Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog Program: Art, B.A. (E, A, L) Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Art, B.A. (E, A, L)

Students desiring a concentration in art history and museum studies have the option of getting a B.A. degree in art with the art history concentration. This program is especially ideal for students who are interested in art, art history, and other disciplines such as history, anthropology, and literature. The program provides students with a generalist background in both early and modern areas of art history, the opportunity to choose one of those areas for further study and specialization, and an introduction to the area of museum studies. An interdisciplinary field, the concentration in art history prepares students for entry-level work in museums and galleries, archival work in certain types of libraries and collections, and graduate work in the humanities, in museum education and curatorial studies, and degree programs in art therapy. A capstone project in the student’s area of art historical interest completes the program. All the requirements for art majors earning a B.A. with a concentration in art history and museum studies are outlined below.

REAL Curriculum

This major fulfills the E, A and L areas of the REAL Curriculum. Through completion of the art foundations expressive core, art history majors gain practical experience in the use and interpretation of the language and tools of artistic expression across media. The art history core prepares students to engage in cultural and historical analysis of the role of art and its various forms in global cultures throughout history. Courses in the area of applied Learning prepare students to assume the role of a graduate art history student or museum studies student or seek entry level employment in museums and galleries. Students will need to pursue a minor from another department in the area of R to complete REAL curriculum requirements.

REAL Foundational Requirements

Foundational Writing (3 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 111 - Principles of College Composition (GE)

Foundational Math (3 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MATH 100 - Quantitative Reasoning (GE)
MATH 121 - Math Content for Teachers I (GE)
MATH 125 - Precalculus I (GE)

REAL Cornerstone Requirements

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)

Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Bachelor of Arts concentration in Art History and Museum Studies includes 24 general education credits.

Major Requirements (54-56 credits)

B.A. Degree Requirements (6-8 credits)

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of the B.A. language requirements described here.

Required Courses (48 credits)

Foundations (18 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ART 101 - First Year Experience
ARTS 101 - 2-Dimensional Art Foundations (GE)
ARTS 102 - 3-Dimensional Art Foundations (GE)
ART 215 - Art History Survey: Prehistory to Gothic (GE)
ART 216 - Art History Survey: Renaissance to Contemporary (GE)
ARTH 420 - Twentieth Century Art (WI)
HIST 102 - World History since 1500 (GE)

Art History and Museum Studies (12 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ART 202 - Ethical Inquiry in the Visual Arts and Museums (WI) (GE)
ARTH 316 - Art Outside the Western Tradition
ARTH 401 - Origins and History of Museums (WI)
ARTH 499 - Art History/Museum Studies Capstone (WI)

Additional Art History and Museum Studies Requirements (18 credits)

Students must complete two courses from Area I, one additional course from Area II, and three additional art history electives. An independent study related to focus area is recommended.

Area I
Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ARTH 410 - Ancient/Classical Art (WI)
ARTH 411 - Medieval Art (WI)
ARTH 412 - Renaissance Art (WI)
ARTH 413 - Baroque and Rococo Art
ARTH 414 - Special Topics in Pre-Modern Art History.
Area II
Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ARTH 423 - History of Photographic Media and Camera Arts (WI)
ARTH 430 - Curatorial Activism and Exhibition Design: How Museums Serve the Public
ARTH 431 - Special Topics in Modern/Contemporary Art History (WI)

Additional Degree Requirements

Students must receive a C or better in any course that counts toward the major. ARTH 316, ARTH 414, and ARTH 431 may be taken more than once with a different topic.

Open Credit Hours (64-66 credits)

These credits can be used to fulfill additional courses, majors, minors, and/or REAL Curriculum requirements, including Foundational Writing and Foundational Math.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 120