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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2001
End Date: Summer Session 2010

Art History Minor - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (ART H)

The minor in Art History provides students with a broad introduction to the history of Western and Eastern art, as well as the opportunity for more specialized study in one or two fields, from ancient to contemporary. Specialized study may concentrate upon one region of the world (i.e. Italian art) or one period (i.e. medieval). 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 literature, cultural studies, international business, and arts administration.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


ART H 111 GA(3), ART H 112 GA(3), and ART H 120 GA;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)

Select 6 credits of 100- 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 12 credits 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: Fall Semester 2001

Review Date: 2/11/03



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