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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, B.A. Art History Emphasis, Enhanced Studio Option - 120 units

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. Students wishing to build a stronger studio art foundation should select the Enhanced Studio Option.  The Option is 15 units within the major, 6 lower-division and 9 upper-division.

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

The Art: Art History Emphasis, Enhanced Studio 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 are drawn from lower-division art studio offerings.

Lower Division Required Courses - 18 units

Lower Division Elective Courses - 6 units

Complete two from the following courses (if not taken above):

As you select your lower-division art studio courses, be sure to choose the ones that serve as prerequisites for the upper-division courses you wish to take.  Consult with Academic Advising or the Art Program chair or advisor for specific guidance.

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

The Art: Art History Emphasis, Enhanced Studio Option requires a minimum of thirty-three (33) units of upper-division coursework.  Three (3) units are provided by the required upper-division methods course.  Eighteen (18) of these units must be taken from within those courses designated as art history and Upper Division Genereal Education (UDGE) units.  An additional three (3) units are provided by the capstone experience.  The remaining nine (9) units come from upper-division Art Program offerings, as described below. 

Upper-Division Methods Course - 3 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 and UDGE Art Courses - 18 units

You are encouraged to enroll in a variety of art history and UDGE 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.

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 - 9 units

Complete at least two from the following:

Complete no more than one from the following:

  • Upper-division art history and UDGE courses not taken above.
  • The following upper-division Art Program electives: ART 360 , ART 480  , ART 492  , ART 494  (with art history faculty).  Note that enrollment in ART 492 and ART 494 is subject to instructor approval.

Additional General Education and other Graduation Requirements

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

  • Additional lower division GE Area A-E requirements not met within the major
  • American Institutions Requirement
  • Language Requirement (C- or better grade)
  • Multicultural Perspectives (MP) Mission Pillar Requirement
  • Nine units of Upper Division General Education (UDGE) courses, one each in Areas UDGE-B, UDGE-C, and UDGE-D
  • Free electives as needed to meet minimum units for graduation