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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Arts and Architecture

Art History Minor

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)


ARTH 111 GA;IL(3), ARTH 112 GA;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)

Select 3 credits from: ARTH 120 GA;IL(3), ARTH 130 GA;US;IL(3), ARTH 301 GA;IL(3), ARTH 315 GA;IL(3), ARTH 320 GA;IL(3), ARTH 330 GA;IL(3), or ARTH 335 GA;IL(3) (Sem: 3-6)

Select 6 credits of 001 to 400-level ARTH courses, except ARTH 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



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