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Art History Minor

Major or Minor?

Courses and Requirements

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16 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-239 Ancient to Medieval 3 credits
ART-240 Renaissance to Modern 3 credits
ART-494 Independent Study 1-3 credits


ART-494 Independent Study minors must expand a paper they have written for one of their upper-division art courses. These "starred papers" will be graded on a pass/fail basis by the faculty member who originally supervised the project and should constitute a polished piece of work that serves as the student's highest achievements in the minor.


Upper-Division Art History Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-324 Picasso and 20th Century Art 3 credits
ART-325 Art of the Romantic Era 3 credits
ART-326 Rembrandt and 17th Century Dutch Art 3 credits
ART-341 Modern Art: 1850-1940 3 credits
ART-342 Modern Art After 1940 3 credits
ART-351 Auguste Rodin and Modern Sculpture 3 credits
ART-355 Medieval Art History 3 credits
ART-356 History, Literature, and Art of the Italian Renaissance 3 credits
HIS-367 The History of Jewish Art 3 credits


Courses rich in artistic content, offered by other departments, may also count towards the nine upper-level units. Such courses can be found in the departments of Anthropology & Sociology (for example Anthropology and Art); History (especially those dealing with Ancient Greece, Rome, Medieval and modern Europe); Psychology (particularly those dealing with the cinema) and Interdisciplinary courses such as London: Art, Architecture and Literature. As new courses continue to be developed, it is possible that suitable options may become available in departments other than those listed above. Students who wish to take advantage of this broader range of options should read the catalog description carefully and check with both the course instructor and Art Department faculty to confirm that the course is suitable for the Art History minor. In some cases a supplementary research project relating specifically to the visual arts covered by the course in question may be required. An Academic Adjustment Form should be submitted to the Registrar's Office for any substitutions.


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