2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    May 24, 2022  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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. Majors must take one 200-level, non-Western course (which fulfills the diversity core requirement); no more than two 200-level courses may count toward the major. Students must take one upper-division course in 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 above). Students must take one upper-division course in classical or medieval art, one in Renaissance or baroque art, and one in art postdating the eighteenth century. Students are strongly encouraged to take a course in non-Western art to fulfill their diversity core requirement.
  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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