Art (Art History) - Bachelor of Arts

The art history program is designed to give the student a broad familiarity with the visual arts through the factual and theoretical study of aesthetics, cultural contexts, iconography, pictorial traditions, stylistic development and technical practices. Students are encouraged to take related courses in anthropology, history, languages and literature, music history, philosophy, religion, theatre and costume history.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 1
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
ARTH 2110GHistory of Art I3
General Education Elective
ARTH 2120GHistory of Art II3
Viewing a Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Both ART 2110G and ART 2120G count towards Area VI and the General Education elective and Departmental/College Requirements
ART 125Foundations in Art3
ARTS 2671Writing in Art3
ARTH 479Methodologies and Theories of Art3
Choose one 1000/2000-level studio art course 43
Choose two 300-level art history courses 46
Choose two 400-level art history courses 46
Choose three 300/400-level art history courses 49
Choose three art department electives9
Second Language: (required see below)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 538-40
While 6 credits can be either ARTS at any level or ARTH at upper-division level, 3 credits must be Upper-Division level ARTS/ARTH
Total Credits120

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Arts- Art with a concentration in Art History there is a two year second language requirement for the degree. Students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of a second language either by completing the 2120 or 2140 course or by taking a 300-level literature course (FREN, GRMN, SPAN, PORT, JAPN or CHIN). Art History majors may not use SIGN 2110 American Sign Language III to fulfill the language requirement.

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap assumes student placement in  ENGL 1110G Composition I . The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL 1110G Composition I (C- or better) 4
ARTS 2671 Writing in Art 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 1 4
Second Language Course 2 4
 Credits15
Spring
Area II: Mathematics Course (C- or better) 1 3-4
ARTH 2110G History of Art I (C- or better) 3
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 1 3
ART 125 Foundations in Art (C- or better) 3
Second Language Course 2 4
 Credits16-17
Second Year
Fall
Select one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture (C- or better)  
Introduction to Communication (C- or better)  
Public Speaking (C- or better)  
Introduction to Communications Honors (C- or better)  
Choose one from the following: 3
Professional & Technical Communication (C- or better)  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science (C- or better)  
ARTH 2120G History of Art II (C- or better) 3
ARTS Course (1000-2000-level) Course (C- or better) 3 3
Second Language Course 2 3
 Credits15
Spring
Elective Course 3
ARTH Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTH Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Either a ARTS Course (200/400-level) or ar ARTH Course (300/400-level) (C- or better in either) 3 3
Second Language Course 2 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Fall
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 1 3-4
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
ARTH Course (300/400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Either an ARTS Course (any level) or an ARTH course (300/400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
 Credits15-16
Spring
Area V: Humanities Course 1 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
ARTH Course (300/400-level)(C- or better) 3
ARTH Course (300/400-level) (C- or better) 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
ARTH Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
ARTH 479 Methodologies and Theories of Art (C- or better) 3
 Credits15
Spring
Upper-Division ARTS/ARTH Elective Course (C- or better in either) 3
Elective Course 4
ARTH Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course 4
 Credits14
 Total Credits120-122