The Art History major provides students with an opportunity to study and gain a deeper appreciation of the culturally diverse histories of art. Art History majors will engage in written critical analysis, while learning key figures, movements, terminology, and critical concepts. The Art History major aims to prepare students for careers in Art History - within museums, galleries, and publishing - as well as for terminal degrees in the field at the Master's and Doctoral levels.
Students majoring in Art History are required to take a minimum of 43 hours, including HIS 101-102, ART 105, ART 218, ART 251, ART 252, ART 352, and ART 470. Students must also complete one semester in French, German, Italian, Latin or Greek (it is strongly recommended they complete more hours in a foreign language). Students must also choose four electives from the following: ART 361, ART 362, ART 363, ART 364, ART 365, ART 366, ART 367, ART 368, or an ART 340 pertaining to Art History; and one elective from: ART 409, ART 440 pertaining to Art History, ART 452, ART 491, or ART 492.
A minimum of 21 hours, including HIS 101-102, ART 218, 251, 252, 352, and either ART 409 or 452.