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Art History Major

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The art history major is for students who:

  • are considering application to graduate school for:
    • art history
    • museum studies
    • art criticism
    • art-architectural conservation
  • want to develop an appreciation and increased understanding of the various roles that the visual arts have played in different historical contexts from the prehistoric period to the present

Program of Study

Prior to selecting a major, students should consult with their advisor and the chair of the department of art and art history. All students who decide to major in art or art history should officially elect a faculty member from the department as their formal advisor and consult with that faculty member prior to course registration each semester.

This major is for students who wish to develop an appreciation and increased understanding of the various roles that the visual arts have played in different historical contexts from the prehistoric period to the present. This major is also appropriate for students who are considering application to graduate school for art history, museum studies, art criticism or art-architectural conservation. It is strongly recommended that art history majors spend a semester studying abroad.


The Art History major requires a minimum of 27 credit hours.

All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses.

Please note that ARTH 495: Capstone Research should be taken in the fall semester of the year the student graduates.

 

Required Courses (6 hours)