Curriculum - B.A. in Art History

The following courses are necessary for completing a B.A. degree in Art History: (All coursework in The School of Art & Art History must have a grade of “C” or better to satisfy program requirements.)

ART PREPARATION 12 HOURS
History of Visual Arts I * 3 Hours
History of Visual Arts II * 3 Hours
Concepts and Practices I 3 Hours
Beginning Drawing 3 Hours

* History of Visual Arts I and II must be used to satisfy the General Education Historical Perspectives requirement if the student is to remain within 120 hours for the degree.

Plus: Minimum of 24 hours in the following history courses:

ART HISTORY SURVEY 18 HOURS
Prehistoric & Ancient 3 Hours
Greek & Roman 3 Hours
Medieval 3 Hours
Renaissance 3 Hours
Baroque and Rococo 3 Hours
19th Century 3 Hours
20th Century 3 Hours
Contemporary Issues in Art

African
3 Hours

3 Hours
Asian Art 3 Hours
Islamic Art

Art History: Selected Topics*
3 Hours

3 Hours

*ARH 4930 Art History selected topics may be taken for degree credit only by approval of the academic advisor for the school of art and art history.

Art History Critical Studies or Directed Reading** 9 HOURS
Critical Studies in Art History and/or 3 Hours
Directed Reading 3 Hours

**Students may substitute 4 hours of ARH 4800 Critical Studies for 4 hours of 4000 level art history survey by permission of the instructor.

PLUS 2 HOURS
Extended Studies: required of all majors 2 Hours

(London Middlesex Program, Paris Program, Public Art, Museum Internships, Community Art, Artists Internship/Apprenticeships, Art History Apprenticeships)

Recommendations
Students are encouraged to take additional credits in Art History critical studies courses and Art History survey courses.

TOTAL ART HISTORY HOURS41 HOURS

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS FOR THE B.A. DEGREE IN ART HISTORY:
Foundations of Knowledge and Learning* 27 Hours
Exit Requirements 6 Hours
Art History Requirements 41 Hours
Non-Art Electives 27 Hours
Free Electives 19 Hours (Art and Non-Art)
TOTAL 120 HOURS

*General Education “Historical Perspectives” will be satisfied by ARH 2050, History of Visual Arts I and ARH 2051, History of Visual Arts II.

*FKL Humanities and Fine Arts are satisfied by the Art History curriculum.  History of Visual Arts I and II satisfy Humanities, while Concepts & Practices satisfies Fine Arts.

NOTE:  Art History is a B.A. degree program.  As such, it requires the completion of two terms of the same language at the college level or an equivalent competence as demonstrated by testing.  French or German is recommened but not required