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Art History

Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.A.-T. in Art History

The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer Degree program provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements for transfer to the California State University. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. Students should work closely with their Folsom Lake College counselor to ensure that they are taking the appropriate coursework to prepare for majoring in Art History at the institution they wish to transfer to because major and general education requirements may vary for each CSU and the degree may only transfer to specific institutions.

This program has the following completion requirements:

(1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.

(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.

(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Catalog Date: January 1, 2021

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ARTH 303 Art Survey: Ancient to 14th Century 3
ARTH 309 Art Survey: Renaissance to 19th Century 3
ARTH 311 Art Survey: Modern Art 3
ART 300 Drawing and Composition I 3
A minimum of 9 units from the following: 9
Select 3 units from Art History Electives, 3 units from Art Electives, and 3 units from any of the following lists.
Art History Electives
ARTH 324 Art of the Americas (3)
ARTH 325 Native American Art History (3)
ARTH 328 Survey of African Art (3)
ARTH 330 Survey of African-American Art (3)
ARTH 332 Asian Art (3)
ARTH 333 Introduction to Islamic Art (3)
Art Electives
ART 304 Figure Drawing I (3)
ART 320 Design: Fundamentals (3)
ART 327 Painting I (3)
ART 361 Printmaking: Survey (3)
ART 370 Three Dimensional Design (3)
ART 372 Sculpture (3)
ART 383 Metal Design: Emphasis In Fabrication (3)
ART 390 Ceramics (3)
ART 402 Beginning Clay Sculpture (3)
General Electives
ARTH 307 Italian Renaissance Art (3)
ARTH 318 History of American Art (3)
Total Units: 21

The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • assess and evaluate the contributions of artists throughout history.
  • identify and evaluate works of art or architecture according to their appropriate style and time frame.
  • analyze and critique art and architecture within the context of their functions and meanings.
  • research and assess theoretical information concerning the meanings and purposes of art and architecture.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the history of cultures and civilizations and how art and architecture is a reflection of that history.

Career Information

Art historians with undergraduate degrees are placed as registrars, preparators, and curatorial staff in art museums and galleries; they can also be employed as art critics in mass media publications, such as newspapers and magazines. An advanced degree allows an art historian a wider range of possible career applications, including museums directorships, curators, instructors, preservationists, researchers, and auction house personnel.

Associate Degrees

A.A. in Art History

The A.A. Degree in Art History is designed for students to pursue their education in Art History and Art Administration as well as for students who seek self enrichment in the field of Art History. Students, after transfer and completion of their Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art History, can further their studies in Master’s and Ph.D. in Art History and Art Administration.

Catalog Date: January 1, 2021

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ARTH 304 Ancient Art 3
ARTH 306 Medieval Art 3
ARTH 309 Art Survey: Renaissance to 19th Century 3
ARTH 311 Art Survey: Modern Art 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ARTH 307 Italian Renaissance Art (3)
ARTH 318 History of American Art (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ARTH 312 Women in Art (3)
ARTH 324 Art of the Americas (3)
ARTH 325 Native American Art History (3)
ARTH 328 Survey of African Art (3)
ARTH 330 Survey of African-American Art (3)
ARTH 332 Asian Art (3)
ARTH 333 Introduction to Islamic Art (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ART 300 Drawing and Composition I (3)
ART 320 Design: Fundamentals (3)
ART 323 Design: Color Theory (3)
ART 361 Printmaking: Survey (3)
ART 364 Printmaking: Relief (3)
ART 370 Three Dimensional Design (3)
ART 372 Sculpture (3)
ART 382 Metal Design: Emphasis in Mixed Media (3)
ART 383 Metal Design: Emphasis In Fabrication (3)
ART 390 Ceramics (3)
ART 402 Beginning Clay Sculpture (3)
Total Units: 21

The Art History Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See FLC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • assess and evaluate the contributions of artists throughout history.
  • identify and evaluate works of art or architecture according to their appropriate style and time frame.
  • analyze and critique art and architecture within the context of their functions and meanings.
  • research and assess theoretical information concerning the meanings and purposes of art and architecture.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the history of cultures and civilizations and how art and architecture is a reflection of that history.

Career Information

Upon the completion of their continued education, students can work in galleries and museums as docents, as program directors, curators, or for private collectors and public organizations in related fields as well as educators, writers, etc.