Art History, B.A.

About the Program: 

The B.A. degree program in art history introduces students to the nature and history of artistic development in the Western world. This program is conceived as one of the disciplines of the liberal arts and is envisioned as a preparation for graduate study in art history, as well as for careers in art librarianship, museum work, slide curatorship, historic preservation, and art conservation.

Program Requirements: 

Intellectual Foundations Requirements 39–66 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Art History 42 cr

A. Required Courses (27 cr)
FAR 101 Drawing I
FAR 104 Themes and Issues in Contemporary Arts
FAR 250 Art History I
FAR 251 Art History II
FAR 354 Art and Culture of Greece
FAR 359 High Renaissance and Mannerism
FAR 362 Nineteenth-Century Art
OR
FAR 363 Twentieth-Century Art
One course in medieval art from list below
One course in non-Western art from list below

B. Electives in Art History (15 cr)
Select three courses from the following:
FAR 325 History of Photography
FAR 351 Art of the Ancient World
FAR 352 Art and Culture of Islam
FAR 353 Art and Culture of Egypt and the Near East
FAR 355 Art and Culture of Rome
FAR 356 Early Medieval Art
FAR 357 Late Medieval Art
FAR 358 Early Renaissance Art in Italy
FAR 361 Italian Baroque Art
FAR 364 Art After 1940
FAR 365 American Art
FAR 367 Baroque of Northern Europe
FAR 369 Art in the Middle Ages
FAR 370 Methods in Art History
FAR 371 Art Theory and Criticism
FAR 372 Masterworks of Architecture
FAR 375 Introduction to Asian Art
FAR 376 Indian Art
FAR 377 Art of China and Japan
FAR 380 Art of Africa
FAR 389 Topics in Art History
FAR 469 Art and Architecture in Siena
FAR 488 Internship in Art History
FAR 499 Independent Study in Art History

All College Electives 12–39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours 120 cr

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