The IVC Art Department serves a diverse group of students, from those who are taking their first and only art instruction, to those who will go on to use art skills in their careers. All students are given both the technical knowledge and the emotional support needed to excel in their art. The study of art at IVC is an ideal way for students to understand their creative potential, whether they choose to work in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture or design. Art students learn that art requires a balance between their intellect and their emotions. The IVC Art program offers introductory and intermediate courses that blend both traditional and contemporary art values and Art History courses that satisfy requirements for Humanities credit.
Communication Studies is a broad-based discipline concerned with the exchange of messages in interpersonal and mediated situations and with the impact of such exchanges on society. Courses focus on understanding the communication process and developing skills to communicate effectively. This associate's degree will also provide the student with the knowledge base in analytical, critical and practical skills that will help students to understand and improve communications practices and systems as they occur within and among individuals, groups, organizations and societies.
The French Program engages students in the study of the languages and cultures of the Francophone world. As such, the program prepares students to be involved in a global society. Students who study French may pursue careers in teaching, translation, politcial science, economics, business or international relations, and are well prepared to work in private industry and government.
The Associate of Arts degree in Humanities is an interdisciplinary program that integrates several different academic traditions. The program offers students a rare opportunity to discover the heritage of art, culture, and learning through lectures and readings of great texts; make connections between ideas in the past and issues in the present; and improve skills in critical reading, listening, writing, and discussion.
The associate's degree in music is for those students who have professional ambitions in music performance, public school teaching, composition, jazz studies, a music generalist, and/or for seeking a foundation for graduate school for university teaching or research. This program emphasizes the professional aspects of music and encourages students to continue on for a bachelor's degree. All students are encouraged to consult with the music deparment to determine their placement level for starting this associate's degree and/or advisement to enroll in Music 100, Introduction to Music Foundations.
.SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS
The Spanish for Native Speakers Program offers courses that serve as a foundation for broad liberal education. It serves as preparation for a career in education, and as a supplementary preparation for many careers in diverse areas such as emergency services, the legal and medical professions, social work, business, foreign service, public relations, journalism, translation and interpretation.
SPANISH FOR NON NATIVE SPEAKERS
The Spanish for Non-Native Speakers Program offers courses that serve as a foundation for broad liberal education. It serves as preparation for a career in education, and as supplementary preparation for many careers indiverse areas such as emergency services, the legal and medical professions, social work, business, foreign service, public relations, journalism, translation and interpretation.
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