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Art History Department

Gerald Silk, Department Chair
Marcia Hall, Undergraduate Advisor
851 Ritter Annex

Note: Department chairs frequently change at the beginning of the academic year.  Students should contact departments for updated information.

The Department of Art History offers broad-ranging introductory surveys of art, from prehistoric times to the present, and more closely focused courses, treating limited segments of the vast historic panorama in both western and non-western art. Approximately 60 courses are offered over the span of a four-year period. Students majoring in art history should graduate with a thorough knowledge of the art historical traditions of each major period from ancient through postmodern art.

Students majoring in art history, especially those pursuing the advanced degree, should be qualified to teach at all levels of lower and higher education. They can also obtain jobs as museum curators, gallery directors, corporate art employees, researchers, and work in a variety of capacities for cultural associations.

The Graduate Student Art History Association sponsors lectures and exhibition visits throughout the year.

Bachelor of Arts in Art History Degree Stipulations:

A minimum of 123 credits is required for the degree.  Students must satisfy all University Core requirements in addition to the required major courses. Art History majors must satisfy both the International Studies and Foreign Language portions of the University Core.  A minimum of 45 semester hours in CLA upper-level courses must be completed.  A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required at graduation. 

Required Major Courses: Introductory

Upper-Level Requirements for the Major

1 Course from 5 of the following 7 Categories:          

Art History Major Elective and Studio Requirements

Art History Minor

Art History Minor Requirements (for Main Campus Students) 

Art History Minor Requirements (Tyler School of Art BFA Students)


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