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): 1||9|
|Introduction to the Visual Arts (GT-AH1)|
|Global Art History I|
|Global Art History II|
|Global Art History III|
|Upper Division Electives 2||12|
|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|
|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|
|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.