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Program Description

The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer (AA-T) prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities and for careers in education, museums, research, and related fields. The program prepares the student to further their studies of the history of the practice and production of visual arts and uses the study of art history as the study of objects within their historical, cultural and stylistic context. This is complemented by the requirement of two studio classes where the art history student learns the basic skills and concepts inherent in creating a work of art.

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Art History Programs:

Associate of Arts, Art History (ADT)

Courses Required Major Courses UNITS
ARTS1 Art History and Appreciation 3
ARTS2 Art History and Appreciation 3
ARTS7 Drawing and Composition 3
Courses List A: 1 Course from the following UNITS
ARTS13A Asian Art History 3
Courses List B: 1 Course from the following UNITS
ARTS3 Basic Design 3
ARTS9 Introduction to Adobe Photoshop 3
ARTS18A Ceramics 4
PHOT1C Introduction to Digital Photography 4
ARTS19 Sculpture 4
Courses List C: 1 Course from the following or any course not used from above Units UNITS
ARTS10 Painting 4
ARTS16 Freehand Sketching 3
ARTS17 Watercolor Painting 3
ENGL4 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
ENGL11 Graphic Novel as Literature 3
HIST8A World Civilizations 3
HIST8B World Civilizations 3
HUMA1 Humanities thru the Arts 3
HUMA4 Survey of Film 3
PHIL1 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHILS5 Comparative Religion 3
RLGS10 Comparative Religion 3
SPAN1A Spanish 4
Courses UNITS
Total Units for Major 18-20
General Education (CSU GE or IGETC) Units 39
Elective (CSU Transferable) as needed to reach 60 degree applicable units  
Total Degree Units (maximum) 60


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