Oct 03, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Art: Art History, B.A.

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The BA in Art History is a comprehensive art history curriculum, which trains students to speak confidently about major artistic movements and conduct advanced research into areas of personal interest. The core courses examine the broad themes of Western Art as well as the artistic production of diverse world regions and periods, from prehistory to the present, and prepare students for work in the upper division. At the upper division, students are exposed to lectures and research on more focused topics and develop an understanding of critical theory with respect to artistic production and criticism. Beyond the BA in Art History, these studies in history inform students’ work, and open new avenues for creativity. The BA in Art History develops students’ ability to analyze works of art perceptively, to develop an understanding of the common elements and vocabulary of art, and to understand how art reflects both historical and contemporary cultures within the context of appropriate critical discourse.

General Education

(see General Education  for list of approved courses)

Rhetoric and Writing: (6 hours)

  • Two approved courses in rhetoric and writing

Fine Arts and Humanities: (12 hours)

  • Complete one approved course in each subcategory

Natural Sciences: (7-8 hours)

  • Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component

Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)

  • Two approved behavioral or social science courses in two different disciplines

Mathematics: (3 hours)

  • One approved mathematics courses

Non-Western Culture: (3 hours)

  • One approved non-western culture course

Foreign Language

  • Complete two years in one foreign language or equivalent through placement

Minor Requirement

  • Completion of a minor with a minimum 2.0 grade point average

Program Requirements

Additional Information and Notes

2.0 GPA in all required major and related courses (including specified General Education courses).

Minimum of 39 hours of 3000 and 4000 level courses.

Electives to complete 120 hours.

See Degree and Graduation Requirements  for additional requirements.

*Also satisfies requirement in the major.

#Also satisfies general education requirement.

ClearPath for Advising

The ClearPath for Advising provides students with an opportunity to see program requirements defined in a semester-by-semester format. The ClearPath for Advising guides also provide students with important tips, pointers, and suggestions for staying on track with progress toward the degree.  Your ClearPath is available through the Advisement website.

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