The Art History concentration seeks to develop students' critical and analytical skills and their ability to comprehend global visual arts within social, historical, cultural, and aesthetic frameworks. Students learn about the visual and material culture of societies from around the world and across time, reflecting the global turn in the discipline of Art History today. Our program offers a diverse array of courses that range from the Italian Renaissance to contemporary African art, women in art, and native North American art. Art History majors can apply their skills in visual literacy, analytical research, and oral communication to a wide range of fields to shape their career path. Our students have entered careers in academia, museums, historical societies, and auction houses, just to name a few.

Effective Fall 2021

A Portfolio Review is required to be submitted for review upon completion of three ART studio courses for continuing students and upon completion of two ART studio courses for transfer students and students who have changed majors.

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

Freshman
AUCCCredits
ART 105Issues and Practices in Art 1
ART 110Global Art History I 3
ART 111Global Art History II 3
ART 135Foundations - Form and Observation 3
ART 160Foundations - Color and Composition 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
L*** Foreign Language 10
Quantitative Reasoning1B3
 Total Credits 29
Sophomore
 
ART 120Foundations--Time and Structure 3
ART 170Foundations - Materials and Space 3
ART 212Global Art History III 3
  
Upper-Division Art History14A,4B3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
PHIL 318Aesthetics-Visual Arts 3
Select one course from the following not taken elsewhere:  3
Introduction to Figure Drawing  
Photo Image Making I  
Pottery I  
Metalsmithing and Jewelry I  
Fibers I  
Introduction to Graphic Design  
Introduction to Electronic Art  
Beginning Painting  
Printmaking I-Introduction to Printmaking  
Sculpture I  
ART *** Upper-Division Art History 12
ART *** Upper-Division Art Electives 4
Second Field Course1 3
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities3B3
 Total Credits 31
Senior
 
ART 419Historiography and Methodology of Art History4C3
ART *** Upper-Division Art History 6
Second Field Courses1 6
Second Field Upper-Division Courses1 12
Elective2 2
 Total Credits 29
 Program Total Credits: 120

Upper-Division Art History Courses1 

Code Title AUCC Credits
ART 310 History of American Art to 1945 4A,4B 3
ART 311 Art of West and Central Africa 4A,4B 3
ART 312 Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica 4A,4B 3
ART 313 Art of East and Southern Africa 4A,4B 3
ART 314 Women in Art History 4A,4B 3
ART 315 United States Art 1945-1980 4A,4B 3
ART 316 Art of the Pacific 4A,4B 3
ART 317 Native North American Art 4A,4B 3
ART 320 Global Encounters in Art 3
ART 410 Greek Art 4A,4B 3
ART 411 History of Medieval Art 4A,4B 3
ART 412 History of Renaissance Art 4A,4B 3
ART 414 History of Baroque and Rococo Art 4A,4B 3
ART 415 History of 19th Century European Art 4A,4B 3
ART 416 History of European Art, 1900 to 1945 4A,4B 3
ART 417 Roman Art 4A,4B 3
ART 418 Contemporary Artists and Art Critics 4A,4B 3
ART 492A Seminar: Art History 4A,4B 3
ART 496H Group Study: Art History 4A,4B 3

To declare this Concentration: A Portfolio Review is required to be submitted for review upon completion of three ART studio courses for continuing students and upon completion of two ART studio courses for transfer students and students who have changed majors.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree ProgramA minimum grade of C (2.000) or better is required in all upper-division Art History coursework. 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 105Issues and Practices in Art X 1
ART 110Global Art History IX  3
ART 135Foundations - Form and Observation X 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
L*** Foreign Language X 5
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 111Global Art History IIX  3
ART 160Foundations - Color and Composition X 3
L*** Foreign Language   5
Quantitative Reasoning  1B3
CO 150 and AUCC 1B (Quantitative Reasoning) must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   14
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 170Foundations - Materials and Space X 3
ART 212Global Art History IIIX  3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A4
Diversity and Global Awareness X3E3
Portfolio review is strongly recommended by the end of Semester 3. X  
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 120Foundations--Time and Structure   3
    
ART*** Upper-Division Art History (See list of approved courses on Major Requirements Tab)X 4A,4B3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A3
Historical Perspectives X3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences X3C3
Portfolio review must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PHIL 318Aesthetics-Visual Arts X 3
Select one course from the following:   3
Photo Image Making I    
Pottery I    
Metalsmithing and Jewelry I    
Fibers I    
Introduction to Graphic Design    
Introduction to Electronic Art    
Beginning Painting    
Printmaking I-Introduction to Printmaking    
Sculpture I    
ART*** Upper-Division Art History (See list of approved courses on Major Requirements Tab)X  6
Advanced Writing X23
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART*** Upper-Division Art History (See list of approved courses on Major Requirements Tab)X  6
ART*** Upper-Division Art Electives X 4
Second Field Course   3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
 Total Credits   16
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 419Historiography and Methodology of Art HistoryX 4C3
ART*** Upper-Division Art History (See list of approved courses on Major Requirements Tab)X  3
Second Field Course X 3
Second Field Upper-Division Courses X 6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART*** Upper-Division Art History (See list of approved courses on Major Requirements Tab)X  3
Second Field CourseX  3
Second Field Upper-Division CoursesX  6
ElectiveX  2
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   14
 Program Total Credits:   120