2023-2024 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Jul 25, 2024  
2023-2024 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program Pathway

Art History, AA-T

The Associate in Arts for Transfer degree in Art History is designed as a seamless pathway for transfer to the California State University (CSU) in the area of Studio Art/Art with an Emphasis or Concentration in Art History. The study of art history provides students with a broad understanding of period and regional cultures, how humanity has visually communicated, various methods for studying art objects and its relation to broader historic and social concerns. Students who continue on to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History may be prepared to write art criticism, work in the field of art publication, in public and non-profit art organizations, or in museums and galleries as registrars, preparators or curatorial assistants. Advanced degrees offer wider career opportunities in academia, museums, preservation, and auction houses.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Begin to develop the foreign language skills and/or broad cultural knowledge necessary to the practice of Art History.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of basic techniques by applying them in the production of art.
  3. Relate works of art or architecture made both in the Western and Non-Western traditions to the aesthetics, values, or practices of the cultures that produced them.
  4. Recognize specific regional, period, and cultural styles of art produced by both Western and Non-Western cultures.
  5. Use terminology pertinent to the field of art history appropriately.

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Minimum Major Units Required: 18

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.
Course substitutions are not permitted for this degree.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60

For more information:

Contact the Arts and Multimedia Transfer and Career Pathway (TrAC)