Art history majors must earn a minimum grade of C in each ARTH course to be applied to the curriculum requirements.
The architectural history concentration affords the student an excellent background for graduate work in architectural history and/or art history, as well as career opportunities in the field. Courses focus on cultures, historical periods and regions. The program also includes possibilities for directed research projects as well as museum internships. Given the region’s rich and diverse architectural resources, this program provides an unusual opportunity for on-site studies.
Upon completing this program, students will know and know how to do the following:
|General Education requirements||Credits|
|University Core Education Curriculum (minimum 21 credits)|
|UNIV 111 Focused Inquiry I||3|
|UNIV 112 Focused Inquiry II||3|
|UNIV 200 Inquiry and the Craft of Argument||3|
|Approved humanities/fine arts||3|
|Approved natural/physical sciences||3-4|
|Approved quantitative literacy||3-4|
|Approved social/behavioral sciences||3-4|
|Additional General Education Requirements (9 credits)|
|ANTH, GEOG, HIST or RELS||9|
|Collateral requirements (29 credits)|
|ENGL 215 Textual Analysis||3|
|FREN, ITAL, SPAN or GRMN 202||3|
|Fine arts studio (CRAF, SCPT, PAPR or PHTO||11|
|Major requirements (42 credits)|
|ARTH 103, 104 Survey of Western Art||6|
|ARTH 317, 318 History of Architecture||6|
|ARTH 390 Art Historical Methods||3|
|ARTH capstone (select one course)||3|
|Non-Western art history (select two courses from the list below)||6|
|Western architectural history (select six courses from the list below)||18|
|Open electives (16-19 credits)||16-19|
|Total minimum requirement||120|
*ARTH 489 and 591 may be counted only with department approval in the appropriate category.
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