Art History, AA-T
The study of Art History provides the student with an awareness of art, economic, political, religious and social history, an increased sensitivity to art-related issues and the ability to think critically about art and Art History. Knowledge of Art History engenders a heightened understanding of history, a familiarity with the major issues in human cultural development and the exposure to the artistic expression of varied cultures and civilizations.
Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer degree will be ensured preferential transfer status to CSUs for Art History majors and majors in related disciplines. The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer degree requirements will fulfill the lower division requirements at CSUs. Students are advised, however, to meet with a counselor to assess the course requirements for specific CSUs.
Learn more about the program on the Art History website.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to collect and assess primary and secondary source information and successfully analyze and comment on that information.
- Students will be able to demonstrate in written form a strong awareness of the political, social, religious and technological factors that influence cultures and change in those cultures.
- Major: 30-35
Associate Degree Requirements
Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer requires completion of a minimum of 90 units to include:
- CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)1 (49-58 units) (full certification is required)
- Core and support courses (30-35 units, of which 12.5 units may satisfy the GE requirement)
- Transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement
Important Note: Although it is possible to fulfill the requirements for the Associate Degree for Transfer by completing the IGETC for UC pattern, admission to CSU requires completion of an Oral Communication course (IGETC Area 1C; CSU GE Area A-1); therefore, students who plan to transfer to CSU should complete this course as part of their GE or elective units.
Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be completed with a grade of "C" (or "P") or better. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Core and Support Courses
|ART 2A||HISTORY OF ART: HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM PREHISTORY THROUGH EARLY CHRISTIANITY||4.5|
|or ART 2AH||HONORS HISTORY OF ART: HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM PREHISTORY THROUGH EARLY CHRISTIANITY|
|ART 2B||HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE RENAISSANCE||4.5|
|or ART 2BH||HONORS HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE RENAISSANCE|
|ART 2C||HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM THE BAROQUE TO CONTEMPORARY||4.5|
|ART 4A||FUNDAMENTALS IN DRAWING||4|
|Select one course each from List A, List B and List C:||12.5-17.5|
|INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN ART|
|FIGURE DRAWING I|
and HEADS & HANDS DRAWING 1
|OIL PAINTING I|
|ACRYLIC PAINTING I|
|BEGINNING CERAMICS HANDBUILDING|
|DIGITAL ART & GRAPHICS|
|PHOTOSHOP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS I|
|INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY|
Any course not used in List A or List B, or any of the following:
or ANTH 2AH
|HONORS CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY|
|INTRODUCTION TO ART|
|A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN ART|
|HISTORY OF MODERN ART FROM POST-IMPRESSIONISM TO THE PRESENT|
|HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION TO 800 CE|
|HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: 700-1800|
|HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 1789-PRESENT|
or HIST 4CH
|HONORS HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 1789-PRESENT|
|CULTURES, CIVILIZATIONS & IDEAS: THE ANCIENT WORLD|
or HUMN 1H
|HONORS CULTURES, CIVILIZATIONS & IDEAS: THE ANCIENT WORLD|
|CULTURES, CIVILIZATIONS & IDEAS: OF EMPIRES & CONFLICT|
|INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I|
|INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF ART & AESTHETICS|
|COMPARATIVE WORLD RELIGIONS: EAST|
|COMPARATIVE WORLD RELIGIONS: WEST|
|PHOTOGRAPHY OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA|
or PHOT 8H
|HONORS PHOTOGRAPHY OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA|
|HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY|
or PHOT 10H
|HONORS HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY|
|INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I|
|INTRODUCTION TO FASHION HISTORY & COSTUME DESIGN|
Both courses must be completed to fulfill the requirement.