School of Liberal Arts and Education
As its name suggests, the School of Liberal Arts and Education offers the largest portion of the courses that make up MEC's liberal arts core curriculum. About 45 percent of the College's full-time enrollment is supported in the School of Liberal Arts & Education.
The School of Liberal Arts & Education houses seven academic departments:
- Foreign Languages
- Mass Communications
- Philosophy & Religious Studies
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS)
The School awards Associate of Arts degrees in Liberal Arts and Teacher Education which articulate into the MEC baccalaureate programs. Students that want to continue into one of the School’s Bachelor of Arts degrees, may select:
SLAE Minors (Education Majors Cannot have a Minor)
Majors may seek Minors in Science Health and Technology or Business. See advisor before selecting any minor.
The School is the home of three research centers:
Caribbean Research Center (CRC), Center for Diopian Inquiry and Research on Education as Culture Transmission (DIRECT), Center for Black Literature (CBL)
The Caribbean Research Center is an integral academic component of Medgar Evers College. Since its establishment in 1985, it has been funded by annual appropriations from the New York State legislature, to address the concerns, problems and needs of the rapidly growing Caribbean segment of the metropolitan New York and State population.
The DIRECT Center is named after Cheikh Anta Diop, the great Senegalese scholar. The mission of the DIRECT Center is to contribute to recovering, reclaiming and reconstructing what Diop described as the "profound cultural unity still alive beneath the deceptive appearance of cultural heterogeneity" among African people on the African continent and throughout the African Diaspora.The mission of the Center for Black Literature is to expand, broaden, and enrich the public’s knowledge and aesthetic appreciation of the value of black literature. Through a series of programs, the Center convenes and supports various literary programs and events such as author signings, writing workshops, panel discussions, conferences, and symposia and the National Black Writers Conference (NBWC).