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: DRAWING3
ART 1110FOUNDATION: 3D DESIGN3
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 AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
ART OF CHINA AND JAPAN
Theory/Criticism:
ART IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE SINCE 1900
ART CRITICISM
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 Credits62-67

Art History Option A

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
ART 2050 SURVEY OF WESTERN ART HISTORY I 3
ART 1100 FOUNDATION: DRAWING 3
ENGL 1150 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3
One (1) approved Math & Quantitave Literacy course 3
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL THINKING  
QUANTITATIVE LITERACY  
COLLEGE ALGEBRA  
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS  
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS  
DATA LITERACY AND VISUALIZATION  
CMST 1110 PUBLIC SPEAKING FUNDS 3
Make an initial academic advising appointment on MavTrack in August/September  
Suggestion: take one course online if possible  
 Credits15
Spring
ART 2060 SURVEY OF WESTERN ART HISTORY II 3
ART 1110 FOUNDATION: 3D DESIGN 3
ENGL 1160 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 3
One (1) approved Social Science Class 3
Select a class that also counts for the US Diversity Requirement
 
One (1) approved Natural/Physical Science Class 3
 Credits15
Sophomore
Fall
One (1) approved Art History option (3000 or 4000 level) 3
One (1) approved Foreign Language 5
See advisor for approved options; see advisor if already completed 2+ years in high school
 
One (1) approved Humanities/Fine Arts class 3
One (1) approved Social Science class 3
Art History areas: Ancient/Classical; Medieval; Renaissance/Baroque; 19th Century/American; Modern/Contemporary; Architecture; Non-Western; and Theory/Criticism  
Meet with advisor to discuss foreign language requirements and options  
Meet with advisor before mid-November to select spring classes  
 Credits14
Spring
ART 3760 ART HISTORY SEMINAR 3
One (1) approved Art History option (3000 or 4000 level) 3
One (1) approved Foreign Language 5
One (1) approved Social Science class 3
One (1) elective class of choice 3
Meet with advisor before spring break to select fall classes  
Get acquainted with designated Art History faculty advisor  
 Credits17
Junior
Fall
ART 4940 ART HISTORY METHODS 3
One (1) approved Art History option (3000 or 4000 level) 3
One (1) approved Foreign Language 5
One (1) course for Option A degree track 3
Select either from studio art courses or additional art history courses
 
One (1) elective class of choice 3
Meet with advisor before mid-November to select spring classes  
 Credits17
Spring
One (1) approved Art History option (3000 or 4000 level) 3
One (1) approved Foreign Language 5
One (1) course for Option A 3
Select either from studio art courses or additional art history courses
 
Two (2) approved Natural/Physical Science classes 4
Meet with academic advisor before spring break to select fall classes  
Choose one lecture and one lab; some may require separate class enrollment
 
 Credits15
Senior
Fall
One (1) approved Art History option (3000 or 4000 level) 3
One (1) approved Art History option (3000 or 4000 level) 3
One (1) course for Option A 3
Select either from studio art courses or additional art history courses
 
One (1) approved option from History Department 3
One (1) elective class of choice 3
Meet with academic advisor to verify you will meet graduation requirements in spring  
Meet with faculty advisor for career counseling, graduate school research, etc.  
 Credits15
Spring
One (1) approved Art History option (3000 or 4000 level) 3
One (1) approved Art History option (3000 or 4000 level) 3
One (1) approved option from History Department 3
One (1) elective class of choice 3
ART 4990 ART HISTORY THESIS 1
Apply for graduation by March 1st (available through Mavlink)  
 Credits13
 Total Credits121

 Art History Option B

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
ART 2050 SURVEY OF WESTERN ART HISTORY I 3
ART 1100 FOUNDATION: DRAWING 3
ENGL 1150 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3
CMST 1110 PUBLIC SPEAKING FUNDS 3
One (1) approved Math & Quantitative Literacy course 3
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL THINKING  
QUANTITATIVE LITERACY  
COLLEGE ALGEBRA  
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS  
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS  
DATA LITERACY AND VISUALIZATION  
Make an initial academic advising appointment on MavTrack in August/September  
Suggestion: take one course online if possible  
 Credits15
Spring
ART 2060 SURVEY OF WESTERN ART HISTORY II 3
ART 1110 FOUNDATION: 3D DESIGN 3
ENGL 1160 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 3
One (1) approved Social Science class 3
Select a class that also counts for the US Diversity Requirement
 
One (1) approved Natural/Physical Science class (lecture) 3
Meet with advisor at least once before spring break to select fall classes  
Suggestion: take one course online if possible  
 Credits15
Sophomore
Fall
One (1) approved Art History option (3000 or 4000 level) 3
One (1) approved Foreign Language 5
See advisor for approved options; see advisor if 2+ years already completed in high school
 
One (1) approved Humanities/Fine Arts class 3
One (1) approved Social Science class 3
Art History areas: Ancient/Classical; Medieval; Renaissance/Baroque; 19th Century/American; Modern/Contemporary; Architecture; Non-Western; and Theory/Criticism
 
Meet with advisor to discuss foreign language requirements and options  
Meet with advisor before mid-November to select spring classes  
 Credits14
Spring
ART 3760 ART HISTORY SEMINAR 3
One (1) approved Art History option (3000 or 4000 level) 3
One (1) approved Foreign Language 5
One (1) approved Social Science class 3
One (1) elective class of choice 3
Meet with advisor before spring break to select fall classes  
Get acquainted with designated Art History faculty advisor  
 Credits17
Junior
Fall
ART 4940 ART HISTORY METHODS 3
One (1) approved Art History option (3000 or 4000 level) 3
One (1) approved Foreign Language 5
PA 3500 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND MANAGEMENT 3
This course satisfies one requirement for Option B degree track
 
One (1) elective class of choice 3
Meet with advisor before mid-November to select spring classes  
 Credits17
Spring
One (1) approved Art History option (3000 or 4000 level) 3
One (1) approved Foreign Language 5
PA 4500 NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING 3
This course satisfies one requirement for Option B degree track
 
Two (2) approved Natural/Physical Science classes 4
Choose one lecture and one lab; some may require separate class enrollment
 
Meet with academic advisor before spring break to select fall classes  
 Credits15
Senior
Fall
One (1) approved Art History option (3000 or 4000 level) 3
One (1) approved Art History option (3000 or 4000 level) 3
One (1) approved option from History Department 3
One (1) approved American Humanics Elective 3
These options satisfy one requirement for Option B degree track: PA 4100; PA 4590; MKT 3200; MGMT 3490
 
One (1) elective class of choice 3
Meet with academic advisor to verify you will meet graduation requirements in spring  
Meet with faculty advisor for career counseling, graduate school research, etc.  
 Credits15
Spring
One (1) approved Art History option (3000 or 4000 level) 3
One (1) approved Art History option (3000 or 4000 level) 3
One (1) approved option from History Department 3
One (1) elective class of choice 3
ART 4530 ART INTERNSHIP 1-3
This course satisfies one requirement for Option B degree track
 
Apply for graduation by March 1st (available through Mavlink)  
 Credits13-15
 Total Credits121-123

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.


This plan is not a contract and curriculum is subject to change


Additional Information About this Plan:
University Degree Requirements:
The minimum number of hours for a UNO undergraduate degree is 120 credit hours. Please review the requirements for your specific program to determine all requirements for the program. In order to graduate on-time (four years for an undergraduate degree), you need to take 30 hours each year.


Placement Exams: For Math, English, Foreign Language, a placement exam may be required. More information on these exams can be found at https://www.unomaha.edu/enrollment-management/testing-center/placement-exams/information.php


**Transfer credit or placement exam scores may change suggested plan of study