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Art History

Required Core Courses (9 units)

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
ARTS 001A/H Survey of Western Art I or Honors 3 units ARTH 110
ARTS 001B/H Survey of Western Art II or Honors 3 units ARTH 120
ARTS 031A Beginning Drawing 3 units ARTS 110

List A: Select one from below (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
ARTS 001J Survey of Non-Western Art: Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North Americas 3 units ARTH 140
ARTS 007 The Art of Asia 3 units ARTH 130
ARTS 012A Art of Pre-Hispanic Mexico 3 units  
ARTS 012B Art of Colonial and Modern Mexico 3 units  

List B: Select one from below (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
ARTS 031B Expressive Drawing 3 units  
ARTS 033A Two-Dimensional Design 3 units ARTS 100
ARTS 033C Color Design 3 units  
ARTS 035A Beginning Life Drawing 3 units ARTS 200
ARTS 049A Beginning Painting 3 units   
ARTS 055 Introduction to Computer Arts 3 units ARTS 250 
ARTS 062A Basic Photography 3 units ARTS 260
ARTS 065A Ceramics-Handbuilding 3 units ARTS 230
ARTS 067A Ceramics-Potter's Wheel 3 units  ARTS 230
ARTS 081 3-Dimensional Design 3 units ARTS 101
ARTS 085A Sculpture 3 units  ARTS 240

List C: Select one from below or from List A or B not already used (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
ARTS 001D/H Survey of Modern Art or Honors 3 units  
ARTS 001E Design in Society 3 units  
ARTS 001G History of Photography 3 units  
ARTS 010 American Art: A Multicultural Approach 3 units  
ARTS 013 African-American Art History 3 units  
ARTS 014 Women in Art History 3 units  

Major Requirements: 18 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU Requirements: 39 or 37 units

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this transfer degree:

  • will earn an Associate’s Degree from West Valley College
  • are guaranteed admission to a campus in the CSU system
  • will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU
  • will not need to complete more than 60 units after transfer

CSUs with Similar Majors

A complete and up-to-date listing of the similar CSU majors can be found by visiting

For more information, please speak with a counselor from Counseling or Transfer.

Important Notes

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • While a minimum of 2.0 GPA is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completing courses prior to transfer that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement as part to the CSU GE-B or IGETC is highly recommended.

Learn more about Associate Degree for Transfer at West Valley College.

Last Updated 8/5/21