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Degree Requirements

Major Requirements for a BA 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-0230 Art of the Ancient World: Greece & Rome 3 credits
OR    
ARH-0231 Painted Ladies: Women of the Ancient World 3 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-0232 Early Christian and Medieval Art 3 credits
ARH-0233 Early Christian and Medieval Art: Crafting in Clay 3 credits
ARH-0299 The Art of Ireland: From Prehistory through the Twelfth-Century 3 credits
SAR-4077 Icon: Meaning and Making** 3 credits
ARH-0236 The Arts of Pilgrimage 3 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-0255 Art of the Italian Renaissance 3 credits
ARH-0256 Antiquity and the Italian Renaissance 3 credits
ARH-0260 Art of the Northern Renaissance 3 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-0265 The Birth of the Modern: Mannerism and Baroque Art 3 credits
ARH-0266 Sensuous Manipulation: The Art of Mannerism 1 or 3 credits
ARH-0267 Smoke, Mirrors, & Gesture: The Art of the Baroque 1 or 3 credits
ARH-0270 The Art of the Rococo 3 credits

*Other possible selections, in consultation with the Discipline Chair.

One of the following courses in Modern Art 3 credits*
ARH-0294 History of Photography 3 credits
ARH-0307 Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Art and Architecture 3 credits
ARH-0308 Nineteenth-Century Painting and Sculpture 3 credits
ARH-0309 Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture 3 credits
ARH-0390 Issues in Contemporary Art since 1945 3 credits
ARH-0400 German Expressionism, Dada, and Surrealism 3 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-0231 Painted Ladies: Women of the Ancient World 3 credits
ARH-0233 Early Christian and Medieval Art: Crafting in Clay 3 credits
SAR-4077 Icon: 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.