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Contact: Sandra EsslingerTitle: Department ChairContact: sesslinger@mtsac.edu
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Humanities and Social Sciences Division

The academic discipline of Art History involves the study of visual objects as both works of art and as artifacts of the historical and cultural contexts in which they were created. The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer (AA-T) will provide the student with a solid foundation in both European and non–European art and visual culture from the periods of pre–history through modern. The degree program requires students to critically analyze visual objects from a variety of perspectives, utilizing various modes of analysis.

To earn an Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer a student must complete 60 semester Units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 Units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

Required Courses

AA-T/AS-T degrees are designed to facilitate transfer to four-year institutions. Mt. San Antonio College ranks in the Top 10 in transferring students to UC, CSU, and private universities. Please visit Counseling Services for information on how to transfer, workshops, activities, events, and advising.

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  • Art History, AA-T

    Humanities and Social Sciences Division

    The academic discipline of Art History involves the study of visual objects as both works of art and as artifacts of the historical and cultural contexts in which they were created. The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer (AA-T) will provide the student with a solid foundation in both European and non–European art and visual culture from the periods of pre–history through modern. The degree program requires students to critically analyze visual objects from a variety of perspectives, utilizing various modes of analysis.

    To earn an Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer a student must complete 60 semester Units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 Units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Core Courses
    AHIS 4History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic3
    or AHIS 4H History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors
    AHIS 5History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern3
    or AHIS 5H History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors
    ARTD 15ADrawing: Beginning3
    List A
    Choose one from the following:3
    AHIS 9
    History of Asian Art and Architecture
    AHIS 11
    History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art
    AHIS 11H
    History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art - Honors
    AHIS 12
    History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture
    or AHIS 12H
    History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture - Honors
    AHIS 13
    World Art and Visual Culture
    List B
    Choose one from the following:3
    ARTB 14
    Basic Studio Arts
    ARTD 17A
    Drawing: Life
    ARTD 20
    Design: Two-Dimensional
    ARTG 20
    Art, Artists, and Society
    ARTS 22
    Design: Three-Dimensional
    ARTS 30A
    Ceramics: Beginning I
    ARTS 40A
    Sculpture: Beginning
    PHOT 10
    Basic Digital and Film Photography
    List C
    Choose two from the following or one course from the following and one course not selected from List A:6
    AHIS 3
    History of Women and Gender in Art
    or AHIS 3H
    History of Women and Gender in Art - Honors
    AHIS 6
    History of Modern Art
    or AHIS 6H
    History of Modern Art - Honors
    AHIS 8
    History of Medieval Art and Architecture
    AHIS 10
    A History of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
    AHIS 14
    Rome: The Ancient City
    AHIS 15
    Culture and Art of Pompeii
    Total Units for Major21
    CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 139-42
    Total Units60

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Contact: Sandra EsslingerTitle: Department ChairContact: sesslinger@mtsac.edu

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Location: Building 26D-2481Phone: (909) 274-4946