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Art History, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T)

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Banner Code: 1_AAT_ARTH
Control Number: 32532

Students graduating with an Associate in Art History for Transfer Degree are well positioned to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in a similar major within the California State University system with 60 units of upper-division coursework. Students who complete the Art History AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum 2.0 is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult a counselor for more information.

The Associate in Arts in Art History Transfer Degree educates students on the history of art and its function as a global language. Courses are designed to foster an understanding of visual communication through study in context, culture, social, political, economic and religious conditions in different historical eras.

Program Outcomes

  1. Read,write, interpret and understand the major movements and concepts in art history.
  2. Conduct original research in the history of art.
  3. Understand the significance and application of art historical styles, Cultures, artist and relevant vocabulary in art and design.
  4. Students will be eligible and prepared for admission (SB 1440 and Education Code 66746) to California State University system schools.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. Minimum GPA of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors require a higher GPA. Consult with a counselor for more information.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18-semester units in the major as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU General Education Breadth — Option 2) OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC — Option 3).
Course Title Units
Required Courses
Core Courses
ART A100/A100HSurvey of Western Art from Prehistory Through Gothic3
ART A101/A101HSurvey of Western Art from Renaissance to Modern3
ART A120/A120HBeginning Drawing3
Core Courses Subtotal9
List A
ART A103Survey of Asian Art3
List B
Select one of the following:3-4
Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
Color and Design: Three-Dimensional
Life Drawing 1
Perspective Drawing
Painting 2
Sculpture 1
Ceramics 1
Ceramics 2
Printmaking 1
Printmaking 2
Screen Process Printing 1
Watercolor 1
Typography I
Introduction to Computer Graphics
Graphic Design
Introduction to Photography
Personal Expression
Art Photography
List C
Select one of the following or any course from List A or B not previously taken:3-5
Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
History of Architecture 1
History of Architecture 2
Introduction To Art
Women in Art
Public Speaking
Appreciation Of Dance
Introduction to Creative Writing
Contemporary Ethnic America
The Ethnic Family
History and Appreciation of the Cinema
Elementary French 1
Elementary German 1
Afro-American History
Ethnic Groups of the United States: Their Histories
History of the United States to 1876
History of the United States Since 1876
Introduction to the Humanities
Elementary Italian 1
Elementary Japanese 1
History and Appreciation of Western Classical Music
Introduction to Philosophy
Elementary Spanish 1
Introduction to Theatre
Elementary Vietnamese 1
Program Major Units9-12
CSU or IGETC for CSU 37-39
Transferable electives as needed to satisfy unit requirementVaries
Total Units60