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Curriculum

Bachelor of Arts in Art
Art History Concentration
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Areas A-E: Core Curriculum Recommendations
1. Area B: Cross-cultural art history courses may be offered in this area as sections of Pers 2001 (Perspectives in Comparative Culture). (2)
2. Area C: Students may select one Art History Survey in Area C.
3. All Art History students are required to meet with the Area Coordinator for assignment of an Art History Faculty Advisor to assist with Area f & G requirements.

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18 credits)
1. Art History Requirements (9 credits). Select from:
• AH 1700 Survey of Art I. History of Western Art I: Prehistoric through Medieval Art (3)
• AH 1750 Survey of Art II. History of Western Art II: The Renaissance through Contemporary Art (3)
• AH 1850 Survey of Art III. Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3)
• Art Studio (1000 level) (if one 1000-level art history course is taken in Area C) (0-3)

2. Foreign Language Requirements (French or German recommended) (6-9 credits):*
• Lang 1002 Elementary Foreign Language II (3) (if not taken in Area C)
• Lang 2001 Intermediate Foreign Language I (3)
• Lang 2002 Intermediate Foreign Language II (3)
* The School of Art and Design requires that art history students complete the foreign language sequence: Lang 1002, 2001, and 2002. (See "Foreign Language Requirement for B.A. and B.I.S. degrees," previously described.)

3. Select additional non-art course at the 1000/2000 level to complete the 18-hour requirement in this area, if necessary. (0-3)

Area G: Major Courses (30 credits)
1. Required: AH 3000 Introduction to Art Historical Methodology-CTW (3) (serves as one of the two courses needed to fulfill CTW requirement)

2. Distribution Requirement: Select one course from each of the following categories (15):

a. Ancient
• AH 4010 Art of Ancient Egypt and Nubia (3)
• AH 4011 Art and Architecture of Egypt I: 4000-1600 B.C. (3)
• AH 4012 Art and Architecture of Egypt II: 1600-31 B.C. (3)
• AH 4020 Art and Architecture of the Ancient Near East (3)
• AH 4110 Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece (3)
• AH 4120 Art and Architecture of Ancient Rome (3)

b. Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque
• AH 4200 Art and Architecture of the Middle Ages (3)
• AH 4310 Art of Northern Europe in the Renaissance Era (3)
• AH 4320 Italian Renaissance Art: The Age of Humanism (3)
• AH 4400 Baroque Art (3)
• AH 4450 Eighteenth-Century European Art (3)

c. Modern
• AH 4500 Nineteenth-Century European Art (3)
• AH 4600 Modern Architecture (3)
• AH 4610 Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture (3)
• AH 4700 Contemporary Art: Theory and Criticism (3)

Also counting for this area with permission of adviser:
• AH 4620 African-American Art (3)
• AH 4650 American Art (3)
• AH 4660 Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Art in Latin America (3)

d. Africa and the African Diaspora
• AH 4000 African Art (3)
• AH 4030 Contemporary African Art (3)
• AH 4620 African-American Art (3)

Also counting for this area with permission of adviser:
• AH 4010 Art of Ancient Egypt and Nubia (3)
• AH 4011 Art and Architecture of Egypt I: 4000-1600 B.C. (3)
• AH 4012 Art and Architecture of Egypt II: 1600-31 B.C. (3)

e. Art of the Americas
• AH 4630 Pre-Columbian Art (3)
• AH 4650 American Art (3)
• AH 4660 Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Art in Latin America (3)

Also counting for this area with permission of adviser:
• AH 4620 African-American Art (3)

f. Other art history courses that may be chosen to satisfy the distribution requirement in consultation with a departmental adviser are:
• AH 4750 Women Artists (3)
• AH 4800 Special Studies Lecture (3)*
• AH 4900 Special Studies Seminar (3)*
• AH 4930 Art History Internship (3) (may be taken only once)
• AH 4950 Curatorial Practicum in Ancient Art (3)
• AH 4980 Special Problems (3)*
* May be taken more than once

g. Cross-disciplinary Art History Seminars (3DS 3910, Phot 3910, Prt 3910, Text 3910, and GrD 3910). No more than two cross-disciplinary seminars may count towards degree requirements.

3. Select two additional Art History courses from the courses listed in Area G2. (6)

4. Select one more Art or Art History course. This course must be an Art Studio, if not already taken. (3)

5. AH 4990 Art History Capstone-CTW (3) (serves as one of the two courses needed to fulfill CTW requirement)

Area H: Minor and Additional Courses
1. Select additional courses to complete a minimum of 120 hours. If the Lang 1002, 2001, 2002 sequence is not completed in the core curriculum, Lang 2002 must be taken as an additional course in the 60 hours beyond the undergraduate core curriculum.

2. Students in art history are not required to take a minor, although they may complete one if they so choose.