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2013-2014 Past Catalog
2021-2022 Catalog
Art History (Bachelor of Arts)

Program Description for Art History

Major: Art History Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Prerequisites (23 credits)

ARH2050 Art History Survey I (3 Credits)

ARH2051 Art History Survey II (3 Credits)

DRAWING Select one beginning course

  • ART 1300C Drawing I
  • ART 2301C Drawing II Acceptable substitute: ART X310

DESIGN Select one beginning course

  • ART 1201C Two-Dimensional Design
  • ART 2203C Three-Dimensional Design Acceptable substitute: ART X202, X205

LANGUAGE Select one language series

  • The Completion of the beginning and intermediate sequences of a language or demonstration of competency through testing is required.

Art History Foreign Language (3 credits)


Intermiediate II Foreign Language course (3 credits) prefixes include:CHI, FRE, GER, POR, , RUS and SPN

Major Requirements (19 credits)

Students select four courses (one each) from the Ancient and Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque, American and Modern sequences. All art history majors are required to take the Art History Practicum (ARH 3940), the Art History Methods (ARH 3811) and the Art History Research (ARH 4910) course.

ARH3811 Art History Methods (3 Credits)

ARH4910 Art History Research (3 Credits)

ARH3940 Art History Practicum (1 Credit)

SELECT 1 Ancient & Medieval course

  • ARH 3130 The Art and Archeology of Ancient Greece
  • ARH 3150 The Art and Architecture of Ancient Rome
  • ARH 3211 Early Medieval Art and Architecture
  • ARH 3250 Romanesque Art and Architecture
  • ARH 3253 Gothic Art and Architecture

SELECT 1 Renaissance or Baroque course

  • ARH 3302 Italian Renaissance Art
  • ARH 3319 The Art and Architecture of Michelangelo
  • ARH 3331 Northern Renaissance Art
  • ARH 3350 Baroque Art
  • ARH 3354 Rubens to Rembrandt: Netherlandish Baroque Art

SELECT 1 American course

  • ARH 3631 African American Art History
  • ARH 3621 American Art I: 1492 - 1876
  • ARH 3623 American Art II: 1876 - 1940

SELECT 1 Modern course

  • ARH 3410 Modern Eurpean Art I
  • ARH 3434 Modern European Art II
  • ARH 3404 British Art: Hogarth to Hirst
  • ARH 3453 Postwar Art: 1940 - 1980
  • ARH 3475 Contemporary Art: 1980 to Present

Major Electives (12 credits)


  • ARH 3583 Tribal Arts
  • ARH 3843 Studies in Irish Art and Architecture
  • ARH 3883 The Apocalypse in Medieval and Early Modern Art
  • ARH 4801 Art Criticism
  • ARH 4712 Photohistory 1839 - 1916
  • ARH 4713 Photohistory 1916 - to Present
  • ARH 3955 Art History on Site
  • ARH 4941 Internship in Art History (Museum, Gallery Internship) Prerequisites: ARH 2050, ARH 2051 and 3 upper-level ARH courses
  • ARH 4905 Directed Individual Study Prerequisites: ARH 2050, ARH 2051 and 3 upper-level ARH courses

Minor Required

A minor is required for this major.*
The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major.
See List of Minors in the Undergraduate Catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 hrs of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your advisor to declare a minor.
*(Double majors are exempt from a minor.)

Free Electives (14 credits)

ELECTIVES 14 HOURS (3000-4000)