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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

BA - Art

Concentration in Art History and Visual Culture

San José State University -to- Taft College

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 (SB 1440 degree) for transfer into this major. We recommend transfers complete the following articulated courses when course choices for the AA-T in Art History are available. We strongly encourage students to take courses which clear the American Institution requirement and 2nd semester/quarter of 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).

Preparation for the Major:

Foreign language Six to ten (6-10) semester units
OR
Take 6 semester units in Art/Design Foundation Courses - select 6 semester units taken from:
ART 012 Two-Dimensional Design and Color ConceptsART 1600 Basic Design
ART 013 Three-Dimensional Design ConceptsART 1610 Advanced Design
ART 014 ColorART 1600 Basic Design
   OR
ART 1625 Color Theory
ART 024 Drawing IART 1620 Drawing and Composition

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

Complete two courses from the following:
ARTH 070A Art History, Prehistoric to MedievalARTH 1510 Survey of Prehistoric to 1400 World Art History (*)
ARTH 070B Art History, Renaissance to Modern
(Highly Recommend Students take ARTH 070B)
ARTH 1520 Survey of 1400 to Present World Art History
ARTH 070C Arts of AsiaNo Current Equivalent

WST Prerequisite:

Beginning Fall 2014 the prerequisite for the WST is the completion of the CSU GE A3 with a grade of C or better. 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). In doing this students will be more prepared to pass the WST and 100W course at SJSU.
Once the following recommended course has been completed with a grade of C or better, students should contact our testing office: testing.sjsu.edu to register for the WST exam at SJSU (passing the WST prior to your first semester at SJSU will prevent delays in registration for upper division courses):
2nd English Composition/Critical Thinking Equivalent Transfer Course
any course approve for the IGETC Critical Thinking/Second semester English composition 1B area is highly recommended
No Current Equivalent
or
ENGL 001B Composition 2ENGL 1600 Critical Thinking, Literature and Composition

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following Taft College courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
ARTH 1510Survey of Art History from Prehistoric through Medieval Periods
LDTP courses are acceptable "in lieu of" each other.
LDTP courses are not necessarily "equivalent" or "identical" in content.


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

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. 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. These requirements 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 can be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. 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 Semester English Composition highly recommended:
Complete the second semester English composition course (or equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST and 100W course at SJSU. Approved courses can be found above within the lower division major requirements. Be sure to select this course as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. Once this course is complete, students are encouraged to take the WST exam at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU required 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 US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.