Fine Arts Transfer Major - AA

Curriculum Sequence

Fall I Semester Course Title Credit
SDV-108 The College Experience 1
ENG-105 Composition I 3
ART-120 2-D Design 3
ART-133 Drawing 3
ART-203 Art History I 3
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3
TOTAL 16
Spring I Semester Course Title Credit
ENG-106 Composition II 3
ART-134 Drawing II 3
BIO-105 Introductory Biology 4
ART-123 3-D Design 4
ART-204 Art History II 3
TOTAL 17
Fall II Semester Course Title Credit
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology 3
ART-143 Painting 3
ART-173 Ceramics 3
MAT-120 College Algebra 3
DRA-101 Introduction to Theatre 3
TOTAL 15
Spring II Semester Course Title Credit
PHS-185 Introduction to Earth Science 3
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3
ART-138 Figure Drawing 3
POL-111 American National Government 3
HIS-211 Modern Asian History 3
TOTAL 15

SDV-108 - The College Experience

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course is designed to empower new students to successfully transition to college. Students will learn academic success skills, strategies for personal development and exploration, college culture and expectations, and how to access college resources and services.

ENG-105 - Composition I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisite: Meet minimum test score requirements.

ART-120 - 2-D Design

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This beginning level course for either non-art or art majors allows the student to explore a variety of two dimensional media such as pencil, ink, pastel, watercolor, acrylics, etc., applied on paper and other types of surfaces. A variety of design styles and methods will be introduced using the various elements and principles of design.

ART-133 - Drawing

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

A beginning drawing class in a variety of media using an assortment of subjects. The student will explore theories and concepts of drawing.

ART-203 - Art History I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of art history from prehistory to the Renaissance. Both period style and personal styles will be compared to the lifestyles of the period. Emphasis will be on artists and artforms of Western cultures. Class work will consist of discussion of art using slides, prints and field trips.

PSY-111 - Introduction to Psychology

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

ENG-106 - Composition II

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A continuation of study of the principles of writing begun in ENG-105. Emphasis is placed on persuasive writing, critical analysis and the MLA research paper. Time will also be spent exploring print and electronic research sources and learning effective research strategies. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisite: ENG-105, with a minimum grade of C-.

ART-134 - Drawing II

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

Development and techniques of a personal drawing style, a continuation of Drawing I with more emphasis on the student's individualized curriculum. Prerequisite: ART-133.

BIO-105 - Introductory Biology

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

Introductory Biology is a lecture and lab course designed for non-science majors or as a refresher course of those wishing to take higher-level biology courses. Topics include chemistry of life, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, evolution, plant, animal, and fungi classification and ecology.

ART-123 - 3-D Design

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

This beginning level course for non-art or art majors allows the student to explore a variety of three dimensional media making constructions such as relief designs, mobiles and sculpture using a variety of media such as wood, metal, wire, paint, etc., and other media of the student's choice.  A variety of design styles and methods will be introduced.

ART-204 - Art History II

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Continuation of ART-203 from Renaissance to post-modern.  

SOC-110 - Introduction to Sociology

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An analysis of social organization (or the social order). This course deals with the nature of sociology as a science, the original nature of man, the socialization of the individual, the development of groups and group behavior, the nature of culture and culture patterns, the organization of institutions, the nature of social order, the organization of human stratification and examination of major social processes. Special emphasis is placed upon the American cultural patterns.

ART-143 - Painting

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

A beginning painting course for non-art or art majors in a variety of media. A variety of subjects, theories and concepts will be considered.

ART-173 - Ceramics

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

A beginning level course for either non-art or art majors exploring hand built pottery techniques and use of the potter‘s wheel.

MAT-120 - College Algebra

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is a study of rational, exponential, logarithmic and polynomial functions and relations, their graphs and related equalities. The study of the curricular functions, graphs and applications is included. This course may be taken concurrently with MAT-134.  Prerequisite: MAT-092 or MAT-099 with a minimum grade of C- or meet minimum placement testing requirements.

DRA-101 - Introduction to Theatre

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Orientation to the theatre, including a study of dramatic structure through selected play readings and through research in the basic theories of theatre.

PHS-185 - Introduction to Earth Science

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to geologic processes that have generated and continue to alter the surface of the earth. Covers: major types of rocks and the rock cycle; rock deformation, weathering, transport and deposition by fluid agents; plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, orogeny; absolute and relative time and the geologic column. Includes segment on the history of geology.

SPC-112 - Public Speaking

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery and audience analysis.

ART-138 - Figure Drawing

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course introduces the students to figurative drawing. We will focus on structure of the human figure and compositional representation through observation. An emphasis will be placed on refining skills of observation and proportioning of the picture plane. A dialogue on formal aspects covered in Drawing I will continue. Personal expression, approach and conceptual language will be covered through assignments and from a figurative historical perspective. Prerequisite: ART-133.

POL-111 - American National Government

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of the American federal system of government which includes a description and analysis of interest groups, political parties, public opinion, the presidency, the Congress, the court system and foreign policy making.

HIS-211 - Modern Asian History

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to the three dominant societies of modern Asia: China, Japan and India. Emphasis will be given to the transformation of cultural, economic, intellectual and social patterns brought about by the military power and economic demands of contemporary Western societies.

John Bybee - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5216

Email: jbybee@scciowa.edu
MFA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
BFA, Southern Illinois University

Timothy VanGinkel - Instructor, (319) 313-1923 ext. 1974

Email: tvanginkel@scciowa.edu
BA, Western Illinois University
MFA, University of Iowa
MA, Western Illinois University
AA, Southeastern Community College