Art History, Associate in Arts for Transfer

PENDING APPROVAL

The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer degree is designed as a seamless pathway for transfer to the California State University (CSU) in the area of Studio Art/Art with an Emphasis or Concentration in Art History. The study of art history provides students with a broad understanding of period and regional cultures, how humanity has visually communicated, various methods for studying art objects and its relation to broader historic and social concerns. Students who continue on to a Bachelor's Degree in Art history may be prepared to write art criticism, work in the field of art publication, in public and non-profit art organizations, or in museums and galleries as registrars, preparators or curatorial assistants. Advanced degrees offer wider career opportunities in academia, museums, preservation, and auction houses.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will begin to develop the foreign language skills and/or broad cultural knowledge necessary to the practice of Art History.
  2. Students will have demonstrated an awareness of basic techniques by applying them in the production of art.
  3. Students will relate works of art or architecture made both in the Western and Non-Western traditions to the aesthetics, values, or practices of the cultures that produced them.
  4. Students will recognize specific regional, period, and cultural styles of art produced by both Western and Non-Western cultures.
  5. Students will use terminology pertinent to the field of art history appropriately.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 12 units

ART 001A

Written Communications II: A Critical Introduction to Literature

3

ART 001B

Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking

3

ART 002

Art History in the Non-Western World

3

ART 033A

Beginning Drawing

3

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 3 units selected from:

ART 001C

Modern and Contemporary Art History

3

ART 004

Exploring Art

3

ART 007A

Painting I

3

ART 012

3-D Design

3

ART 020A

Sculpture I

3

ART 040A

Printmaking I

3

ART 064A

Ceramics I

3

PHOTO 001A

Introduction to Photography

3

ART 006

Color and Design

3

Area B - Complete 3 units selected from:

ANTHR 001

Cultural Anthropology

 

ANTHR 006

Introduction to North American Indians

 

ANTHR 010

Introduction to Archeology

 

ART 001C

Modern and Contemporary Art History

3

DRAMA 010

Theatre Appreciation

3

DRAMA 016A

History of Theatre: Primitive to the 18th Century

3

DRAMA 016B

History of Theatre: 18th Century to Present

3

ENG 030

The Film as Literature

3

MUSIC 002A

Music History from Antiquity to 1750

3

MUSIC002B

Music History from 1750 to Present

3

MUSIC 007

Excursions in Music of Our World

3

CHIN 002

Elementary Chinese

5

ENG 038

Mythology

3

ENG 043C

World Literature I

3

ENG 046A

Survey of British Literature I

3

ENG 046B

Survey of British Literature II

3

FREN 002

Elementary French

5

GERM 002

Elementary German

5

HIST 002A

World History to 1600

3

HIST 002B

World History Since 1600

3

HIST 004A

History of Western Civilization

3

HIST 006A

History of Western Civilization

3

HIST 006C

History of the Middle East

3

HIST 027

Women in History

3

HUM 003

Autobiography of Civilization

3

JAPAN 002

Elementary Japanese

5

PHILO 006

Introduction to Philosophy

3

POLSC 002

Introduction to Comparative Politics

3

RELGN 014A

Great Religions of the Eastern World

3

RELGN 014B

Great Religions of the Western World

3

SOCIO 001A

Introduction to Sociology

3

SPAN 002

Elementary Spanish

5

Minimum Major Units Required: 18

A minimum grade of "C" in each course. Course substitutions are not permitted for this degree.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60