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Art History

student hanging a drawingArt History students examine the historical and cultural roles of art in human society, and learn the visual language, techniques and meaning of art and architectural monuments past and present.  Art history students develop skills in visual perception, research, writing, and critical and creative thinking.   Senior Art History students will complete an art history research thesis project in consultation with a faculty mentor.

Photo: Student, Rhonda Leigh

Art History Emphasis Requirements

  • Three Departmental Requirements: FAH101 or FAH110, FAS110, FAH 490.
  • Five Art History Period Courses: FAH208, FAH210 or FAH212; FAH214; FAH216; FAH218; FAH220 or FAH222; or sufficient equivalents in Special Topics or Independent Study courses.
  • Two Art History Specialty Courses: Selected from the following: FAH230, FAH232, FAH240, FAH260, FAH262, FAH310, FAH312, FAH360, or appropriate Special Topics courses.
  • Two Fine Arts Electives selected from Studio Art or Music courses.

Recommended Course Sequence

Students will select courses in conjunction with an advisor, selecting courses in appropriate areas of language, philosophy, theology, etc. to fit the individual student's interests and field of emphasis. If necessary, substitutions may be made for required emphasis courses with permission of the advisor and/or department chair.