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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

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. These courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. The capstone project consists of in-depth research, a final paper, and an oral presentation on an approved topic.

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, https://registrar.unca.edu/liberal-arts-core.

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

Courses that satisfy some of the following LAC requirements can be found throughout the curriculum and may be used to fulfill multiple requirements.

Requirement Credits
First-Year Seminar 3-4
Academic Writing and Critical Inquiry 4
Humanities 12
Laboratory Science 4
Scientific Perspectives 3-4
Quantitative Perspectives 4
Social Science 3-4
Second Language (proficiency through the 2nd semester) 0-8
Arts and Ideas 3-4
Senior Capstone 4
Diversity Intensive 6-8


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