Associate of Arts Degree in Art History
The Associate of Arts Degree in Art History recognizes the completion of all lower division courses required for the Bachelors Degree in Art History at most accredited universities. Additionally, it allows the student to further his or her educational interests in specialized fields within Art History, Art Theory, or Museology.
The Associate of Arts Degree in Art History provides the student with the foundational knowledge and critical skills necessary to the study of art history. In addition, he or she is introduced to the theoretical methodologies applied in the recognition and analysis of an aesthetic image or object. The curriculum focus is twofold: first, to expose the student to a variety of works (art and architecture) from various world cultures; and secondly, to engage the student in a critical discussion that addresses the work's distinct formation inside a unique cultural context. Associate degree graduates with this preparation will excel in the university environment and/or apply their acquired knowledge to personal advancement, education, or multiple art-related career opportunities.
The development and state approval of the Degree Program in Art History at IVC have resulted in numerous courses that address art and culture, the expansion of the survey sequence to include a third non-western survey, and introductory courses in art media and theory.
TRACK ONE: Western, Premodern - Early Modern
Year One = Fall: Art 4, Art 104 / Spring: Art 24, Art 25
Year Two = Fall: Art 26, Art 31 / Spring: Art 27, Art 30
TRACK TWO: Western, Late Modern - Postmodern
Year One = Fall: Art 4, Art 104 / Spring: Art 25, Art 133
Year Two = Fall: Art 26, Art 29 / Spring: Art 27, Art 28
TRACK THREE: Non-Western, Premodern - Postmodern
Year One = Fall: Art 4, Art 104 / Spring: Art 22, Art 25
Year Two = Fall: Art 23, Art 26 / Spring: Art 27, Art 24 or28
All students should review their academic plans with the IVC Counseling Center
Required Core Courses: Students must successfully complete all 15 units of the following core course offerings
Students must choose 9 units from the following course offerings