Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 NOVA Catalog 
    
2024-2025 NOVA Catalog

Liberal Arts: Art History Specialization, A.A.

Location(s): AL, AN, LO, MA, NOL, WO


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CIP Code: 24.0103

NOVA Code: 6489 

Purpose: 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.

Two Years


Total 13-14 credits


Total 15-16 credits


Total 16-17 credits


Total 16-18 credits


Total credits for the A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts with a Specialization in Art History: 60-62 credits


Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

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 complete enough General Education Electives  courses to accumulate a minimum of 60 credits applicable to the Liberal Arts degree. 

2 Students who plan to take MTH 245  should take MTH 154  or MTH 161  first. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 155  and MTH 245 , or for both MTH 261  and MTH 263 , or for both MTH 262  and MTH 264 . Students should consult with an advisor to ensure mathematics courses meet their intended transfer institution requirement.

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.

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

6 See physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives .

7 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives . At least one class must be non-HIS course.

8 Select any HIS courses listed under social/behavioral sciences in General Education Electives 

9 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives . This elective is not required if World Languages total more than 15 credits.

10 Select any course listed under General Education Electives .

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