What You’ll Study
Our art history minor is designed to compliment and add breadth and perspective to majors in other disciplines.
While studying art history, you’ll strive to understand images and objects in 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 be lead down paths exploring 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.
Our minor will give you a broad cultural background in art, which opens new dimensions in disciplines like history, anthropology, or sociology by providing a wealth of additional information while sharpening your critical and aesthetic sensibilities.