The B.A. in Art History is an interdisciplinary major designed for those who seek to knowledgably interpret, speak and educate about art as art historians. Students receive liberal arts and sciences and professional studies that foster an understanding of values, competency and social responsibility. Graduates of the program are prepared to work in the area of art interpretation and related fields in cultural and museum studies. Graduates develop an informed worldview that integrates verbal, written and especially visual communication.
Art History Courses – 18 hours
ART 121Art History: World Art (3) A
ART 231Art History: Modern Art (3) A
ART 244Art History:Non-Western Survey (3) A
ART 330Art History: Art Criticism (3) A
ART 395Pre-Thesis Independent Study (3)
ART 495Thesis (3)
Elective Art History Courses – 6 hours
Select two courses from the following:
ART 201Art History: Special Topics (1-3) A
ART 230Art History: Design (3) A
ART 232Art History: Women Artists (3) A
ART 233Art History: Architecture & Interior Design (3) A
ART 234Art History: Photography (3) A
ART 237Art History: African-American Art (3) A
ART 238Art History: African Art (3) A
ART 239Art History: American Art (3) A
ART 247Art History: Japanese Art (3) A
ART 278Art History: Matisse & Picasso: Dialogue & Rivalry (3) A
Required Art Courses – 11 hours
ART 100Art & Design Foundation Seminar (1) A
ART 101Drawing Foundation I (3) A
ART 103Design Foundation I (3) A
ART 106Design Foundation II (3) A
ART 400Senior Art Seminar: Capstone (1) CAP
Studio Electives – 3 hours – Select One Studio Course
Cognate Courses – 9 hours
PHI 285Philosophy of Art (3) P
IDS 200/300 Travel course suggested, or study abroad (3) IDS
Foreign language (3)
Minimum grade of C in all major/cognate courses.
Students who successfully complete the art, art education or fine arts majors will:
- engage in the creative art making process, using imagery, methods and media to express and communicate ideas, feelings, experiences and aspirations.
- understand the formal, technical and expressive aspects in visual artworks, using critical skills to describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate such works.
- understand and appreciate the historical, social and cultural contexts of the arts and artists in societies past and present, while being equipped to enter the dialogue.