Bachelor of Arts in Art: Concentration in Art History Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum number of units in the Major: 36

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
Select one of the following: 3
Western Art History I  
Western Art History II  
Asian Art History  
ENG 114
First Year Composition 1
or First Year Composition Stretch I
3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
ENG 214
Second Year Written Composition: English
or First Year Composition Stretch II
3
Major Studio Requirement - See Note 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Third Semester
Select one of the following not already completed: 3
Western Art History I  
Western Art History II  
Asian Art History  
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 6
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 6
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
ART 400GW Writing About Art - GWAR 3
Upper Division Art History Lecture – Select one from Group A 3
Upper Division Art History Lecture – Select one from Group B 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
Upper Division Art History Lecture – Select one from Group C 3
Upper Division Art History Lecture – Select one from Group A, B, or C 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 6
 Units15
Seventh Semester
ART 516 Advanced Topics in Art History 3
Art History Elective: Select One 300–600 Level Art History Course 3
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 9
 Units15
Eighth Semester
ART 602 Art History Seminar 3
ART 619
Exhibition Design
or Independent Study
3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Electives – Take Two 6
 Units15
 Total Units120-122

Major Studio Requirement

ART 210Introduction to Digital Media Arts3
ART 222Introduction to Textile Art3
ART 231Drawing 13
ART 235Printmaking 13
ART 240Introduction to Contemporary Sculpture3
ART 245Ceramics 13
ART 260Photography 13

Upper Division 300–400 Level Art History Lectures (12 units)

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
1

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

2

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.

3

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if requirement has not already been met.