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2013-2014 Chesapeake College Catalog 
2013-2014 Chesapeake College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts and Sciences, A.A. Area of Emphasis in Fine and Performing Arts (214)

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This program of study meets all the General Education Requirements at Chesapeake College.

Award: Associate of Arts Degree

Program Mission: The Chesapeake College Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree–Area of Emphasis in Fine and Performing Arts provides students with general education and content knowledge to transfer to a four-year institution for further study in one of the fine and performing arts.

Program Description: The following Area of Emphasis is applicable to the Liberal Arts and Sciences Associate of Arts Degree Program (200) and is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate program within the area of emphasis with a concentration in art, music, or theatre. The courses listed under this Area of Emphasis are not required for graduation unless designated as a Liberal Arts and Sciences program requirement as listed in the 200 program curriculum. Students should note the General Education (G.Ed.) requirements and become familiar with the major requirements of the intended transfer institution. Students should also consult with an academic advisor in making specific course selections.

Program Goals: The Liberal Arts and Sciences–Area of Emphasis in Fine and Performing Arts will:

  • Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for the College’s general education competencies.
  • Provide experiences for students to participate first-hand in the arts.
  • Provide students with a broad education in the disciplines that form the foundation of human knowledge.
  • Prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution.

Student Learning Outcomes:  Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate the historical trends in art, music, or theatre throughout the centuries.
  • Create and critique works of art.
  • Apply the fundamental principles for effective and appropriate communication, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
  • Analyze the arts and humanities in historical and cultural context.
  • Explain the process of scientific reasoning and apply scientific principles.
  • Apply critical and analytical thinking skills in problem-solving.
  • Explain and accurately perform mathematical operations to demonstrate problem-solving skills.
  • Analyze social science or history methodologies and explain the causes and consequences of human actions.

Contact Person: Dr. Stan Kajs

Program Requirements:

[Courses Appear in Recommended Sequence.]

Minimum Required Credits: 62

Program Requirements and Electives:

The Fine and Performing Arts Program requirements and electives can be satisfied by taking 15 credits from one of the tracks specified below:

Track I - Art

Track II - Music

Track III - Theatre

Social/Behavioral Science Electives (G.Ed.) can be satisfied by:

Two of the following courses with different prefixes.

Social Science Electives can be satisfied by:

Any course in ANT, ECN, GEO, HIS, POL, PSC, SOC.


♦ Must be taken within the first 12 hours unless exempted by meeting established standards.

+ Prerequisite or corequisite. See course description for details.

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