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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2022 - Spring 2023
BA - Art History and Visual Culture
San José State University -to- City College of San Francisco
Community College students should meet with a counselor as soon as possible to determine the equivalent courses offered at that institution. Students should complete as many as possible of the lower division requirements listed below, prior to transfer.
Lower Division Course Requirements
Community College Course Equivalents
STAR Act (SB 1440):
|The Art and Art History department accepts the AA-T in Art History for transfer into this major. We recommend transfer students complete the following courses, which are required for this major at SJSU, as part of their AA-T in Art History. Students should take courses which clear the American Institution requirement and a second course in English composition as part of their CSU GE or IGETC requirements for the AA-T degree (doing so will increase greater choice in the 60 units of SJSU course work to be taken after transfer).|
Second Course in English Composition:
|ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and Writing||Engl 1B Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking about Literature|
ENGL 1C Writing about Nonfiction
CMST 2 Introduction to Rhetorical Criticism
|ENGL 001B Argument and Analysis||Engl 1B Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking about Literature|
Preparation for the Major:
|World language Six to ten (6-10) semester units|
|Take 6 semester units in Art Foundation Courses - select 6 semester units taken from:|
|ART 012 Two-Dimensional Design and Color Concepts||Art 125A Basic Design|
DSGN 101 Design Fundamentals
PHOT 100 Design Fundamentals
VMD 101 Design Fundamentals
|ART 013 Three-Dimensional Design Concepts||Art 125B Advanced Design: 3D|
|ART 014 Color||ART 126 Color|
DSGN 150 Color in Design
VMD 118 Color in Design
|ART 024 Drawing I||ART 130A Basic Drawing|
Lower Division Requirements of the Major:
|Complete two courses from the following:|
|ARTH 070A Art History, Prehistoric to Medieval||Art 101 Western Art History|
|ARTH 070B Art History, Renaissance to Modern||Art 102 Western Art History|
Art 103 History of Modern Art
|ARTH 070C Arts of Asia||Art 104 Asian Art History|
IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:
Admission to San Jose State is competitive in all majors. SJSU continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. Because of this, SJSU is an impacted campus with impacted programs. For the most current information regarding admission impaction at SJSU please visit our website SJSU Impaction Information page.
Prior to transferring to San Jose State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter), including the CSU four basic skill courses required for CSU admission eligibility (except majors which have an approved CSU GE A3 waiver). Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units, students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:
1. Lower Division Major Course Requirements (especially for STEM Majors):
Complete as many of the lower division courses required for the major as possible. Many of these courses may be double counted as part of the CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. The lower division major courses for this major are shown above.
2. General Education Requirements:
Complete all the CSU GE Breadth requirements at the community college (39 semester units/58 quarter units). The approved courses for each area can be found at www.assist.org under the link "CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses" for your college. Many of these courses may be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Some SJSU majors which meet GE requirements within the majors are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San Jose State University.
3. Second Course in English Composition highly recommended:
All students are strongly encouraged to complete a second English composition course as part of their lower division GE prior to transferring to SJSU (either to meet CSU GE Area A3 or C2) for the greatest success in passing the Writing Skills Test (WST) at SJSU. Complete this course with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at: testing.sjsu.edu.
4. American Institutions Requirement (US 1, US 2, and US 3 must be completed):
This requirement is normally 2 courses and can be taken as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements (GE Area D and sometimes Area C). The approved courses can be found at www.assist.org under the link "CSU U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.
5. Graduation Requirement - Physical Education (PE):
All undergraduate students who matriculate at SJSU are required to complete two units of physical education from Kinesiology/Dance activity courses, unless the major program has an approved PE waiver. Majors which have approved PE waivers are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog.
(page last modified: 10/30/2022)