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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Arts - Arts AA

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General Education Requirements (28 Hours)

Complete the following categories of the General Education Program  

English Composition (6 Hours Minimum)
Quantitative Reasoning (3 Hours)
Fine and Performing Arts (3 Hours)
Social Sciences (3 Hours)
Natural Science (7 Hours)
Cultural Perspectives (6 Hours)

Concentration Area (21 Hours)

Selected courses in an area of specialization chosen from the following list of arts and humanities subject areas to complete the associate of arts degree:

Art History
  ARTS Studio Art (including Visual Art and Design)
    Comparative Arts
  ARTG Game Design
  MUSI Music
  THAR Theatre

Note: The Department of Fine, Digital, and Performing Arts requires students majoring in art to keep an Assessment Portfolio of significant projects. The Portfolio is reviewed by the department to help determine student progress and curriculum needs. Associate of arts students are required to have at least eight significant projects in their Assessment Portfolios, which must be submitted to the department when they petition for graduation. Failure to submit the Portfolio requires that students participate in a series of comprehensive activities that could delay graduation.

Electives (11 Hours)


Advising Note: If you plan to transfer from Shawnee State University to another state university in Ohio after completion of this degree program, then you should complete Shawnee State University’s transfer module for general education by:

  1. Selecting those courses that are common to both the GEP and the transfer module.
  2. Use a portion of the 11 semester hours of electives to complete the transfer module by taking four more courses (12 semester hours) as follows (see the transfer module on page 18 to determine which courses are acceptable):
    1. If you choose option 1 in the natural science category of the GEP, take one more course in natural science
    2. Take one more course in arts and humanities
    3. Take two more courses in social science

Contact the director of General Education at 740.315.3137 if you have questions.

Total Credit Hours 60

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