The mission of the SJSU Art History area is to enrich the lives of its students
by providing an in-depth knowledge of cultural traditions and the skills necessary
for applying that knowledge in the service of our multicultural society.
The program also provides students with the communication skills, research techniques,
and methods of critical inquiry that have become a vital part of modern life.
Examination of the visual culture of these diverse areas encourages students to
become responsible citizens through an understanding of the aesthetic, cultural
and ethical choices inherent in human development.