Art History

Majoring & Minoring

The curriculum prepares students as international generalists with exposure to a range of courses in Classical, Pre-Modern Latin America, East Asia and Modern, and leads to highly independent interdisciplinary research in the capstone seminar.

  • Nine courses (Majors consist of a minimum of 30 credits.)

    Note on course numbering: 71- indicates art history. -000 level courses are introductory. -200-500 level courses are period and culture courses (-200 East Asia; -300 Latin America; -400 Pre-Modern and Early Modern Europe and architectural history; -500 Modern Euro-America). -800 level courses are theory and methods, and capstone seminar, primarily for majors. -900 level courses are tutorials, honors, internships, and independent study.

    • One Introduction to Art History (any -000 course). Open only to first-year and second-year students, or consent of instructor. Only one -000 level course counts toward the major. Any second -000 course counts as a university elective.

    Distribution:

    • One course from East Asian Art and Architecture (any -200 course).
    • One course from Latin American Art (any -300 course).
    • One course from Pre- or Early Modern Europe or Architectural History (any -400 course).
    • One course from Modern Art (any -500 course).

    Electives:

    • Two additional courses in Art History, which must be upper-level (-200 or above).

    Upper Level Courses for Majors:

    • ARH71-814 Theory and Methods of Art History (to be taken fall of junior year or fall of senior year)
    • ARH71-824 Capstone Research Seminar (to be taken fall of senior year)
  • Five courses (Minors consist of a minimum of 18 credits.)

    • One Introduction to Art History (any -000 course). Open only to first-year and second-year students. Only one -000 course counts toward the minor. Any second 000- course counts as a university elective.
    • One course in at least two of the four following areas (2 courses total):
      • Asian (any -200 course).
      • Latin American (any -300 course).
      • Pre- or Early Modern Europe or Architectural History (any -400 course).
      • Modern (any -500 course).
    • Two additional courses in Art History, which must be upper-level (-200 or above).
  • It is possible to do a 16-course paired major in History and Art History by counting an upper-level elective History course for one of the two upper-level elective courses required in the Art History major and counting an upper-level Art History course for one of the two elective upper-level History courses required in the History major. (A double major would be 18 courses.)

  • It is possible to do a 19-course paired major in Business and Art History by counting one upper-level elective course in Business, Economics or Accounting as one of the two upper-level elective courses required in the Art History major, and counting an upper-level elective course in Art History in as one of the five upper-level elective courses required in Business, Economics or Accounting which are required for the Business major. (A double major would be 21 courses.)