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.

Recommended Course Sequence

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.

A.S. Degree in Art: Art History Concentration 

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL-101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

MA 321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society

(or other selection from Required Core 1.B. - Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

3

Pre-req.: MA 10 or passing score on the CUNY math placement exam, or exemption

ARTH 101 History of Art I FALL ONLY

3

Pre-req.: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

CH-106 Chemistry and the Arts (STEM)

(Required Core 1.C.: Life and Physical Sciences –if another course is selected from 1.C., which is not a STEM course, student must register for additional Science Laboratory Course)

3-4

Co-req.: for Non-STEM 3-credit Science courses: Science Laboratory Course: BI-132, BI-171, CH-102, CH-111, CH-121, ET-842, or PH-112

Science Laboratory Course  -  (students who take a STEM 4 credit course for 1.C. have met this requirement)

0-1

Flexible Core 2. A. - World Cultures and Global Issues: select one course

3

Pre-req. or co-req. for all HIST classes: ENGL 101.

check pre-requisites and co-requisites for other individual courses

Total credits for the term

16


Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL-102 English Composition II

(Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL-101 or placement

ARTH 202 History of Art II SPRING ONLY

3

Pre-req.: ARTH 100 or 101

Flexible Core 2.C. Creative Expression (Recommended: select from area different from concentration)

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Flexible Core 2.B. U.S. in Its Diversity: select one course

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Flexible Core 2. D. - Individual & Society - select one course

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Total credits for the term

15


Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

Three (3) ARTH courses - Select from ARTH 115 Modern Art, ARTH 116 American Art, ARTH 117 History of Photography, ARTH 120 Contemporary Art, ARTH 126 History of Asian Art, ARTH 128 History of African Arts, ARTH 150 Art Administration, ARTH 225 History of Graphic Design, ARTH 251 Art Curating, or ARTH 252 Art Institutions and the Business of Art

8-9

Pre-req. for ARTH 115, 116, 120, 126, 128: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption Check individual pre-requisites for ARTH 150, 225, 251 and 252.

SP 211 Speech Communication (if SP 211 is taken to fulfill 2.B., students are recommended to take one course in Foreign Languages or HIST-110, HIST-111, or HIST-112, or a Social Science course from ANTH, CRIM-101 or 102, ECON, SOCY, PLSC, or PSYC)

3

Pre-req.: for SP-211: remedial speech if required; for Foreign Language course: placement; for Social Sciences courses: BE-122/226 if required; for HIST courses: ENGL-101

HE-101 Introduction to Heath Education or HE-102 Health, Behavior and Society

1-2

Students who are required to take BE-111, 112 or BE-201, 203, 205, or BE-121 or BE-225 must take HE-101; students may not receive credit for both HE-101 and 102; Co-req.: for HE -102: BE-122 /226 if required

One course in PE-400, PE-500, or DAN-100 series

1

Total credits for the term

14


Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

Two to three ARTH courses from ARTH 115, 116, 117, 120, 126, 128, 150, 225, 251, or 252

6-9

Pre-req. for ARTH 115, 116, 120, 126, 128: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption Check individual pre-requisites for ARTH 150, 225, 251 and 252

Flexible Core 2.E. - Scientific World - select one course

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Free electives

0-3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Flexible Core 2.A., B,C, D, or E: recommend an additional ARTH course

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Total credits for the term

15

Total credits required for the A.S. in Art: Art History Concentration

60

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students must complete one course from each of the flexible core categories (2.A., B., C., D., and E.) and one additional course from any one of the categories.
  3. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.

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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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