Bachelor of Arts in Art History – ARTH Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap
This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year 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.
|Major Upper-Division Art History – Group A – Pre-20th Century (from the list below)||3|
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
|GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences||3|
|University Elective - Take Two||6|
|ARTH 400GW||Writing About Art - GWAR||3|
|Major Upper-Division Art History – Group B – 20th-21st Century:||3|
|Modern and Contemporary Art in a Global Context: 1945-Present|
|Art History: 20th and 21st Century - Special Areas|
|Art History Elective: Select One 300–600 Level Art History Course||3|
|U.S. and California Government||3|
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
|ARTH 516||Advanced Topics in Art History (Major Upper-Division)||3|
|Major Upper-Division Art History – Group C – Global Perspectives (from the list below)||3|
|GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities||3|
|University Electives – Take Two||6|
|ARTH 602||Art History Seminar (Major Capstone)||3|
|Select One (Internship/Visual studies Elective):||3|
|Internships in the Visual Arts|
A 300-600-level ARTH Course
An advisor approved visual studies elective in another department
|Major Upper-Division Art History – Group A, B, or C||3|
|GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences||3|
To Do at SF State:
Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:
University-Wide Requirements: 9–15 Units
- 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): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
- 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): ARTH 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: 18 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
|ARTH 401/CLAR 420||Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece||3|
|ARTH 402/CLAR 425||Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome||3|
|ARTH 403/SXS 405||Queer Art History||3|
|ARTH/HUM 405||Art, Literature, and Power in the Renaissance||3|
|ARTH 406||Renaissance Art||3|
|ARTH 418||Art History: Ancient to 19th Century - Special Areas||3|
|ARTH 306||Modern and Contemporary Art in a Global Context: 1945-Present||3|
|ARTH 419||Art History: 20th and 21st Century - Special Areas||3|
|ARTH 404/CLAR 550||Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean Bronze Age||3|
|ARTH 407/CLAR 500||Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (UD-C)||3|
|ARTH 408/CLAR 555||Etruscan Art and Archaeology||3|
|ARTH 410/CLAR 531||Greek Sculpture||3|
|ARTH 417||The Art and Architecture of Islam||3|
|ARTH 421||Art History: Global Perspectives - Special Areas||3|