Art History provides a basic preparation in art history for graduate studies; careers in research and teaching at the college level; for positions in museums, libraries, or private collections; or for writing and criticism in the arts. In addition to a high degree of research experience students will complete a second field or minor and one year of foreign language. Graduate studies or advanced-level classes are necessary for advancement. In-depth study in a second field allows students to refine their focus.

Effective Fall 2016

A minimum grade of C (2.000) must be achieved in each upper-division art course in the student's concentration. The minimum scholastic average acceptable for graduation is 2.000 computed only for courses attempted at CSU.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
ART 105Issues and Practices in Art 1
ART 1101Art History I 3
ART 111Art History II 3
ART 135Introduction to Drawing 3
ART 160Two-Dimensional Visual Fundamentals 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
L*** Foreign Language 10
Mathematics1B3
 Total Credits 29
Sophomore
 
Select one course from the following: 3
Introduction to Figure Drawing  
Photo Image Making I  
Pottery I  
Metalsmithing and Jewelry I  
Fibers I  
Introduction to Graphic Design  
Introduction to Electronic Art  
Painting I  
Printmaking I-Intaglio and Relief  
Sculpture I  
ART 170Three-Dimensional Visual Fundamentals 3
ART 212Art History III 3
ART *** Upper-Division Art History (Select at least three credits from the following):4A,4B3
History of American Art to 19454A,4B 
Art of Africa4A,4B 
History of Pre-Columbian Art4A,4B 
Women in Art History4A,4B 
United States Art 1945-19804A,4B 
Art of the Pacific4A,4B 
Native North American Art4A,4B 
Greek Art4A,4B 
History of Medieval Art4A,4B 
History of Renaissance Art4A,4B 
History of Baroque and Rococo Art4A,4B 
History of 19th Century European Art4A,4B 
History of European Art, 1900 to 19454A,4B 
Roman Art4A,4B 
Contemporary Artists and Art Critics4A,4B 
Arts and Humanities23B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
Select one course from the following not taken elsewhere:  3
Introduction to Figure Drawing  
Photo Image Making I  
Pottery I  
Metalsmithing and Jewelry I  
Fibers I  
Introduction to Graphic Design  
Introduction to Electronic Art  
Painting I  
Printmaking I-Intaglio and Relief  
Sculpture I  
ART *** Upper-Division Art Electives 4
ART *** Upper-Division Art History 12
PHIL 318Aesthetics-Visual Arts 3
Second Field Courses3 3
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities23B3
 Total Credits 31
Senior
 
ART 419Historiography and Methodology of Art History4C3
ART *** Upper-Division Art History 6
Second Field Courses3 6
Second Field Upper-Division Courses3 12
Elective4 2
 Total Credits 29
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

Transfer students who have taken or transferred in credit for ART 100 may use it in lieu of ART 110.

2

Select any 3B course except ART 100 or any language (L***) course.

3

Complete a minimum of 21 credits of a minor or second major, or 21 credits from the same non-ART subject code. A minimum of 12 credits from the 21 must be upper division (300- to 400-level).

4

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400- level).

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program
C (2.000) or better in Upper-Division Art History courses.
To Declare this Major:
ENTERING FIRST YEAR STUDENTS:
TRANSFER STUDENTS: 2.500 cumulative GPA. Admission to concentration requires competitive portfolio review at second Upper-Division course in concentration.
CONTINUING CSU STUDENTS: 2.500 cumulative GPA. Admission to concentration requires competitive portfolio review at second Upper-Division course in concentration.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 105Issues and Practices in Art X 1
ART 110Art History IX  3
ART 135Introduction to Drawing X 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
L*** Foreign Language X 5
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 111Art History IIX  3
ART 160Two-Dimensional Visual Fundamentals X 3
L*** Foreign Language   5
Mathematics  1B3
CO 150 and AUCC 1B (MATH) must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   14
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 170Three-Dimensional Visual Fundamentals X 3
ART 212Art History IIIX  3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A4
Global and Cultural Awareness X3E3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Introduction to Figure Drawing    
Photo Image Making I    
Pottery I    
Metalsmithing and Jewelry I    
Fibers I    
Introduction to Graphic Design    
Introduction to Electronic Art    
Painting I    
Printmaking I-Intaglio and Relief    
Sculpture I    
ART*** Upper-Division Art History (See list of approved courses on Major Requirements Tab)X 4A,4B3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A3
Historical Perspectives X3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences X3C3
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following not previously taken:   3
Introduction to Figure Drawing    
Photo Image Making I    
Pottery I    
Metalsmithing and Jewelry I    
Fibers I    
Introduction to Graphic Design    
Introduction to Electronic Art    
Painting I    
Printmaking I-Intaglio and Relief    
Sculpture I    
PHIL 318Aesthetics-Visual Arts X 3
ART*** Upper-Division Art History (See list of approved courses on Major Requirements Tab)X  6
Advanced Writing X23
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART*** Upper-Division Art History (See list of approved courses on Major Requirements Tab)X  6
ART*** Upper-Division Art Electives X 4
Second Field Course   3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
 Total Credits   16
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 419Historiography and Methodology of Art HistoryX 4C3
ART*** Upper-Division Art History (See list of approved courses on Major Requirements Tab)X  3
Second Field Course X 3
Upper-Division Second Field Courses X 6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART*** Upper-Division Art History (See list of approved courses on Major Requirements Tab)X  3
Second FieldX  3
Upper-Division Second Field CoursesX  6
ElectiveX  2
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   14
 Program Total Credits:   120