The Bachelor of Arts degree in art with an emphasis in Art History is offered for students whose principal interests are in museum or gallery work, teaching in higher education or other fields related to visual arts. Course requirements are designed to familiarize students with the major fields of Art History, and to prepare them for advance study in the graduate school setting. Requirements include a year-long survey of the history of Western Art, and eight upper-level Art History courses. Additional classes in Studio Art, foreign languages, and a senior research project, with a public presentation, are required for graduation.
Students must earn six credits in ART 479. This course is titled Art History Thesis, and as a graduation requirement, students are required to present their Senior Thesis publicly.
Students must earn eight credits in studio chosen from ART 101, ART 102, ART 125, and ART 126. Students must earn twenty-eight credits in Art History courses at the 300 level or above.
Students must take at least one year of German language (eight credits), and at least one year of a second language (eight credits), or demonstrate equivalent competency. Ancient, medieval or modern languages may be used to fulfill the second language requirement.
Courses in history, religion, philosophy, literature, anthropology, archaeology, humanities, American multicultural studies, and women's and gender tudies may be beneficial to students in this emphasis.
Catherine Wack, Drawing and Art History Emphasis