PEAK Minors

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Art History Minor

15 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

ART-239

Ancient to Medieval

3

ART-240

Renaissance to Modern

3

Upper-Division Art History Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following:

ART-324

Picasso and 20th-Century Art

3

ART-325

Art of the Romantic Era

3

ART-341

Modern Art: 1850-1940

3

ART-342

Modern Art after 1940

3

ART-351

Auguste Rodin and Modern Sculpture

3

Additional Humanities Course

Complete 3 credits from the following subject areas:

ENG

English (excludes ENG-100 and FYS-101)

3

MFL

Modern Foreign Languages (200-level or higher)

3

PHI

Philosophy

3

REL

Religion

3

Recommended

ART-497

Internship

1-3

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking
  • Developing analytical skills (both visual and textual)
  • Identification and solving of problems
  • Understanding the historical context in which artworks are made
  • Understanding key theoretical approaches underpinning are history
  • Understanding how pictorial conventions contribute to artistic meaning

Upon the successful completion of a minor in are history. Students should also be able to communicate effectively in the following ways:

  • discuss some of the ways in which their own encounters with artistic imagery are shaped and limited by their own cultural and historical context
  • write thesis-driven visual analyses in which they conduct fruitful close readings and discuss
  • critical elements of imagery (such as context, composition, style, technique point of view, etc.)
  • demonstrate their ability to incorporate theoretical and/or critical perspectives into their own
  • analyses of artistic images contribute meaningfully to seminar-type critical discussions of issues in art history