Degrees & Certificates
Associate in Arts for Transfer
About the Program
Art History helps us to decipher the language of art so that we can uncover the stories of our past and present. The Art History program is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge to engage with artwork from around the world and across time. We offer courses in Western art history, Non-Western art history, and Museum and Gallery Studies. Our program also prepares students to transfer as an Art History major to a four-year institution. Art History courses can be taken in any order.
About the Degree
The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer is designed for prospective California State University (CSU) transfer students who are preparing for careers in the field of Art History. Completion of the Art History Transfer degree will provide a streamlined pathway for transfer to a CSU campus with a Art History or similar major. Students should consult with a counselor to determine whether or not this degree is the best option for their transfer goals. General education requirements should be selected carefully based on the intended transfer institution; please see a counselor for details if you are pursuing transfer to the UC system.
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer
to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT’s) also require that students must earn a "C " (or "P'') or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Art History, students are able to recognize art's relationship to geography, cultural ideologies, and historical periods.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Art History, students are able to identify and evaluate
art historical styles, movements, and
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Art History, students are able to research and analyze
visual artwork using interdisciplinary
theories and methods.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Art History, students are able to evaluate the artwork from diff erent cultures and art historical periods.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Art History, students are able to communicate concepts
and ideas eff ectively through written, oral, and digital media.
|ARHS 4 Western Art History - Ancient to Medieval||3|
|ARHS 5 Western Art History - Renaissance to Contemporary||3|
|ARTS 2A Introduction to Drawing||3|
|ARHS 2 Art of the Ancient Americas||3|
|ARHS 3 Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North Americas||3|
|ARHS 8 Asian Art History||3|
|ARTS 2B Drawing and Composition||3|
|ARTS 3A Figure and Composition I||3|
|ARTS 4A Introduction to Ceramics||3|
|ARTS 7A Introduction to Watercolor Painting||3|
|ARTS 12A Oil/Acrylic Painting: Beginning I||3|
|ARTS 23 2-D Design||3|
|ARTS 24 3-D Design||3|
|GDDM 50 Graphic Design/Digital Media Fundamentals||3|
|PHTO 50 Introduction to Photography||3|
|PHTO 60 Intermediate Black and White Photography||3|
|Any List A or List B course not already used||3|
|ARHS 6 Museum & Gallery Techniques||3|
|ARHS 7 Modern Art History||3|
|Total Units in the Major||18|
|Additional General Education and Elective Units||42|
See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.
Recommended Electives: ANTR 3, 5, 7, 8, 12; ECE 79; FREN 2A, 2B; HIST 1, 2, 7, 8, 14, 25, 28, 32; HUMN 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 28, 44; PHIL 1, 1H, 2, 2H, 3, 4, 5; RELS 1, 2, 3, 11; SPAN 2A, 2B, 22; WMST 2
Updated: July 2022