Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Art Major with Concentration in General Art History

Major Requirements

The art history concentration emphasizes the role of the visual arts in cultural history. Courses in art history, as well as fundamental studio experience, provide a basis for careers in such areas as museum work, art conservation, curatorship, research and college teaching. In most of these careers, graduate work beyond the bachelor’s degree is expected.

The requirements for an art history concentration in the general art major are a minimum of 32 credits:

Select 4 credits from the following:4
Two-Dimensional Foundations
Three-Dimensional Foundations
Beginning Drawing
Select 4 additional credits from the following foundational or studio courses:4
Two-Dimensional Foundations
Three-Dimensional Foundations
Beginning Drawing
Painting
Ceramics
Sculpture
Printmaking
Digital Photography
Digital Design
Nordic Arts
Web and User Experience Design I
Typography in Book Design I
Special Topics
Senior Project
Independent Study
Directed Research
Select 8 credits from the following:8
History in Art I: Origins to the Early Renaissance
History in Art II: Renaissance to Impressionism
History in Art III: Post-Impressionism to the Digital Age
Select 16 additional credits from the following art history courses:16
History in Art I: Origins to the Early Renaissance
History in Art II: Renaissance to Impressionism
History in Art III: Post-Impressionism to the Digital Age
Greek and Roman Art
Renaissance and Baroque Art
20th Century Art
18th and 19th Century Art in the East and West
Art and Religion
Women and Art
Arts of Asia
Special Topics
Senior Project
Independent Study
Directed Research
Greek and Roman Mythology in Art and Literature
Philosophy of Art
Total Hours32

Degree and Graduation Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, all students must complete the graduation requirements specified for their degree.  See the Degree and Graduation Requirements section for more information.