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Art History, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Banner Code: 3_AAT_ARTH

Control Number: 43029

Financial Aid Eligible

The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer at Coastline College fosters a deep appreciation for the greater understanding of art. Students in this discipline will gain the knowledge required to develop a global perspective relating to aesthetics, culture, diversity, and human creativity. An Art History program teaches students to weave the fundamentals of art and its history by using terminology, an appreciation of process, and visual literacy, to articulate the historical, social, and aesthetic functions of art. Art History is useful for students considering careers in museums and other cultural institutions, specifically as curators or archivists. Other avenues include art appraiser, art lawyer, and art/cultural consulting. Students graduating with an Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer are well-positioned to complete a bachelor’s degree in Art History with an additional 60 units of upper-division coursework.

Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) are open to all Coastline students. Students who do not plan on transferring to a California State University school should consult their Counselor regarding the benefits of an AA-T/AS-T degree based on their goals. Students earning an AA-T or AS-T and intending on transferring to a California State University school receive transfer admission benefits for specific majors at many California State University campuses. Visit the Transfer Information catalog page for more information.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Interpret the major movements and concepts in art history.
  2.  Conduct original research in the history of art.
  3. Comprehend the significance and application of art historical styles, cultures, and artists using appropriate art terminology.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units. A minimum of 12 units must be in residence at Coastline College.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an Associate Degree for Transfer major as detailed in the catalog.
  4. Certified Completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth - Coastline’s Option 2 General Education pattern), OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC - Coastline Option 3 General Education pattern).
Course Title Units
Required Courses
ART C100Survey of Art: Prehistory through Late Gothic3
ART C101Survey of Art: Renaissance to Contemporary3
ART C120Drawing 13
List A: Select One (3 units)3
History of Asian Art
Art of the Ancient Americas
Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North America
List B: Select One (3 units)3
Color and Design: 2-D
Color and Design - 3-D
Life Drawing 1
Painting 1
Advanced Drawing
Ceramics 1
Introduction to Digital Art and Media
List C: Select One (3 units)3
Any List A or B course not already used or from:
Contemporary Art History
The History of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art
The History and Appreciation of Italian Renaissance Art
Cultural Anthropology
World History 1
Introduction to the Humanities
History and Appreciation of Music
Units Required for Major18
CSU General Education or IGETC pattern37-39
Transfer Electives as needed to reach 60 transferable unitsVaries
Total Units60