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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Art History and Museum Studies -Visual Arts Transfer (A.A.)


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TItle of Major: Visual Arts Transfer - Art History and Museum Studies, A.A.

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.

Code: AA.VSL.ART-HIS-ME      

Total Credit Hours: 60

Visual Arts and Humanities

Purpose: Prepares students for transfer to a four-year program in art history, museum studies or education. Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, students with teaching certification will be eligible for a job as an art history teacher at a secondary institution (middle or high school). Those who wish to teach at a post-secondary institution (college or university) or work at a museum should pursue at minimum a master’s degree after graduation from the four year school.

Graduation Requirements


See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 31-37 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits


Arts and Humanities: 6 credits


Biological and Physical Sciences: 7-8 credits


At least one lab science required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Computer Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies or Mathematics: 3-4 credits


 See General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  for a list of approved courses.

Recommend taking CTA 100  or CTP 103 . Both meet the computer technology general education, and computer competency requirements.

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits


See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3-4 credits


See General Education Mathematics Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits


Must select two different disciplines. See General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Program Requirements: 9 credits


Students must complete all of these courses with a grade of C or better. 

Area of Concentration: 17-23 credits


Required Course: 3 credits


Electives: 8-14 credits


Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credits hours of physical activity courses may be used as electives.

Computer Competency Requirement


See Computing and Information Technology Competency Requirement  for a list of approved courses.Recommend General Education courses CTA 100 and CTP 103. Each course meets both the computer technology general education, and computer competency requirements.

Diversity Requirement


Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the arts and humanities, biological and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences or health/fitness/wellness general education requirements or elective requirements. See Diversity Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

ART 220, ART 228 and ART 229 all meet this requirement.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the Art History & Museum Studies Concentration, students will be able to:

  • Describe the evolution of art over time.
  • Analyze the ways that culture and technology impact art.
  • Compare and contrast different ways that art is virtually and physically presented.
  • Apply principles of art curation and criticism in written and verbal formats.
  • Create original works of art analysis.
  • Apply aesthetic theories in the evolution of art.
  • Describe the role of Art Historians in society today.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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