Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Art History Minor

The minor in Art History focuses on the development of the visual arts, particularly of the histories of “high” or “fine” art, within a broad liberal arts tradition. Students study artistic images, objects, and events representing diverse cultures within a global context. The minor provides students with historical, methodological, and theoretical knowledge to interpret visual forms as expressions of historical and cultural circumstances. Art history courses put strong emphasis on the acquisition of skills in critical reading, problem solving, art historical research, and written and oral communication. Students from any college may choose to minor in art history. Bear in mind that some course options may have prerequisites.

The minor requirements are as follows:

  • At least one course must be in non-Western Art History & Visual Studies. At least three courses must be at the 300-level or above

Two courses selected from the following (6 credit hours):

One applied course in the College of Fine Arts appropriate to art history (3)

Courses in art studio, art education, as well as costume, make-up, or set design would apply.

Four additional Art History & Visual Studies courses

(A-H prefix; 12 credit hours)

Total Hours: 21