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Major Requirements for Students Declaring the Major Prior to Fall 2019

If you declared your major prior to Fall 2019, you can download or print your major requirements here.
Note: Students who declared the major after Fall 2019 have different major requirements, you can see this list here.


Introductory (100-Level)
Take two of these five introductory courses:

Art-Hist 100:  Survey: Ancient-Medieval Art
Art-Hist 110:  Survey: Renaissance-Modern Art
Art-Hist 115:  Visual Arts, Artists, and Cultures: An Introduction to Looking
Art-Hist 116:  Art & Visual Culture of East Asia 
Art-Hist 118:  History of Architecture and the Built Environment

Take at least one course at any level (100-499) in each of the following two areas:

Non-Western Art
Architecture

Take at least one upper level (200-499) course in each of the following five areas:

Ancient Art
Medieval Art
Renaissance or Baroque Art
Modern or Contemporary Art (19th-21st centuries)

Art of the Americas

Electives
Take three upper level (200-499) courses in History of Art & Architecture*

Junior Year Writing & Integrative Experience courses** 

Art-Hist 370: Junior Year Writing
Art-Hist 415: Methods of Art History

A cumulative minimum 2.0 GPA is required for all courses in the major.

A maximum of four courses taken outside the Department may be counted toward the major.


* A related course in another department may be used as one upper-level elective with approval from a History of Art & Architecture faculty advisor or the Undergraduate Program Director. 
** 
Required of primary Art History majors only. Second majors are not required to complete either Junior Year Writing or the Integrative Experience.

 

Note: There is no mandatory sequence for meeting the above requirements; when and how to take the above requirements will vary depending on student interests, plan, and schedule.  However, students should meet with their History of Art & Architecture advisor on a regular basis to ensure that requirements are being met in a timely and effective way.