2019-2020 Catalog 
    Apr 12, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art History Associate in Arts for Transfer

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The AA-T for Art History is designed for those students primarily seeking employment in fields such as studio art, galleries, art auction, art journalism, art criticism, museums, and teaching. Additionally, students who transfer with an Art History degree are well-prepared for jobs in fields that require abstract and analytical thinking such as consulting, journalism, grant writing, and any other field where desirable candidates require a humanistic education.

Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer will receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer.

The Art History program at Saddleback College does not currently have any enrollment limitations, but we offer our non-western art history courses on a rotating basis. This means that students may not be able to enroll in the specific non-western class of their choice before they must declare for graduation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary for transfer as an Art History major.
  • Demonstrate skills that translate into a higher level of qualification for employment in museum education, museum curating, gallery design, art sales, and many other areas.
  • Use various strategies to evaluate and describe elements of art and visual culture as a basis for lifelong learning in the arts.

Graduation Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  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:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-Breadth).
    2. 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. Students must earn a “C” (or “P” Pass) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

List C: Select one of the following courses or any List A or List B course not already used (3-5 units)

Total Units for the Major: 18-20

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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