Liberal Arts: Art History Specialization, A.A.

Associate of Arts
Campuses: Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, NOVA Online, Woodbridge

An Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts is designed to provide an understanding and appreciation for the ideas and ideals that are the basis of human civilization. It offers a foundation in the arts and sciences and prepares students for transfer into a Bachelor of Arts program. Liberal arts BA degrees prepare graduates for careers in a wide array of professions by enabling them to write well, critically analyze issues, place problems in a variety of contexts, and work competently with diverse groups of colleagues.

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 the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
Choose One
101  World Language or ASL 3 - 4
General Education Elective
2MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
Total 13-14
2nd Semester
ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II 3
3CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
Choose One
102  World Language or ASL 3 - 4
1 General Education Elective
Choose One
MTH 245 Statistics I 3
4 Transfer Elective
Total 15-16
3rd Semester
ART 106 History of Modern Art 3
5ENG 2__  Literature Elective 3
Choose One
201  World Language or ASL 3 - 4
General Education Elective
6 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
7 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 16-17
4th Semester
8HIS Elective 3
Choose One
202  World Language or ASL 3 - 4
General Education Elective
9 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
HUM 298 Seminar and Project Liberal Arts 1
Choose One
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
10 General Education Elective
7 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 16-18
Total credits for the Associate of Arts = 60-62
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
History and Appreciation of Art I
ART
101
3
ENG
111
3
Choose One
101  World Language or ASL
3 - 4
General Education Elective
2MTH
154
3
Choose One
SDV
100
1
Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
SDV
101
Total 13-14
2nd Semester
History and Appreciation of Art II
ART
102
3
3CST
110
3
ENG
112
3
Choose One
102  World Language or ASL
3 - 4
General Education Elective
1
Choose One
MTH
245
3
Transfer Elective
4
Total 15-16
3rd Semester
ART
106
3
2__  Literature Elective
5ENG
3
Choose One
201  World Language or ASL
3 - 4
General Education Elective
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
6
4
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
7
3
Total 16-17
4th Semester
Elective
8HIS
3
Choose One
202  World Language or ASL
3 - 4
General Education Elective
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
9
3
Seminar and Project Liberal Arts
HUM
298
1
Choose One
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
4
General Education Elective
10
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
7
3
Total 16-18
Total credits for the Associate of Arts = 60-62

Placement testing determines initial foreign language level. Students who place directly into intermediate level foreign language or ASL may take any General Education course to meet the required number of credits. Waivers or credit by exam for previous experience is available for some languages. See the 'World Language Credit and Waiver' section of the [Credit for Prior Learning Manual]. Students must take sufficient General Education Elective courses so that they can apply at least 60 credits toward the Liberal Arts degree.

2 May substitute any higher-level mathematics course. See transfer requirements. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 262 and MTH 264.

3 Select from the following: CST 100, CST 110, CST 126, or CST 229.

Select any course listed under General Education Electives or any ART course. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

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

6 See physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

7 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counseloror academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

8 Select any HIS courses listed under social/behavioral sciences in General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

9 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution. This elective is not required if World Languages total more than 15 credits.

10 Select any course listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

 

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