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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

LIBERAL ARTS
Art History Specialization
 
Associate of Arts Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO


Purpose: The Art History specialization is designed for students who plan to transfer to a college or university for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History.

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.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ART 101 History & Appreciation of Art I 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1___ 201 Foreign Language 3
2MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I 3
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
3SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   14
2nd Semester
ART 102 History & Appreciation of Art II 3
CST 110 Intro to Communication or 3
  CST  126  Interpersonal Communication  
4ENG 112 College Composition II 3
1___ 202 Foreign Language 3
2MTH 152 Math for the Liberal Arts II 3
Total   15
3rd Semester
5ART 211 History of American Art I or 3
  Approved Art History Elective  
7HIS Elective 3
6ENG Literature Elective 3
9___ Social Science Elective 3
8___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total   16
4th Semester
1,5ART 212 History of American Art II or 3
  Approved Art History Elective or Foreign Language  
7HIS Elective 3
10___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
8___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
9___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   16
Total credits for the Art History Specialization=61-63

1 Students completing the A.A. in Liberal 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 Any higher-level mathematics course may be substituted, see transfer requirements.

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 academic advisor according to requirements of transfer institutions.

5 Art History electives: ART 103-104, ART 211-212, ART 250 or other elective approved by the ART division.

6 Any 200-level literature course with an ENG prefix satisfies this requirement.

7 The history elective may be selected from the HIS courses listed under Social/Behavioral Sciences listed under General Education Electives. HIS 101-102 or HIS 121-122 are recommended.

8 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.

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

10 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.