2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Sep 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue

Art History, BA


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Learning Aims

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

  • Visual literacy (the ability to perform 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 the responsible, thoughtful, and creative use of scholarly sources, both electronic and printed.
  • 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 300-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


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

Notes:


  1. Art history majors take AH 110 , AH 111 , PT 270  or SA 224 , and nine upper-division courses (300-level or higher). Majors must take one course in non-Western art. (This course may be taken at Loyola, abroad, or at another institution; however, only courses taken at Loyola can fulfill the University's core diversity requirement).
  2. Interdisciplinary art history majors take AH 110 , AH 111 , and five upper-division courses (300-level or higher). Interdisciplinary majors are strongly encouraged to take a course in non-Western art.

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