Art History and Criticism Program (BA)

The Art History program is designed to prepare capable, well-rounded students with superior understanding of art history and visual culture and skills in visual analysis, research and writing.  Graduates of the program are prepared for excellence in professional employment and graduate studies, and possess a commitment to service through knowledge and cultural tolerance. 

Requirements.

A.   Art history.

  1.  ARH 111 , ARH 112  (6 credits).
  2.  Advanced art history (24 credits).  From:  ARH 200, ARH 300, 400-level ARH courses.
  3.  Internship.  ARH 395  (1 cr.).
  4.  Senior thesis.  ARH 497  (2 cr.).
  5.  Senior capstone.  ARH 411  (3 cr.).

B.   Cognate requirements.

  1. History (6 credits).  HIS 112 , HIS 113 .
  2. Studio art (9 credits).  ART 131 ; two additional ART courses selected in consultation with an art history advisor.
  3. Foreign languages (16 credits)FRN 111 , FRN 112 , FRN 211 , FRN 212 . (To possibly substitute another foreign language relevant to the discipline, speak with an art history advisor.)
  4. Communication (3 credits)COM 210 .
  5. Philosophy (3 credits). PHL 101 .
  6. Anthropology (6 credits).  ANT 110 , one from: ANT 240 ANT 271 , ANT 284 , ANT 295 , ANT 299 , ANT 318 , ANT 322 , ANT 370 .
  7. Arts and culture in diverse media (9 credits).  Three from:  AFA 206 , AFA 207 , AFA 215 , AFA 216 , AFA 250 , COM 272 , ENG 204 , ENG 207 , FFS 301 , FFS 302 , MUS 261  MUS 262 , PHL 151 , PHL 167 , PHL 174 , PHL 340 , PHL 341 , PHL 342 PHL 343 , PHL 366 , PHL 380 , THE 207 , THE 239 , THE 300 , THE 301 , WGS 100 .

C.   All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Arts  degree, including General Education  requirements, additional BA distribution requirements, and at least 80 credits in non-ARH courses.

D.   A minor in a foreign language is recommended.

 

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