Minor in Art History

Starting Fall 2021, the department will offer a new Minor in Art History to recognize students who are interested in or have completed extensive studies in Art History, but who are unable to pursue the full major due to other curricular commitments.

Program Learning Outcomes for the Minor in Art History

Upon completing the minor in Art History, students will be able to:

1. Understand the historical, social, cultural, and political contexts and traditions of art and/or architecture. Students will develop an understanding of the multiple contexts of art, which might include its relationship to religion, politics, gender and sexuality, urbanism, landscape, history, culture, and/or other domains of human social experience.

2. Demonstrate specialized knowledge about, and be able to identify, art from specific geographical locations, periods, artists, and/or artistic movements.

Requirements for the Minor in Art History

Students pursuing the minor in Art History must complete a minimum of 6 courses (18 credit hours) to satisfy minor requirements and must complete:
-A minimum of 3 courses (9 credit hours) taken at the 300-level or above.
-A minimum of 1 course (3 hours) must be a seminar.
-A maximum of 2 courses (6 credit hours) from study abroad or transfer credit.

To ensure a broad chronological and global understanding of the history of art and/or architecture, students must take:
-A minimum of 1 course (3 credit hours) from the African/African Diaspora, Asian, Latin American, or Middle East/Islamic traditions.
-A minimum of 1 course (3 credit hours) in two of the following three periods: Ancient-Medieval (Pre-Modern), Renaissance-18th century (Early Modern), and 19th century - Present (Modern through Contemporary).

Additional details on fulfilling the requirements of the minor can be found on the General Announcements page.