Art History (BA)
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- Course Descriptions
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The Art History major is designed for the student seeking to explore the art of past civilizations as well as contemporary art forms. Through a diversified program of professional quality, the student becomes familiar with problems concerning the evolution of style, the function of art in a society, and the way in which art is influenced by contemporary events. After completing the prerequisite for all advanced art history courses, Fine Arts 104, Introduction to Fine Arts, the student may select from a variety of course offerings. The Art History major is flexible and aims to satisfy whatever plans the student has for graduate or professional work.
Art History BA
Major Discipline Requirements
I. Required Courses
|FA104||Introduction to Fine Arts||3|
II. Choose Eighteen credits from the following
|FA291||Art of Medieval Europe||3|
|FA292||Early Renaissance Art||3|
|FA293||Visual Studies of the Urban Environment||3|
|FA294||Northern Renaissance Art||3|
|FA297||History of Still Photography||3|
|FA298||Twentieth-Century Trends in Photography||3|
|FA303||Film History: Style & Imagination I||3|
|FA304||Film History: Style & Imagination II||3|
|FA390||High Renaissance and Late Sixteenth- Century Art||3|
|FA391||Baroque and Rococo Art||3|
|FA393||American Art to 1913||3|
|FA394||Twentieth-Century Art in the United States||3|
|FA402||Media, Culture and the Visual Arts||3|
|FA475||Special Studies Seminar||3|
|FA476||Special Studies Seminar: Selected Topics in Art History||3|
|FA477||Special Studies Seminar: Selected Topics in Art History||3|
|FA478||Special Studies Seminar: Selected Topics in Art History||3|
|FA479||Special Studies Seminar: Selected Topics in Art History||3|
|FA499||Research in Art History||3|
IV. Nine credits chosen from Art Studio Major Requirements, Sections I, II, and III
V. Foreign Language*
* Twelve credits in a foreign language are usually required for admission into graduate programs in Art History.
** Elective credits should be taken in one or more of the following fields: Classics, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, History, Literature, Music,Philosophy, and Speech.
Note: At least 90 Liberal Arts credits are required.