ADT in Art History

The Associate in Arts Degree in Art History for Transfer (AA-T) at Citrus College promotes an understanding of art across cultures and geographic boundaries. Students are taught to articulate the historical, social and aesthetic functions of art through understanding of fundamental art and art history terminology, appreciation for art processes and analysis of art works.

The Associate Degree in Transfer provides a seamless transfer to the California State University system. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional local graduation requirements.)

Students receiving this transfer degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a "C" (or "P") or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. 

Required courses:
ART 100ASurvey of Western Art from Prehistory through the Middle Ages3
ART 100BSurvey of Western Art from Renaissance to Contemporary3
ART 111Beginning Drawing3
List A (3 units) Select the following course:
ART 206History of Latin American Art - Colonial through Contemporary3
List B (3 units) Select one (1) of the following courses:
Figure Drawing I3
Figure Drawing II3
Two-Dimensional Design3
Three-Dimensional Design3
Beginning Painting3
Beginning Ceramics3
Intermediate Ceramics3
Computer Art Basics3
Beginning Clay Sculpture3
Intermediate Clay Sculpture3
Advanced Painting3
Basic Photography3
Intermediate Photography3
List C (3-5 units) Select one (1) of the following courses:
Any course from List A or List B not already used.
History of Architecture: Prehistory to Mannerism3
History of Architecture: Baroque to the Present Day3
Art History - Ancient Art3
Art History - Western Medieval Art3
Art History - Renaissance and Baroque Art in Western Europe3
Art History - Modern and Contemporary Art3
Intermediate Drawing3
Beginning Painting3
Motion Picture Appreciation3
Chinese I5
Chinese II5
French I5
French II5
German I5
German II5
German III5
German IV5
History of World Civilization up to 1500 C.E.3
History of World Civilization up to 1500 C.E./Honors3
History of World Civilization since 15003
History of the United States before 18773
History of the United States before 1877 - Honors3
History of the United States since 18773
History of the United States since 1877 - Honors3
Latin American Culture and Civilization3
History of Latin America to 18253
History of Modern Latin America3
Humanities - Prehistory through the Medieval Period3
Humanities - Prehistory through the Medieval Period - Honors3
Humanities from the Renaissance through the 19th Century3
Spanish Civilization3
Great Religions of the World3
Introduction to Philosophy3
Introduction to Philosophy - Honors3
Philosophy - Ethics3
History of Ancient Philosophy3
Spanish I5
Spanish II5
Spanish III5
Spanish IV5
Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers I5
Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers II5
Total Units18-20

A.A.-Transfer Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Art History A.A.-Transfer Degree will:

  1. Assess and evaluate the contributions of artists throughout history and analyze art and architecture within the context of their functions and meanings.
  2. Research and assess theoretical information concerning the meanings and purposes of art and architecture, use scholarly sources, and express thoughts clearly in writing.
  3. Develop an appreciation for the arts, cultural practices, and history of people of the past and demonstrate how art and architecture is a reflection of that history.