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ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE WITH AN EMPHASIS IN ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Offered at Cedar Valley, El Centro, and Richland Colleges
and Transferable to the University of Texas at Dallas


IMPORTANT: GOVT 2301 and 2302 will only be offered through summer 2013. Beginning fall 2013, state policy mandates only GOVT 2305 and 2306 to be offered. Please consult with an advisor to discuss your options for completing the government requirements.


Degree Code: AA.UTDARTS.TECH.12

This is an "Articulated Emphasis" degree with the University of Texas at Dallas.

Students who complete this degree with a GPA of 2.50 with no grade below that of "C" and who meet all admissions requirements at UTD will be accepted into UTD's Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Technology. Students should follow this plan only if they wish to transfer to UTD in Arts and Technology. Students wishing to transfer to another university should not assume this entire plan will transfer.

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

  1. Complete a minimum of 62 credit hours indicated in this degree plan;
  2. Earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301, Speech 1311, 1315 or 1321, and Math 1414 or Math 2342;
  3. Receive a GPA (2) of at least 2.00 ("C")
    [NOTE:  UTD guarantees admission with a 2.50 GPA with no grade below a “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 who plan to transfer to UTD must work closely with an advisor/counselor.


Course Requirements for the AA Degree Emphasis in Arts and Technology Credit Hours

TIER 1 - CORE FOUNDATIONS

CRITICAL READING AND WRITING
Select EACH of the following:
ENGL 1301 (a grade of "C" or better required)    CB010    
HIST 1301     CB060

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SPEAKING AND LISTENING
Select ONE of the following: CB011  
SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321 (a grade of "C" or better required); [FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ARAB 1311, 1312; CHIN 1311, 1312; CZEC 1311, 1312; FREN 1311, 1312; GERM 1311, 1312; GREE 1311, 1312; ITAL 1311, 1312; JAPN 1311, 1312; KORE 1311, 1312; LATI 1311, 1312; PORT 1311, 1312; RUSS 1311, 1312; SGNL 1301, 1302; SPAN 1311, 1312; VIET 1311, 1312]

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QUANTITATIVE REASONING
Select ONE of the following: CB020  
(A grade of "C" or better required)
MATH 1314 / MATH 1414 or MATH 2342

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WELLNESS AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
Select the following: CB090  
ARTS 1316

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TIER 2 - CORE DOMAINS

QUALITATIVE REASONING, LITERACY AND RESEARCH
Select the following: CB010  
ENGL 1302    

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SELF AND SOCIETY

Select ONE of the following: CB070
ANTH 2302, 2346, 2351; COMM 1307; CRIJ 1301, 1307; ECON 2301, 2302, 2311; GEOG 1302, 1303, 2312; GOVT 2304, 2311; HIST 2321, 2322, 2327; PSYC 2301, 2306, 2314, 2316; SOCI 1301, 1306, 2306, 2319, 2336; TECA 1303, 1354

Select the following: CB060  
GOVT 2301 Read important note shown at the top of this degree plan.

Select ONE of the following: CB080
HIST 1302, 2301, 2328, 2381

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HUMANITY, CREATIVITY AND THE AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE
Select ONE of the following: CB050  
ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304; DANC 2303; DRAM 1310, 2361, 2366; HUMA 1311, 1315; MUSI 1306, 1308, 1309, 1310

Select ONE of the following: CB040  
CUST 2370; ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2342, 2343, 2351; HUMA 1302, 1305, 2319; PHIL 1301, 1304, 1316, 1317, 2303, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2317, 2318, 2321; [FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ARAB 2311, 2312; CHIN 2311, 2312; CZEC 2311, 2312; FREN 2311, 2312; GERM 2311, 2312; GREE 2311, 2312; ITAL 2311, 2312; JAPN 2311, 2312; KORE 2311, 2312; LATI 2311, 2312; PORT 2311, 2312; RUSS 2311, 2312; SPAN 2311, 2312, 2321, 2322, 2323; 2324; VIET 2311, 2312]

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SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Select TWO of the following: CB030  
ANTH 2401; BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 2401, 2402, 2406, 2416, 2420, 2421; CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425; ENVR 1401, 1402; GEOL 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1445, 1447; PHYS 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1407, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

NOTE: This requirement cannot be met using the following combinations: BIOL 1406 and 1408; BIOL 1407 and 1409; BIOL 2420 and 2421; CHEM 1405 and 1411; CHEM 1406 and 1411; CHEM 1405 and 1406; CHEM 1406 and 1407; GEOL 1401 and 1403; PHYS 1401 and 1405; PHYS 1401 and 2425; PHYS 1405 and 2425.

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TIER 3 - INTEGRATIVE LEARNING

CRITICAL ISSUES IN LOCAL, NATIONAL AND GLOBAL CONTEXTS
Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2302 Read important note shown at the top of this degree plan.

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CORE CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS AS DEGREE
44-46
ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED COURSES

Select the following: (6 hours)
ARTS 1311 2-D Design
ARTS 2348 Digital Art I or ARTS 2313 Computer Graphics Design I

Select 12-14 hours from the following electives:
ARTS 1312 3-D Design or ARTS 2314 Computer Graphics Design II
ARTS 2349 Digital Art II
ARTS 2311 Advanced Design
COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I
COSC 1437* Programming Fundamentals II and COSC 2436 Programming Fundamentals III
MUSI 1390 Digital Music or MUSI 1391 Digital Music Production

18-20 hours are required for this degree. The following courses have direct equivalents to the UTD Degree plan. Additional hours will transfer as free electives.
Please work closely with a UTD advisor

* Students planning to transfer to UTD must take both COSC 1437 and 2436. COSC 1436 is a prerequisite for COSC 1437.

18-20
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS AA DEGREE
62-66
ADDITIONAL COURSES

The following courses will not transfer towards the Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Technology at UTD, but are highly suggested for students seeking a skill set with a strong foundation.

ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering
ARTV 2345 3-D Modeling and Rendering II
GAME 1303 Introduction to Game Design and Development

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