Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
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Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
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Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
5/23/2017Frederick Community CollegeAAArts and Humanities with AOCYes6/24/2017
Arts and Humanities with AOC Program Description
Frederick Community College has developed a new umbrella (or meta) major degree program in Arts and Humanities with focused concentrations to reduce the time to degree for students who have a general sense of their academic direction and who may have previously declared General Studies major, and to better prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The A.A. Arts &amp; Humanities curriculum has a narrower focus than that of General Studies, allowing students to declare a major sooner, take fewer unnecessary credits, and reach their transfer goals. The Areas of Concentration Include: <br>Art – Enables the student to explore and develop areas of concentration which may lead to an associate in arts degree, transfer to a four-year program, or pursue individual artistic directions. <br>Communications (Speech) – Designed for students interested in all fields stressing human interaction. In addition to communication courses, a broad range of social science and humanities courses are recommended. The option is designed to prepare the student to transfer to a four-year institution. <br>Digital Media Design-Computer Graphics – Designed for students whose career goals are oriented toward the mass media in the fields of graphics and publication design, video production, photography, public relations, and corporate communications. <br>Digital Media Design-Film and Video Production – Designed for students whose career goals are oriented toward the mass media in the fields of graphics and publication design, video production, photography, public relations, and corporate communications. <br>English – Provides a solid preparation for transfer to a four-year institution in a myriad of Liberal Arts fields. It also provides an excellent preparation for the competitive admission to such professional schools such as law and medicine. <br>Music – Provides the first two years of a four-year degree program for students planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in music performance, music education, music history or composition.&nbsp; It requires completion of general education courses and selected music courses. <br>Theatre – Offers students an opportunity to experience theater on a variety of levels, enabling them to participate as theatrical apprentices, to transfer to a four-year theater program, or to obtain an associate in arts degree. <br>
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