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This program provides the academic and practical experience to prepare students for a career, or further education at a four-year institution, in art history and related fields, such as museum studies, art education and administration. The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer, also called the Art History AA-T, provides the academic and practical experience to transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree that will prepare students for a career in the Art History industry.

The Art History AA-T is especially designed for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Art History at a CSU campus. Students completing an Art History AA-T are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. The Art History AA-T degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 18-20 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. There are no additional graduation requirements. Students are advised to consult with a counselor to verify transfer requirements. 

Lisa Soccio, lsoccio@collegeofthedesert.edu; 760-776-7377 

Dept. No. Title Units
Required Core Courses: 9 Units
ART 1A Beginning Drawing & Composition 3
ART 2A History of Western Art I: Prehistoric To Medieval 3
ART​ 2B History of Western Art II: Renaissance To Contemporary 3​
List A: Select one course from the following: 3 Units 
ART​ 12A​ ​Survey of Asian Art (3)
​ART ​12B Art of Africa, Oceania, & Indigenous North America (3) ​
​ART 12C​ Art of the Ancient Americas (3)
List B: Select one course from the following: 3 Units
ART 3A Basic Design & Color (3)
ART 4 Three-Dimensional Design (3)
​ART 5A​ B​eginning Figure Drawing (3)
​ART 7A​ ​Beginning Ceramics (3)
​ART 11A​ ​Beginning Sculpture (3)
​ART 30A​ ​Beginning Black & White Photography (3)
List C: Select one course from the following: 3-5 Units
​ART 2C​ ​History of Modern Art (3)
​ART 10​ ​Introduction To Art (3)
​ART 33​ ​History of Photography (3)
​ARCH 14​ ​History Of Architecture (3)
​ANTH ​2 ​Cultural Anthropology (3)
​ANTH ​3 ​Archaeology, Introduction to Prehistory (3)
​ENG ​1B ​Composition & Literature (3)
​ENG 10A​ ​American Literature I (3)
​ENG ​10B ​American Literature II (3)
​ENG ​11A ​Survey Of English Literature (3)
​ENG ​11B ​Survey Of English Literature (3)
​ENG ​12A ​World Literature I (3)
​ENG ​12B ​World Literature II (3)
​HIST ​3 ​History of World Civilization I (3)
​HIST ​4 ​History of World Civilization II (3)
​HIST ​17 ​US History Through Reconstruction (3)
​HIST ​18 ​US History/Reconstruction to Present (3)
​MUS ​10 ​Introduction To Music (3)
​PHIL ​6 ​Introduction To Philosophy (3)
​PHIL ​7 ​Ideas Of The Great Philosophers (3)
​PHIL ​12 ​Religions Of The World (3)
​PHIL ​13 ​Perspectives On Death & Dying (3)
​RTV ​6 ​Introduction To Film (3)
​SOC ​14 ​Introduction To Race & Ethnicity (3)
​SOC ​15 ​Mexican American Culture & Society (3)
​TA ​1 ​Introduction To Theatre (3)
​FR ​1 ​Elementary French I (5)
​FR ​2 ​Elementary French II (5)
​FR ​3 ​Intermediate French I (4)
​FR ​4 ​Intermediate French II (4)
​GER ​1 ​Elementary German I (5)
​GER ​2 ​Elementary German II (5)
​SPAN ​1 ​Elementary Spanish I (5)
​SPAN ​2 ​Elementary Spanish II (5)
​SPAN ​3 ​Intermediate Spanish I (4)
​SPAN 4​ ​Intermediate Spanish II (4)
​ ​ ​Required Subtotal ​18-20
​ ​ CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern1 ​37-39
​Transferable Electives2 (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
1 Units for the major may be double counted for CSUGE or IGETC, confer with Counselor.
2 Elective units to reach 60 unit total must be CSU transferable, confer with Counselor.
Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (SB1440) on page 42 of the 2017-18 COD Catalog.

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