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2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, B.A. Art History Emphasis, Digital Art History Option - 120 units


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Summary of Units:

Lower Division Major Requirements 24
Upper Division Major Requirements 33
Additional General Education and other Graduation Requirements  63
Total Units 120

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art

Art majors are required to select an emphasis of study in Art Studio or Art History.

The Digital Art History Option is designed for those students within the Art History emphasis who wish to learn how to integrate digital technologies into their research and to gain fundamental skills needed to thrive in multimedia digital environments.  The Option comprises 15 units within the major, 6 lower-division and 9 upper-division. 

Art History Emphasis, Digital Art History Option: Lower Division Requirements - 24 units


The Art: Art History Emphasis, Digital Art History Option requires a minimum of twenty-four (24) units of lower-division coursework.  Eighteen (18) of these units are required; the remaining six (6) units may come from a combination of Art Program offerings and courses taken outside the program, as described below

Lower Division Required Courses - 18 units


Note:

For declared majors in Art History Emphasis only: ART 201 through 212 require ART 108 plus one other 100-level studio course; any other prerequisites waived.

Lower Division Elective Courses - 6-7 units


Choose two from among the following courses:

              AND

Art History Emphasis, Digital Art History Option: Upper Division Requirements - 33 units


The Art: Art History Emphasis, Digital Art History Option requires a minimum of thirty-three (33) units of upper-division coursework.  Six (6) units are provided by the required upper-division methods courses.  Eighteen (18) of these units must be taken from within those courses designated as art history/interdisciplinary units.  An additional three (3) units are provided by the capstone experience.  The remaining six (6) units may come from a combination of Art Program offerings and courses taken outside the program, as described below. 

Upper-Division Methods Courses - 6 units


To ensure preparation for upper-division coursework, you are urged to take ART 300 not later than your junior year (first year at CI for transfer students).

Art History-Interdisciplinary Art Courses - 18 units


You are encouraged to enroll in a variety of art history and interdisciplinary courses addressing multiple time periods, artistic developments, and theoretical issues. Art Majors in the Art History emphasis may also focus on a particular area of interest.

Select at least one and no more than three courses from each of the following groups, (for a total of six courses (18 units):


Note: the special topics course ART 480  - Advanced Issues in Art History, Theory and Criticism may be substituted for a course in one of the areas below depending on topic and subject to approval of the Art Program chair.

Capstone - 3 units


The Art: Art History Emphasis requires a capstone experience.  In order to make the most of this integrative learning experience, you are urged to take Capstone in one of your final two semesters.

Upper Division Elective Courses - 6 units


Choose at least one from among the following courses


     Note that additional prerequisites may apply.

And no more than one from among the following courses:


  • Art history-interdisciplinary art courses not taken above.
  • Upper-division art studio courses for which you have satisfied the prerequisites (typically, the 300- and 400-level successors to the 200-level course taken as part of lower division coursework).
  • The following upper-division Art Program electives: ART 471  , ART 480  , ART 489  , ART 490  , ART 492  , ART 494  .  Note that enrollment in ART 492 and ART 494 is subject to instructor approval.

Additional General Education and other Graduation Requirements - 63 units


To graduate, students must complete 120 units minimum (40 units must be upper division) including all General Education (GE) and Graduation Requirements .  The following areas must be included:

  • Additional lower division A-E GE requirements not met within the major
  • Nine units of Upper Division Interdisciplinary GE (UDIGE), courses numbered 330-349 or 430-449. Six units may be within the major, 3 units must be outside the major (C or better grades)
  • Multicultural Requirement (C or better grade)
  • Language Requirement (C or better grade)
  • American Institutions Requirement
  • Free electives as needed to meet minimum units for graduation

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