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ART HISTORY

ART HISTORY (Minor)

Students may declare a minor in art history to complement a major in any other area of study. The combination of an art history minor with a major in Community Health and Wellness, Psychology, Studio Arts, or Business Administration, for example, may lead, respectively, to graduate study and/or careers in such fields as dance/health education, expressive therapies, or arts administration. A minor in art history may also enhance the preparation and competitiveness of students enrolled in the educator licensure programs. It will also help prepare them for an arts-related graduate degree, should they decide to do so. Minors gain a foundational understanding of the history of art and architecture. The program requires a combination of broad survey courses and classes in specific fields and periods. Overall, minors explore visual images and architecture in their broader social contexts, allowing students to understand how social, cultural, and intellectual factors help inform the discipline.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Recall key artworks and the civilizations that created them

  • Situate works of art and architecture within the history of art-- identify their appropriate periods/eras/movements

  • Classify the correct art historical vocabulary/terms when formally analyzing and assessing works of art

  • Organize visual images and architecture in their broader social contexts, leading students to understand how social, cultural, and intellectual factors help inform the creation of such artworks

  • Demonstrate writing as a form of thinking and problem- solving within the discipline that includes:

    • Applying the skills learnt to identify and contextualize artworks

    • Critically assessing the art historical literature

    • Documenting such material accurately and consistently in a research paper

  • Develop historical theories by integrating broader disciplinary traditions with art history and global contemporary issues

 

Credits

Required Courses for the Art History Minor:

AH 1100 World Art

3

AH 3010 Research Methods in World Art

3

 

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Current Electives in Art History—choose four from the following (or any other art history course at the 2000-level or beyond):

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AH 2000 Identity and Visual Culture: A Global Perspective

AH 2498 Film Criticism

AH 2720 A History of Photography

AH 2930 Contemporary Art

AH 2935 Modern Art

AH 2960 Non-Western Art

AH 2970 History of Graphic Design

 

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