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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art and Art History, B.A.

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The major in art and art history gives the student both a broad-based and a focused, historical education in the arts. The core of the major consists of general history courses in art (i.e. painting, sculpture, architecture and related media), music, photography, and theatre, coupled with studio experience. More intensive courses in art, music, photography, theatre and literature (as appropriate to the chosen period) are then taken in combination so that the student emerges from the major with an informed view of the arts in a given period, such as the Renaissance, the Baroque, the Romantic, or the Modern. A senior seminar with thesis provides students with the opportunity to relate in a meaningful and substantial manner the various strands of their coursework in the arts. The senior seminar is preceded by a course in methodology and art literature that prepares students for this capstone experience of their senior year. Majors are encouraged to attend cultural affairs on-and-off-campus: concerts, gallery exhibitions, lectures, and the like.

Major Requirements

This bachelor’s degree program requires a minimum of 124 credits. As part of the overall 124 credit minimum, the Art and Art History major requires the completion of a minimum of 48 credits and a minimum of 12 courses, as specified below.

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