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College of Fine Arts and Communication
School of Art and Design



Degrees in Art History

BA DEGREE IN ART HISTORY AND APPRECIATION

Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows:

1. Foundations curriculum requirements (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including the following 42 s.h.
ANTH 1000. Introduction to Anthropology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
HIST 1030. World Civilizations to 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
HIST 1031. World Civilizations Since 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
PHIL 2271. Introduction to Philosophy of Art (3) (WI*) (F,S) (FC:HU)
Choose two from:
CLAS 1500. Classical Mythology (3) (FC:HU) (Formerly CLAS 3460)
ENGL 3460. Literature and Classical Mythology (3) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 3600. Classics from Homer to Dante (3) (F) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 3610. Human Values in Literature (3) (WI) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)

An alternate course may be substituted by the area if applicable to the students plan of study.

2. FOREIGN LANGUAGE (French or German) through level 1004 ............................. 12 s.h.
An alternate course may be substituted by the area if applicable to the students plan of study.

3. COMMON CORE: 36 s.h.
ART 1005. Design I (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) (P: ART major or administrative approval) In the liberal arts concentration, an art history class may be substituted with area approval.
ART 1020. Drawing (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART major or administrative approval) In the liberal arts concentration, an art history class may be substituted with area approval.
ART 1905. The Dimensions of Art (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART major)
ART 1906. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905)
ART 1907. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905)
ART 3990. Art History and Its Methods (3) (WI*) (P: ART 1906, 1907; P for nonmajor: Consent of instructor)
Choose three courses which cover art before 1800
Choose three courses which cover art after 1800
(African art will be counted in the latter category; history of prints and drawings may be counted in either category.)

4. CONCENTRATION AREA (Choose one.) ................................................................... 30 s.h.
Liberal Arts:
Choose 15 s.h. of additional art history electives
Choose 15 s.h. electives from anthropology, English, foreign languages, political science, sociology, history, philosophy, or arts and sciences interdisciplinary programs.

Studio Art:
ART 1015. Design II (3) (F,S) (P: ART 1005, 1020 with a minimum grade of C; ART 1905; or administrative approval)
ART 1030. Figure Drawing (3) (F,S) (P: ART 1005, 1020 with a minimum grade of C; ART 1905; or administrative approval)
Choose 9 s.h. art surveys
Choose 6 s.h. art electives (may be taken in art history)

Choose 9 s.h. electives to meet minimum requirements for graduation.

5. A senior paper in art history and an exit exam are requirements for graduation.

To be admitted into the art history degree program, students must have completed at least one year of coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in art history foundation and survey courses. Students must also confer with at least two art history faculty for advising before entering as a "declared major." 


MINOR IN ART HISTORY


Minimum requirement for the art history minor is 24 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.    Core . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 s.h.
Art 1905. Dimensions of Art (3) (F,S) (FC:FA)
Art 1906. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA)
Art 1907. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA)

2.    Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 s.h.
Choose 15 s.h. art history electives.