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Articulation Agreement
Texas A & M University-Commerce
Department of Art-Photography Program
Dallas County Community College District
Photographic/Imaging Degree Emphasis Program

This agreement confirms the transferability of courses of the Dallas County Community College District Associate in Arts, Photographic/Imaging Degree Emphasis Program currently taught at Richland College and the Bachelor of Arts or Science in Photography Degree Program at Texas A&M University-Commerce. This agreement becomes effective upon the date of receipt of the signatures requested below, and shall remain effective until terminated via execution of a written request by either party with one year notice.

Dr. Keith McFarland
President and Chief Executive Officer
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Robert Aguero
Vice Chancellor for Educational Affair
Dallas County Community College District

Dr. Kay Coughenour, Interim Head
Department of Art
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Mr. Wayne Loucas
Head of Photographic/Imaging
Richland College

Texas A&M University-Commerce
 Course Number

DCCCD Course Number


Communications (9 hours)

Eng 101 College Reading and Writing

ENGL 1301 Composition I

Eng 102 Written Argument and Research

ENGL 1302 Composition II

Spch 111 Fundamental of Speech or

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication or

Spch 245 Business and Professional Speaking

SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication


Mathematics (3 hours)

Math 141 College Algebra or

MATH 1314 or 1414 College Algebra or

Math 175 Mathematics for Business Application I

MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Economics I


Natural Sciences (8 hours)

2 course of lab sciences chosen from the following:

BSc 101 Plant Biology

BIOL 1406 General Biology I

BSc 102 Animal Biology

BIOL 1407 General Biology II

BSc 106 Human Biology: Man & Environment

BIOL 1408 Biological Sciences

BSc 107 Human Biology: Structure/Function

BIOL 1409 Biological Sciences

BSc 251 Human Anatomy Physiology

BIOL 2401 Anatomy Physiology I

BSc 252 Human Anatomy Physiology

BIOL 2402 Anatomy Physiology II

Chem 107 Survey General Chemistry

CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I

Chem 108 Survey Organic/Bio Chemistry

CHEM 1407 Introductory Chemistry II

Chem 111 General & Quantitative Chemistry

CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I

Chem 112 General & Quantitative Chemistry

CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II

Esci 100 The Planet Earth

GEOL 1401 Earth Science

Esci 101 Geology and Man

GEOL 1403 Physical Geology

IS 151 Integrated Science

No transferable equivalent

IS 151 Integrated Science

No transferable equivalent

Phys 111 College Physics

PHYS 1405 Concepts of Physics

Phys 112 College Physics

PHYS 1407 Concepts of Physics

Phys 161 Astronomy

PHYS 1412 General Intro Astronomy

Phys 211 Mechanics and Heat

PHYS 2425 General Physics

Phys 212 Magnetism and Electricity

PHYS 2426 General Physics


Humanities (3 hours)

1 course chosen from the following:

Eng 201 Introduction to Literature

ENGL 2326 American Literature

Eng 202 Multi-Ethnic American Literature

ENGL 2327 American Literature

Eng 203 Literature of the Western World

ENGL 2331 World Literature

Hist 261 World Civilization to 600

HIST 2321 World Civilizations

Hist 262 World Civilization 600 to 1660

No transferable equivalent

Hist 263 World Civilization since 1660

HIST 2322 World Civilizations

Jour 114 Mass Communication in Society

JOUR 1307 Introduction to Mass Communications

Phil 231 Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy

Phil 331 History of Philosophy I

No transferable equivalent

Phil 332 History of Philosophy II

No transferable equivalent

Phil 360 General Ethics

PHIL 2306 Ethics (Non Advanced Credit)

PHIL 2306 Ethics

No transferable equivalent

Phil 362 Aesthetics

No transferable equivalent

PSci 410 European Political Theory I

No transferable equivalent

PSci 411 European Political Theory II

No transferable equivalent

PSci 412 European Political Theory III

No transferable equivalent


Visual and Performing Arts (3 hours)

Art 200 History of Art I

Arts 1303 Survey of Art History


Social Behavior Sciences (15 hours)

3 semester hours chosen from the following courses:

Anth 114 World Cultures

ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology

Eco 231 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I

Eco 232 Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 2302 Principles of Economics II

Phil 251 Logic

PHIL 2303 Logic

Psy 130 Psychology of Adjustment

No transferable equivalent

Psy 131 Intro Psychology

PSYC 2301 Intro Psychology

Psy 232 Human Sexuality

PSYC 2306 Human Sexuality

Soc 111 Intro Sociology

SOCI 1301 Intro Sociology

Soc 112 Social Problems

SOCI 1306 Social Problems


12 semester hours:

Hist 121 American Heritage

Hist 1301 History of the United States

Hist 122 American Heritage

Hist 1302 History of the United States


PSci 220 United States Government

GOVT 2302 American Government

PSci 221 Texas and the Federal System

GOVT 2301 American Government


Physical Education (2 hours)

Two 1 hour activity courses or Kine 200 Concepts of Lifetime Wellness

PHED 1164 and another Activity course chosen from PHED 110-1150


Institutional Designation (3 hours)

University Designated Upper Division Course chosen from: Anth 450, ART 307, BSc/Spc 320, BSc 455, Chem 306, 406, 407, Esci 425, Eng 388, 486, 487, 488, Hist 488, Phil 488, Psci 488, Geog 415, IET 409, Jour 445, Mus 436, 497, Mus 461, 462, Psci 461, 462, OAdm 444, Psy 310, 311, 443, Soc 350, The 450


(COSC 1300, Computer Literacy, the Institutional Designated Core Curriculum Option from Richland College will be used as a required support course in the Bachelor Degree Program)*


Texas A&M University-Commerce Core Curriculum
3 semester hours completed at Texas A&M University-Commerce
43 semester hours completed at Richland College


Support Courses

Art 111 Two Dimensional Design(4 semester hours)

Art 1311 2D Design (3 semester hours)

Non-Photography Elective
Csci 126 Intro to Computers

*Institutional Designated Core Curriculum Option COSC 1300 Computer Literacy


Major Courses

Pho 111 Basic Photography I (4 semester hours)
Pho 112 Basic Photography II (4 semester hours)

Phot 1318 Introduction to Photography (3 sem hours)
Phot 1319 Advanced Photography
(3 sem hours)
Phot 2325 Intro to Digital Imaging (3 sem hours)

Pho 250 Digital Manipulation (4 semester hours)

Phot 2326 Advance Digital Imaging (3 sem hours)

Students who complete the recommended core support and major courses listed above at Richland College or other DCCCD Colleges and meet other graduation requirements stipulated by Richland College will be awarded the Associate in Science with 61 total credit hours.

The 61 credit hours in the Associate Degree Program will transfer to Texas A&M University-Commerce and be fully applicable toward the Bachelor of Science in Photography. The minimum number of hours required for graduation in the Bachelor's degree program is 130 hours.

The student seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree must meet the requirements specified for the Bachelor of Science Degree. In addition, the student must complete at least 12 semester hours in one foreign language, or complete six semester hours above the elementary courses if two units of high school credit in the language have been submitted as a part of the regular university admission requirements, or complete three semester hours if he presents three or four high school units.

No advanced credit will be awarded for courses completed at a junior college or community. A student must complete at least 36 semester hours at the advanced level, 24 of which must be completed through Texas A&M University-Commerce. A minimum of 60 hours must be completed through instruction provided by Texas A&M University-Commerce or another senior level institution. For degree completion at least 25% of credit semester hours must be earned through instruction provided by Texas A&M University-Commerce.