With a POE in art history, students examine the histories of painting, sculpture, architecture and graphic art in relation to contextual issues, such as religion, politics, society, economics, gender, philosophy, and culture.

Students begin with the introductory Survey of Western Art course before moving on to the advanced courses, in which they will further develop their written, spoken, analytical, and comparative skills. 

Take ALL of the following (38 credit hours):

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
AR 110 Survey of Western Art 3  
FI
 
AR 301 African- American Art 3 AR 110
FI
CW, CA
AR 309 Italian Renaissance Art 3 AR 110
FI
CW
AR 310 Baroque to Enlightenment
3
AR 110
FI
 
AR 311 Ancient Art & Architecture
3
AR 110
FI
 
AR 312 Medieval Art & Architecture
3
AR 110
F
 
AR 315 Women in Art
3
AR 110
FI
CS, CA
AR 316 19th Century Art
3
AR 110
FI
CS
AR 318 American Art
3
AR 110
F
 
AR 329 Early Modern Art
3
AR 110
FI
 
AR 330 Modern to Contemporary Art
3
AR 110
FI
CA
AR 456 Senior Research in Art History
2
Permission
F
CW
AR 457 Senior Thesis in Art History
3
Permission, AR 456
F
CW
Optional Art History Courses - Select at least one from the following list (3 credits):
AR 313 Northern Renaissance Art
3
AR 110
FI
 
AR 322 Modern Architecture
3
AR 110
FI
CS
AR/PL 340 Philosophy of Art
3
AR 110
FH
 
Studio Art Courses - Select at least two classes from the following list (6 credits):
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
AR 103 Beginning Drawing
3
 
F
 
AR 104 Design and Color
3
 
F
 
AR 125
and/or
AR 225
Explorations in Clay

Wheel Throwing
3

3
 
F

F
 
AR 200 Beginning Painting
3
 
F
 
AR 203 Digital Photography I
3
 
F
 
AR 204 Digital Art I
3
 
F
 
AR 208 Beginning Photography
3
 
F
 
AR 303 Intermediate Drawing
3
AR 103
F
 
AR 305 Intermediate Ceramics
3
AR 205
F
 
AR 308 Intermediate Photography
3
AR 208
F
 
AR 405 Advanced Ceramics
3
AR 305
F
 

Proficiency in either German or French; this is defined as 2 courses at the 200 level or above for a total of 6 credits.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 47 TO 53

updated 4-15

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