Concentration - Art History
The Art History concentration will provide students with an understanding of the visual
arts within the context of history, culture, and society. Therefore, in addition to
art history courses, students are expected to take relevant courses in areas such
as anthropology, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion and/or women's studies.
This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.
|Ancient to Medieval Art
||Survey Art History 1
|Renaissance to Modern Art
||Survey of Art History 2
||20th century Art History
||Courses form two different geographical areas
|Art History Electives*
|Studio Art or Related Electives
||Credits in architectural history, related courses to supplement the concentration,
or up to 6 credits in studio art
||FAR 499 (Culminating course in concentration)
* Electives must consist of courses beyond the 100 level; at least two must cover
pre 19th Century art and at least two must cover the 19th Century or later. Alternately
students may take at least one upper level course in each of the following historical
periods: Classical, Medieval, Renaissance and Modern or faculty approved electives.
Note: Only grades of C of higher may be included in the concentration.
Recommended Courses: Students who are considering graduate study in Art History should acquire a reading
knowledge of at least one of the languages of the discipline. The primary languages
are German, French, and Italian or in the case of Asian art, the appropriate Asian
Student Learning OutcomesStudents who graduate with a concentration in Art History will be able to:
- demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of facts, terms, and concepts important to the
study of art history;
- articulate differences and similarities between works of art from different periods
- articulate the significance of the visual arts relative to history, culture, and society;
- utilize a variety of art historical methodologies such as the use of biography, stylistic
analysis, iconography, social history, architectural techniques, and feminism.