Language Models, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science3
MA 122Foundations of Data Science3
MA 142Geometry and the Art of Design3
MA 145Math, Paper, Scissors3
MA 153Programming and Mobile Apps3
MA 200A Visual Approach to Numbers3
MA 231Precalculus3
MA 241Topics in Probability and Geometry3
MA 300The Mathematics of Financial Life Management3
MA 301Graph Theory (Honors)3
MA 311Mathematical Modeling for Business Applications3
MA 321Data Analysis for Business Applications3
MA 324Data Analytics for Future Industries3
MA 331Calculus3
MA 361Number Theory3
MA 392The Mathematics of Personal Finance (Honors)3

NATURAL SCIENCES (AND SCIENTIFIC REASONING) (NSCI)

Students will demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including

  • an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of data analysis or mathematical modeling; and
  • application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.
SC 101Biodesign: Innovation at the Intersection of Science and Design3
SC 102Climate Change3
SC 103Environmental Justice Through the Lens of Chemistry3
SC 109Pick Your Poison: Introduction to Materials Toxicology3
SC 111Introduction to the Physical Sciences3
SC 112Earth Science3.5
SC 121Introduction to Biological Science3
SC 122Field Biology3
SC 132Color Science for Photography3
SC 145Introduction to Chemistry of Our Lives3
SC 147The Forensics of Fiber Analysis3
SC 148The Science of Jewelry (Interdisciplinary)3
SC 149Chemistry for Cosmetics and Fragrances3
SC 201Plants, Pollinators, and People3
SC 202The True Cost: A Product’s Life Cycle and the Science of Sustainability3
SC 203Disease Ecology in a Changing World3
SC 245Chemistry of the Everyday World3
SC 253Ecology and Environmental Problems3
SC 391Crime Scene Chemistry (Honors)4
SS 396Social Experiments (Honors)3

Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (DVRS)

Students will

  • describe the historical and contemporary societal factors that shape the development of individual and group identity involving race, class, and gender;
  • analyze the role that complex networks of social structures and systems play in the creation and perpetuation of the dynamics of power, privilege, oppression, and opportunity; and
  • apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action.
EN 202Women Write New York City3
EN 204Contemporary US Immigrant Literature and History3
EN 230Martial Arts Cinema and its Global Impact3
EN 232Perspectives on American Literature3
EN 235African American Literature3
EN 245Intercultural Communication3
EN 258Introduction to Performance Studies3
EN 271Literature and History: The Development of American Culture to 18653
EN 272Identity in America: History and Literature, 1865 to Present3
EN 274Voices of Civil Rights in American History3
EN 279Women's Writing: 1900 - Present3
EN 304Writing as Activism (Honors)3
EN 306Conflict Management and Negotiation3
EN 335Working Women in the United States: 1865 to Present3
EN 337Poetry in a Global Society3
EN 338Introduction to Asian American History and Literature3
FI 200Bollywood and the Making of India3
FI 204Martial Arts Cinema and its Global Impact3
FI 206Mexican Cinema: Between The National and The Global3
FI 211Brazilian Cinema: Inventing Places and Spatial Myths3
FI 225Latin American Cinema and Resistance3
FI 253Afrofuturist Art and Visual Culture3
HA 115Crossroads: Global Art and Its Histories, 1450-17503
HA 116Indigenous Art of North America3
HA 118Introduction to Fashion History: Materials, Motifs & Meanings3
HA 131Global Modern Art 1750-19503
HA 202Feminist Art Histories, Theories, and Practices3
HA 211Asian American Art and Design3
HA 219African American Art3
HA 236Queering Art History in Visual Culture of Europe and the United States3
HA 237Global Fashion: Ancient Origins to Modern Styles3
HA 246Art and Social Justice in New York3
HA 253Afrofuturist Art and Visual Culture3
HA 254Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art3
HA 304Holocaust Representation in Art (Honors)3
HA 310Global Contemporaries in the World of Art3
HA 318Repositioning Ancient Egypt and Rethinking Egyptology3
HA 382Beauty: The Human Ideal in Visual Culture (Honors)3
HA 385Racism and Antiracism in Public Art and Architecture of the United States (Honors)3
HA 462Art and Ethics3
HI 200Queer Work: A Research Seminar in LGBTQ Business and Labor History3
HI 201Classics in African American History3
HI 209Fashion and Slavery3
HI 213Crime, Police, and Prisons in American History3
HI 394Rebellion and Resistance in America (Honors)3
MC 200Mediterranean Crossings: Migration, Integration, and Social Unrest3
MC 203Gender as Performance: Representation of Masculinities in Latin American/Latinx Theatre3
MC 205Mexican Cinema: Between The National and The Global3
MC 206Arab Literature and Culture: An Introduction3
MC 209Hispanic Cultures In New York3
MC 211Brazilian Cinema: Inventing Places and Spatial Myths3
MC 241Italian American Cultural Studies3
MC 261Latin American Cinema and Resistance3
MC 262Revolution as Spectacle: Mexico3
MC 263Contemporary Spain through its Cinema3
MC 301Imaginary Encounters: Representations of the Caribbean (Honors)3
MC 303Black in Paris: African American, African, and Caribbean Writers in the City of Lights (Honors)3
MC 304Introduction to Caribbean Studies3
MC 306Africa: Contemporary Voices in Francophone Culture3
MC 307Postcards from Italy: Marginality and Urban Ecologies in Modern Italian Culture3
MC 308White Gold: Sugar, Power and the Creation of Atlantic Capitalism (Interdisciplinary)3
MC 313Writing Women of the Italian Renaissance3
MC 351From Modern to Contemporary Latin American Women Writers3
SC 103Environmental Justice Through the Lens of Chemistry3
SP 261Latin American Cinema and Resistance3
SS 151Global Power and Politics3
SS 201Contemporary Issues in Economics3
SS 202Bollywood and the Making of India3
SS 277Ethnicity, Dress, and World Culture3
SS 303LGBTQ+ in Society: A Global Perspective3
SS 304Introduction to Caribbean Studies3
SS 307Emotions in Society3
SS 308White Gold: Sugar, Power and the Creation of Atlantic Capitalism (Interdisciplinary)3
SS 313Cultural Awareness, Design Responsibility, and the Law3
SS 336Psychology for Sustainability3
SS 337Crime in the Global, Digital Society (Honors)3
SS 339Introduction to Development Economics (Honors)3
SS 341Women and Global Politics3
SS 353Latin America Today3
SS 354Comparative Political Systems3
SS 356Asia in Motion: National, International, and Transnational Relations3
SS 374Cross-Cultural Studies3
SS 376Clothing and Society3
SS 386Youth Subculture, Identity, and Fashion: A Sociological Perspective3
SS 393Politics in the Middle East (Honors)3
SS 395International Conflict in the 21st Century (Honors)3
SS 397Religion and Global Politics (Honors)3

THE ARTS (ARTS)

Students will

  • demonstrate an understanding of at least one principal form of artistic expression and the creative process inherent therein.
EN 251Theater Arts3
EN 258Introduction to Performance Studies3
EN 266Screenwriting I3
EN 280ASpecial Topics in English – Creativity: Theory and Practice3
EN 301Imaginative Worlds3
EN 303Writing Mystery and Crime Fiction3
EN 304Writing as Activism (Honors)3
EN 324Writing on The Arts3
EN 362Creative Nonfiction3
EN 363Fiction Writing3
EN 364Poetry Writing3
EN 366Screenwriting II3
EN 368Intentional Objects: Writing About Things3
EN 390The Uncanny (Honors)3
EN 480ASpecial Topics in English: Advanced Creative Writing – Poetry and Hybrid Forms3
FI 202Mafia Movies: Crime and Corruption in Italian Popular Culture3
FI 206Mexican Cinema: Between The National and The Global3
FI 207Devouring the Screen: Food in Film3
FI 211Brazilian Cinema: Inventing Places and Spatial Myths3
FI 220The Writers' Room: What Makes Great Television?3
FI 225Latin American Cinema and Resistance3
FI 234Film Genres: Horror3
FI 246Italian Cinema3
FI 253Afrofuturist Art and Visual Culture3
FI 256Screenwriting I3
FI 262Costume and Fashion in Film3
FI 323Sexuality in Cinema3
FI 335Emotion Pictures: Film and Television Melodrama3
FI 356Screenwriting II3
HA 114Prehistoric Art3
HA 117East Asian Art and Civilization3
HA 121Cities and Civilizations: The Eastern Mediterranean World, c. 3000 BCE-1000 CE3
HA 126Islamic Art and Civilization3
HA 201History of Fashion Photography3
HA 203History of Decorative Arts: Jewelry and Metalwork3
HA 207Art and Architecture in Venice3
HA 208Earth Matters: Art & Environment in Ancient Egypt and Western Asia3
HA 212Renaissance Art in Florence3
HA 213Art and Architecture in Rome3
HA 214Art In New York3
HA 215History of Menswear in Europe and North America3
HA 217History of Avant-Garde Film3
HA 229Korean Art and Civilization3
HA 232Dada and Surrealism3
HA 238Art and Design in North Africa3
HA 239The History of African Textiles and Fashion3
HA 240Modern and Contemporary Korean Art3
HA 243History of Photography3
HA 244Art and Architecture in Paris3
HA 246Art and Social Justice in New York3
HA 247Medieval Art in Europe and the Mediterranean World3
HA 251Film Genres: Horror3
HA 252History of Russian and Soviet Film3
HA 253Afrofuturist Art and Visual Culture3
HA 271Japanese Art and Civilization3
HA 303Tradition and Innovation in Asian Art and Design3
HA 304Holocaust Representation in Art (Honors)3
HA 308Goddesses, Women, Power and Patronage in the Ancient World (Honors)3
HA 309History of Business in the Visual Arts: 1800-2000 (Honors)3
HA 317Italian Renaissance Art and Civilization3
HA 319Art History and Conservation3
HA 320Animals, Architecture, and Aesthetics3
HA 322Contemporary Global Fashion History3
HA 333Contemporary Photography and New Media3
HA 345History of Industrial Design3
HA 346History of Twentieth-Century Fashion in Europe and the U.S.3
HA 347Costume and Fashion in Film3
HA 381The Word and the Page: A History of Writing and Books (Honors)3
HA 394History of New York Architecture (Honors)3
HA 396Art and Patronage in the Italian Renaissance (Honors)3
HA 411Western Theories of Art3
IT 251Italian Cinema3
MC 201Mafia Movies: Crime and Corruption in Italian Popular Culture3
MC 203Gender as Performance: Representation of Masculinities in Latin American/Latinx Theatre3
MC 204Images of the Mind: Introduction to Chinese Calligraphic Art (Interdisciplinary)3
MC 205Mexican Cinema: Between The National and The Global3
MC 207Devouring the Screen: Food in Film3
MC 211Brazilian Cinema: Inventing Places and Spatial Myths3
MC 251Italian Cinema3
MC 261Latin American Cinema and Resistance3
MC 262Revolution as Spectacle: Mexico3
MC 305Tang Poetry and Calligraphy: Classical Traditions of China (618-907 CE)3
MC 331Emotion Pictures: Film and Television Melodrama3
PE 100Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy3
PE 215Seeing Dance Live3
PE 216History of Ballet and Modern Dance3
PE 217Popular Urban Dance Past and Present3
PE 281Modern Dance Theory and Practice3
SP 261Latin American Cinema and Resistance3

WORLD HISTORY AND GLOBAL AWARENESS (GLBL)

Students will

  • demonstrate knowledge of a broad outline of world history and/or the development of the distinctive features of at least one civilization or culture in relation to other regions of the world; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of the structures, systems, and interrelationships among civilizations and cultures within historical and/or contemporary contexts, and their impact on wellbeing and sustainability.
EN 307Think Global, Write Global (Honors)3
FI 200Bollywood and the Making of India3
FI 206Mexican Cinema: Between The National and The Global3
FI 211Brazilian Cinema: Inventing Places and Spatial Myths3
FI 215Dynamic Perspectives: Contemporary Iranian Cinema and Beyond3
FI 225Latin American Cinema and Resistance3
FI 253Afrofuturist Art and Visual Culture3
HA 111History of Art and Civilization in the Mediterranean and Beyond: Prehistory Through the Middle Ages3
HA 112History of European Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era3
HA 114Prehistoric Art3
HA 115Crossroads: Global Art and Its Histories, 1450-17503
HA 116Indigenous Art of North America3
HA 117East Asian Art and Civilization3
HA 118Introduction to Fashion History: Materials, Motifs & Meanings3
HA 121Cities and Civilizations: The Eastern Mediterranean World, c. 3000 BCE-1000 CE3
HA 123African Art and Civilization3
HA 126Islamic Art and Civilization3
HA 131Global Modern Art 1750-19503
HA 204History of East Asian Dress3
HA 205Italian Art in Context3
HA 206The Art, Architecture, and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt3
HA 208Earth Matters: Art & Environment in Ancient Egypt and Western Asia3
HA 220History of Interior Design: The Modern Interior as Space and Image3
HA 224Mesoamerican Art and Civilization3
HA 225Art and Civilization of India3
HA 228Oceanic Art and Civilization3
HA 229Korean Art and Civilization3
HA 230Modern and Contemporary African Art3
HA 231Modern Art in Europe and North America3
HA 237Global Fashion: Ancient Origins to Modern Styles3
HA 238Art and Design in North Africa3
HA 239The History of African Textiles and Fashion3
HA 240Modern and Contemporary Korean Art3
HA 242Andean Art and Civilization3
HA 247Medieval Art in Europe and the Mediterranean World3
HA 252History of Russian and Soviet Film3
HA 253Afrofuturist Art and Visual Culture3
HA 254Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art3
HA 271Japanese Art and Civilization3
HA 302Global Baroque3
HA 303Tradition and Innovation in Asian Art and Design3
HA 304Holocaust Representation in Art (Honors)3
HA 306Far From Home: Travel Narratives and Art History (Honors)3
HA 308Goddesses, Women, Power and Patronage in the Ancient World (Honors)3
HA 317Italian Renaissance Art and Civilization3
HA 318Repositioning Ancient Egypt and Rethinking Egyptology3
HA 331Contemporary Art and Culture: 1945 to the Present3
HA 333Contemporary Photography and New Media3
HA 342History of Textile Design3
HA 344European Fashion: Ancient Origins to Modern Styles3
HA 383Art of the Silk Road: Cross-Cultural Encounters (Honors)3
HA 395Studies in Indigenous Art of North America (Honors)3
HA 397Studies in Maya Art and Culture (Honors)3
HI 209Fashion and Slavery3
HI 210Sales and Service in World History3
HI 395Big Ideas in History: Smith, Darwin, Marx, Freud (Honors)3
MC 200Mediterranean Crossings: Migration, Integration, and Social Unrest3
MC 202Rome: The Making and Unmaking of the Eternal City3
MC 203Gender as Performance: Representation of Masculinities in Latin American/Latinx Theatre3
MC 204Images of the Mind: Introduction to Chinese Calligraphic Art (Interdisciplinary)3
MC 205Mexican Cinema: Between The National and The Global3
MC 206Arab Literature and Culture: An Introduction3
MC 208Paris: Imagined and Real3
MC 209Hispanic Cultures In New York3
MC 211Brazilian Cinema: Inventing Places and Spatial Myths3
MC 261Latin American Cinema and Resistance3
MC 262Revolution as Spectacle: Mexico3
MC 263Contemporary Spain through its Cinema3
MC 301Imaginary Encounters: Representations of the Caribbean (Honors)3
MC 302Faire La Cuisine: French Food and Identity3
MC 303Black in Paris: African American, African, and Caribbean Writers in the City of Lights (Honors)3
MC 304Introduction to Caribbean Studies3
MC 305Tang Poetry and Calligraphy: Classical Traditions of China (618-907 CE)3
MC 306Africa: Contemporary Voices in Francophone Culture3
MC 308White Gold: Sugar, Power and the Creation of Atlantic Capitalism (Interdisciplinary)3
MC 345Food for Thought: Gastronomy in Italian Literature and Culture3
MC 351From Modern to Contemporary Latin American Women Writers3
SP 261Latin American Cinema and Resistance3
SS 151Global Power and Politics3
SS 202Bollywood and the Making of India3
SS 277Ethnicity, Dress, and World Culture3
SS 304Introduction to Caribbean Studies3
SS 308White Gold: Sugar, Power and the Creation of Atlantic Capitalism (Interdisciplinary)3
SS 341Women and Global Politics3
SS 353Latin America Today3
SS 354Comparative Political Systems3
SS 356Asia in Motion: National, International, and Transnational Relations3
SS 374Cross-Cultural Studies3
SS 378Asian Global Popular Culture3
SS 393Politics in the Middle East (Honors)3
SS 395International Conflict in the 21st Century (Honors)3
SS 397Religion and Global Politics (Honors)3

HUMANITIES (HUMN)

Students will

  • demonstrate knowledge of the conventions and methods of at least one of the humanities; and
  • recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on text, visual images, or artifacts.
EN 203Your Digital Life: Online Literacies for a Networked World3
EN 204Contemporary US Immigrant Literature and History3
EN 230Martial Arts Cinema and its Global Impact3
EN 232Perspectives on American Literature3
EN 233Poetry3
EN 234Gay and Lesbian Literature3
EN 235African American Literature3
EN 236Major Writers of the Western World3
EN 253Dramatic Literature3
EN 258Introduction to Performance Studies3
EN 271Literature and History: The Development of American Culture to 18653
EN 272Identity in America: History and Literature, 1865 to Present3
EN 275Literature of the Sixties3
EN 278Science Fiction3
EN 279Women's Writing: 1900 - Present3
EN 281Chinese Cinema3
EN 302Gender and Nationalism in World Fiction (Honors)3
EN 307Think Global, Write Global (Honors)3
EN 324Writing on The Arts3
EN 325Playwriting3
EN 331Introduction to Shakespeare3
EN 335Working Women in the United States: 1865 to Present3
EN 336From Gothic to Horror: Literature of Fear3
EN 337Poetry in a Global Society3
EN 338Introduction to Asian American History and Literature3
EN 353Theater of the Americas3
EN 373The Graphic Novel3
EN 381Asian Fiction: Regional Selections (Honors)3
EN 382Contemporary Chinese Cinema (Honors)3
EN 390The Uncanny (Honors)3
FI 200Bollywood and the Making of India3
FI 202Mafia Movies: Crime and Corruption in Italian Popular Culture3
FI 204Martial Arts Cinema and its Global Impact3
FI 206Mexican Cinema: Between The National and The Global3
FI 207Devouring the Screen: Food in Film3
FI 208Film Genres: Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World3
FI 210Film Genres: Cult Cinema3
FI 211Brazilian Cinema: Inventing Places and Spatial Myths3
FI 212Drag and Cross-Dressing in Cinema3
FI 215Dynamic Perspectives: Contemporary Iranian Cinema and Beyond3
FI 222History of Film, 1960-20003
FI 225Latin American Cinema and Resistance3
FI 234Film Genres: Horror3
FI 245Chinese Cinema3
FI 246Italian Cinema3
FI 262Costume and Fashion in Film3
FI 301The Film Auteur3
FI 325Major Directors: Akira Kurosawa3
FI 335Emotion Pictures: Film and Television Melodrama3
FI 343Contemporary Chinese Cinema (Honors)3
HA 111History of Art and Civilization in the Mediterranean and Beyond: Prehistory Through the Middle Ages3
HA 112History of European Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era3
HA 114Prehistoric Art3
HA 115Crossroads: Global Art and Its Histories, 1450-17503
HA 116Indigenous Art of North America3
HA 117East Asian Art and Civilization3
HA 118Introduction to Fashion History: Materials, Motifs & Meanings3
HA 121Cities and Civilizations: The Eastern Mediterranean World, c. 3000 BCE-1000 CE3
HA 123African Art and Civilization3
HA 126Islamic Art and Civilization3
HA 131Global Modern Art 1750-19503
HA 201History of Fashion Photography3
HA 202Feminist Art Histories, Theories, and Practices3
HA 203History of Decorative Arts: Jewelry and Metalwork3
HA 204History of East Asian Dress3
HA 205Italian Art in Context3
HA 206The Art, Architecture, and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt3
HA 207Art and Architecture in Venice3
HA 208Earth Matters: Art & Environment in Ancient Egypt and Western Asia3
HA 211Asian American Art and Design3
HA 212Renaissance Art in Florence3
HA 213Art and Architecture in Rome3
HA 214Art In New York3
HA 215History of Menswear in Europe and North America3
HA 217History of Avant-Garde Film3
HA 218Art and Myth in the Classical World3
HA 219African American Art3
HA 220History of Interior Design: The Modern Interior as Space and Image3
HA 223African Art and Civilization3
HA 224Mesoamerican Art and Civilization3
HA 225Art and Civilization of India3
HA 228Oceanic Art and Civilization3
HA 229Korean Art and Civilization3
HA 230Modern and Contemporary African Art3
HA 231Modern Art in Europe and North America3
HA 232Dada and Surrealism3
HA 234Warhol and Pop Art3
HA 236Queering Art History in Visual Culture of Europe and the United States3
HA 238Art and Design in North Africa3
HA 239The History of African Textiles and Fashion3
HA 240Modern and Contemporary Korean Art3
HA 242Andean Art and Civilization3
HA 243History of Photography3
HA 244Art and Architecture in Paris3
HA 245Art of the United States3
HA 246Art and Social Justice in New York3
HA 247Medieval Art in Europe and the Mediterranean World3
HA 251Film Genres: Horror3
HA 252History of Russian and Soviet Film3
HA 254Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art3
HA 271Japanese Art and Civilization3
HA 272Islamic Art and Mathematics (Interdisciplinary)3
HA 300Art and Architecture of the Venetian Republic, c. 1100-18003
HA 301Fashion and Impressionism (Honors)3
HA 302Global Baroque3
HA 303Tradition and Innovation in Asian Art and Design3
HA 304Holocaust Representation in Art (Honors)3
HA 305History of 20th-Century Textile Design3
HA 306Far From Home: Travel Narratives and Art History (Honors)3
HA 308Goddesses, Women, Power and Patronage in the Ancient World (Honors)3
HA 309History of Business in the Visual Arts: 1800-2000 (Honors)3
HA 310Global Contemporaries in the World of Art3
HA 316The Bauhaus3
HA 317Italian Renaissance Art and Civilization3
HA 318Repositioning Ancient Egypt and Rethinking Egyptology3
HA 319Art History and Conservation3
HA 320Animals, Architecture, and Aesthetics3
HA 321Eco-Visions in Art and Design3
HA 322Contemporary Global Fashion History3
HA 330Approaches to Fashion Theory (Interdisciplinary)3
HA 331Contemporary Art and Culture: 1945 to the Present3
HA 332Modern Architecture3
HA 333Contemporary Photography and New Media3
HA 342History of Textile Design3
HA 344European Fashion: Ancient Origins to Modern Styles3
HA 345History of Industrial Design3
HA 346History of Twentieth-Century Fashion in Europe and the U.S.3
HA 347Costume and Fashion in Film3
HA 381The Word and the Page: A History of Writing and Books (Honors)3
HA 382Beauty: The Human Ideal in Visual Culture (Honors)3
HA 383Art of the Silk Road: Cross-Cultural Encounters (Honors)3
HA 385Racism and Antiracism in Public Art and Architecture of the United States (Honors)3
HA 394History of New York Architecture (Honors)3
HA 395Studies in Indigenous Art of North America (Honors)3
HA 396Art and Patronage in the Italian Renaissance (Honors)3
HA 411Western Theories of Art3
HA 462Art and Ethics3
HI 201Classics in African American History3
HI 207Hollywood: A History3
HI 208American History through Fabric, Fashion, and Dress3
HI 212America at Night3
HI 395Big Ideas in History: Smith, Darwin, Marx, Freud (Honors)3
IT 251Italian Cinema3
MA 272Islamic Art and Mathematics (Interdisciplinary)3
MC 200Mediterranean Crossings: Migration, Integration, and Social Unrest3
MC 201Mafia Movies: Crime and Corruption in Italian Popular Culture3
MC 202Rome: The Making and Unmaking of the Eternal City3
MC 203Gender as Performance: Representation of Masculinities in Latin American/Latinx Theatre3
MC 204Images of the Mind: Introduction to Chinese Calligraphic Art (Interdisciplinary)3
MC 205Mexican Cinema: Between The National and The Global3
MC 206Arab Literature and Culture: An Introduction3
MC 207Devouring the Screen: Food in Film3
MC 208Paris: Imagined and Real3
MC 209Hispanic Cultures In New York3
MC 210WORK IT! Labor and the Making of Contemporary Italy3
MC 211Brazilian Cinema: Inventing Places and Spatial Myths3
MC 212All In The Family: Representation of Italian Families in the 20th and 21st Centuries3
MC 213Italian Style: Fashion In Italian Culture3
MC 241Italian American Cultural Studies3
MC 251Italian Cinema3
MC 261Latin American Cinema and Resistance3
MC 262Revolution as Spectacle: Mexico3
MC 263Contemporary Spain through its Cinema3
MC 301Imaginary Encounters: Representations of the Caribbean (Honors)3
MC 302Faire La Cuisine: French Food and Identity3
MC 303Black in Paris: African American, African, and Caribbean Writers in the City of Lights (Honors)3
MC 305Tang Poetry and Calligraphy: Classical Traditions of China (618-907 CE)3
MC 306Africa: Contemporary Voices in Francophone Culture3
MC 307Postcards from Italy: Marginality and Urban Ecologies in Modern Italian Culture3
MC 308White Gold: Sugar, Power and the Creation of Atlantic Capitalism (Interdisciplinary)3
MC 313Writing Women of the Italian Renaissance3
MC 331Emotion Pictures: Film and Television Melodrama3
MC 345Food for Thought: Gastronomy in Italian Literature and Culture3
MC 351From Modern to Contemporary Latin American Women Writers3
PL 200Environmental Ethics3
PL 201Introduction to Political Philosophy3
PL 202Animal Ethics and the Fashion Industry3
PL 300Business Ethics3
PL 301Anxiety and Fear: Introduction to Existentialism3
PL 330Approaches to Fashion Theory3
PL 431Philosophy: Ethics3
SP 261Latin American Cinema and Resistance3
SS 202Bollywood and the Making of India3
SS 203Study Abroad in Greece: The Ideals of Excellence in Ancient Greece3
SS 308White Gold: Sugar, Power and the Creation of Atlantic Capitalism (Interdisciplinary)3
SS 397Religion and Global Politics (Honors)3

Social Sciences (SOCS)

Students will

  • describe major concepts and theories of at least one discipline in the social sciences; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of the methods social scientists use to explore social phenomena.
HA 330Approaches to Fashion Theory (Interdisciplinary)3
HI 200Queer Work: A Research Seminar in LGBTQ Business and Labor History3
HI 210Sales and Service in World History3
HI 213Crime, Police, and Prisons in American History3
HI 280ASpecial Topic: Crime, Police, and Prisons in American History3
MA 103Research Methods3
MC 308White Gold: Sugar, Power and the Creation of Atlantic Capitalism (Interdisciplinary)3
PL 330Approaches to Fashion Theory3
SS 100Economics for Fashion Creators3
SS 103Research Methods3
SS 131General Psychology3
SS 141Macroeconomics3
SS 151Global Power and Politics3
SS 201Contemporary Issues in Economics3
SS 204Economic Growth3
SS 206Psychology of Consumer Behavior3
SS 232Developmental Psychology3
SS 237Industrial Psychology3
SS 244Fashion Economics3
SS 251American Government and Politics3
SS 272Sex Roles, Marriage, and Family in Transition3
SS 277Ethnicity, Dress, and World Culture3
SS 300Sociology of Everyday Life3
SS 301Luxury: A Socio-Cultural Perspective3
SS 302Economics of Energy and Fossil Fuels3
SS 303LGBTQ+ in Society: A Global Perspective3
SS 306Kimono and Fashion: A Socio-Cultural Perspective3
SS 307Emotions in Society3
SS 308White Gold: Sugar, Power and the Creation of Atlantic Capitalism (Interdisciplinary)3
SS 309Tattoos and Body Modification3
SS 311Environmental Psychology3
SS 312Sensation & Perception3
SS 313Cultural Awareness, Design Responsibility, and the Law3
SS 314Economics of Art and Culture3
SS 315Contemporary Issues Impacting the Caribbean Region3
SS 316The Psychology of Economics3
SS 333Fact or Fiction? The Psychology of Conspiracy3
SS 335Abnormal Psychology3
SS 336Psychology for Sustainability3
SS 338Happiness & Human Flourishing (Honors)3
SS 339Introduction to Development Economics (Honors)3
SS 345Fundamentals of Finance for Fashion Industries3
SS 353Latin America Today3
SS 354Comparative Political Systems3
SS 356Asia in Motion: National, International, and Transnational Relations3
SS 374Cross-Cultural Studies3
SS 376Clothing and Society3
SS 378Asian Global Popular Culture3
SS 379Sociology of the Digital Era3
SS 385Social Psychology3
SS 386Youth Subculture, Identity, and Fashion: A Sociological Perspective3
SS 393Politics in the Middle East (Honors)3
SS 394Global Financial Markets (Honors)3
SS 395International Conflict in the 21st Century (Honors)3
SS 396Social Experiments (Honors)3
SS 398Spirits, Psychics, & Skeptics: Uses and Limits of Psychological Science (Honors)3
SS 400Economics of Recreation, Leisure, and Tourism3
SS 401Managerial Economics3
SS 442Environmental Economics and Policy3
SS 443International Economics3
SS 445Money and Banking3
SS 446Economies of Latin America3

US History and Civic Engagement (USCV)

Students will

  • demonstrate understanding of United States’ society and/or history, including the diversity of individuals and communities that make up the nation;
  • understand the role of individual participation in US communities and government; and
  • apply historical and contemporary evidence to draw, support, or verify conclusions.
EN 204Contemporary US Immigrant Literature and History3
EN 230Martial Arts Cinema and its Global Impact3
EN 271Literature and History: The Development of American Culture to 18653
EN 272Identity in America: History and Literature, 1865 to Present3
EN 274Voices of Civil Rights in American History3
EN 335Working Women in the United States: 1865 to Present3
EN 338Introduction to Asian American History and Literature3
FI 204Martial Arts Cinema and its Global Impact3
HA 116Indigenous Art of North America3
HA 211Asian American Art and Design3
HA 219African American Art3
HA 245Art of the United States3
HA 385Racism and Antiracism in Public Art and Architecture of the United States (Honors)3
HA 395Studies in Indigenous Art of North America (Honors)3
HI 202U.S. History: Civil War-Present3
HI 203Distant Neighbors: A History of Latin America and the U.S.3
HI 204Leisure in America3
HI 207Hollywood: A History3
HI 208American History through Fabric, Fashion, and Dress3
HI 211Modern American History Through Food3
HI 213Crime, Police, and Prisons in American History3
HI 394Rebellion and Resistance in America (Honors)3
MC 241Italian American Cultural Studies3
SS 251American Government and Politics3

World Languages (WLNG)

Students will

  • exhibit basic proficiency in the understanding and use of a world language; and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the distinctive features of culture(s) associated with the language they are studying.
AB 111Elementary Arabic I3
AB 112Arabic II3
AB 122Arabic Conversation I3
CH 111Chinese I3
CH 112Chinese II3
CH 122Chinese Conversation I3
CH 213Chinese III3
CH 214Chinese IV3
CH 223Chinese Conversation II3
FR 111French I3
FR 112French II3
FR 122French Conversation I3
FR 213French III3
FR 214French IV3
FR 223French Conversation II3
IT 111Elementary Italian3
IT 112Italian II3
IT 113Made in Italy: Italian Language through Food, Fashion and Film3
IT 122Italian Conversation I3
IT 213Italian III3
IT 214Italian IV3
IT 223Italian Conversation II3
IT 311Italian for Business3
IT 312Italian Fashion Culture3
JA 111Japanese I3
JA 112Japanese II3
JA 113Japanese Conversation in Japan3
JA 122Japanese Conversation I3
JA 213Japanese III3
JA 214Japanese IV3
JA 223Japanese Conversation II3
PO 111Portuguese I3
PO 112Elementary Portuguese II3
PO 122Portuguese Conversation I3
SP 111Spanish I3
SP 112Spanish II3
SP 122Spanish Conversation I3
SP 141Spanish for Spanish Speakers I3
SP 142Spanish for Spanish Speakers II3
SP 213Spanish III3
SP 214Spanish IV3
SP 223Spanish Conversation II3
SP 311Spanish for Business3

CORE COMPETENCIES

In addition to the areas described above, SUNY requires the General Education competencies of critical thinking and reasoning, and information literacy. Both are covered in courses throughout the FIT curriculum.

Critical Thinking and Reasoning

Students will

  • clearly articulate an issue or problem;
  • identify, analyze, and evaluate ideas, data, and arguments as they occur in their own or others’ work;
  • acknowledge limitations such as perspective and bias; and
  • develop well-reasoned (logical) arguments to form judgments and/or draw conclusions.

Information Literacy 

Students will

  • locate information effectively using tools appropriate to their need and discipline;
  • evaluate information with an awareness of authority, validity, and bias; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of the ethical dimensions of information use, creation, and dissemination.