Art History

This program blends coursework in art historical and theoretical frameworks with studio practices to build skills in interpreting, discussing, researching, and writing about works of art. It is structured to provide students with the foundations they will need to engage creatively and critically with our increasingly image-saturated world.

Classification: Minor

The minor in Art History has been designed to give recognition to the non-major who completes the prescribed course of study. Students concentrating in studio art may not use the same courses for both the studio art concentration and the minor in art history. Those students should consult with their advisor and the coordinator of the minor to decide appropriate substitutions. The total number of courses required for the minor is 6 (18 semester hours).

Required Courses

Two of the following (6 sem. hrs.)

  • ARTH 101 Prehistoric to Renaissance Survey (3 sem. hrs.)
  • ARTH 102 Renaissance to Contemporary Survey (3 sem. hrs.)
  • ARTH 105 Art of Non-Western Cultures Survey (3 sem. hrs.)

All of the following (12 sem. hrs.)

  • Two studio art courses (6 sem. hrs.)
  • Two additional art history courses (6 sem. hrs.)

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