Comparative Arts and Letters

Art History & Curatorial Studies

Art History & Curatorial Studies
Hours42 - 68 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 2 Complete 1 course
Ancient art:
requirement 3 Complete 1 course
Medieval art:
requirement 4 Complete 1 course
Renaissance art:
requirement 10 Complete 1 option
Complete one of the following tracks:
option 10.1 Complete 2 groups
Academic Track:
group 10.1.1 Complete 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
Complete three hours from one of the following capstone courses:
ARTHC 499R - (Not currently offered)
option 10.2 Complete 4 groups
Professional Track:
group 10.2.1 Complete 1 course
Complete the following capstone course:
group 10.2.2 Complete 1 course
Complete one of the following courses:
group 10.2.3 Complete 2 courses
Complete the following two courses:
Program Outcomes: 

Art History in the Western World

Students will acquire a solid foundation in the discipline of art history of the Western world.

Critical Thinking & Research Skills

Students will develop advanced art historical analytical and research skills.

Effective Writing

Students will write engaging and sophisticated art historical research papers that demonstrate original thought.

This is an area to which we would like to direct our focus because we desperately need to cultivate better writers in our area.

Effective Communication and Presentation

Students will demonstrate their ability to effectively present their ideas through verbal expression.

One of the casualities of Covid was student presentations in person. We hope that this changes soon.

Cultural and Professional Experience

Students will visit and experience important works of art, as well as the institutions and/or professional venues where art history is practiced.