Art History Minor Program Requirements

The Art History Minor is offered by the Art Department. It requires 18 credits:

Complete the Survey courses (6 cr):

Code Course Credits

ARH 2011

Survey of Western Art I

History of Western Art as expressed through architecture, sculpture and painting; Prehistoric to Renaissance art.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding or World Views Frames of Reference.

Every Semester

3

ARH 2012

Survey of Western Art II

History of Western Art as expressed through architecture, sculpture and painting; Renaissance to the present.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding or World Views Frames of Reference.

Prerequisite: ARH 2011 if possible.

Spring

3

And fulfill the remaining credits from these courses (12 cr):

Code Course Credits

ARH 2030

History of Architecture

History of world architecture from the 5th century B.C. to the present.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding or World Views Frames of Reference.

Periodically

3

ARH 2710

Special Topics in Art History

Courses may be offered from time to time presenting particular areas for consideration on an advanced level. Topics may include art historical issues of areas of interest not included in our regular course offerings. Lecture or seminar format.

As topics change, this course may be repeated for credit.

3

ARH 2910

Independent Study in Art History

OR ARH 3910 - Independent Study in Art History 3 cr OR ARH 4910 - Independent Study in Art History 3 cr

Available by arrangement with any art faculty. A written proposal must be approved by the instructor and the department chair prior to registration.

This course is repeatable once for credit.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, signed contract required.

3

ARH 3010

Classical Art: Greece and Rome

History of Ancient Greek and Roman architecture, sculpture and painting.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding or World Views Frames of Reference.

Periodically

3

ARH 3030

Italian Renaissance Art

History of architecture, sculpture, and painting in Italy from ca. 1200 to ca. 1600.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding or World Views Frames of Reference.

Periodically

3

ARH 3040

The Art of Medieval Europe

History of European art and architecture from the fall of Rome through the Romanesque and Gothic periods.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding or World Views Frames of Reference.

Periodically

3

ARH 3050

American Art

History of American art from the Colonial period to 1913.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding Frame of Reference.

Fall, even years

3

ARH 3051

History of Nineteenth Century Art

Western painting and sculpture from the late eighteenth century and Neoclassical period to 1900.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding or World Views Frames of Reference.

Spring, odd years

3

ARH 3052

History of Twentieth Century Art

European and American painting and sculpture from 1900 to 1945.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding or World Views Frames of Reference.

Periodically

3

ARH 3070

Art Since 1945

History of European and American painting and sculpture from 1945 to the present.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding or World Views Frames of Reference.

Periodically

3

ARH 4850

Capstone Presentation

Seniors who choose to major in Art History are required to make a 50 minute public presentation based on their immediate and advanced work in art history. The topic should be approved by their advisor. Presentations will be evaluated by the art faculty.

Prerequisite: Complete Art History requirements.

1

Note

This minor is not available to students majoring in Art History (BA.ART.ARH)