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Loyola University Maryland    
 
    
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue

Art History, B.A.


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Learning Aims

Students majoring in art history will demonstrate mastery in the following five areas:

  • Visual literacy demonstrated through formal and comparative analyses of works of art
  • Knowledge of the terminology, methodology and historiography of the discipline
  • Knowledge of the major artists, monuments, and artistic periods of Western art; familiarity with at least one non-Western tradition
  • The ability to conduct scholarly research, as demonstrated by responsible use of scholarly sources, both electronic and printed
  • The development of critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that enable the student to construct a complex contextual analysis of a work of art

Requirements for the Major


Requirements for the major and an example of a typical program of courses are as follows:

Freshman Year


Spring Term


Sophomore Year


Fall Term


Spring Term


  • AH 200-Level Course (non-Western, diversity course)
  • PL 200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course or
  • Theology Core
  • Math/Science Core
  • Social Science Core
  • Nondepartmental Elective

Junior Year


Fall Term


Spring Term


  • AH 300-Level Course (or higher)
  • AH 300-Level Course (or higher)
  • PL 200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course or
  • Theology Core
  • Math/Science Core
  • Elective

Senior Year


Fall Term


  • AH 300-Level Course (or higher)
  • AH 300-Level Course (or higher)
  • Ethics Core
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Term


Notes:


  1. Art history majors take AH 110 , AH 111 , PT 270  or SA 224 , and nine upper-division courses (200-level or higher). Majors must take one 200- or 300-level course in non-Western art (generally these fulfill the University's core diversity requirement). No more than two 200-level courses may count toward the major. Majors take one upper division course in ancient, classical, or medieval art, one in Renaissance or Baroque art, and one in art postdating the eighteenth century.
  2. Interdisciplinary art history majors take AH 110 , AH 111 , and five upper-division courses (200-level or higher). Majors are encouraged to take one 200- or 300- level course in non-Western art (generally these fulfill the University's core diversity requirement). Majors take one upper-division course in ancient, classical, or medieval art, one in Renaissance or Baroque art, and one in art postdating the eighteenth century.  No more than one 200-level course may be applied to the major.
  3. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement  under Curriculum and Policies).

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