Art History Minor
The art history minor prepares students to develop a broad understanding of the meaning and purposes of visual communication, while promoting critical engagement and the attainment of knowledge of historically significant ideas and objects. The study of history, philosophy, and criticism related to art prepares individuals to embark upon careers in art, business, medicine, theology, education, design, and social sciences, in addition to graduate education.
Students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade-point average in program courses to graduate. The program requires that students complete 18 units from the following list of art history courses:
|ART 354||History of Ancient Art and Architecture 1||3|
|ART 356||Writing 3: History of Modern Art and Architecture 2||3|
|ART 357||History of Contemporary Art and Architecture 1||3|
|ART 359||Women In Art||3|
|ART 361||History of Early Christian and Medieval Art and Architecture 1||3|
|ART 362||History of Renaissance to Rococo Art and Architecture 1||3|
|ART 475||Art Internship||1-4|
|ART 498||Directed Research||1-4|
|DSGN 258||History of Graphic Design and Illustration||3|
Meets the General Education Humanities: Fine Arts requirement.
Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement.
Program Learning OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
- Recognize and categorize art works seen in class and not previously encountered.
- Identify art historical time periods and the function and meaning of the art within these time periods.
- Relate stylistic and technical artistic aspects of objects and monuments to the social, cultural, and intellectual contexts of the periods.
- Make comparisons across art historical time periods, styles, and worldviews.
- Articulate how faith impacts artistic creation.