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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

FINE ARTS  
Associate of Arts Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI


Purpose: 

The Associate of Arts degree with a major in Fine Arts is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year program in a profession—al school or to a college or university baccalaureate degree program in Fine Arts.

Transfer Information: Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory aptitude in visual art.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
2__    Social Science Elective 3
1__ 201 Foreign Language 3
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I 3
ART 121 Drawing I or ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   17
2nd Semester
2__    Social Science Elective 3
1__ 202 Foreign Language 3
ART 122 Drawing II or ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II 4
ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
Total   16
3rd Semester
5__    Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
2__    Social Science Elective 3
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I 3
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
Total   14
4th Semester
   ART or General Elective 3
5__    Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
2__    Social Science Elective 3
MTH 152 Math for the Liberal Arts II 3
6PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
Total   14
Total credits for the Fine Arts A.A.=61

1 Students completing the A.A. in Fine Arts must demonstrate intermediate college-level (201-202) proficiency in a language other than English. The 201-202 courses require a prerequisite proficiency equivalent to the 101-102 sequence in the language. Placement testing determines initial foreign language level. Students completing 101-102 foreign language may use those. credits to meet general elective requirements. Waivers or credit by exam (through CLEP) for previous experience is available for some languages. Students whose native language is not English may substitute general electives for foreign language upon the approval of the advising division dean.

2 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

3 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

4 ENG 125 may be substituted with the advice of a counselor or faculty advisor according to requirements of transfer institutions.

5 The science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

6The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.