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2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art and Art History, Art History Concentration, BA

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Art History requirements are designed to give the student a satisfactory program having breadth, variety and a balance between lecture courses and seminars.

Required Credit Hours: 39

Additional Requirements:

In addition to the 12 hours above, the student must choose three credits in each of the following five fields:

In addition

  • * ARTH 480 - Methods of Art History (3)
  • And two other 400-level courses, and one Art History elective of any level are required.
  • ARTH 377 can be used for either Modern or Non-Western/Cross-Cultural areas, but not both.

Major Writing Requirement

One art history course at the 300 or 400 level (including ARTH 490) will fulfill the requirement.

The Major Writing Requirement will be satisfied in the following way:

  1. When prospective majors, in consultation with their major advisor, file the form required for a declaration of major, they will specify an art history course conforming to the above criteria that is most appropriate to their area of special interest. This course will satisfy the prospective majors Major Writing Requirement.
  2. At the time of registration for the specified course, the student will consult with the instructor to make all necessary arrangements for a schedule that allows for the opportunity to go through the stages of writing and rewriting that is part of the requirement.
  3. When the student has completed the courses with a grade of C or higher, the instructor will notify the department chair.

Major Computing Requirement

The Major Computing Requirement will be fulfilled during the completion of the Major Writing Requirement. In the process of writing their research papers, students will be expected to do research using all of the data bases and library resources that are computer accessible (World Web, On-line Journals, and Bibliographic Sources such as Art Index, Art Abstracts, RILA, RRA, BHA, Art Bibliographies Modern etc.) as well as to find and assess specific web sites related to their topic.


In addition to taking the major requirements, students are encouraged to gain practical experience through an internship.  For more information on potential internships see the Art History webpage.

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