Department of Art & Art History

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Art History: Cloister colonnade, Convento de San Pedro y San Pablo, 16th c.,  Acolman, Mexico
Art History: Cloister colonnade, Convento de San Pedro y San Pablo, 16th c., Acolman, Mexico

BA in Art History

The Art History area encourages students to analyze art within many contexts, including historical, intellectual, political, social, and stylistic.  In addition to examining diverse methodologies, introductory and upper division courses cover artistic production from a wide range of cultures and periods including: Western art and architecture—Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Modern, and Contemporary, Art and Architecture of Asia and the Americas (Colonial, Indian, Pre-Columbian, and Post-Colonial).

To obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Art History (Major Code: AAAH) requires a minimum of 39 credit hours in the major consisting of:

ARTS 1010 INTRODUCTION TO ART 1
ARTS 1020 INTRODUCTION TO ART 2
ARTH 1300 WORLD ART 1
ARTH 1400 WORLD ART 2
ANY (3) 3000 LEVEL ART HISTORY courses (9 credits)
ANY (3) 4000 LEVEL ART HISTORY courses (9 credits)
FINE ARTS ELECTIVES (6 credits) (Any ARTS or ARTH course, upper or lower division or six hours of fourth semester or higher foreign language).
ARTH/4919 ART HISTORY SEMINAR

Distribution requirements complete at least six hours at the 3000 or 4000 level in each of three areas: Ancient and/or African/American/Asian/Australian, Medieval and/or Early Modern (a.k.a. Renaissance and Baroque), and Modern and/or Contemporary. Students must take at least one course in African, American, Asian, or Australian art at the 3000 or 4000 level.