Art - Bachelor of Arts

Concentration: Art History

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 Arts3
Introduction to Art History I3
General Education Elective3
Introduction to Art History II3
Viewing a Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Both ART 295G and ART 296G count towards Area VI and the General Education elective and Departmental/College Requirements
ART 125Foundations in Art (or any ART 200-level studio course)3
ART 298Writing in Art3
ART 479Art Theory, Criticism, and Historiography3
Choose one 200-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 4, 59
Choose three art department electives9
Second Language: (required see below)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 640-38
At least 12 credits must be Upper-Division, in order to fulfill the university requirement for 48 credits of Upper-Division coursework
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 212 or 214 course or by taking a 300-level literature course (FREN, GER, SPAN, PORT, JPNS or CHIN). Art History majors may not use C D 476 American Sign Language III to fulfill the language requirement.

Concentration: Studio Art

The Bachelor of Arts is designed to give the student a broad interdisciplinary understanding of the areas of painting/drawing, graphic design, printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramics, conservation, jewelry and metalsmithing, through a series of introductory and special topics courses and the history and appreciation of art in the context of a liberal education. Students are required to take 30 credits of upper-level studio art classes and 18 credits of Art 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 Arts3
Introduction to Art History I3
General Education Elective3
Introduction to Art History II3
Viewing a Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Both ART 295G and ART 296G count towards Area VI and the General Education elective and Departmental/College Requirements
ART 125Foundations in Art (or any ART 200-level studio course)3
ART 298Writing in Art3
Choose five Introductory Studio Art Courses from the following:15
Introduction to Drawing3
Introduction to Graphic Design3
Introduction to Painting3
Introduction to Sculpture3
Introduction to Photography3
Introduction to Ceramics3
Introduction to Printmaking3
Introduction to Metals and Jewelry3
Choose six 300-level Studio Art courses18
Choose one 300-level Art History course3
Choose two 300-400 Art History courses6
Choose four 400-level Studio Art courses12
Choose one Upper-Division elective3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 419-17
Total Credits120

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Arts- Art with a concentration in Studio Art there is no second language requirement for the degree.

Concentration: Art History

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap assumes student placement in  ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition . 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 111G Rhetoric and Composition (C- or better) 4
ART 298 Writing in Art (C- or better) 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
ART 295G Introduction to Art History I (C- or better) 3
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 1 3
ART 125 Foundations in Art (C- or better (or any ART 200-level studio course)) 3
Second Language Course 2 4
 Credits16-17
Second Year
Fall
Select one from the following: 3
Principles of Human Communication (C- or better)  
Public Speaking (C- or better)  
Principles of Human Communication Honors (C- or better)  
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations (C- or better)  
Choose one from the following: 3
Business and Professional Communication (C- or better)  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (C- or better)  
Technical and Scientific Communication (C- or better)  
Advanced Composition (C- or better)  
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication (C- or better)  
ART 296G Introduction to Art History II (C- or better) 3
Studio ART Course (200-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Second Language Course 2 3
 Credits15
Spring
Elective Course 3
ART History Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ART History Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Either a Studio ART Course (200/400-level) or ar ART History 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
ART History Course (300/400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Either a Studio ART Course (200/400-level) or ar ART History Course (300/400-level) (C- or better in either) 3 3
 Credits15-16
Spring
Area V: Humanities Course 1 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
ART Elective Course (C- or better) 3
ART Elective Course (C- or better) 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
ART History Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
ART 479 Art Theory, Criticism, and Historiography ((C- or better)) 3
 Credits15
Spring
ART Elective Course (C- or better in either) 3
Elective Course 4
ART History Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course 4
 Credits14
 Total Credits120-122

Concentration: Studio Art

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap assumes student placement in  ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition . 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 111G Rhetoric and Composition (C- or better) 4
ART 298 Writing in Art (C- or better) 3
Introductory Studio Art Course (C- or better) 1 3
ART 125 Foundations in Art (C- or better(or any ART 200-level studio course)) 3
Elective Course or UNIV 150 3
 Credits16
Spring
Area II: Mathematics Course 2 3-4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 2 3
ART 295G Introduction to Art History I (C- or better) 3
Introductory Studio Art Course (C- or better) 1 3
Introductory Studio Art Course (C- or better) 1 3
 Credits15-16
Second Year
Fall
Choose one from the following: 3
Business and Professional Communication  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences  
Technical and Scientific Communication  
Advanced Composition  
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication  
Choose one from the following: 3
Principles of Human Communication  
Public Speaking  
Principles of Human Communication Honors  
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations  
ART 296G Introduction to Art History II ((C- or better)) 3
Introductory Studio Art Course (C- or better) 1 3
Introductory Studio Art Course (C- or better) 1 3
 Credits15
Spring
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
Elective Course 3
Studio ART Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Studio ART Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ART History Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Science Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 1 3-4
Studio ART Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Studio ART Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ART History Course (300/400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15-16
Spring
Elective Course 3-4
Studio ART Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Studio ART Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15-16
Fourth Year
Fall
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
Studio ART Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Studio ART Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ART History Course (300/400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Spring
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
Studio ART Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Studio ART Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course - Upper Division 5 4
 Credits13
 Total Credits120-123