Jul 20, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Fine and Applied Arts


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Phyllis R. Kloda, Dean
Kern D. Maass, Associate Dean

In cooperation with other colleges of the University, the College of Fine and Applied Arts strives:

  1. To provide for varied interests, desires, needs, and abilities of students
  2. To provide a liberal education for all Appalachian students
  3. To expand cultural horizons and develop appreciation of ethical and aesthetic values
  4. To prepare students for certain professions
  5. To prepare students for entrance into certain professional schools
  6. To provide sound foundations for students capable and desirous of advanced study
  7. To prepare students for graduate study and research

Departments

The College of Fine and Applied Arts consists of the following six departments:

Applied Design  

Art  

Communication  

Military Science and Leadership  

Sustainable Development  

Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment  

Theatre and Dance  

NOTE: Although the requirements for most degree programs at Appalachian can be met within the minimum of 122 semester hours, the student should be aware that certain programs of study require additional hours. Students are advised to check with the department of their intended major early in their studies. Meeting graduation requirements is the student’s responsibility.

Degrees Offered

The College of Fine and Applied Arts offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees. In cooperation with the Reich College of Education, it offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with teacher licensure in Art Education (K-12) and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Theatre Education.

To be admitted to the College of Fine and Applied Arts as a candidate for a baccalaureate degree, a student must have:

  1. Completed at least 30 semester hours
  2. A grade-point average of at least 2.0
  3. Obtained credit for R C 1000  or an equivalent course and obtained credit for or be currently enrolled in UCO 1200  or an equivalent course
  4. Been accepted by a department in the College as a major in that department
  5. Students moving from University College to the degree-granting department must check with the departmental office for the purpose of being assigned a faculty advisor.

A student who is a candidate for a teaching license must be admitted to the teacher education program through the Office of the Dean in the Reich College of Education.

Calculation of the GPA (grade-point average) in the MAJOR is figured by using only those courses listed under the “MAJOR REQUIREMENTS” section of each program of study. The repeat rule is observed.

Advisement

Advisement for the College of Fine and Applied Arts is available through each department within the College. Students may also use DegreeWorks, Appalachian’s online degree audit, for tracking major and minor requirements.

Bachelor of Arts Degree

To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of at least 122 semester hours with a grade-point average of at least 2.00. A transfer student must have at least a 2.00 grade-point average on all work at Appalachian.
  2. Completion of general education requirements
  3. Completion of six semester hours of a second year of foreign language or higher. The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures places students at the level at which they are prepared to perform regardless of previously earned units.
  4. Completion of a major consisting of no more than a total of 46 semester hours from one of the departments listed below:
    Art, Theatre and Dance
    Students in Art must have a 2.00 grade-point in each ART course required in the major. Students in Theatre and Dance must have an overall 2.00 grade-point average in the major; however, a grade of “B-” minimum is required in certain courses depending upon concentration chosen (see the program of study for specific requirements). Transfer students must complete at least eighteen semester hours of work in their major at Appalachian.
    Specific requirements for each departmental major preface the list of courses offered by the department.
  5. Completion of a minor consisting of 12 to 25 semester hours from a department other than the Departments of Leadership and Educational Studies; and Human Development and Psychological Counseling. Transfer students must complete at least 9 hours in their minor at Appalachian. The choice of a minor should be made under the guidance of the student’s advisor.
    Specific requirements for each departmental minor preface the list of courses offered by the department.
  6. Completion of electives to total 122 semester hours
  7. Completion of residency requirements
  8. Compliance with regulations concerning the settlement of all expense accounts
  9. Recommendation of the faculty
  10. Teacher licensure programs require a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA from admission into the teacher education program until graduation, including for admission to student teaching.

Meeting graduation requirements is the student’s responsibility.

Students pursuing the B.A. degree are advised to refer to the section in this Undergraduate Bulletin entitled “Academic Regulations ” which apply to that particular degree.

A candidate for the Bachelor of Arts degree may qualify for a teacher’s license by admission to professional education courses through the Office of the Dean in the Reich College of Education and by completing all academic and professional educational requirements for licensure.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

  1. Completion of at least 122 semester hours with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00. A transfer student must have at least a 2.00 grade-point average on all work at Appalachian.
  2. Completion of general education requirements
  3. Completion of a major as described by the Department of Art
  4. Teacher licensure programs require a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA from admission into the teacher education program until graduation, including for admission to student teaching.

Students in Art must have a minimum 2.00 grade-point in each ART course required within the major.

Specific requirements for this degree preface the list of courses offered by the department.

A candidate for the Bachelor of Arts degree may qualify for a teacher’s license by admission to professional education courses through the Office of the Dean in the Reich College of Education.

Bachelor of Science Degree (without teacher licensure)

To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of at least 122 semester hours with a grade-point average of at least 2.00. A transfer student must have at least a 2.00 grade-point average on all work at Appalachian.
  2. Completion of the general education requirements
  3. Completion of a major as described by the various departments offering Bachelor of Science degree programs without teacher licensure:
    Applied Design; Art; Communication; Sustainable Development; Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment
    Students must have at least a 2.00 grade-point average on all work in the major. Transfer students must complete at least eighteen semester hours of work in their major at Appalachian and must have at least a 2.00 grade-point average on all work in the major at Appalachian.
    Specific requirements for each department major preface the list of courses offered by the department.
  4. Completion of a minor consisting of 12 to 25 semester hours (unless otherwise designated) (Transfer students must complete at least nine semester hours in their minor at Appalachian.) The choice of a minor should be made under the guidance of the student’s advisor.
    Specific requirements for each departmental minor preface the list of courses offered by the department.
  5. Completion of electives to total 122 semester hours
  6. Completion of residency requirements
  7. Compliance with regulations concerning the settlement of all expense accounts
  8. Recommendation of the faculty

Meeting graduation requirements is the student’s responsibility.

Internships

Opportunities are available for students to become involved in internships associated with the academic disciplines represented by all the departments in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. These internships provide students with on-the-job experiences in many areas of endeavor and allow them to earn academic credit which is applicable toward their degree. Students interested in pursuing this valuable educational opportunity should contact either their departmental advisor or the departmental office. Consult the catalog statement which describes the student internship program.

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