Bachelor of Arts in Art History

The Bachelor of Arts in Art History provides a thorough investigation of the history of art as a humanistic discipline. 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 Department specific requirements.

Degree Requirements

History(6 hrs.)

Courses to be determined in consultation with Department advisor.

Foreign Languages (16 - 20 hrs.)

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 advised.

General Electives

As needed to meet 120 credit hour minimum requirement.

(Students may substitute for any of the above courses upon adviser approval.)

Art History/Studio Core (18 hrs.)

ART 1100Foundation Drawing & Design: Two Dimensional Applications

3 credits

ART 1110Foundation Drawing & Design: Three Dimensional Applications

3 credits

ART 2050Survey of Western Art History I

3 credits

ART 2060Survey of Western Art History II

3 credits

ART 3760Art History Seminar

3 credits

ART 4940Introduction to Methodology in Art History

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

(Students may substitute for any of the above courses upon adviser approval.)

Art History Options (18 hrs.) - Ancient/Classical

ART 4710Ancient Art History

3 credits

ART 4720Women in Ancient and Medieval Art

3 credits

ART 4730Classical Art History

3 credits

(Students may substitute for any of the above courses upon adviser approval.)

Art History Options (18 hrs.) - Medieval

ART 4720Women in Ancient and Medieval Art

3 credits

ART 4750Late Roman and Byzantine Art History

3 credits

ART 4770Early Medieval Art History

3 credits

ART 4780Late Medieval Art History

3 credits

(Students may substitute for any of the above courses upon adviser approval.)

Art History Options (18 hrs.) - Renaissance/Baroque

ART 4810Northern European Renaissance Art History

3 credits

ART 4830Italian Renaissance Art History

3 credits

ART 4850Baroque and Rococo Art History

3 credits

(Students may substitute for any of the above courses upon adviser approval.)

Art History Options (18 hrs.) - 19th Century/American

ART 4860Art and Feminism

3 credits

ART 4870North American Art: From the Colonial Period to the Armory Show of 1913

3 credits

ART 4880Modern Art I (Art of Europe and the Americas, 1850-1920)

3 credits

(Students may substitute for any of the above courses upon adviser approval.)

Art History Options (18 hrs.) - Modern/Contemporary Art

ART 4890Modern Art II (Art of Europe and the Americas, 1918-1968)

3 credits

ART 4900Contemporary Art History since 1968

3 credits

(Students may substitute for any of the above courses upon adviser approval.)

Art History Options (18 hrs.) - Architecture

ART 3770History of Architecture to 1850

3 credits

ART 3780History of Architecture Since 1850

3 credits

(Students may substitute for any of the above courses upon adviser approval.)

Art History Options (18 hrs.) - Non-Western Art

ART 2040Cross-Cultural Survey of Art

3 credits

(Students may substitute for any of the above courses upon adviser approval.)

Art History Options (18 hrs.) - Theory/Criticism

ART 4920Art in Theory and in Practice since 1900

3 credits

ART 4930/WMST 4930Special Topics in Art History

1 - 3 credits

(Students may substitute for any of the above courses upon adviser approval.)