Art History


Art History

From sculpture to painting to architecture, art shapes and reveals culture. You’ll learn how to analyze art and place it in its historical and cultural context. Explore art across the world from the past to the present and the impact of society, religion, and politics on art.

Careers in Education, Museum Work and Art

  • Start your career as an elementary or high school art teacher.
  • Work as a curator or fundraiser for a museum, or you could work in an archive or in conservation.
  • Work for an auction house, art journal or publisher.
  • You could be an art critic or arts administrator.

Academic Plan for Art History

The plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree you’re interested in earning below. 

Note: The academic plan will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Art History for Transfer—AA-T Degree

Term 1
Course Units
HIST 0017A or HIST 0017B 3
BUS 0101 or PHIL 0002 or POLS 0002 3
ENGL 0001A 4
MATH 0013 or MATH 0018 3
GEOG 0001 or HUM 0010 3
TOTAL 16-17
Term 2
Course Units
HUM 0001 3
SSCI 0050 or ARHI 0101 or ARHI 0110 or ARHI 0120 or ARHI 0130 or ARHI 0132 or ARHI 0134 or ARHI 0140 or ARHI 0155 3
COMM 0001 or COMM 0002 3
HIST 0017A or HIST 0017B 3
ENGL 0001B or 0001C or PHIL 0004 3
Term 3
Course Unit Notes
HIST 0004A or HIST 0050 3  
(ESCI 0001 and ESCI 0001L) or (GEOG 0001 and GEOG 0001L) or (ESCI 0001 or GEOG 0001) 4 Two science courses required for degree, one science must include a lab. 
SOC 0001 or SOC 0003 or ANTH 0002 3  
HIST 0019A or HIST 0019B or HIST 0024 or HIST 0050 or HIST 0051 3  
HUM 0002 or MUS 0012A or MUS 0012B or PSYC 0130 3 Consider taking any remaining Art History courses, Studio Art courses or an internship as elective units.
TOTAL 15  
Term 4
Course Units Notes
ANTH 0001 or BIOL 0014 3 Two sciences required for degree, one science must include a lab.
HIST 0018A or HIST 0018B or HIST 0020 or HIST 0021 or HIST 0022 or HIST 0023 or HIST 0025 3  
PDEV 0001 or PDEV 0070 or HED 0002 3  
ESCI 0007 or LGBT 0001 or SSCI 0013 or POLS 0003 3  
HIST 0004B or HIST 0051 3  
TOTAL 14