Art History Major
Three (3) core courses
- ARTHIST 101 and ARTHIST 102, the foundational Art History courses
- Either ARTVIS 111 or ARTVIS 112, Foundations in Art Practices, or another Visual Arts course
- One course (any level) in each of the four regional–historical divisions:
One 400-level seminar, which may also satisfy the regional-historical distribution requirement, above.
Three (3) courses at the 300 level (or above), which may also satisfy the regional-historical distribution requirement, above.
Up to two (2) of the maker and materials courses may count as electives toward the major. These
courses include ARTHIST 103, Understanding Architecture; ARTHIST 104, Great Buildings; ARTHIST
210, Introduction to Computer-Aided Design; ARTHIST 212, Intro to Digital Art History; ARTHIST 387,
Issues in Art Conservation; and ARTHIST 388, Technical Art History.
The Small Print
Pass/fail: No more than one course taken S/U may be applied to the major, and seminars (400-level
courses) must be taken for a letter grade to satisfy the major requirement.
Study abroad: Two courses completed in approved study-abroad programs may be used to fulfill
elective requirements for the major; students may petition the department to allow a third.
Independent study: No more than three hours of Supervised Reading and Research (ARTHIST 398) may
be applied to the major.
Internships: Unless completed as part of the Museum Concentration, an internship (ARTHIST 397)
may not be applied to the major.
Honors: Honors students are required to take one graduate-level seminar, which may be used to fulfill
a requirement for the major (though not the Continuing Writing Requirement for the GER).
The Honors course itself, ARTHIST 495, does not count toward the major.