IGETC Area 3A: Arts
The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum for UC or CSU
Pick ONE class from the list below to complete the "Area 3A: Arts" requirement as per your suggested course sequence.
A survey of art of the 20th century including its roots in the 19th century. Topics include the investigation of appropriation from a global perspective, alternative art markets, and the impact of multiculturalism on content, subject matter, and the studio process. A variety of media are covered such as architecture, painting, sculpture, film, photography, and the digital arts.
An overview of the development of dance as an art form from its historical roots to contemporary trends,examining diversity of people, cultures, and events.
Advisories: ENGL 100 eligibility for ENGL 101 or
Explores theatre as an artistic medium for enhancing an understanding of the diversity of the human experience and as a reflection of the development of civilization. This course focuses on the relationship of theatre to various cultures throughout history, and on the contributions of significant individual artists. This course introduces students to elements of the production process including playwriting, acting, directing, design, and criticism. Students will also survey different periods, styles, and genres of theatre through play reading, discussion, films and viewing and critiquing live theatre, including required attendance of theatre productions.
Advisories: ENGL 514 or Eligibility for ENGL 101
The study of the history of world theatre from the Origins of Theatre through the 17th Century. The history and development of theatre and drama are studied in relationship to cultural political and social conditions of the time. Plays are read for an analysis of structure, plot, character and historical relevance. Students undertaking this course on-line will need to purchase access to a web site in addition to the text.
Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 101
The study of the history of world theatre from the Origins of Theatre through the 17th Century. The history and development of theater and drama are studied in relationship to cultural political and social conditions of the time. Plays are read for an analysis of structure, plot, character and historical relevance.
An introduction to a variety of international film styles, themes, and directors, as well as to the art of the documentary and experimental film. Emphasis is placed on ways films communicate through acting, photography, sound, and editing.
The development of American film through critical appraisal of major directors' works from both the sound and silent eras. The films examined are representative of their directors as artists and of major social, cultural and aesthetic movements within the film industry and country.
An historical examination of cinema from around the world as well as the personalities, cultures, and social conditions that have contributed to the art form. Comparison and contrast to the Hollywood model will result from critical screenings and class discussions.
Advisories: ENGL 101
A study of the development of the music of Western civilizations from the ancient Greeks and early Christian periods through music of the eighteenth-century Baroque period. Recommended course for the music major.
A general survey course tracing the roots and special idiosyncrasies of the American popular music tradition from medieval Europe and Africa to the commercial and non-commercial world of today.
A study of the music of many cultures around the world. Includes an overview of the cultures and social situations that gave rise to these varied musical forms of expression.
This course is a historical survey of the evolving nature of photography from the 1800’s to the present. This course examines the role and function of photography and its cultural history, including its relationship to the fine arts, sciences, social sciences, fashion, and mass media. Emphasizes the aesthetic and historical influences on photography, as well as the medium of photography’s effects upon society and culture and as a form of visual communication.
How do I choose a class?
Having a broad range of classes might feel overwhelming but it's designed to give you flexibility in your degree program and exposure to various subjects. When choosing the course that's right for you, consider things like:
- What's my career goal? Are there any additional skills that may help me in my chosen field?
- What are my interests? Pursue your passions while earning college credit!
- What fits in my schedule? After you've selected your other required classes, use the class search to help you see what may work best in your schedule.
Still not sure? Talk to your professors and/or make an appointment with a counselor.