2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art History, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Art History provides an interdisciplinary approach to visual and material culture, which, in keeping with the university’s mission, seeks to develop students who are both knowledgeable in their chosen fields and prepared to be productive, responsible citizens with a global perspective. The discipline of art history fosters fundamental research skills, effective writing, and the ability to critically evaluate diverse imagery and ideas. As such, the program offers foundational studies in global art history and practices, more advanced courses which culturally contextualize visual and material objects, and theoretical classes enhancing critical thinking, as well as capstone experiences intended to demonstrate advanced research and writing skills.

  • SLO 1 Demonstrate knowledge of artistic and cultural styles and traditions across cultures and periods, from ancient to contemporary times.
  • SLO 2 Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and understanding of the visual arts through the ability to identify and discuss the historical, social, and cultural context of works of art.
  • SLO 3 Demonstrate individual and professional progress through the analysis and critical examination of art, applying the principles of visual analysis and research.
  • SLO 4 Develop and apply a personal and analytical voice through the ability to research critically, write effectively, and communicate clearly.

A maximum of 51 credits may be applied toward satisfying the Foundation Courses and Major Requirements in Art History. Students must earn a grade of ‘C’ or better in each course used to satisfy Major Requirements.

Degree Requirements (120 Credits)

Core Curriculum Requirements


Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements (3-6+ Credits) *  


* Course credit hours only count once toward the total university graduation credit hour requirements. Click on Credit Sharing  for more information.

Major Requirements (30 Credits)

ARTH courses (24 credits)

Complete the following courses (at least two courses must be Non-Western, such as: ARTH 219 , ARTH 266 , ARTH 311 , ARTH 345 ARTH 380 ): 

  • Choose nine credit hours at the 200 level or above
  • Choose twelve credit hours at the 300 level or above
  • Choose three credit hours at the 400 level

ARTS, ARTD, ARTH or other courses (6 credits)

Choose one from the following options for a total of 6 credits:

Cognates (12 Credits)

Cognates must be upper level (300 or 400 level) from outside the major.

Electives (11-16 Credits)

Total Credits Required: 120

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