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  Aug 19, 2017
2017-2018 Catalog

Art History

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Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Art History:

The study of art history provides students with a broad-based, interdisciplinary comprehension of the relationship of the visual arts to concurrent philosophical, social, economic, and political developments. With an emphasis on visual analysis, research, critical writing, and oral communication, the discipline of art history is appropriate for students planning on continuing with graduate studies in studio art and art history as well as those pursuing professions related to art, including positions in museums and galleries or careers in law, business, or journalism.

Students majoring in Art History who also want to major in Art (B.A.) must complete 28 hours of Art courses that are not used to complete the requirements for the major in Art History.

16 hours of 300-400 level ARTH courses:

4 hours of ARTH at the 400-level

II. Required courses outside the major—none

III. Other departmental requirements:

Major competency is demonstrated by successful completion of the capstone project in ARTH 484 and ARTH 485 with a grade of C or better. The capstone project consists of in-depth research, a final paper, and an oral presentation on an approved topic. Oral and computer competencies are demonstrated by successful completion of ARTH 484.

Liberal Arts Core (LAC)

For additional information about the Liberal Arts Core and the specific courses that fulfill the requirements, visit the Office of the Registrar website,

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

The credit hours listed are the minimum required.

Requirement Credits
First-Year Colloquium 3
Academic Writing and Critical Inquiry 4
Humanities 12
Laboratory Science 4
Scientific Perspectives 3
Quantitative Perspectives 4
Social Science 3
Second Language (proficiency through the 2nd semester) 0-4
Arts and Ideas 3
Senior Capstone 4
Diversity Intensive 3
Information Literacy Intensive Fulfilled within the major
Writing Intensive Fulfilled within the major


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