Academic Catalog

Art History, AA-T

Program Description

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.

Units Required

  • 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

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

Core Courses
ART 2AHISTORY OF ART: HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM PREHISTORY THROUGH EARLY CHRISTIANITY4.5
or ART 2AH HONORS HISTORY OF ART: HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM PREHISTORY THROUGH EARLY CHRISTIANITY
ART 2BHISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE RENAISSANCE4.5
or ART 2BH HONORS HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE RENAISSANCE
ART 2CHISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM THE BAROQUE TO CONTEMPORARY4.5
ART 4AFUNDAMENTALS IN DRAWING4
Support Courses
Select one course each from List A, List B and List C:12.5-17.5
List A
INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN ART
List B
INTERMEDIATE DRAWING
FIGURE DRAWING I
and HEADS & HANDS DRAWING 1
2-D FOUNDATIONS
3-D FOUNDATIONS
OIL PAINTING I
ACRYLIC PAINTING I
CERAMIC SCULPTURE
BEGINNING CERAMICS HANDBUILDING
DIGITAL ART & GRAPHICS
PHOTOSHOP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS I
INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY
List C
Any course not used in List A or List B, or any of the following:
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
HONORS CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO ART
A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN ART
AMERICAN 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
HONORS HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 1789-PRESENT
CULTURES, CIVILIZATIONS & IDEAS: THE ANCIENT WORLD
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
HONORS PHOTOGRAPHY OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
HONORS HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTRODUCTION TO FASHION HISTORY & COSTUME DESIGN
Total Units30-35