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    May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Art History, AA

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Students majoring in art history at the lower division level are provided with a rigorous and rich foundation in the history of art, critically examining the importance of artistic traditions in the study of human cultures. Through a variety of historical periods, students learn to identify, analyze, and interpret works of art and architecture as they reflect not only individual achievement but also the political, social, religious, and economic interests of the society from which they emerge. Students may enroll in the art history program to prepare for transfer into an upper division program in art history.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Successfully complete objective glossary quizzes that evaluate his/her developed vocabulary maturation as it relates to the discipline of art history.
  • Define and articulate appropriate art historical terminologies that are utilized in the analyses of aesthetic works of art and architecture.
  • Demonstrate a rudimentary understanding of the technical processes involved in standard historical art making.

Total Units Required: 21

To earn the associate degree:

See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree graduation requirements.

To transfer:

Courses required for the associate degree major at IVC may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor to identify the courses needed for the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals. View more information about transferring at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution .

Third-party credentialing:

Third-party credentialing may be subject to change without notice. This information is accurate as of the publication date of this catalog. For the most current information, please consult with the area dean.

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