Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Art B.A. - Art History Concentration

Students primarily engaged in historical research and written arts scholarship should declare this concentration.  Following completion of Area F, media and other upper division coursework in diverse areas of art history, the Art History concentration student will complete their major requirements with a senior 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

Core Areas A-E

Satisfactorily complete core Areas A-E, as listed in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog.

Total Credit Hours:42

Core Area F

Satisfactorily complete each of the following courses:

ARTS 1000Drawing I


ARTS 1200Two-Dimensional Design


ARTS 1201Three-Dimensional Design


ARTS 1620Intro to the Computer in Art


ARTS 2800The Ancient & Medieval Worlds


ARTS 2810From Renaissance to Mod World


Total Credit Hours:18

Major/Concentration Requirements

Satisfactorily complete eight 4000-level classes in Art History. With department approval, ARTS 4960 Internship, ARTS 4970 Practicum or other classes at the 3000-4000 level in Museum Studies, Studio Art, Art History, Graphic Design, IDST, HIST, WMST, ENGL, BLST, MUSC, and THEA may be substituted.  These courses may also be used in the student's cognate area with departmental approval.

Total Credit Hours:24


Satisfactorily complete four 4000-level classes in Art History, including one non-western Art History course. Substitutions are allowed with departmental approval.

Total Credit Hours:12

Senior Capstone

Satisfactorily complete the following course:

ARTS 4998Art History Senior Capstone I


Total Credit Hours:3

Foreign Language Requirement

Demonstrate competence in one foreign language at the level of the fourth university course (2002).

Total Credit Hours:3-12


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

Total Credit Hours:9-18

Additional Degree Requirements

Satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements listed in the academic policies section of this catalog.

Earn a grade of C or higher in all major, cognate, and capstone courses.

Total Credit Hours: 120