Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer Degree (AA-T)


This curriculum is designed to provide an opportunity for the Art History major to achieve an Associate in Arts Degree in Art History for Transfer (AA-T in Art History) which completes the first and second year requirements for transfer to a four-year public California institution. This degree provides lower division major and general education preparation for students interested in transferring to four-year universities as Art History majors. The study of Art History is an interdisciplinary, critical study of human history through the perspective of visual culture. Students explore the various areas of Art History to build a foundation for future creative, interpretive, analytical work. While at least a baccalaureate degree is recommended preparation for those considering professional careers, completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the field and provide comprehensive preparation for further academic study through upper-division course work. This curriculum specifically prepares the prospective transfer student for upper division course-work in Art History or a similar major at a California State University (CSU) campus. Students should consult a counselor, the Transfer Center and the catalog of the transfer college or university to plan a specific program of study to meet the college or university’s requirements. Note: Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree for Transfer at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at all transfer institutions offering a Baccalaureate Degree. The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746–66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer”, a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The AA-T is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is designated “high-unit” major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. To earn an AA-T in Art History students must complete the following requirements: (1) a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district, (2) earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis, (3) the California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE-Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern, (4) 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units, and (5) obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.

Required Core (9 units):9
Survey of Art History I3
Survey of Art History II3
Honors Survey of Art History II
Beginning Drawing3
List A (3 units):3
Latin American Art3
List B - Select one course from the following (3 units):3
Two-Dimensional Design3
Three-Dimensional Design3
Beginning Life Drawing3
Ceramics Handbuilding3
Graphic Design I (formerly ART 140 C)3
Introduction to Photography3
List C - Select one course from the following or any course from List B not already chosen (3 units):3-5
Fundamentals of Art3
Introduction to Art3
Modern Art History3
Humanities: Ancient and Medieval3
Humanities: Ancient and Medieval (same as ENGL 110 C)
Humanities: Renaissance-Present (same as INDS 101 C)3
Humanities: Renaissance-Present (same as ENGL 111 C)
Elementary French I5
Elementary French II5
Intermediate French III4
Intermediate French IV4
Western Civilizations I3
Honors Western Civilizations I
Western Civilizations II3
Honors Western Civilizations II
World Civilizations I3
Honors World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II3
Honors World Civilizations II
History of Ancient Philosophy3
History of Modern Philosophy3
Total Units18-20