Minor in Art History

The department now offers a 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 2 courses at the 200-level or above from two of the following three chronological areas:

  • Up to c. 1400 CE
  • c. 1400 to 1750 CE
  • c. 1750 CE to Present

-A minimum of 2 courses at the 200-level or above from two of the following seven geographical areas or cultural tradition areas:

  • Africa/African Diaspora
  • Asia
  • Europe/Post-Colonization of North America
  • Islamic Cultures
  • Latin America/the Caribbean
  • Global
  • Cultural Exchange

-Of the six courses, a minimum of 1 course must be a seminar.

-One elective course from the HART course offerings can be taken at any level.

-A minimum of 3 courses must be taken at the 300-level or above.

-A maximum of 2 courses can be taken outside of HART course offerings, including courses from study abroad or transfer credit.


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