Undergraduate College

Degree Requirements

Major Requirements for a B.A. in History of Art

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Six credits from the History of Art major can be applied towards General Education requirements.

Required Courses 32 to 35 credits
ARH-0175 Visual Culture of the West I 3 credits
ARH-L175 Visual Culture of the West, I Experiential Component 1 credit
ARH-0176 Visual Culture of the West II 3 credits
ARH-L176 Visual Culture of the West, II Experiential Component 1 credit
ARH-0470 Art Historical Research and Methodology* 3 credits
ARH-0475 History of Art Criticism* 3 credits
ARH-0480 Internship in the History of Art 0 to 3 credits
*ARH-0470 and ARH-0475 are reserved as capstone courses during the second semester of junior year or the first semester of senior year.

One course in the Art of the Ancient World 3 credits*
ARH-0230Art of the Ancient World: Greece & Rome3 credits
OR

ARH-0231Painted Ladies: Women of the Ancient World3 credits
*Other possible selections, in consultation with the Discipline Chair.

One of the following courses in the Art of the Middle Ages 3 credits*
ARH-0232Early Christian and Medieval Art3 credits
ARH-0233Early Christian and Medieval Art: Crafting in Clay3 credits
ARH-0299The Art of Ireland: From Prehistory through the Twelfth-Century3 credits
SAR-4077Icon: Meaning and Making**3 credits
ARH-0236The Arts of Pilgrimage3 credits
*Other possible selections, in consultation with the Discipline Chair.
**Offered at Villanova University.

One of the following courses in the Art of the Renaissance 3 credits*
ARH-0255Art of the Italian Renaissance3 credits
ARH-0256Antiquity and the Italian Renaissance3 credits
ARH-0260Art of the Northern Renaissance3 credits
*Other possible selections, in consultation with the Discipline Chair.

One of the following courses in Mannerism, Baroque, or Eighteenth Century Art 3 credits*
ARH-0265The Birth of the Modern: Mannerism and Baroque Art3 credits
ARH-0266Sensuous Manipulation: The Art of Mannerism1 or 3 credits
ARH-0267Smoke, Mirrors, & Gesture: The Art of the Baroque1 or 3 credits
ARH-0270The Art of the Rococo3 credits
*Other possible selections, in consultation with the Discipline Chair.

One of the following courses in Modern Art 3 credits*
ARH-0294History of Photography3 credits
ARH-0307Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Art and Architecture3 credits
ARH-0308Nineteenth-Century Painting and Sculpture3 credits
ARH-0309Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture3 credits
ARH-0390Issues in Contemporary Art since 19453 credits
ARH-0400German Expressionism, Dada, and Surrealism3 credits
*Other possible selections, in consultation with the Discipline Chair.

Any cinema course 3 credits


One course in Studio Art of any History of Art course with a studio component 3 credits
ARH-0231Painted Ladies: Women of the Ancient World3 credits
ARH-0233Early Christian and Medieval Art: Crafting in Clay3 credits
SAR-4077Icon: Meaning and Making*3 credits
*Offered at Villanova University

Electives

Elective credits can be taken from the disciplines of History of Art or Studio Art but cannot be limited to those areas.