Art History Minor

24 Credits Required

Introductory Courses (8 credits)
  • ART 230 Art Moves I: Neolithic to 1450 (4) (AE Thematic Encounter Movement, AMS elective)
  • ART 260 Art Moves II: 1450 to 1850 (4) (AE Thematic Encounter Movement) 
    • One of these may double-count with the Art Major
  • ART 300 Modern and Contemporary Art (required for Art majors) (AE Thematic Encounter Justice, AR, Gender Studies elective)
Studio Art Electives (4 credits)

Any 200 or 300 level Studio Art Class (see below).

    • This may double-count with the Art Major
Art History Electives (8 credits)

At least 8 credits must be at the 300 level.

Commonly Offered Art History Courses:
  • Art 309D East Asian Gardens (AE Thematic Encounter Truth)
  • Art 309F Photography in China
  • Art 379 Museum Ethics and History
  • Art 379B Art and Medicine (AE Thematic Focus Truth)
  • Honr 203C The Art of Social Change (AE, HE Thematic Focus Truth)
  • Coming soon: Art 379C History of Photography as Art (AE Thematic Focus Truth)
  • Some study abroad courses offer Art History courses
Other things to know:
  • If you want to do an Art History major – you can create individualized major in Art History. Note: Graduates have completed Art Conservation degree at Courtald Institute in London, developed web exhibitions for museums – design the degree for YOUR long term goals.
  • If you have burning desire to study a particular artist, period, medium, etc. you can propose an Individualized Learning Project. (Examples of some past ILP projects: History of Photography in China, The Renaissance Images of Mary as Mother; The Changing Perceptions of Postpartum Mothers in Modern and Contemporary Art, Art of the Chinese Cultural Revolution; Indigenous Survivance; Water, and others.)
  • Contact Carol Brash if you have any questions.
Studio Art Electives include:
  • Drawing
  • Video Art
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Installation
  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Sculpture
  • Papermaking
  • Computer Art
  • Artist Books
  • Animation 
  • Letterpress Printing
  • Additional Special Topics Classes are offered as well