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  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Art History - European Tradition in Art Concentration, (B.A.)


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Art History Major (B.A.)


Program objectives for a B.A. in Art History are: (a) to understand the scope of art in human culture; (b) to acquire the ability to write about art clearly and meaningfully; (c) to acquire knowledge of diverse visual cultures; (d) to acquire the ability to read, write and understand the major terms and concepts of art history; (e) to conduct original research in the discipline.

University General Education Program (41 hours)


See Graduation from the University  for the University General Education Program requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (6-9 hours)


The Bachelor of Arts requirements are in addition to the University General Education Program requirements.

The Major (42 hours)


Completion of 36 semester hours in art history courses, including two courses selected from

European Tradition in Art


The European tradition is an area of concentration within the B.A. in Art History, whose mission is to introduce students to the visual cultures of the Western world, from antiquity to the modern (and postmodern) age. The concentration offers coursework covering the diverse visual traditions and the variety of historical periods associated with Europe and the Americas. The concentration emphasizes that its students acquire the ability to read, write and understand the major concepts of art history and to conduct original research in the discipline.

Within the Requirements for the Major in Art History,


Within the requirements for the major in Art History, students in this concentration need to complete:

One Course Each from Five of the Following Art Historical Categories


Additional Courses


An additional 9 hours ARTH 4000-level series is required. A maximum of two courses from the Museum Studies sequence (ARTH 4381 , ARTH 4386 , ANTH 4660 , or ANTH 4662 ) may be selected when meeting the remaining 9 hours ARTH 4000-level series.

Electives (18-19 hours)


Completion of courses to bring the total number of hours to 120 semester hours.

Typical 4-Year Art History Sequence


Freshman Year


Semester Totals 30 hrs


Sophomore Year


Semester Totals 33 hrs


Junior Year


  • ARTH elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (3) *
  • Natural Science (4) *
  • ARTH elective (3)
  • ARTH elective (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (3) *
  • Natural Science (4) *

Semester Totals 26 hrs


Senior Year


  • ARTH elective (3)
  • ARTH elective (3)
  • UD Elective (3)
  • UD Elective (3)
  • Studio elective (3)
  • History (3) *
  • ARTH 4195 - Proseminar Art History
  • Elective (3)
  • UD Elective (3)
  • UD Elective (3)
  • UD Elective (3)
  • Elective (1)

Semester Totals 31 hrs


Total Hours: 120-121


Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120


*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

**Students presenting a language to meet University admission requirements cannot receive credit for 1010 in that language.

***If student chooses ARTH 2030 , then must also take an additional General Education Humanities/Fine Arts course instead of an elective.

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