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Art History (AA) Art Total Units: 19
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Summer 2012


The Art History major is intended for the student seeking to transfer to a baccalaureate-granting institution to major in Art History. It provides a basic foundation in art history and appreciation, "hands on experience" in at least one studio art form, and cultural and historical background necessary to understanding the visual arts. The major may also be of interest to those seeking a foundation for lifelong learning.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  1. Place a work of art in its historical and stylistic context;
  2. identify major monuments and movements in the history of art;
  3. develop a vocabulary to discuss art in aesthetic terms;
  4. demonstrate skills in visual analysis by identifying specific formal elements;
  5. refine critical analysis skills in comparing works of art;
  6. identify cultural artistic characteristics and global traditions; and
  7. recognize basic methods and materials used in architecture, painting, sculpture, print-making, ceramics metalwork, and textiles.
Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Art History (AA) program are:

  • Complete 19 units from
    • Art History Major Requirements
    • Art History Electives
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Art History Major Requirements - complete 15.00 units
ART 1.1 World Art History to 15003.00
ART 1.2 World Art History Since 15003.00
ART 2.1 History & Aesthetic Appreciation of Prehistoric - Gothic Art3.00
ART 2.2 History and Appreciation of Late Gothic to Impressionist Art3.00
ART 2.3 History and Appreciation of Modern Art3.00
Art History Electives - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANTHRO 2 Cultural Anthropology3.00
ANTHRO 3 Prehistory & Archaeology3.00
ANTHRO 21 American Folklore and Folklife3.00
ANTHRO 30 Anthropology of Globalization3.00
ANTHRO 31 Mesoamerican Origins of Latino Culture3.00
ANTHRO 32 Native Cultures of North America3.00
ART 3 Introduction to Art and Design3.00
ART 4 Principles of Color3.00
ART 5 Three Dimensional Design3.00
ART 7A Drawing and Composition 13.00
ART 12 Figure Drawing3.00
ART 14A Beginning Painting3.00
ART 19 Elementary Photography3.00
ART 24 Introduction to the Art of Printmaking3.00
ART 33A Beginning Sculpture3.00
ART 34A Ceramic Sculpture3.00
ENGL 31 African American Arts and Literature3.00
ENGL 33 Chicano/Chicana Arts and Literature3.00
FASH 114 Wearable Art1.50
FREN 1 Elementary French-Part 14.00
FREN 2 Elementary French-Part 24.00
FREN 3 Intermediate French-Part 14.00
FREN 4 Intermediate French Part 24.00
GEOG 3 Regional Geography of the World3.00
GEOG 7 Introduction to Human Geography3.00
GERM 1 Elementary German-Part 14.00
GERM 2 Elementary German-Part 24.00
GERM 3 Intermediate German-Part 14.00
GERM 4 Intermediate German-Part 24.00
HIST 1.1 World History to 15003.00
HIST 1.2 World History Since 15003.00
HIST 4.1 History of Western Civilization to 1648 C.E.3.00
HIST 4.2 History of Western Civilization from 1648 C.E.3.00
HIST 8.1 History of Latin America from Pre-Columbian to 18303.00
HIST 8.2 History of Latin America from 1830 to Present3.00
HIST 33 History of Mexico3.00
HUMAN 4.1 Western Humanities: Arts, Ideas, and Values3.00
HUMAN 4.2 Western Humanities from 16003.00
HUMAN 5 World Humanities: Arts, Ideas, Values3.00
HUMAN 7 Introduction to the Humanities3.00
HUMAN 8 Comparative Mythology3.00
HUMAN 20 The Humanities in Asia: Arts, Ideas and Values3.00
HUMAN 21 The Humanities in the Middle East3.00
INTDIS 1 Culture, Technology and the Arts3.00
INTDIS 4 Culture & Values in Latin America & the Caribbean3.00
ITAL 1 Elementary Italian-Part 14.00
ITAL 2 Elementary Italian-Part 24.00
ITAL 3 Intermediate Italian-Part 14.00
ITAL 4 Intermediate Italian-Part 24.00
LATIN 1 Elementary Latin-Part 13.00
LATIN 2 Elementary Latin-Part 23.00
LATIN 3 Intermediate Latin-Part 13.00
LATIN 4 Intermediate Latin-Part 23.00
PHIL 11 Introduction to Asian Philosophy3.00
SPAN 1 Elementary Spanish-Part 14.00
SPAN 2 Elementary Spanish-Part 24.00
SPAN 3 Intermediate Spanish-Part One4.00
SPAN 4 Intermediate Spanish-Part 24.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30 Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

Term Effective: Summer 2012

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2013

Previous Versions:

Art History - effective Fall 2010
Art History - effective Fall 2008
Art History - effective Spring 2004

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


Students are encouraged to consult an advisor before embarking on the study of a language. Transfer institutions most often require French and German.

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