Mar 22, 2023  
2021-2022 College of Liberal Arts 
2021-2022 College of Liberal Arts

Art History Major

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Major effective prior to 2011.

Modifications Made to Curriculum: Fall 2013, Fall 2015, Fall 2020

Requirements for the Major (48 credits)

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V. Non-Euro-American (4 credits)

Students may petition to substitute a Comparative Humanities course for this requirement when that course is at least half art history in content.

VI. Additional (12 credits)

VII. Studio Courses (8 credits)

 8 credits of studio courses offered by the Art Department.

VIII. Electives (4 credits)

Students can fulfill this major requirement by either taking ARTH 385  for 8 credits or by taking one additional 4-credit intermediate- or upper-level Art History course listed above, or from the following: 


Special Topics: Each year additional courses will be offered on more specific topics, such as Medieval Manuscripts; Gender , Sexuality, and the Victorian Visual Culture; and Monuments and Memorials. These will be offered under ARTH 310 - Colloquium in Art History ARTH 319 - Special Topics in Art History , and ARTH 400 - Research Seminar Capstone . We urge students to take a variety of additional courses beyond the basic requirements.

Languages: Proficiency in French, Italian, or German is recommended if students anticipate pursuing a graduate degree in Art History.

Regular use of New York and area museums and galleries is considered part of all course work.

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