NVCC 2003-2004 Catalog
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Associate in Arts Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO  

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Purpose: The Associate in Arts degree with a major in Fine Arts is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year program in a professional school or to a college or university baccalaureate degree program in Fine Arts.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory aptitude in visual art.

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.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester
   ART101Hist. & Appreciation of Art I3
   ART121Drawing I or 
   ART131 Fund. of Design I4
   ENG111College Composition I3
___Foreign Language3
___Social Science Elective3

   ART102Hist. & Appreciation of Art II3
   ART122Drawing II or
   ART132 Fund. of Design II4
   ENG112College Composition II3
___Foreign Language3
___Social Science Elective3

Total Credits/Semester1716

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   MTH151Math for the Liberal Arts I3
___Natural Science/Lab Elective4
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
___Social Science Elective3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication3
   ___ARTor General Elective 3
   MTH152Math for the Liberal Arts II 3
___Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1414

Total credits for the A.A. Degree in Fine Arts = 61.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

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 chair.

2 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

3 Natural science electives may be selected from biology, chemistry, geology, natural science, or physics with a lab component.

4 The 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 205, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

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