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General Studies Visual Communication Design Specialization

First Semester (Fall)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HIS 111 History of World Civilization I (or HIS 101 or HIS 121) 3
MTH ___ Mathematics Elective1 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
___ ___ Health or Physical Education 1
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 2 3
Total Credits:

Second Semester (Spring)

Catalog Course Title Credits
CSC 110 Introduction to Computing (or ITE 115 or BUS 226) 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
HIS 112 History of World Civilization II (or HIS 102 or HIS 122) 3
MTH ___ Mathematics Elective 1 3
ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I 3
Total Credits:

Third Semester (Fall)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ART 121 Drawing I (or ART 250) 3
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I (or Art 102) 3
ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I (or ENG 242/243/244/251/252) 3
___ ___ Natural Science I with Lab 3 4
___ ___ Social Science Elective 4 3
Total Credits:

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II 3
ART 241 Painting I 3
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
___ ___ Natural Science II with Lab 3 4
___ ___ Social Science Elective 4 3
Total Credits:
Total Minimun Credits:

1Students should confirm math requirement at four-year transfer institution. Although a math sequence fulfills the requirements for an NRCC program, it may not fulfill the math requirement for the student's intended major at a four-year institution. Students who plan to transfer need to determine the four-year institution's math requirement prior to course selection. General transfer information is available at

Mathematics Sequences: The Mathematics requirement may be selected from the following sequences. MTH 151-MTH 152, Mathematics for The Liberal Arts I & II
MTH 151-MTH 157, Mathematics for The Liberal Arts I & Elementary Statistics
MTH 152-MTH 157, Mathematics for The Liberal Arts II & Elementary Statistics  
MTH 157-MTH 163, Elementary Statistics & Precalculus I
MTH 163-MTH 240, Precalculus I & Statistics
MTH 166-MTH 240, Precalculus with Trigonometry & Statistics 
MTH 163-MTH 271, Precalculus I & Applied Calculus I
MTH 271-MTh 272, Applied Calculus I & II
MTH 166-MTH 173, Precalculus with Trigonometry & Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 
MTH 173-MTH 174, Calculus with Analytic Geometry I & II 

2Students may choose from college approved Humanities/Fine Arts electives. It is strongly recommended that students complete ART 101 and ART 102 prior to transfer into a Fine Arts major at a four year institution.

3The Natural Science requirements may be selected from the following:
BIO 101-102; CHM 111-112; PHY 201-202. PHY 231- 232, BIO 141-142, CHM 241 (w/243)-CHM 242 (w/244), BIO 150. Students should determine transfer institution’s requirements prior to selection. Some four year degree programs require a two semester sequence of a single laboratory science, chosen from BIO 101/102, CHM 111/112, PHY 201/202, or PHY 231/232.

4Students may choose from college approved Social Science electives.

Students planning to transfer should consult the four-year transfer institution to determine course recommendations prior to registering for classes at NRCC. General transfer information is available at



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