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Art History

By studying Art History, you will come to appreciate the diverse and varied histories of our global visual culture, discovering how art has shaped the human experience. We emphasize research and practice, teaching you the skills necessary to evaluate and analyze works of art, while preparing you for a range of careers in the arts, including museum and gallery positions, work as educators, and more.

What You'll Study

You will gain a foundation in art history, visual culture and a better understanding of art within a broader social context. We also stress stepping out of the classroom and experience our local art history.

Practical Experience

Our coursework stresses the importance of practice, with a course in Gallery Management and an available minor in Arts Administration. You can also take part in the spring break study away to New York and other study abroad opportunities.

What's Next?

You have the opportunity to serve as a Gallery Assistant at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, as well as enroll in museum and archivist internships.

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I think a willingness to learn is a quality that’s necessary…just being able to not only work with material but take the material home, be able to discuss it, be able to try to understand it, and debate with other people as to what it is. Carlos Fernandez, Art History, 2014
Flagler alum Carlos Fernandez
I think a willingness to learn is a quality that’s necessary…just being able to not only work with material but take the material home, be able to discuss it, be able to try to understand it, and debate with other people as to what it is. Carlos Fernandez, Art History, 2014

Major Requirements

Required Courses
25 Credit Hours
HIS
101WI
Western Civilization I
HIS
102WI
Western Civilization II
ART
105
Drawing and Composition I
ART
218
Visual Culture
ART
251WI
Survey of Art History I
ART
252WI
Survey of Art History II
ART
352
Art History III
ART
470
Senior Thesis
One semester of a language course in French, German, Italian, or Greek (it is strongly recommended you complete more hours in a foreign language)
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Elective Courses (Select Four)
ART
361
Ancient Mediterranean Art
ART
362
Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art
ART
363
Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art
ART
364
Latin American Art and Visual Culture
ART
365
European Modernism, 1840-1907
ART
366
European Modernism, 1907-1940
ART
367
History of Photography
ART
368
Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Native Americas
ART
340
Selected Topics pertaining to Art History
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Elective Courses (Select One)
ART
409
Art Study Abroad
ART
440
Selected Topics pertaining to Art History
ART
491
Independent Study
ART
492
Independent Study
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Minor Requirements

Required Courses
15 Credit Hours
HIS
101
Western Civilization I
HIS
102
Western Civilization II
ART
218
Visual Culture
ART
251
Survey of Art History I
ART
252
Survey of Art History II
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Electives (Select Two)
ART
328
American Architectural History
ART
340
Selected Topics
ART
352
Art History III
ART
361
Ancient Mediterranean Art
ART
362
Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art
ART
363
Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art
ART
364
Latin American Art and Visual Culture
ART
365
European Modernism, 1840-1907
ART
366
European Modernism, 1907-1940
ART
367
History of Photography
ART
368
Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Native Americas
ART
409
Art Study Abroad
ART
428
Historic Preservation
ART
440
Selected Topics
ART
491
Independent Study
or ART
492
Independent Study
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