Art History – Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer to CSU

Top Code: 1001.00

The Associate in Arts Degree in Art History for Transfer at Pasadena City College promotes an understanding of art across cultures and geographic boundaries. Students are taught to apply fundamental art and art historical terminology, and an appreciation of process, to analyze works, in order to articulate the historical, social, and aesthetic functions of art.

The Associate in Arts Degree in Art History for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better, or P if the course is graded on a P/NP basis. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional local graduation requirements.)

Program Outcomes

  1. Express an understanding of the contribution of art to humanity.
  2. Communicate an understanding of the artistic contributions of diverse peoples.
  3. Utilize critical thinking to discuss works of art in an historical context.
  4. Demonstrate how works of art communicate visual meaning.

Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer Degree

Required Core
ART 001AHISTORY OF WESTERN ART - PREHISTORIC THROUGH MEDIEVAL3
ART 001BHISTORY OF WESTERN ART3
ART 011AFOUNDATION DRAWING3
List A
Select one of the following:3
HISTORY OF ASIAN ART
HISTORY OF ASIAN ART
PRE-COLUMBIAN ART
HISTORY OF MEXICAN AND CHICANO ART
HISTORY OF ISLAMIC ART
List B
Select one of the following:3
BEGINNING LIFE DRAWING
PERSPECTIVE
BEGINNING PAINTING
PRINTMAKING - INTAGLIO AND RELIEF
PRINTMAKING-LITHOGRAPHY
PRINTMAKING-MONOTYPE
BEGINNING SCULPTURE
SCULPTURE
COLOR AND COMPOSITION-TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
DESIGN-THREE DIMENSIONAL
APPLIED DESIGN I - MATERIALS AND PROCESSES
CERAMICS
CERAMICS
HANDBUILT CERAMICS
DIGITAL ART: DESIGN FOUNDATION
GRAPHIC DESIGN I
TYPOGRAPHY I
INTRODUCTION TO BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
List C
Select one of the following:3
HISTORY OF ANCIENT ART IN THE WEST
HISTORY OF EUROPEAN MEDIEVAL ART
HISTORY OF EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE ART
HISTORY OF MODERN ART
ART FUNDAMENTALS
HISTORY OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION TO 1715
HISTORY OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION FROM 1715
HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS TO 1500
HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS FROM 1500
Required Subtotal18
CSU General Education or IGETC CSU Pattern37-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
Degree Total60

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree