Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree

Today’s world relies heavily on visual representations and visual literacy. The study of art and design prepares students to be cre- ative artists and/or engage in the many fields that utilize the visual arts. Instruction is provided in both the traditional fine arts and modern media. The curriculum is designed for students who want to specialize in one of two main concentrations: Art and Design or Art History.

Art students who complete their Associate in Science degree may either transfer to a bachelor’s degree program and/or work in the fields of media, publishing, public relations, and creative indus- tries, in galleries and auction houses, in museums and libraries, and in government and nonprofit organizations.

Common Core Requirements

Advisor Notes: Art History

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (Select one course) 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. Life & Physical Sciences (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A. World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B. U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2C.
Creative Expression (Select one course)1
3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D. Individual & Society (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. Scientific World (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A., 2B., 2C., 2D. or 2E. Select one course from 2A.2B.2C.2D. or 2E.2 3
Subtotal 30

 

Major Requirements 

Students select 21-23 credits in consultation with a departmental adviser as follows:

Courses Credits
The following courses are required (6 credits):
ARTH-101: History of Art I 3
ARTH-202: History of Art II 3
14-20 credits from3:
ARTH-115: Modern Art 3
ARTH-116: American Art 3
ARTH-117: History of Photography 3
ARTH-120: Contemporary Art 3
ARTH-126: History of Asian Art 3
ARTH-128: History of African Arts 3
ARTH-150: Art Administration 2
ARTH-225: History of Graphic Design 3
ARTH-251: Art Curating 3
ARTH-252: Art Institutions and the Business of Art 3
Subtotal 35

Additional Major Requirements

Courses Credits
SP-211: Speech Communication4
3
HE-101: Introduction to Health Education
or
HE-102: Health Behavior & Society
1-2
One course in PE-400 or PE-500 series or DAN-100 series 1
Laboratory Science5: BI-132, BI-171, CH-102, CH-111, CH-121, ET-842, PH-112 0-1
Subtotal 5-7

Electives

Courses Credits

Free electives

0-3
Subtotal 0-3

Total Credits Required

60

1 Recommended: select from area different from concentration (ARTH-100ARTH-128 including ARTH-202 & ARTH-225, or DAN-111, or MU-110 , or MU-120, or SP-471, or SP-472, or TH-111).

2 Recommended: select course from 2C in concentration discipline.

3 One studio art course may be substituted for an art history course in consultation with a departmental advisor.

4 Students who have taken SP-211 in the Common Core are recommended to take a Foreign Language course; or HIST-110, HIST-111, HIST-112; or a Social Sciences course.

5 Students who have taken a STEM Variant course in the Common Core 1C have fulfilled this requirement.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Degree Pathways

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.


4 SEMESTER SEQUENCE

2 YEAR SEQUENCE

5 SEMESTER SEQUENCE


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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.S. in Art: Art History Concentration 

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

Program Outcomes

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  2. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study.
  3. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
  4. Utilize vocabulary of discipline
  5. Place works of art in historical and stylistic contexts and demonstrate appreciation of cultural milieu in which they were created
  6. Examine different manifestations of cultural symbolism (iconography) within a work of art in relation to geographic, historical, and cultural contexts
  7. Recognize and discuss social, psychological, emotional, and aesthetic implications of works of art in our culture, as well as other cultures or times
  8. Use design principles, theories, and practice, and art historical analysis to approach and apprehend the diversity of human culture and expression in theory and life.

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