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Art History (AA-T) Art Total Units: 21
Term Effective: Fall 2021


See the state issued Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) template for any further clarification regarding program requirements.

The Associate in Arts for Transfer in 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.

The Art History Associate in Arts for Transfer degree is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an ADT are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

Students will have to fulfill the following requirements to earn this degree.
(1) Complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Inter-segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth requirements; and
(B) A minimum of 21-22 semester units as required for the Associate in Arts for Transfer in Art History major.
(2) Obtain an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0
(3) Earn a grade of ā€œCā€ or better in all courses required for the Associate in Arts for Transfer in Art History major.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this 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.

Program Requirements:

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

  • Complete 21 units from
    • Art History for Transfer Core Requirements
    • Art History for Transfer List A Requirements
    • Art History for Transfer List B Requirements
    • Art History for Transfer List C Requirement

Art History for Transfer Core Requirements - complete 12.00 units
ART 2.1 History & Aesthetic Appreciation of Prehistoric - Gothic Art3.00
Complete a combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
ART 2.2 and ART 2.3
ART 7A Drawing and Composition 13.00
Art History for Transfer List A Requirements - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ART 1.1 World Art History to 15003.00
ART 1.2 World Art History Since 15003.00
ART 2.5 Women and Art Since 15003.00
Art History for Transfer List B Requirements - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ART 3 Introduction to Art and Design3.00
ART 4 Principles of Color3.00
ART 5 Three Dimensional Design3.00
ART 12 Figure Drawing3.00
ART 14A Beginning Painting3.00
ART 19 Elementary Photography3.00
ART 24 Introduction to the Art of Printmaking1.50-3.00
ART 27A Beginning Screen Printing3.00
ART 28A Beginning Etching1.50-3.00
ART 31A Beginning Ceramics3.00
ART 33A Beginning Sculpture3.00
Art History for Transfer List C Requirement - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
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
ANTHRO 34 Native Cultures of California3.00
ANTHRO 43 Native American Art and Culture3.00
COMM 2 Spoken Word3.00
DANCE 2 Survey of Dance History3.00
ENGL 1B Literature and Composition3.00
ENGL 2 Introduction to the Novel3.00
ENGL 3 Introduction to Poetry3.00
ENGL 7 Introduction to the Short Story3.00
ENGL 10 Introduction to Environmental Literature3.00
ENGL 12 Children's Literature3.00
ENGL 25 Introduction to Language Study3.00
ENGL 27 Introduction to Shakespeare3.00
ENGL 30.1 American Literature: Pre-Colonial Period to the Civil War3.00
ENGL 30.2 American Literature from 1865 to the Present3.00
ENGL 31 African-American Literature3.00
ENGL 33 Chicano/Chicana Arts and Literature3.00
ENGL 46.1 Survey of English Literature Part 13.00
ENGL 46.2 Survey of English Literature Part 23.00
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
GD 15 History of Graphic Design3.00
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 1500 C.E.3.00
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 22 History of California3.00
HIST 26 History of Chicanos and Latinos from 1848 to Present3.00
HIST 30 African American History3.00
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 6 Humanities in the United States3.00
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
HUMAN 22 Humanities in Africa: Arts, Ideas, and Values3.00
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
ITAL 39.1 Introduction To Italian Literature In Translation3.00
ITAL 70A Intermed Italian Conversation & Culture Thru Film I3.00
MEDIA 4 Introduction to Mass Communication3.00
MEDIA 14 Early Film History4.00
MEDIA 15 Modern Film History4.00
MUSC 6.1 Music History and Literature: Antiquity to 17503.00
MUSC 6.2 Music History and Literature: 1750-Present3.00
MUSC 7 Classical Music Appreciation3.00
MUSC 8 World Music Appreciation3.00
MUSC 9 Jazz Appreciation3.00
PHIL 6 Introduction to Philosophy3.00
PHIL 7 Contemporary Moral Issues3.00
PHIL 9 Political Philosophy3.00
PHIL 10 Philosophy of Peace and Nonviolent Action3.00
PHIL 11 Introduction to Asian Philosophy3.00
PHIL 12 Environmental Philosophy3.00
PHIL 20 History of Western Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval3.00
PHIL 21 History of Western Philosophy: Modern3.00
RELS 1 Introduction to Religious Studies3.00
RELS 2 World Religions3.00
RELS 3 History of God3.00
RELS 6.66 History of Satan3.00
RELS 15 Islam3.00
RELS 21 The Hebrew Bible3.00
RELS 22 Jesus and the Invention of Christianity3.00
RELS 32 Religion in America3.00
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
THAR 1 World Theatre Through Time3.00
THAR 2 Introduction to Theatre Arts3.00
THAR 6 Multicultural Perspectives in American Theatre3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2021

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.

Previous Versions:

Art History (AA-T) - effective Fall 2020
Art History (AA-T) - effective Fall 2019
Art History (AA-T) - effective Fall 2018
Art History (AA-T) - effective Fall 2017
Art History (AA-T) - effective Fall 2013

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.

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