Art History

Minor Code - U036

The study of the history of art can enhance comprehension of students’ primary field of study and permit them to achieve a broader and deeper understanding of cultural history. First-hand observation and close study are emphasized. It is intended to help develop skills in critical thinking, written communication, and research. Since the minor in Art History requires a considerable grasp of writing and research, the vocabulary and technical aspects of art historical writing and research are addressed in both the survey and in the upper-level courses. This minor is especially beneficial for those students pursuing careers that demand an understanding of historical and contemporary culture.

Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 with a grade of C or better in all required courses.

ARHS 120Survey of Art History 13
ARHS 160Survey of Art History 23
ARHS 240Art Theory3
Upper Division (300 or above) Art History (ARHS) courses 9
Total Hours18