Jul 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Art Major, Art History Emphasis, B.A./B.S.

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Art History is a multi-disciplinary field that immerses students in the study of diverse works of art and architecture and the cultures - past, present, geographically close and distant - that produced these works. Students will learn to use models of problem-solving from the past to find solutions for today’s challenges - aesthetic, social, and environmental.

Two years of a World Language (or equivalent placement test) are strongly recommended for any student planning on attending graduate school for art history.

54 hours; 2.0 major GPA required

A maximum of two (2) classes with a grade less than a C may be applied to the major/concentration.

Art Major, Art & Design Foundations (18 hours)

All Art Majors in all concentrations take the foundation program to give them a general understanding of all the varied media and disciplines.

Art History Concentration, Required Courses (18 hours)

The courses below give students a broader understanding of art history from ranges of time periods and geographical regions.

Choose one course from each of the following 6 sets:

Art History Concentration, Art History Electives (6 hours)

Choose 2 of the following courses that have not been used as Art History Concentration required courses:

Art History Concentration, Studio & Design Electives (12 hours)

Choose any 4 courses (12 hours) with the prefixes of ART (except ART 201 ), ARTD, or ARTP.

Art History Portfolio Requirement

As part of the curriculum in ART 493 - Senior Art Seminar  for Art History Emphasis students, each student will submit a digital portfolio (PDF format) consisting of at least one writing sample and/or research sample from each of the upper-level (300/400 level) art history courses that he or she has taken. At least two of these samples must be in the form of research/term papers and/or research/term documents.

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