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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Summary of Units:

Lower Division Major Requirements 24-26
Upper Division Major Requirements 31-33
General Education  and Graduation Requirements   61-65
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 selecting the emphasis in Art History may, if they wish, additionally choose the Digital Art History Option or the Enhanced Studio Option.

Lower Division Requirements - 24-26 units

The Art: Art History Emphasis requires a minimum of 24 units of lower division coursework.  Eighteen of these units are required; the remaining 6-8 units may come from a combination of lower division art course and lower division language courses, as described below. 

Art Studio Foundations - 9 units

Major Electives - 6-8 units

Upper Division Requirements - 31-33 units

The Art: Art History Emphasis requires between 31-33 units of upper division coursework.  Three units are provided by the required upper division methods course.  Eighteen of these units must be taken from within those courses designated as art history and Upper Division General Education (UDGE) units.  An additional 7-9 units of major electives may come from a combination of Art Program offerings and courses taken outside the program, as described below. The remaining 3 units are provided by the capstone experience.

Methods Course - 3 units

To ensure preparation for upper division art history coursework, you are urged to take ART 300 not later than your junior year (first year at CI for transfer students). This course is currently offered every third semester.

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. Note that some courses are offered either once a year, or once every other year; consult with the Art Program advisor for details. Note: Not all courses fulfill a UDGE requirement.

Complete at least one and no more than three courses from each of the following groups:
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.

Major Electives - 7-9 units

Complete the remaining units in the major from any of the following five sections:

Capstone - 3 units

The Art: Art History Emphasis requires a capstone experience. To make the most of this integrative learning experience, you should take Capstone in your final semester.

General Education and Graduation Requirements - B.A.

To graduate, students must complete 120 units minimum (21 units must be upper division), including the following General Education Requirements  (GE) and Graduation Requirements  not met within the major:

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