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School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts


The GASP major and minor enable students to explore art from three distinct yet related approaches: history (contextual analysis of visual, architectural, and aural formats), theory (critical and creative interpretation of texts) and practice (application of techniques and concepts).

The new GASP major is open to students in the class of 2019 and later. If you have questions about the major, please feel free to contact David Kaminsky, the GASP undergraduate advisor, during his office hours or by emailWe highly recommend that students interested in declaring a GASP major complete GASP 2 (Introduction to Music Studies) and GASP 3 (Introduction to Visual Culture) as soon as possible.

GASP Major Requirements [48 units]

GASP Minor Requirements [24 units]

  • At least two lower div GASP courses: GASP 002 — 108 [8 units]
  • At least four upper div GASP courses: GASP 109 — 191 [16 units]

GASP Catalog