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Art History Associate of Arts

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree and transfer to a university to complete a BA in Art or Art History. Students explore hands-on and historical aspects of art. Careers often require a master's degree. Art History studies the way that art objects have changed over time, including their style, design, and materials. This program explores the major art forms, including painting, sculpture, and building design, as well as minor art forms, including furniture, ceramics, and decorative objects. This program introduces students to Art History and it includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado. Career paths for Art History degree holders include museum and gallery management, government, media, research, and advanced university studies and careers. The Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Art History prepares students to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art or Art History at a four-year university.

Note: The degree track in Art History with Secondary Teaching Licensure has different requirements and is not included in this agreement. Please refer to this agreement’s cover page for the name of the Bachelor’s degree at the four-year institution to which this agreement applies.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

ART 111Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1

3

ART 121Drawing I

3

GT- AHHUM 121/122 or Any GT-AH

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2

3

ART 112Art History Renaissance to 1900: GT-AH1

3

ART 131Visual Concepts 2-D Design

3

GT- AHHUM 121/122 or Any GT-AH

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GT- MA1MAT 120 or Any GT-MA1

3

ART 132Visual Concepts 3-D Design

3

GT- HI1HIS 101/102 or Any GT-HI1

3

GT- SC1Any Science (GT-SC1) Course

4

GT- SSGEO 105, ANT 101, or Any GT-SS

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GT- SC1/2Any Science (GT-SC1/2) Course

3

ART 207Art History 1900 to Present: GT-AH1

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

2

GT- SSGEO 105, ANT 101, or Any GT-SS

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you may complete ENG 121 (GT-CO1) and ENG 122 (GT-CO2) OR ENG 122 (GT-CO2) and a gtPathways-approved CO3 course (GT-CO3).

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), if ART 111, ART 112, ART 121, ART 131, ART 132, and/or ART 207 are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor's degree as elective credit toward graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which these courses will be applied.

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), if you are planning to transfer to CSU-FC, you will be required to complete 200-level foreign language for completion of the BA in Art-Art History. You will be expected to be prepared upon completion of the associate's degree to take an intermediate foreign language or be able to pass the CSU-FC Foreign Language placement exam at the sophomore level. It may not be possible to complete the BA in Art-Art History concentration in two years without this prior foreign language competency.

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you must take two gtPathways Natural & Physical Science courses (GT -SC1, GT-SC2). One of these courses must have the required laboratory (GT-SC1).

 
If you take MAT 120 and/or more credits in science than are listed, it will reduce the 11 credits of electives needed. You must complete 60 credits to earn your Associate of Arts degree. You should not exceed 62 credits. You may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.