Requirements for the major

I. Departmental requirements: 

A. 40 credit hours of Art History, including ARTH 1407, 1408, 4394, and 28 hours, as follows:

  1. 16 credit hours concentrating on art produced before 1800.
  2. 12 credit hours concentrating on art produced after 1800. 
  3. One of these courses must address non-Western art (ARTH 1309, 1310, 1311, 1413, 2428, 3345, and applicable special topics courses). 
  4. One of these courses must focus on architectural history (ARTH 1412, 1413, 1314, 3322, 3325, 3452, 3454, 3464, 3365 and applicable special topics courses). 
  5. At least 16 credit hours must be upper-division courses. 

B. Completion of ARTH 4494 in the senior year. The course is generally offered every spring semester. 

C. Students contemplating graduate study are encouraged to develop reading expertise in at least one foreign language (French, German, Spanish, Italian, and, depending on specialization, Latin, Greek, Russian, Chinese, Japanese), and to include a period of study abroad in their program. Two semesters of chemistry are strongly recommended for students considering careers in art conservation. 

II. University requirements:

Completion of all other required elements of the Pathways curriculum and at least 120 credit hours. 

Requirements


Prior to the declaration of an Art History Major, the student must complete at least three courses in Art History or Studio Art with a grade of C or better. At least two of these must be courses in Art History. 

Requirements


I. University Requirements

Completion of all university requirements

II. Departmental Requirements

The requirements for Honors in Art are the same as the university requirements, except that the 6 credit hours taken during the senior year are to be devoted to artistic work accompanied by prose explication. A full description of the program is available in the departmental office. 

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