Art History, A.A.-T

An Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. A student completing this degree is guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. It is advised that students meet with a counselor to develop an education plan and receive university admission and transfer requirements. The major requirement for an A.A.-T in Art History may be met by completing the pattern described below plus all MSJC General Education Option B (CSU-GE Breath) and or option C (IGETC) requirements.

AA.ARTAH.OPTBAAT or AA.ARTAH.OPTCAAT

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CSU: General Education Option B

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ART-101 Art History: Prehistoric Through Medieval Art 3
ART-108 Beginning Drawing 3
MATH-115 Ideas of Mathematics 3
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
ANTH-101 Physical Anthropology 3
ART-102 Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century (formerly Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century Art) 3
ART-104 World Art 3
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
PSYC-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
ANTH-111 Physical Anthropology Lab 1
 Units16
Fall Semester 2
ART-121 Color Theory 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
HIST-136 Cultural History of American Motion Pictures 3
HIST-160 Black History in the American Context 3
ART-120 2D Design 3
 Units15
Spring Semester 2
ENVS-101 Environmental Science 3
ART-103 Introduction to Modernism 3
HIST-111 U.S. History to 1877 3
ART-131 Introduction to Digital Art 3
ART-299 Special Projects: Art 1
 Units13
 Total Units60

Language Requirement: Some CSU's require the equivalency of an intermediate language proficiency for graduation. Please see a counselor for more detail regarding specific CSU major and graduation requirements. 

CSUSM: General Education Option B

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ART-101 Art History: Prehistoric Through Medieval Art 3
ART-108 Beginning Drawing 3
MATH-115 Ideas of Mathematics 3
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
ANTH-101 Physical Anthropology 3
ART-102 Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century (formerly Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century Art) 3
ART-104 World Art 3
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
PSYC-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
ANTH-111 Physical Anthropology Lab 1
 Units16
Fall Semester 2
ART-131 Introduction to Digital Art 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
THA-137 Introduction to World Cinema 3
ART-120 2D Design 3
HIST-160 Black History in the American Context 3
 Units15
Spring Semester 2
ENVS-101 Environmental Science 3
ART-100 Art Appreciation 3
ART-121 Color Theory 3
Select one of the following: 4
Elementary Spanish I  
Elementary French I  
American Sign Language I  
HIST-111 U.S. History to 1877 3
 Units16
 Total Units63

Language Requirement: Some CSU's require the equivalency of an intermediate language proficiency for graduation. Please see a counselor for more detail regarding specific CSU major and graduation requirements. CSUSM Grad Requirements: Language

Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses
ART-101Art History: Prehistoric Through Medieval Art3
or ART-101H Honors Art History: Prehistoric Through Medieval Art
ART-102Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century (formerly Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century Art)3
or ART-102H Honors Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century (formerly Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century Art)
ART-108Beginning Drawing3
List A: Select one
ART-104World Art3
or ART-104H Honors World Art
List B: Select one
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Drawing
Life Drawing
Painting I
2D Design
Color Theory
Introduction to Digital Art
Ceramic Arts
Sculpture
Intermediate Sculpture (formerly Foundry-Ceramic Shell Casting)
Digital Photography Production I
List C: Select one
Select any one course from List A or List B not already used or one of the following courses:3-4
Cultural Anthropology
Honors Cultural Anthropology
North American Indians (formerly ANTH-103A)
Indigenous People of Latin America (formerly ANTH-103D Latin American Cultures)
Introduction to Archaeology
California Indians
Introduction to Modernism
Honors Introduction to Modernism
History and Appreciation of Dance
Intermediate French I
Western Civilization to 1650 (formerly Western Civilization I: to 1500)
Western Civilization Since 1650 (formerly Western Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present Era)
World History to 1500 (formerly History of World Civilizations to 1500)
Honors World History to 1500 (formerly Honors History of World Civilizations to 1500)
World History Since 1500
Honors World History Since 1500
The History of East Asia Before 1600
The History of East Asia Since 1600
History of World Religions (formerly HUM-104 World Religions)
Introduction to World Cinema
Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
Musical Theater History
Total Units18-19
Course Title Credits
Units for Major18-19
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern37-39
Possible double counting: 9 units
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 CSU transferable units)

Total Units for A.A.-T Degree: 60 units

The overall requirements for this Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT) can be met by:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University.
  • Completion of California State University General Education-Breadth (CSUGE) Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Completion of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is acceptable if pass is defined as a grade of C or better. ADTs are intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. A student completing an ADT is guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. Students should meet with a Counselor to develop a comprehensive educational plan to further understand university and transfer requirements.

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