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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

BFA - Graphic Design

San José State University -to- Long Beach City 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

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingENGL 3 Argumentative and Critical Writing
   OR
ENGL 3H Honors Argumentative and Critical Writing
   OR
ENGL 4 Critical Analysis of Literature
or
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisENGL 2 Introduction to Literature/Composition
   OR
ENGL 3 Argumentative and Critical Writing
   OR
ENGL 3H Honors Argumentative and Critical Writing
   OR
ENGL 4 Critical Analysis of Literature

Preparation for the Major:

ANI 024 Illustration FundamentalsNo Current Equivalent
   OR
ART 024 Drawing IArt 15 Beginning Drawing (*)
   OR
DSID 021 Visualization INo Current Equivalent
   OR
DSIT 010 Sketching, Drawing + ModelingNo Current Equivalent
DSGD 063 Fundamental Graphic VisualizationNo Current Equivalent
DSGD 083 Digital Applications: BasicsArt 44A Graphic Design Tools and Techniques
PHOT 040 Beginning PhotographyPhot 31AB Basic Photography- Black & White
ARTH 072 Design in SocietyNo Current Equivalent
ARTH 070A Art History, Prehistoric to MedievalArt 1 Art and Civilization (*)
   OR
Art 1H Honors Art and Civilization (*)
   OR
ARTH 070B Art History, Renaissance to ModernArt 2 Art and Civilization
   OR
ART 2H Honors Art and Civilization
   OR
ARTH 070C Arts of AsiaArt 5 History of Asian Art
(Highly Recommend Students take ARTH 070B)

Students must maintain a 3.0 gpa on a 4.0 scale in all art/design courses; failing this, the BFA status will be changed to the BA Art (Design) program.

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

DSGD 099 Introduction to TypographyNo Current Equivalent

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following Long Beach City College courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
Art 15Introduction to Drawing
Art 1Survey of Art History from Prehistoric through Medieval Periods
Art 1HSurvey of Art History from Prehistoric through Medieval Periods
LDTP courses are acceptable "in lieu of" each other.
LDTP courses are not necessarily "equivalent" or "identical" in content.


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.