Undergraduate Major

There are four groupings of courses required for the History of Art major, totaling 39 credit hours, or 13 courses.

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Group A consists of the four core classes all majors must take before graduation.

  • HA4001: Writing in History of Art
  • HA4005: Intro to Artistic Media and Techniques (students may also take a Studio Art course to fulfill this requirement)
  • HA4010: Intro to Methods and Theories of Art
  • HA4016: Senior Seminar in History of Art

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Group B consists of 6 courses, or 18 credit hours, of electives within certain areas of study.

  • Area 1: Two classes must be from Mediterranean/European Art before 1700
  • Area 2: Two classes from the Modern Art of Europe and the US after 1700
  • Area 3: Two courses focusing on the Arts of Asia, Africa, and Central & South America

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Group C is two courses within a specific area of concentration at or above the 4000-level from one of the three Areas listed in Group B.

  • One of these courses must be at the 5000-level.

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Group D is one additional elective from any area at the 5000-level.

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Please see the attached Advising Sheet for a full breakdown of all courses required and the number of credit hours needed within each focus group.

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