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2008-2009 College Catalog 
2008-2009 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Major, B.A.

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Art History, Theory and Criticism Concentration:

Total Foundation Requirements: 18


Foundation courses must be completed before proceeding. A letter grade of “C” or better is required in each foundation course and each course specifically required for the concentration.

Total, Art History electives: 21


Total for the major 54
General Studies 33
Two semesters of the same foreign language*** 6-10
Electives 23-27
Total for the degree 120


A minimum of 27 upper-division art history hours required. A minimum of 40 upper-division hours total are required for the degree.

*Neither ARTH 3300, ARTH 3360, nor ARTH 3380 may be used as the sole art history elective for a studio art concentration. ARTH 3300 may be used to meet the multicultural requirement.

**Title and course numbers for variable topics courses will be distinct for each offering, for example ARTH 352B Medieval Artisans and Craftsmen. A student may take up to three distinct offerings under each variable topics desgination, for example, ARTH 353A The Renaissance Artist: Bosch and Bruegel; ARTH 353B The Renaissance Artist: Leonardo and Michelangelo; and ARTH 353C Court Art and Renaissance Women may all be appilied to the requirements.

***Students who entered college with fluency in a language (or languages) other than English are encouraged to study a language with which they are unfamiliar. Students with a good high school background in a foreign language may take intermediate or advanced courses in that language, or study a new language. The second semester of certain foreign languages may be applied to the General Studies requirement.

Note: four semesters of French or German are required for entrance into most graduate programs in art history, theory and criticism. Both French and German are required for entrance into Ph.D. programs in art history, and doctoral research often requires research in at least one additional language.

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