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Academics: Programs & Requirements

Major in Art History (36 Credits)

Required courses

Art of the Western World I
Art of the Western World II
Art History: Theory and Approaches

Electives--Each major candidate must complete at least one course in each of the following six areas:

  • Ancient art
  • Medieval art
  • Renaissance and Baroque art
  • Eighteenth- or Nineteenth-Century art
  • Twentieth-Century art
  • Asian Art

Grades of "C-" will not be counted towards the major. The course, Introduction to the Visual Arts, does not count towards the major.

Minor in Art History (21 Credits)

The 21 credits required for a minor in Art History may be distributed over a broad spectrum of art history courses through advisement or may be concentrated in one or more areas that relate to the student's major field and career goals. The required seven (7) art history courses must include at least four (4) upper-division courses and at least three (3) courses not already used to satisfy the requirements of the student's major.


Art History Concentration (Early Childhood and Childhood Education) (30 Credits)

This is a thirty-credit major with required courses distributed over the following Art History courses:

Art of the Western World I
Art of the Western World II
Modern Art, 1900-1970

Two Asian Art Courses (Select from ARH 340, ARH 341, ARH 342, ARH 343, ARH 344, ARH 345, ARH 378, and ARH 452)

The Arts of Early China
The Arts of Later China
The Arts of Japan
Japanese Arts of the Edo Period
History of Buddhist Art
Art in Modern China
Sacred Spaces, Divine Images
Chinese Painting: Figure in Landscape


American Art  OR  Art of the Hudson Valley


And the following Art courses:

Intro to Studio Art


Introduction to Ceramics  OR  Introduction to Metal  OR  Introduction to Sculpture

And two electives (six credits) of Art History.

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