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ART HISTORY (AA-T)

The Associate of Arts in Art History for Transfer degree (AA-T in Art History) promotes an understanding of art across cultures and geographic boundaries. Students are taught to apply fundamental art and art historical terminology to analyze works, and to develop an appreciation of process, in order to articulate the historical, social, and aesthetic functions of art. The program is suited to the needs of students who will complete their education at Monterey Peninsula College with an A.A. degree, as well as those students who will complete their Monterey peninsula College A.A. degree and transfer to a four-year institution to complete their bachelor’s degree. Successful completion of the Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer degree program guarantees the student acceptance to a California State University (but does not guarantee acceptance to a particular campus or major) to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Art History or similar area of study. Students must complete the Associate Degree for Transfer requirements to earn the AA-T degree.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Analyze and interpret human thought, achievement, and expression relevant to such branches of knowledge as philosophy, literature, and/or the fine and performing arts, and to communicate the results.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the connection existing between recorded history and the visual arts, in communicating (via discussion and written assignments) their considerations of the value and role of art within diverse cultural contexts. 

Associate in Arts for Transfer

Complete Major, CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern, and 60 transferable units.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
UNITS
REQUIRED CORE:
9
ARTH 3 Western Art I (3)

ARTH 4 Western Art II (3)

ARTS 10A Drawing and Composition I (3)

LIST A: Select one course from the following:
3
ARTH 5 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Art (3)

ARTH 6/HUMA 4/WOMN 4 Images of Women in the Arts (3)

ARTH 7 Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3)

ARTH 8 Survey of Asian Art (3)

ARTH 10 History of Architecture (3)

ARTH 12 Greek and Roman Art and Architecture (3)

ARTH 13 Early Christian and Medieval Art (3)  
ARTH 14 Renaissance Art and Architecture (3)

LIST B: Select one course from the following:
3
ARTB 2 Visual Fundamentals: Two-Dimensional Design (3)

ARTB 3 Visual Fundamentals: Three-Dimensional Design (3)

ARTC 1A Ceramic Handbuilding I (3)

ARTC1 Introduction to Ceramics (3)

or ARTC 2A Ceramic Wheel Throwing I (3)

ARTD 1A Sculpture I (3)

ARTP 10 Introduction to Photography (3)

ARTS 9A Creative Digital Media I (3)

ARTS 12A Figure Drawing I (3)

LIST C: Select one course from the following or any course from LIST A or B not already used:
3
ARTH 5 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Art (3)

or ARTH 14 Renaissance Art and Architecture (3)

HIST 4 Western Civilization I (3)

or HIST 5 Western Civilization II (3)

HUMA 30 Humanities in Multicultural America (3)

or PHIL 2 ntroduction to Philosophy (3)

MUSI 1 Music Appreciation (3)

or THEA 1 Introduction to Theatre (3)

TOTAL MAJOR UNITS
18

 

ART HISTORY (AA and Certificate)

The Art History program is a comprehensive degree that promotes an understanding of art across cultures and geographic boundaries. Students are taught to apply fundamental art and art historical terminology to analyze works, and to develop an appreciation of process, in order to articulate the historical, social, and aesthetic functions of art.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Analyze and interpret human thought, achievement, and expression relevant to the visual arts.
  • Analyze the connection between recorded history and the visual arts.
  • Communicate, via discussion and written assignments, considerations of the value and role of art within diverse cultural contexts.

Certificate of Achievement

Certificate Requirements
UNITS
ARTH 3 Western Art I
3
ARTH 4 Western Art II
3
Select a minimum of nine units from Groups A and B with at least three units from Gourp B:
9
Group A:

ARTH 1Art Appreciation (3)

ARTH 5 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Art (3)

ARTH 10 History of Architecture (3)

ARTH 12 Greek and Roman Art and Architecture (3)

ARTH 13 Early Christian and Medieval Art (3)

ARTH 14 Renaissance Art and Architecture (3)

Group B:

ARTH 6/HUMA 4/WOMN 4 Images of Women in the Arts (3)

ARTH 7 Arts of Africa/Oceania/the Americas (3)

ARTH 8 Survey of Asian Art (3)

Select six units from the following:
6
ARTB 2 Visual Fundamentals: Two-Dimensional Design (3)

ARTB 3 Visual Fundamentals: Three-Dimensional Design (3)

ARTB 4 Color Fundamentals (3)

ARTS 10A Drawing & Composition I (3)

TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS
21

Associate in Arts

Complete Major, MPC General Education Pattern, Competency Requirements, and 60 degree-applicable units

Associate Degree Major Requirements
UNITS
Certificate Requirements
21
No additional major courses required.