Sep 25, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook

Art History

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In completing the AA degree in Art History, students acquire the fundamentals of studio practice and art historical scholarship. Progressing through a broad and rigorous curriculum that encompasses the basics of fine and applied arts and art history, students will be better prepared to enter a variety of majors in a four-year college and pursue occupations in the arts.

This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Arts

Emphasis: Art History


Recommended Full-Time Schedule


The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog ( for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2See senior institution for history requirements.

3This A.A. degree requires proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to 6 hours of elementary college-level work, which can be applied toward B.A. degree requirements at a senior institution.

4Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections transferable to specific institutions.

Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year

Second Year

Fall Term (16 semester credit hours)

      1 Art Studio Elective (3 hrs.)4  
      1 English Literature Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general 
education list)1
      1 Natural Science Elective with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved
 education list)1
      1 Foreign Language Elective (1010 course) (3 hrs.)3
      1 Behavioral/Social Science Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved
 education list)1

Spring Term (14 semester credit hours)

Program Degree Requirements - A.A. Art History

General Education Requirements (41 hours)

Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 hours)

    Approved Behavioral/Social Science General Education electives6 credits

Mathematics (3 hours)

     Mathematics General Education elective (Select from MATH 1530, MATH 1630, or MATH 1710) 
     3 credits

Natural Science (8 hours)

     Approved Natural Science w/Lab General Education electives8 credits

Area of Emphasis Requirements (19 hours)

Total Credit Hours 60

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