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2008 - 2009 Catalog (Archived)
Emphasis Degrees

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ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE WITH AN EMPHASIS IN ART
Available at all DCCCD Colleges

Degree Code: AA.ARTS.ARTS

This is an "Emphasis" degree. Students should read and understand the paragraphs below.

This degree plan is designed to meet the needs of students who plan to transfer to a four-year college/university with a major in Art. Students planning to continue their Art studies as a transfer student should check specific requirements at the transfer institution. This is a general plan and it may not satisfy all the requirements of a specific transfer four-year college/university.

In order to be eligible to receive this AA degree, a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 63 credit hours including all the required courses listed;
  2. Earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301, either Speech 1311 or 1315, and the selected college-level mathematics course;
  3. Receive a GPA (2) of at least 2.00 ("C");
  4. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites; and
  5. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.
Students should work closely with an academic advisor/counselor.

Course Requirements for the AA Degree Emphasis in Art Credit Hours
COMMUNICATIONS
Select each of the following:
English 1301 (a grade of "C" or better required), English 1302, and either Speech 1311 or 1315 (a grade of "C" or better required)
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MATHEMATICS
(A grade of "C" or better required.)
Select one from the following:
Math 1314, 1324, 1332, 1333, 1348, 1414, 2342, 2412, 2442 or higher level
3-4
LAB SCIENCES
Select two from the following:
Biology 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409; Chemistry 1405, 1407, 1411, 1412; Geology 1401, 1403, 1404, 1445; Physics 1401, 1402, 1405, 1407, 1411, 1412, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

NOTE: This requirement cannot be met by using the following combinations: BIOL 1406 and 1408; CHEM 1405 and 1411; PHYS 1401 and 1405; PHYS 1401 and 2425; PHYS 1405 and 2425.
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SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Select each of the following:
History 1301, 1302; Government 2301, 2302

Select one from the following:
Anthropology 2346, 2351; Economics 1303, 2301, 2302, 2311; Psychology 2301, 2314, 2316; Sociology 1301, 1306, 2319
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HUMANITIES/VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Select one from each of the following groupings:

  1. Arts 1303, 1304;
  2. English 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333
  3. Cultural Studies 2370; History 2321, 2322, 2381; Philosophy 1301, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2317; Religion 1304
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INSTITUTIONAL OPTIONS
Select the following:
Physical Education 1164

Select one from the following:
Take any 3 or 4 credit hour Computer Science course with the prefix of COSC
OR
Take BCIS 1405

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ART EMPHASIS
Select three from the following:
ARTS 1311, 1312, 1316, 1317

Select two from the following:
ARTS 1303, 1304, 1311, 1312, 1316, 1317, 2313, 2314, 2316, 2323, 2324, 2326, 2333, 2341, 2346, 2348, 2349, 2356, or 2366
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Total Credit Hours 63-64

* Richland College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Richland College.
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