Art History Minor

Giovanni Battista Moroni  (Italian , 1520 - 1578) Two Donors in Adoration before the Madonna and Child and Saint Michael 1557–60 oil on canvas 35¼ x 38½ in
89.5 x 97.8 cm
  Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
62.20

Giovanni Battista Moroni  (Italian , 1520 – 1578)
Two Donors in Adoration before the Madonna and Child and Saint Michael
1557–60
oil on canvas
35¼ x 38½ in
89.5 x 97.8 cm
 
Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
62.20

Students who minor in art history complete six courses, including two introductory survey courses that provide a general overview of visual art throughout time and around the world. After completing those survey courses, students select the remaining four classes from an array of course offerings—some of which focus on a specific time period and/or place, while others are organized thematically to explore specific ideas, themes, or aspects of human life. Students select at least one course from each of the two lists below.  The remaining two courses may be selected from all art history courses(however only one history of film class (ARTH   270, ARTH   271,ARTH   370 or ARTH   374) can be counted toward the art history minor).  At least three courses (9 credits) must be completed at the 300 level.

List #1:
ARTH 300 – Prehistoric and Ancient Art and Architecture
ARTH 305 – Classical Art and Architecture
ARTH 310 – Medieval Art and Architecture
ARTH 315 – Renaissance Art and Architecture
ARTH 320 – Baroque and Rococo Art and Architecture
ARTH 325 – 19th-century Art and Architecture in Europe
ARTH 330 – 20th-century Art and Architecture
ARTH 365 – Modern and Contemporary Art I
ARTH 366 – Modern and Contemporary Art II

List #2:
ARTH 207 – Introduction to Non-Western Art
ARTH 245 – Survey of Asian Art
ARTH 301 – Art and Architecture of Ancient North America
ARTH 338 – Colonial Art and Architecture of Latin America
ARTH 339 – Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture of Latin America
ARTH 340 – Art and Architecture of the United States
ARTH 341 – Architecture of the United States
ARTH 342 – African-American Art
ARTH 345 – The Art of India
ARTH 347 – The Art of East Asia
ARTH 350 – African and Oceanic Art
ARTH 358 – African Art and Architecture
ARTH 335 – Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture

Students interested in a minor in art history may apply online here (select “change of minor” form).  Please email arthistory@vcu.edu with additional questions.