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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.

Concentration Requirements:

Requirement Credits Examples
Ancient to Medieval Art 3 credits Survey Art History 1
Renaissance to Modern Art 3 credits Survey of Art History 2
Modern Art 3 credits 20th century Art History
Non-Western Art 6 credits Courses form two different geographical areas
Art History Electives* 12 credits  
Studio Art or Related Electives 6 credits Credits in architectural history, related courses to supplement the concentration, or up to 6 credits in studio art
Capstone 3 credits FAR 499 (Culminating course in concentration)
TOTAL 36  

* 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 language.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Art History will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of facts, terms, and concepts important to the study of art history;
  2. articulate differences and similarities between works of art from different periods and cultures;
  3. articulate the significance of the visual arts relative to history, culture, and society; and
  4. utilize a variety of art historical methodologies such as the use of biography, stylistic analysis, iconography, social history, architectural techniques, and feminism.