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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

BA - Dance

San José State University -to- American River College

Community College students should meet with a counselor as soon as possible to determine the equivalent courses offered at that institution. Students should complete as many as possible of the lower division requirements listed below, prior to transfer.

Lower Division Course Requirements

Community College Course Equivalents

Preparation for the Major:

ARTH 015 Intro to Visual CultureNo Current Equivalent
   OR
MUSC 010A Music AppreciationMUFHL 300 Introduction to Music
   OR
MUFHL 310 Survey of Music History and Literature

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

Technique courses which may be applied to the Major:

DANC 040B Topics in Modern Dance IINo Current Equivalent
DANC 041B Topics in Ballet IINo Current Equivalent
DANC 042B Topics in Jazz Dance IINo Current Equivalent

Choreography:

DANC 043 Dance ImprovisationNo Current Equivalent

Theory:

DANC 051A Dance ProductionNo Current Equivalent
DANC 051B Topics in Dance Crewing
must complete 1 unit
No Current Equivalent
DANC 075 Rhythmic Fundamentals for the DanceNo Current Equivalent
Please Note: All Physical Education requirements will be met by the Dance major requirements.

WST Prerequisite:

Beginning Fall 2014 the prerequisite for the WST is the completion of the CSU GE A3 with a grade of C or better. All students are strongly encouraged to complete a second English composition course as part of their lower division GE prior to transferring to SJSU (either to meet CSU GE Area A3 or C2). In doing this students will be more prepared to pass the WST and 100W course at SJSU.
Once the following recommended course has been completed with a grade of C or better, students should contact our testing office: testing.sjsu.edu to register for the WST exam at SJSU (passing the WST prior to your first semester at SJSU will prevent delays in registration for upper division courses):
2nd English Composition/Critical Thinking Equivalent Transfer Course
any course approve for the IGETC Critical Thinking/Second semester English composition 1B area is highly recommended
ENGWR 481 Honors College Composition and Literature
   OR
ENGWR 303 Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking Through Literature
or
ENGL 001B Composition 2ENGWR 301 College Composition and Literature
   OR
ENGWR 302 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking
   OR
ENGWR 482 Honors Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

Prior to transferring to San Jose State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter), including the CSU four basic skill courses required for CSU admission eligibility. Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. Lower Division Major Course Requirements (especially for STEM Majors):
Complete as many of the lower division courses required for the major as possible. Many of these courses may be double counted as part of the CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. These requirements are shown above.

2. General Education Requirements:
Complete all the CSU GE Breadth requirements at the community college (39 semester units/58 quarter units). The approved courses for each area can be found at www.ASSIST.org under the link "CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses" for your college. Many of these courses can be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San Jose State University.

3. Second Semester English Composition highly recommended:
Complete the second semester English composition course (or equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST and 100W course at SJSU. Approved courses can be found above within the lower division major requirements. Be sure to select this course as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. Once this course is complete, students are encouraged to take the WST exam at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU required courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at testing.sjsu.edu.

4. American Institutions Requirement (US 1, US 2, and US 3 must be completed):
This requirement is normally 2 courses and can be taken as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements (GE Area D and sometimes Area C). The approved courses can be found at www.ASSIST.org under the link "CSU US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.