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Undergraduate Programs in Art History

Major (code 012)

Required (36 credits): 30 credits in art history, including ARTH 101, 102, and 300; ARTH 001 may be substituted for ARTH 101 or 102 if taken before the student has elected to major in art history. No more than 6 credits from ARTH 001, 101, and 102 may be applied to the degree; 21 credits must be selected from ARTH 110–115, 200–299, and 300–349, including one course from at least three of the general areas of art history: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance-Baroque, Modern, and Non-Western. Majors with suitable preparation may take graduate courses for major credit, with the permission of the instructor. To take more than three art history courses in a semester, students must have written permission from their art history advisor. Students must also take 6 credits in history, chosen in consultation with the advisor. 

Foreign Language Requirement: This may be satisfied by one of the following options: (1) Four semesters of French, German, Italian, or Chinese, or a Regents diploma in one of these languages; (2) Three semesters of one of the above languages, plus an introductory course (or a course for reading) in a second of these languages; (3) Two semesters of ancient Greek or Latin, plus an introductory course or a course for reading in French, German, or Italian. Note: Students who have satisfied the college’s foreign language requirement in a language other than one of those listed above will normally be expected to complete the departmental requirement as well. Students who have attained competency in any of the required languages by other means may, at the discretion of the department, demonstrate their proficiency by passing the department’s language examination. They may also petition for acceptance of one other language specifically related to their fields of interest. Consult the Art History office for further information.


Art History (Minor code 07)—Required (18 credits): The minor must include ARTH 101 and 102 (ARTH 001, if already taken, may substitute for either); four elective courses, which must include one course from at least three of the general areas of art history—Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance-Baroque, Modern, and Non-Western—to be selected from ARTH 110–115, 200–299, and 300–349.


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