Art History (BA)

Arts and Sciences
Performing and Fine Arts
HEGIS Number: 1003

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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


1. Introductory Course: Choose one of the following:

FA105Introduction to Fine Arts: Caves to Cathedrals 
FA106Introduction to Fine Arts: Cathedrals to Contemporary 

2. Upper Level Art History Courses


Students take courses from the following 3 areas:

I. Content Area I: Western Art to the 18th Century (6 Credits)
FA290Ancient Art 
FA291Art of Medieval Europe 
FA292Early Renaissance Art 
FA294Northern Renaissance Art 
FA390High Renaissance and Late 16th century art 
FA391Baroque and Rococo Art 
II. Content Area II : 19th Century - Contemporary (9 Credits)
FA278Art and Sound of Video Games 
FA297History of Still Photography 
FA298Twentieth-Century Trends in Photography 
FA303Film History: Style & Imagination I 
FA304Film History: Style & Imagination II 
FA325Women Artists 
FA392Nineteenth-Century Art 
FA393American Art to 1913 
FA394Twentieth-Century Art in the United States 
FA396Twentieth Century Art 
FA397Contemporary Art 
FA398Afro-American Art 
III. Content Area III: Non-Western Art (6 Credits)
FA296African Art 
FA287Islamic Art and Architecture 
FA288Art of Asia and the Pacific 
FA289Caribbean Art 
FA395Latin-American Art 

3. Research in Art History

FA499Research in Art History 

4. Studio Art Courses: 9 Credits in Fine Arts courses designated as studio classes:

FA 150, 151, 152, 155, 253, 254, 258, 264, 265, 273, 274, 283,284, 355, 358, 364, 365, 373, 374, 381, 382, 383, 384, 463, 464, 473, 474, 481, 482 

5. Major Electives: 6 credits

Students may take six credits of elective courses (200-400 level) in one or more of the following departments/disciplines: Fine Arts; History and Philosophy; English; Black Studies; Speech; Foreign Languages, ESL and Humanities; or Music. 

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