The certificate in Art History may be taken by all SDSU students regardless of major and may be selected by Studio Art majors as part of their degree. The program prepares students for life-long avocational pursuits in the arts.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the certificate students are able to demonstrate the following outcomes through advanced writing:
Develop an understanding of the common vocabulary of art and design and of the interaction of these elements and employ this knowledge in analysis.
Acquire the ability to place works of art and design in historical, cultural and stylistic contexts.
Ability to analyze works of art and design perceptively and evaluate them critically.
Opportunity to work at advanced levels.
Students must maintain at least a program GPA of 2.6 and an overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the duration of the program. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses required for the certificate.
Course Delivery Format
Course content is delivered through classroom lectures.
Requirements for Art History Certificate: 12 Credits