Feb 07, 2023  
2020-2021 General Catalog 

Art History (B.A.)

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Present work that demonstrates creative or scholarly originality, perceptual acuity, conceptual understanding, as well as technical facility at a professional entry level in their chosen field(s)
  • Acquire the ability to place works of art/design in historical, cultural, stylistic and theoretical/critical contexts, both in relation to the general history of the field and the specific history of their area of specialization.
  • Demonstrate rudimentary competency in a foreign language
  • Gain general knowledge of the history of art both of the western and non-western cultures in relation to general world history
  • Demonstrate competency in research and critical argument, as well as an entry-level professional competency in analytical writing.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to be counted in the major.

Program Prerequisites

The Department of Art and Design strongly recommends that students complete the following courses as part of their General Education , as they are prerequisites for required major courses and/or requirements for graduation. Students who do not complete these courses as part of General Education can potentially add additional credits and time to their degree. These courses may or may not need to be taken before starting any major courses; consult a Student Success Advisor for details.

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)

See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Requirement (16 Credits**)

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Foreign Language requirement 16 Credits

** Note: One semester of a foreign language may also fulfill the General Education  Humanities requirement. The 16 credits may be fulfilled by taking four semesters of a foreign language or by testing out of a language and purchasing the credits. These credits are typically counted in the degree total at the bottom of the page. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details. 

Art History Curriculum Summary (46 Credits)

Art History Core Courses (34 Credits)

Art History and Art Elective Courses (12 Credits)

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Free Electives (23-27 Credits)

Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.A. Degree: 120

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