Department of Art

Minor in Art History


The Art History minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major with a series of courses that analyze the history, theory, and criticism of diverse visual traditions in world culture. The Art History minor prepares students for graduate studies.

Art History Courses
  • ART 100 Introduction to Art: General background in the history, philosophy, principles, and techniques of the visual arts. ART 205 Ancient through Medieval Art
  • ART 205 Ancient through Medieval Art: History of art in western civilization: prehistoric times through the Middle Ages.
  • ART 255 Renaissance through Modern Art: History of art in western civilization: Renaissance through modern times.
  • ART 257 Art Theory and Criticism: A practical, experience-based multi-disciplinary introduction to contemporary and classic approaches to art theory and criticism.
  • ART 324 Topics in the History of Cinema: Viewing and discussion of thematic concepts of cinema from genre of films, auteur theory of directors and other related topics.
  • ART 356 American Art: Columbus to 1865: Development of art in the United States.
  • ART 357 American Art Since 1865: Architecture, decorative arts, painting and sculpture since the Civil War.
  • ART 381 IN-Site Art and Cultural Experience: Directed studio and art history opportunities for students off-campus.
  • ART 450 Independent Research/Project: Investigation of a research problem, project, or topic on an individual conference basis.
  • ART 456 Art in the Age of Modernity: Major movements of the 19th and 20th centuries focusing on painting, sculpture and architecture.
  • ART 457 Art Since 1945: The latest trends, theories and technologies in visual and conceptual art.