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Emerging Media and Digital Arts Transfer to Southern Oregon University

2019-20 Emerging Media and Digital Arts Transfer to SOU (PDF)

Associate of Science Degree
Courses for this Program

About the Program

The Associate of Science (AS) degree is based on a signed articulation agreement with Southern
Oregon University (SOU). The program is designed for students transferring to its baccalaureate
degree program in Emerging Media and Digital Arts (EMDA). Students completing this degree will
meet the requirements for the foundation courses within the EMDA degree requirements. Students
must work closely with advisors in their areas of interest to ensure electives are appropriate.

The curriculum allows for 44 core credits within the major area. By completing all appropriate
credits (including electives), students will fulfill required lower division coursework for transfer
to SOU. Students should be aware, however, that if they transfer before completing this degree,
their courses will be evaluated individually toward the transfer requirements of the college of their

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be prepared to transfer into Southern Oregon University’s Emerging Media and Digital Arts program.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Design and Digital Media Coordinator's approval. In
order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over five years old must be reviewed
and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now credit student must meet with the department chair to determine placement.

Graduation Requirements

The Associate of Science degree will be awarded to students who complete all credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better. Certain required courses are also graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

Course No.
Course Title
CS/CIS__ Approved 3-4 credit Computer Science or Computer Information Science class, CS/CIS120 or above or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years. 0-4
MTH95 Intermediate Algebra or MTH96 Applied Algebra II or designated placement test score 0-4
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing or designated placement test score 0-3
  Total Prerequisite Credits 0-11
General Education Requirements
Course No.
Course Title
ART204, 205, 206 History of Art I, II, III 4-4-4
COMM225 Small Group Communication and Problem-solving or
SP100 Basic Communication or
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
SP218 Interpersonal Communication 
CIS195 Web Authoring I (HTML/CSS)  4
LIB127 Introduction to Academic Research 1
MTH105 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics or higher level math 1


WR121 English Composition I 4
WR122 English Composition II 4
  Approved humanities electives 2 6-8
  Approved science electives 3 8-10
  Approved social science electives 4 9-12
  Total General Education Requirements 46-55
Core Requirements
Course No.
Course Title
DDM120 Digital Graphic Design I 3
DDM125 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
DDM130 Introduction to Web Tools 3
DDM140 Electronic Publishing I (InDesign) 3
DDM150 Computer Illustration (Illustrator) 3
DDM160 Digital Imaging (Photoshop) 3
DDM180 Introduction to Digital Video (Premiere) 3
DDM190 Introduction to Aniation (Animate) 3
DDM220 Digital Graphic Design II 3
DDM229 Portfolio and Professional Practices 3
  Approved Design and Digital Media electives 5 14
  Total Core Credits 44
Total Program Credits

1 Students may also take MTH111, MTH112, MTH211 and MTH212, MTH243 or MTH251. The Bachelor of Science degree requires two courses (7 or more credits) of math, designated programming, statistics or logic courses. The second course may be completed at RCC or SOU. See an advisor for details.

2 Approved Humanities Electives
(complete at least two courses from the following list, 6-8 credits)
Course No.
Course Title
ART204, 205, 206 History of Art I, II, III 4-4-4
ENG104, ENG105, ENG106 Introduction to Literature 4-4-4
ENG107, ENG108, ENG109 World Literature 4-4-4
ENG201, ENG202 Shakespeare I, II 4-4
ENG204, ENG205, ENG206 Survey of English Literature 4-4-4
ENG253, ENG254, ENG255 Survey of American Literature 4-4-4
ENG257 African American Literature 4
ENG260 Introduction to Women Writers 4
ENG275 The Bible as Literature 4
HUM101, HUM102, HUM103 Introduction to Humanities 4-4-4
HUM215, HUM216, HUM217, HUM218, HUM219 Native American Arts and Cultures 4-4-4-4-4
IS110 Introduction to International Studies I 4
MUS105 Music Appreciation 3
MUS108 Music in World Cultures 4
MUS201 Introduction to Western Music 4
MUS205 History of Jazz 3
MUS206 Introduction to Rock Music 3
MUS208 Film Music 3
MUS261, MUS262, MUS263 History of Western Music I, II, III 4-4-4
MUS264, MUS265, MUS266 History of Rock I, II, III 3-3-3
PHL101, PHL102, PHL103 Philosophical Problems/Ethics/Critical Reasoning 4-4-4
REL201 World Religions 4
REL243 Nature, Religion and Ecology 4
SP115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 4
SPAN201, SPAN202, SPAN203 Second Year Spanish I, II, III 4-4-4
TA141 Fundamentals of Acting 4
WR241, WR242, WR243 Imaginative Writing I, II, III 4-4-4
3 Approved Science Electives

(Complete at least two courses, two of which must have labs, from the following list, 8-10 credits. Note that one course can be a regional field studies course.)

Course No.
Course Title
BI100GB Introductory Biology (non-lab course) 3
BI100SB Biology of Human Body Systems (non-lab course) 3
BI101, BI102, BI103 Introduction to Biology I, II, III with lab 4-4-4
BI121, BI122 Elementary Anatomy and Physiology I, II with lab 4-4
BI211, BI212, BI213 General Biology I, II, III with lab 4-4-4
BI231, BI232, BI233 Anatomy and Physiology I, II, III with lab 4-4-4
BI234 Microbiology with lab 4
CHEM104 Introductory Chemistry with lab and Recitation 5
CHEM105 Introductory Organic Chemistry with lab 4
CHEM105R Introductory Organic Chemistry Recitation 1
CHEM106 Introductory Biochemistry with lab 4
CHEM106R Introductory Biochemistry Recitation 1
CHEM221, CHEM222, CHEM223 General Chemistry I, II, III with lab and Recitation 5-5-5
ENV111 Introduction to Environmental Science (non-lab course) 3
G100 Fundamentals of Geology (non-lab course) 3
G101, G102, G103 Introduction to Geology I, II, III with lab 4-4-4
GEOG100 Introduction to Physical Geography (non-lab course) 3
GS104, GS106, GS107, GS108 Physical Science with lab 4-4-4-4-
GS170 * Regional Field Geology with lab 4
PH201, PH202, PH203 General Physics I, II, III with lab and Recitation 5-5-5
PH211, PH212, PH213 General Physics (Calculus Based) I, II, III with lab and Recitation 5-5-5
4 Approved Social Science Electives

(Complete at least three courses from the following list, 9-12 credits.)

Course No.
Course Title
ANTH110, ANTH150 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology/Archaeology 4-4
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
BA218 Personal Finance 3
CJ101 / SOC244 Introduction to Criminology 4
CJ120 Introduction to the Judicial Process 4
CJ243 / SOC243 Drugs, Crime and Addiction 4
COMM237 Communication and Gender 4
ECON115 Introduction to Economics 3
ECON201, ECON202 Principles of Microeconomics/Macroeconomics 4-4
GEOG110 Introduction to Cultural and Human Geography 3
GEOG120 World Regional Geography 3
HE250, HPE295 Personal Health/Health and Fitness for Life 3-3
HST104, HST105 History of World Civilization I, II 4-4
HST201, HST202 History of the United States I, II 4-4
IS111 Introduction to International Studies II 3
PS201, PSY202, PSY203 American Government I, II, III 3-3-3
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations 3
PSY119 Psychology of Personal Growth 4
PSY201, PSY202 General Psychology I, II 4-4
PSY215 Life Span Human Development 4
PSY219 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 4
PSY231 Human Sexuality 3
SOC204, SOC205 Introduction to Sociology, American Society 4-4
SOC211 Social Deviance and Social Control 3
SOC213 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. 4
SOC218 Sociology of Gender 4
SOC225 Social Problems 4
SOC228 Environment and Society 4
SOC230 Introduction to Gerontology 4
SOC235/HST259 The Chicano/Latino Historical Experience 4
5 Approved Design and Digital Media Electives

(Complete 14 credits or a sufficient number of electives to meet the total degree requirements of at least 90 credits.)

Course No.
Course Title
DDM141 Electronic Publishing II 3
DDM161 Digital Imaging II: Advanced Photoshop 4
DDM170 Motion Graphics (After Effects) 3
DDM181 Advanced Digital Video 3
DDM200 Survey of Graphic Design History 3
DDM221 Production Graphics 3
DDM225 3D Graphics I (Blender) 3
DDM230 Digital Graphic Design Studio or
DDM280 Cooperative Work Experience/Graphic Design
DDM235 Website Design I 4

Note: Students who have graduated from high school or completed a high school equivalency program in 1997 or after must have the following requirement for admission to a four-year Oregon university: 1) Two years of the same high school-level world language, or 2) two terms of college-level world language with a grade of “C” or better (may be first-year world language, which can be used as elective credits on the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree). If students plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at a four-year school, they must have a proficiency in a world language regardless of when they graduated from igh school or equivalency program.

For more information contact the Visual Arts & Design Department:

Grants Pass: 541- 956-7410
Medford: 541-245-7527
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7410 or Ext. 7527
Web address:
TTY:  541-956-7338 or 541-245-7587