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Major Requirements


Twelve courses (eleven art history courses, plus one studio art course). Specific course requirements:

  • two semesters of introductory survey (History of Art ARH 1011 and ARH 1012)
  • three courses from major periods (one each from three of the following):
    1. Ancient
    2. Medieval, Northern Renaissance
    3. Italian Renaissance and Baroque
    4. 18th and 19th century, American and Modern
  • one course in non-Western art
  • two 3000-level art history subject seminars (seminars must be taken with two different faculty members; seminars taken over summer session will not fulfill this requirement)
  • one Studio Art course
  • Seminar for Majors  (ARH 3080) (unless departmental permission is granted, course must be taken in the Junior year)
  • Thesis Colloquium I & II (ARH XXXX) (unless departmental permission is granted, courses must be taken Senior year; course to be offered for the first time in Fall 2015)

When a single course fulfills more than one requirement, the total of eleven art history courses may be completed by additional courses of the student‘s choosing. The minimum grade for major credit is C-. While language study is not required for the major, students intending to enter graduate school in Art History are strongly urged to acquire a reading knowledge of German, French and, where relevant, Italian.


Five courses: both semesters of History of Art, one seminar (excluding summer school), and two other courses at any level. The minimum grade for minor credit is C-. In unusual cases, and with departmental approval, students who are unable to schedule History of Art I may substitute one course in Ancient or Medieval Art plus one course in Renaissance Art for this requirement. Similarly, for those unable to schedule History of Art II, one course in non-Western Art plus one course covering a time period from the 17th to the 20th centuries may be substituted. This alternative increases the number of courses required to complete the minor.