Art History AA-T Degree

This program provides the academic and practical experience to prepare students for a career, or further education at a four-year institution, in art history and related fields, such as museum studies, art education and administration. The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer, also called the Art History AA-T Degree, provides the academic and practical experience to transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree that will prepare students for a career in the Art History industry. The Art History AA-T is especially designed for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Art History at a CSU campus. Students completing an Art History AA-T are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. The Art History AA-T degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 18-20 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. There are no additional graduation requirements. Students are advised to consult with a counselor to verify transfer requirements.

Required Core CoursesUnits
ART 001ABeginning Drawing & Composition3
ART 002AHistory of Western Art I: Prehistoric to Medieval3
ART 002BHistory of Western Art II: Renaissance to Contemporary3
List A
Select one course from the following:3
Survey of Asian Art
Art of Africa, Oceania, & Indigenous North America
Art of the Ancient Americas
List B
Select one course from the following:3
Basic Design & Color
Three-Dimensional Design
Beginning Figure Drawing
Beginning Ceramics
Beginning Sculpture
Beginning Black & White Photography
List C
Select one course from the following:3-5
Any course from List A or B not already used
History of Modern Art
Introduction to Art
History of Photography
History of Architecture I
Cultural Anthropology
Archaeology, Introduction to Prehistory
Composition & Literature
American Literature I
American Literature II
Survey of English Literature
Survey of English Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
History of World Civilization I
History of World Civilization II
US History through Reconstruction
US History from Reconstruction to Present
Introduction to Music
Introduction to Philosophy
Ideas of the Great Philosophers
Religions of the World
Perspectives on Death & Dying
Introduction to Film
Introduction to Race & Ethnicity
Mexican American Culture & Society
Introduction to Theatre
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
Elementary German I
Elementary German II
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Required Subtotal18-20
Select one of the following: 137-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (SB 1440).