Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

Art B.A. - Art History Concentration

Students primarily engaged in historical research and written arts scholarship would declare this concentration.  Following completion of Area F, media and other upper division coursework in diverse areas of art history, the AHC student will complete their major requirements with a Capstone.  Seniors will begin their final year with research, development and some production of a new, scholarly work.  Multiple faculty reviews and ongoing mentorship will support this research.  Their final semester Capstone will include high production, media relations, and presentation of this thesis under the guidance of their faculty committee.

Degree Requirements

Area F (18 semester hours)

(Art majors are required to complete all courses in Area F. Any transfer student who has not completed the course in Area F, or their equivalents, must take these courses at GC)

ARTS 1200Two-Dimensional Design

3

ARTS 1201Three-Dimensional Design

3

ARTS 1000Drawing I

3

ARTS 1620Intro to the Computer in Art

3

ARTS 2800The Ancient & Medieval Worlds

3

ARTS 2810From Renaissance to Mod World

3

Concentration Requirements (21 semester hours)

Complete seven 4000-level classes in Art History. With Department of Art approval, ARTS 4960 Internship, ARTS 4970 Practicum or other classes at the 3000-4000 level in Museum Studies, Studio Art, Art History, IDST, HIST, WMST, ENGL, BLST, MUSC, and THEA may be substituted.  These and the courses below may also be used under "Electives" without departmental approval, or under "Cognate" with departmental approval.

ARTS 4800Women and Art

3

ARTS 4810Twentieth-Cent Art, 1900-1950

3

ARTS 4820Late 20th Cent Art Since 1950

3

ARTS 4845African Art History

3

ARTS 4850Art Criticism

3

ARTS 4880Asian Art History: Chinese Art

3

ARTS 4950Special Topics

1 - 4

Cognate Area (12 semester hours)

Complete four 4000-level classes in Art History including one Non-Western Art History course. Substitutions are allowed with departmental approval.

ARTS 4000ARTS 4000 Non-Western Art History (3 hours)

3

ARTS 4000 levelArt History

3

ARTS 4000ARTS 4000 Art History (3 semester hours)

3

ARTS 4895Writing About Art

3

Art History Capstone (6 semester hours)

Senior Research and Senior Thesis and Presentation are to be taken in sequence and only during the senior year.

ARTS 4998Art History Senior Capstone I

3

ARTS 3000-4000 levelAdditional 3000-4000 Art History Course

3

Foreign Language Requirements (3-12 semester hours)

Students must demonstrate minimum proficiency at the level of the fourth university course (2002) in one foreign language.

Electives (12-15 semester hours)

Students are strongly encouraged to use their elective hours in Art History or to develop a secondary or tertiary area in Studio Art or Museum Studies.

Total Credit Hours: 120

Other Requirements

  • A grade of C or better is required for all courses that count toward major requirements.
  • A minimum of 39 hours overall must be at the 3000-4000 level.
  • Complete First-Year Academic Seminar with a satisfactory grade. Students who transfer to GC are exempt from this requirement.