Art History, AA-T

Humanities and Social Sciences Division
Degree A0330

The academic discipline of Art History involves the study of visual objects as both works of art and as artifacts of the historical and cultural contexts in which they were created. The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer (AA-T) will provide the student with a solid foundation in both European and non–European art and visual culture from the periods of pre–history through modern. The degree program requires students to critically analyze visual objects from a variety of perspectives, utilizing various modes of analysis.

To earn an Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer a student must complete 60 semester Units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 Units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

Required Courses

Core Courses
AHIS 4History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic 3
or AHIS 4H History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors
AHIS 5History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern 3
or AHIS 5H History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors
ARTD 15ADrawing: Beginning 3
List A
Choose one from the following:3
History of Asian Art and Architecture
History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art
History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture
History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture - Honors
List B
Choose one from the following:3
Basic Studio Arts
Drawing: Life
Design: Two-Dimensional
Art, Artists and Society
Design: Three-Dimensional
Ceramics: Beginning I
Sculpture: Beginning
Basic Digital and Film Photography
List C
Choose two from the following or one course from the following and one course not selected from List A:6
History of Women and Gender in Art
History of Women and Gender in Art - Honors
History of Modern Art
History of Modern Art - Honors
History of Medieval Art and Architecture
A History of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Rome: The Ancient City
Culture and Art of Pompeii
Total Units for Major21
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 139-42
Total Units60
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Courses may be double-counted with either CSU-GE or IGETC.

Art History Website 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program:

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to critically analyze visual objects as works of art.
  • Students completing a course in "Area C: Arts" will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to critically analyze visual objects as artifacts of visual culture from a variety of perspectives, utilizing various modes of analysis.
  • Student completing an assignment will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

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