Art Department Minors

Art History Art and Design

Art History Minor

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

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

Art and Design Minor

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

Art & Design Minor

18 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

2-D or 3-D Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following:

ART-100

Drawing and Composition

3

ART-101

Basic Painting

3

ART-103

Ceramics

3

ART-107

Digital Imaging

3

ART-108

Introduction to Web Design

3

ART-130

Introduction to Design

3

ART-201

Visual Communication I

3

ART-202

Visual Communication II

3

ART-207

Digital Video

3

ART-230

Introduction to Sculpture

3

ART-302

Drawing the Portrait

3

ART-315

Printmaking

3

ART-330

Figure Drawing

3

Advanced Coursework

Complete 3 credits from the following:

ART-320

Advanced Studio Projects

3

ART-321

Graphic Design Studio

3

Art History Courses

Complete 3 credits from the following:

ART-239

Ancient to Medieval

3

ART-240

Renaissance to Modern

3

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

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Fostering Creativity
  • Fostering Critical Thinking and Analytical Reasoning
  • Developing Visual Literacy
  • Expressive Use of Technology and Media

Associated Minors

Visual Studies Minor

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts | Social Science & History |

Visual Studies Minor
(Humanities and Fine Arts Peak)

16 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete 3 credits from the following:

ART-107

Digital Imaging

3

ART-108

Introduction to Web Design

3

ART-130

Introduction to Design

3

ART-201

Visual Communication I

3

ART-239

Ancient to Medieval

3

ART-240

Renaissance to Modern

3

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

ENG-225

Asia Through the Movies

3

IND-307

London (3 out of the 6 credits)

3

THE-200

Introduction to Film

3

THE-340

Stage Design

3

Complete 3 credits from the following:

ART/ATH-128

Understanding Spirit in Art and Culture

3

ATH-300

Anthropology and Art

3

ATH-306

Visual Anthropology

3

PSY-254

Psychology and the Movies

3

PSY-399T.1

Hitchcock's Cinema

3

PSY-399T.3

Visual Violence

3

PSY-399T.4

Film Noir

3

Independent Study
(to be taken after all other minor requirements have been completed)

Complete 1 credit from the following:

ART-494

Independent Study

1

MUS-494

Independent Study

1

THE-494

Independent Study

1

Recommended

ART-497

Internship

1-3

Studio-art classes including, but not limited to:

ART-100

Drawing Composition

3

ART-320

Advanced Studio Projects

3

Courses that include significant use of visual material such as:

HIS-303

The Terror

3

HIS-331

Ancient Greece

3

HIS-332

Ancient Rome

3

HIS-344

Medieval Europe

3

 

Visual Studies Minor
(Social Science and History Peak)

16 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete 3 credits from the following:

ART-107

Digital Imaging

3

ART-108

Introduction to Web Design

3

ART-130

Introduction to Design

3

ART-201

Visual Communication I

3

ART-239

Ancient to Medieval

3

ART-240

Renaissance to Modern

3

Complete 3 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

ENG-225

Asia Through the Movies

3

IND-307

London (3 out of the 6 credits)

3

THE-200

Introduction to Film

3

THE-340

Stage Design

3

Complete 9 credits from the following:

ART/ATH-128

Understanding Spirit in Art and Culture

3

ATH-300

Anthropology and Art

3

ATH-306

Visual Anthropology

3

PSY-254

Psychology and the Movies

3

PSY-399T.1

Hitchcock's Cinema

3

PSY-399T.3

Visual Violence

3

PSY-399T.4

Film Noir

3

Independent Study
(to be taken after all other minor requirements have been completed)

Complete 1 credit from the following:

ART-494

Independent Study

1

MUS-494

Independent Study

1

THE-494

Independent Study

1

Recommended

ART-497

Internship

1-3

Studio-art classes including, but not limited to:

ART-100

Drawing Composition

3

ART-320

Advanced Studio Projects

3

Courses that include significant use of visual material such as:

HIS-303

The Terror

3

HIS-331

Ancient Greece

3

HIS-332

Ancient Rome

3

HIS-344

Medieval Europe

3