Art History, Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Art History offers an interdisciplinary approach to the history, technique, and theory of art, architecture, and material and visual culture. The program provides two paths of study in art history. Option A prepares students for graduate study in art history while Option B prepares students for careers in the fields of Museum Studies and Arts Administration. The Bachelor of Arts in Art History requires a minimum of 120 credit hours of course work.

Requirements

In addition to the University General Education requirements, Art History majors are required to complete courses listed below. Courses used to fulfill University General Education requirements, if they are applicable, may be used to satisfy Art History specific requirements.

Art/History/Studio Core
ART 1100FOUNDATION DRAWING & DESIGN: TWO DIMENSIONAL APPLICATIONS3
ART 1110FOUNDATION DRAWING & DESIGN: THREE DIMENSIONAL APPLICATIONS3
ART 2050SURVEY OF WESTERN ART HISTORY I3
ART 2060SURVEY OF WESTERN ART HISTORY II3
ART 3760ART HISTORY SEMINAR3
ART 4940ART HISTORY METHODS3
Art History Options
Select no more than one (1) course from six (6) of the following categories:18
Ancient/Classical:
INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT ART
EGYPTIAN ART
GREEK ART
ETRUSCAN & ROMAN ART
WOMEN IN ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL ART
CLASSICAL ART HISTORY
Medieval:
WOMEN IN ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL ART
LATE ROMAN AND BYZANTINE ART HISTORY
EARLY MEDIEVAL ART
LATE MEDIEVAL ART HISTORY
Renaissance/Baroque:
NORTHERN EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE ART HISTORY
ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART HISTORY
BAROQUE AND ROCOCO ART HISTORY
19th Century/American:
AMERICAN ART
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
MODERN ART I (ART OF EUROPE AND THE AMERICAS, 1850-1920)
Modern/Contemporary:
HISTORY OF DESIGN
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
GENDER & SEXUALITY IN MODERN ART
MODERN ART I (ART OF EUROPE AND THE AMERICAS, 1850-1920)
MODERN ART II (ART OF EUROPE AND THE AMERICAS, 1918-1968)
CONTEMPORARY ART HISTORY SINCE 1968
Architecture:
HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE TO 1850
HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE SINCE 1850
Non-Western Art:
CROSS-CULTURAL SURVEY OF ART
ART OF INDIA & SOUTHEAST ASIA
ART OF CHINA AND JAPAN
Theory/Criticism:
ART IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE SINCE 1900
ART CRITICISM
History
Courses to be determined in consultation with an Art History advisor6
Art History Focus Items
Art History majors follow one of two options below:10-11
Option A - Graduate Study Path:
In addition to the Art and Art History Core and Art History Options students complete:
Studio Art or Art History Electives 1
Art History Thesis
Option B - Museum Studies/Art Administration Path:
In addition to the Art and Art History Core and Art History Options, students complete course work offered through the American Humanics Certificate Program (School of Public Administration) and a directed internship at a regional arts institution or museum. Students must complete:
ART INTERNSHIP
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND MANAGEMENT
NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING
Select one of the following courses:
MARKETING IN PUBLIC, NON-PROFIT AND AVIATION ORGANIZATIONS
TECHNIQUES TOPICS IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
MANAGEMENT
Foreign Languages
Minimum of two academic years of the same college level foreign language (or the high school equivalent as determined by the Department of Foreign Languages). Students interested in graduate study in art history must take college-level language courses, and additional course work is advised16-20
Total Credits68-73
1

 Electives may include: ART 4910, ART 4930, or ART 4530