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:
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.