Designed for students with an interest in art history who are not Art majors, the Art History minor will provide students with an understanding of the rich history of art in its global historical context. Students will learn the language of art history, enhance their skills in research, writing, and presenting, and practice using conceptual tools for interpreting and understanding our visual world across cultures and disciplines.

For students who are ready to declare the Art History minor, please reach out to Belle-Pilar Fleming, Academic Success Coordinator.

For more information on the minor, please contact Professor David Riep.

Effective Fall 2021

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

A minimum grade of C (2.000) or better is required in all Art History coursework. 

Lower-Division (Select a minimum of 9 credits from the following): 19
Introduction to the Visual Arts (GT-AH1)
Global Art History I
Global Art History II
Global Art History III
Upper Division Electives 212
Pre-Columbian Art of the Andes
History of American Art to 1945
Art of West and Central Africa
Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica
Art of East and Southern Africa
Women in Art History
United States Art 1945-1980
Art of the Pacific
Native North American Art
Global Encounters in Art
Greek Art
History of Medieval Art
History of Renaissance Art
History of Baroque and Rococo Art
History of 19th Century European Art
History of European Art, 1900 to 1945
Roman Art
Contemporary Artists and Art Critics
Historiography and Methodology of Art History
Seminar: Art History
Group Study: Art History
Program Total Credits:21

Courses should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor.


Up to 3 credits of Art History-related courses from outside the Department of Art and Art History may be included in the Art History minor degree. Such courses must be chosen or included in consultation with the minor advisor and must be approved by Art History area faculty.