Art & Art History


Students interested in a major or minor in art history or studio art should contact the department for a current check sheet.

To complete a major in art history students are required to complete eleven courses:

  • ARTH 125
  • Methods Course ARTH 214 (May include ARTH 120 or 115 if taken prior to Spring 2013)
  • One course in ancient or medieval fields (ARTH 201 or 202)
  • One course in Renaissance or Baroque fields (ARTH 205, 284, 303, 306, 307, 308 or FYS 197)
  • Two courses in 19th century or modern fields (ARTH 206, 210, 217, 221, 318, 322)
  • One course in a non-western field (ARTH 131, 234, 235, 236)
  • One additional course in art history or theory (May include approved Internships and Independent Studies)
  • Two Studio Courses
  • Major Capstone course (ARTH 400)

May use no more than two transfer or off-campus study courses toward the minimum requirements for the major. Courses used in the Art History major may not be used in the Studio Art major with the exception of ARTH 120 and ARTS 141.

To complete a major in studio art students are required to take the following courses:

  • ARTS 141
  • Four Core Studio classes (ARTS 251, 255, 261 or 146, and 263)
  • Two upper level studio classes (may include ARTS 145 or second level drawing)
  • One elective Studio (may use approved media or internship)
  • Three courses in theory and history (Must include one entry-level survey in art history (ARTH 111, 112, 120) and one modern art history (ARTH 318). Third course may include FYS 188, 197, PHIL 334 or any other art history course.)
  • Major Capstone course ARTS 401

May use no more than two transfer or off-campus study courses toward the minimum requirements for the major. May not double count courses toward art history major or minor except for ARTS 141 and one entry-level art history survey.

To complete a minor in art history students are required to take the following courses.

  • ARTH 214 (may include ARTH 120 or 115 if taken prior to Spring 2013 with permission of department chair) or substitute at the discretion of the department chair
  • Three Three 200-400 level Art History or Theory courses
  • One course in a non-western field (ARTH 131, 234, 235, 236)
  • One studio course

Please note that no more than two 100-level courses are acceptable to fulfill the
requirements for the minor. The art history courses used in a Studio Art major may not count in the Art History minor.

To complete a minor in studio art students are required to take the following courses

  • ARTS 141
  • Must take two of the following:
    -Introduction to Painting (ARTS 251)
    -Introduction to Printmaking (ARTS 255)
    -Introduction to Sculpture (ARTS 261)
    -Introduction to Ceramics (ARTS 263)
  • Must take one second-level of the core you chose above. May include second-level drawing here as well.
  • Must include one entry-level survey in art history, and one other art history

The minor must include 6 courses; no more than two of which shall be 100-level courses. May use no more than two transfer or off-campus study courses toward the minimum requirements for the minor. May not double count courses toward art history major or minor except for ARTS 141 and one entry-level art history survey.