MINOR & CONCENTRATION in the BA ART MAJOR
What You’ll Study
While studying art history, you’ll strive to understand art images and objects in a historical context. As you examine a piece of art or craft, you will ask: Who created it, and why in this way? What purpose did it serve? How was it produced? By seeking answers to questions like these, you will explore paths that grapple with issues of race, class, gender, and nationality; problems of patronage and taste; and questions of exchange, reception, conservation, and restoration. Your study will cover a wide variety of regions, cultures, and time periods.
With our Art History Concentration within the Art Major, you can focus your studies into the historical and cultural contexts of art periods and art works. Develop a depth of understanding beyond the techniques, methods, and mediums of studio art. Hone your analytical, writing, and oral presentation skills, while sharpening your critical and aesthetic sensibilities.
The Art History Minor is designed to compliment and add breadth and perspective to majors in other disciplines. Our minor will give you a broad cultural background in art, which opens new dimensions in disciplines like history, anthropology, or sociology.