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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art History and Appreciation, BA

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Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows:

1. Foundations curriculum requirements including the following 42 s.h.

(For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum )

2. Foreign language (French or German) through level 1004 - 12 s.h.

Alternate foreign language course may be substituted by the area if applicable to the student’s plan of study.

3. Common core - 36 s.h.


(African art will be counted in the latter category; history of prints and drawings may be counted in either category.)

4. Concentration area - 30 s.h.

 (Choose one.)

Liberal Arts:

  • Choose 15 s.h. of additional art history electives.
  • Choose 15 s.h. electives from anthropology, English, political science, sociology, foreign languages, history, philosophy, or arts and sciences interdisciplinary programs.

Studio Art:

5. To be admitted into the art history degree program

Students must have completed at least one year of coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in art history foundation and survey courses. Students must also confer with at least two art history faculty for advising before entering as a declared major.

6. Submission of a senior paper

Students must submit a senior paper to the art history faculty at the beginning of their final semester representing their best writing and research in the discipline of art history. This is a requirement for graduation.

7. Comprehensive art history exam

Students must take a comprehensive art history exam in their first semester as an art history major and in their last semester of coursework. This is a requirement for graduation.

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