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Art History (Minor)

Minor in Art History

    art history students during studio tour

    About the Program

    Students who minor in art history will gain a strong foundation in the field and be equipped to engage with current debates in the field. You’ll also develop highly transferable skills like critical reading, visual analysis, scholarly research and persuasive writing.

    The art history minor comprises six courses, beginning with two introductory survey courses that provide a general overview of visual art throughout time and around the world. You will then select four classes from an array of course offerings—some of which focus on a specific time period or place, while others are organized thematically to explore specific ideas, themes, or aspects of human life. You may select your four elective courses from all art history courses open to non-majors; however, only one history of film class can be counted toward the art history minor. At least three courses (9 credits) must be completed at the 300 level.

    Some classes you might take in this minor:
    · Women, Art and Society
    · Modern and Contemporary Art
    · African American Art
    · Renaissance Art
    · Museums in the 21st Century

    Our alumni work in:
    · Teaching and research
    · Conservation and restoration
    · Historic preservation
    · Library special collections
    · Art appraisal