The Department offers courses in the art and architecture of the ancient Americas, ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe, modern and contemporary Europe and the United States, and Africa; additional areas may be covered in courses cross-listed with other departments. The faculty is committed to working closely with undergraduates both in and out of the classroom. Our courses often make use of the varied collections at the Michael C. Carlos Museum and the Manuscript and Rare Books Library, and many students gain museum experience through internships at the Carlos and the High Museum of Art.
Learning Goals for Art History Majors
At the completion of their undergraduate program, Art History majors should be able to:
1. Describe and analyze works of art and architecture, taking into account form, function, and meaning.
2. Recognize and interpret a wide range of artistic traditions and cultural monuments, as well as to situate them in chronological order.
3. Write a research paper combining primary and secondary sources into a persuasive argument.