Bachelor of Arts in Art: Concentration in Art History – ARTH Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in 2017–2018 with an AA-T in Art History. Nine units in the major (one lower division studio course, two lower division art history courses) and all lower division GE requirements have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
Major Upper Division Art History – Group A – Pre-20th Century (from the list below) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
or University Elective if A4 met before transfer
 
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
 
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
Second Semester
ART 306
Modern and Contemporary Art in a Global Context: 1945-Present
or Art History, 20th and 21st Century: Special Areas
3
ART 400GW Writing About Art - GWAR 3
Major Upper Division Elective (300–600 level) 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
 
University Elective 3
 Units15
Third Semester
ART 416
Contemporary Asian Art
or The Art and Architecture of Islam
or Global Perspectives in Art History: Special Areas
3
ART 516 Advanced Topics in Art History 3
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
University Electives – Take Two 6
 Units15
Fourth Semester
ART 602 Art History Seminar 3
ART 619
Exhibition Design
or Independent Study
3
Major Upper Division Art History – Group A, B, or C 3
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9–18 Units

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0–3 units) if not taken before transfer
  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer
  • Upper division GE, areas B, C, and D (9 units)
  • Students entering the major with the AA-T in Art History are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and/or SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

Art (Art History) Major: 30 Units

Lower division requirements satisfied in transfer – six units of art history and three units of studio arts.

  • Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (3 units): ART 400GW
  • Upper Division Art History (12 units): 300–400 level, including at least one course from Groups A, B, and C.
  • Advanced Topics in Art History (3 units)
  • Elective (3 units): one additional 300–600 level art history course selected by student
  • Internship (3 units)
  • Capstone (3 units)

University Electives: Four or More Units

Units depending on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State – some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g. both in UD GE and the major.

Upper Division 300–400 Level Art History Lectures
Group A

ART 401/CLAR 420Greek Art and Archaeology3
ART 402/CLAR 425Roman Art and Archaeology3
ART 403/SXS 405Queer Art History3
ART/HUM 405Art, Literature, and Power in the Renaissance3
ART 406Renaissance Art3
ART 418Art History, Ancient to 19th Century: Special Areas3

Group B

ART 306Modern and Contemporary Art in a Global Context: 1945-Present3
ART 419Art History, 20th and 21st Century: Special Areas3

Group C

ART 416Contemporary Asian Art3
ART 417The Art and Architecture of Islam3
ART 421Global Perspectives in Art History: Special Areas3