Art History AA-T

Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer

To earn this AA-T, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with an overall grade point average of at least 2.0;
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of ā€œCā€ (or ā€œPā€) or better; and
  • Certified completion of either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (CSU GE-B) or the CSU Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (CSU IGETC).


Required Core Courses
Code Class Units
ART 001A Survey of Western Art I (3.0 Lecture) 3
ART 001B Survey of Western Art II (3.0 Lecture) 3
ART 031A Drawing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3
List A - Required Course
Code Class Units
ART 007 Survey of Asian Art (3.0 Lecture) 3
List B - Select one (1) course from the following:
Code Class Units
ART 033A Basic Design: Two-Dimensional (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3
ART 033B Basic Design: Three-Dimensional (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3
ART 035A Life Drawing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3
ART 034A Introduction to Digital Art (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3
ART 065A Ceramics-Handbuilding (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3
ART 085A Sculpture (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3
List C - Select one (1) course from the following (3-5 units)

Includes any CSU transferrable Art History, except Art Appreciation; Any Art or Humanities course articulated as CSU GE Area C1; Any course articulated as CSU GE Area C2 in Language other than English (except ASL). Art, History, Humanities, Philosophy, Religion/Religion/Religious Studies or The History of Costume; Any Course articulated as CSU GE Aread D1, D3, D4 or D6

Code Class Units
ANT 003 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3.0 Lecture) 3
ANT 055 Magic, Witchcraft and Religion (3.0 Lecture) 3
ART 001D Art of the 20th Century (3.0 Lecture) 3
ART 011 The History of Modern Design (3.0 Lecture) 3
COU 055 Valuing Diversity (3.0 Lecture) 3
HUM 001A Human Values in and From the Arts (3.0 Lecture) 3
HUM 001B Human Values in and From the Arts (3.0 Lecture) 3
HUM 007 International Films (3.0 Lecture) 3
HUM 015 Introduction to Film Analysis (3.0 Lecture) 3
HUM 016A Hispanic Roots and Culture (3.0 Lecture) 3
PHI 001 Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 Lecture) 3
PHI 003 Introduction to Ethics (3.0 Lecture) 3
CHI 050A Conversational Chinese/Mandarin (3.0 Lecture) 3
CHI 050B Conversational Chinese/Mandarin (3.0 Lecture) 3
HIS 004A History of Western Civilization (3.0 Lecture) 3
HIS 004AH History of Western Civilization - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3
HIS 004B History of Western Civilization (3.0 Lecture) 3
HIS 004BH History of Western Civilization - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3
HIS 017A History of the United States to 1877 (3.0 Lecture) 3
HIS 017AH History of the United States to 1877 - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3
HIS 017B History of the United States Since 1877 (3.0 Lecture) 3
HIS 017BH History of the United States Since 1877 - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3
HIS 020 History and Geography of California (3.0 Lecture) 3
HIS 031 History of East Asia (3.0 Lecture) 3
SPA 050A Basic Conversational Spanish and Culture (3.0 Lecture) 3
SPA 050B Basic Conversational Spanish and Culture (3.0 Lecture) 3
VIE 049A Vietnamese for the Vietnamese-Speaking (3.0 Lecture) 3
VIE 049B Vietnamese Language and Culture for Fluent Speakers (3.0 Lecture) 3

For sections with honors courses, select either the honors version or the non-honors version

Required Units for the Major

Required unts for the major 27.0-29.0
plus completion of general education requirements
and electives as needed to reach 60 units.
Total required units 60.0


 *Several courses will double-count for the major and GE.  See catalog description for information regarding specific GE area.

  • While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completing ENG 001B prior to transfer is highly recommended.
  • Completing courses prior to transfer that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement as part of the CSU GE-B or CSU IGETC is highly recommended.
  • For CSUs with similar majors, visit
  • C-ID approved courses from any community college can be substituted for major requirements.  See <HYPERLINK> for approved C-ID courses.  For non-C-ID approved courses, submit the Course Substitution Form. <INSERT HYPERLINK> 
  • LIB 010 and REA 054 are NOT required for this degree.
  • Completion of this degree satisfies requirements for the Certificate of Achievement in Transfer Studies.
  • Submit the AA-T/AS-T Application for Degree and Certificate of Achievement <insert hyperlink> to the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Completion of this degree waives GE requirements for subsequent degrees. 
Make an appointment with a Counselor for more information.