2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Art History (B.A.)


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Major Requirements


The student majoring in Art History completes a minimum of 120 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree: 49-51 credits of core courses, 29-31 elective credits, and 40 credits (14 courses) of major courses. Of the 40 credits, 1 must be the Freshman Studio Seminar, 3 must be in Studio, and 36 must be in Art History. The Studio credits may be chosen from any of the entry-level Studio Art courses.  For the Art History credits, the student should first complete two broad-based surveys (ART 208  and ART 209 ).  Subsequent coursework entails ten upper level classes that allow students to pursue advanced study in different areas and to conduct original research.  All Art History students complement their studies by completing an internship at an art museum, gallery, historic house, or other cultural institution.  During the senior year, the student should complete two semesters devoted to thesis research and production (ART441  and ART442 ).

The student can transfer credits for two art-history courses from outside institutions, while other outside art-history courses will apply to general electives.

Studio Art Requirement for the Art History major:


One studio art elective 3 Credit(s)

Foreign Language Requirement:


Students must complete study of one modern foreign language through at least the intermediate level.

Degree Plan


Degree Plan for Art History (B.A.)

 
Fall
Spring
First Year
 
 
UNV101: University Seminar I (3 credits) &
FYT100: First Year Transitions (1 credit)
X
 
ART091: Freshman Art Seminar (1 credit)
X
 
ART208: History of World Art I: Prehistoric to 1400 (3 credits)
X
 
Studio art elective (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
UNV102: University Seminar II (3 credits)
 
X
ART209: History of World Art II: 1400 to Today (3 credits)
 
X
Elective (3 credits)
 
X
Second Year
 
 
RTS225: Quest for the Ultimate (3 credits)  or
PHL225: Quest for the Good Life (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
ART312: Classical Art and Archeology (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Elective  (3 credits)
X
X
300-Level Art History Elective (3 credits)
 
X
Third Year
 
 
ART316: Narrative and Meaning in Medieval and Renaissance Art (3 credits)
X
 
ART354: Art Theory and Criticism (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
ART474: Apprenticeship/Internship in the Visual Arts (3-6 credits)  or
ART405: Curatorial Practice and the Gallery Experience (3 credits)
 
X
300-Level Art History Elective (3 credits)
 
X
Fourth Year
 
 
ART317: Topics in Non-Western Art (3 credits)
X
 
ART441: Senior Thesis Research in Art History (3 credits)
X
 
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
300-Level Art History Elective (3 credits)
 
X
ART442: Senior Thesis Production in Art History (3 credits)
 
X

 

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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