Winthrop University: Majors and More - Bachelor of Arts in Art History

Majors and More

 

Bachelor of Arts in Art History

The Bachelor of Arts degree in art history offers a student the opportunity to obtain strong academic training that will lead to graduate study in art history or to employment in a visual arts field.

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy
1
Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition
3
HMXP 102      Human Experience
3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing
3
Oral Communication See approved list
3
Technology See approved list
3
Intensive Writing Met in major with ARTH 454
0
Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with another requirement
0-3
Physical Activity See approved list
1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines*    
Global Perspectives Met in major with ARTH 175
0
Historical Perspectives Met in major with ARTH 176
0
Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives*

 

Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators
6
Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators
6
Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses)
9-12
Quantitative Skills See approved list
(3-8)
Natural Science
See approved list; must include one lab science.  If 2 courses taken, must be in two different groups: 
Life, Physical, Earth
(3-8)
Subtotal   38-44
*No more than two courses in the major may count toward requirements in these areas
 
Required Courses in Major  

56

ARTS 101, 102, 120 or 305 Two-Dimensional Design I, 3-D Design, Drawing I, Intro to Photography
3
ARTH 175 Intro to Art Hist Prehistory-Middle Ages
3
ARTH 176 Intro to Art Hist Renaissance-Present
3
ARTH 300 Methods and Theories of Art History  3
ARTH 401 Senior Presentation
0
ARTH 454 Contemporary Art & Criticism
3
6 hours of any Non-Western ARTH courses listed below
6
  Select five courses from:  
15
ARTH 340 Internship Education
3
ARTH 341 Art of Ancient Greece and Rome
3
ARTH 342 European Medieval Art
3
ARTH 344 European Renaissance Art
3
ARTH 346 Global Baroque 
3
ARTH 347 Art in the Age of Revolution
3
ARTH 348 Modernism
3
ARTH 350 History of Photography
3
ARTH 351 Arts of Africa
3
ARTH 352 Arts of the Americas
3
ARTH 353 Arts of Oceania
3
ARTH 354 Arts of India
3
ARTH 355 Arts of China
3
ARTH 356 Arts of Japan
3
ARTH 357 Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture
3
ARTH 421 Visual Culture of Medieval Pilgrimage  3
ARTH 422 The Medieval City  3
ARTH 450H Honors Thesis in Art History
3
ARTH 452 Women in Art
3
ARTH 453 Art of the Book
3
ARTH 455 Museums, Monuments, and Cultural Heritage  3
ARTH 480, 481, 482 Special Topics in Art History
3
ARTH 483, 484, 485 Special Topics in Non-Western Art
3
VCOM 374 History of Graphic Design
3
Select one course from:  
3
ARTH 450H Honors Thesis in Art History
3
ARTH 452 Women in Art
3
ARTH 453 Art of the Book
3
ARTH 480, 481, 482, 580 Special Topics in Art History
3
ARTH 483, 484, 485 Special Topics in Non-Western Art
3
Select two courses from:  
6
HIST 111 World Civilizations to 950
3
HIST 112 World Civilizations from 950-1750
3
HIST 113 World Civilizations since 1750
3
HIST 211 United States History to 1877
3
HIST 212 United States History since 1877
3
Select one set of courses from:  
11
FREN 101 Elementary French 4
FREN 102 Elementary French II 4
FREN 201 Intermediate French 3
 
OR    
GERM 101 Elementary German 4
GERM 102 Elementary German II 4
GERM 201 Intermediate German 3
 
OR    
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish 4
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II 4
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish 3
 
Minor   15-24
Electives  

0-11

Total  

120

   

 

Note: No more than 36 hours in any one subject (or course designator) may apply to the BA degree.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

Last Updated: 6/29/21