University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (ART H)
The minor in Art History provides students with a broad introduction to the history of art, as well as the opportunity for more specialized study in one or two fields. Specialized study may concentrate upon one region of the world (e.g. India) or one period (e.g. Renaissance). A student should seek the advice of her/his minor adviser on course selections. The study of art history develops a student's visual acuity by providing a critical understanding of visual culture in a diversity of societies around the world. Students learn to understand art within the contexts of religion, politics, philosophy, culture, technology, society, and gender. A minor in Art History can be of particular interest for students pursuing careers in art, art education, history, anthropology, archaeology, classics, English, foreign language/literature, cultural studies, international business, and arts administration. Students majoring in Art History cannot take this minor.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 21 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES: (6 credits)
ART H 111 GA;IL(3), ART H 112 GA;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ADDITONAL COURSES: (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from: ART H 120 GA;IL(3), ART H 130 GA;US;IL(3), ART H 301 GA;IL(3), ART H 315 GA;IL(3), ART H 320 GA;IL(3), ART H 330 GA;IL(3), or ART H 335 GA;IL(3) (Sem: 3-6)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (12 credits)
Select 6 credits of 001 to 400-level ART H courses, except ART H 100 GA(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits of 400-level ART H courses (Sem: 3-8)
(Note: Students are encouraged to use these supporting courses to focus their studies in one or two areas of art history and should discuss these course selections with an Art History faculty member.)
Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2010
Blue Sheet Item #: 38-05-021
Review Date: 02/23/2010