May 22, 2018  
Catalog 2013-2014 
    
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arts and Sciences: Arts and Humanities, AA


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Areas of Study in Alphabetical Order

No. of Credits: 61
Contact: R. Brown, Chair, Communication, Arts, and Humanities Division

This associate in arts transfer option** is designed for part- and full-time students with a specific academic and/or professional interest in the areas of art, music, theatre, dance, philosophy, languages and literature, and history. This option introduces these disciplines within the context of allied subject areas, preparing students for specific concentrations at a four-year Maryland state college or university.

The following is a sample list of occupations for which such a concentration might be appropriate: actor, artist, theatre director, dancer, journalist, editor, musician, teacher, civil service employee, lawyer, architect, librarian, historian, public relations, and museum/art gallery curator.

**Program options are listed under Programs of Study in this catalog.

This program is fully available online.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 46.

Career Opportunities:

artist, art historian, high school or college art faculty, writer, researcher, journalist, photographer, photojournalist, photo editor, architect, illustrator, graphic designer, printers, and museum or art gallery curator

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the fundamental elements of the performing and visual arts, with an emphasis on the design and/or thematic elements common to all media
  2. Demonstrate aesthetic and technical proficiency in the creation, organization and presentation of a developed portfolio
  3. Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the roles the arts, humanities and language play in our culture, and an appreciation of the arts, humanities and language from a global perspective
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skill when describing, critiquing and analyzing works from the arts, humanities and languages
  5. Demonstrate analytical and critical skills in the various disciplines that comprise the arts, humanities and language
  6. Properly document information obtained from research for course assignments

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

History (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Humanities and fine arts (6 credits)


Acceptable:

  • ART, COM (except COM 1020 *), DAN, ENG, FRE, HST, MUS, PHL, SPA

Third Semester


Interdisciplinary/emerging issues (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Biological/ physical sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

English literature (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Humanities and fine arts (6 credits)


Acceptable:

  • ART, COM (except COM 1020 *), DAN, ENG, FRE, HST, MUS, PHL, SPA

Fourth Semester


History (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Biological/physical sciences (lecture and lab) (4 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Humanities and fine arts (6 credits)


Acceptable:

  • ART,COM (except COM 1020 *), DAN, ENG, FRE, HST, MUS, PHL, SPA

Notes:


***The two “social/behavioral sciences” courses required for this degree must be from two different disciplines.

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Areas of Study in Alphabetical Order