Undergraduate Major Requirements

An undergraduate field distribution spreadsheet is available to help students plan their course requirements:

 

Major in Art History

  • The major's colloquium: AHIS W3895
  • Seven 3-point lecture courses in art history
    • Students must take at least one course in three of four historical periods:
      • Ancient (up to 400 CE/AD)
      • 400-1400
      • 1400-1700
      • 1700-present
        These chronological divisions are approximate. In case of ambiguities about the eligibility of a course to fill the requirement, please consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
    • An additional two courses must also be drawn from at least TWO DIFFERENT world regions, as listed below:
      • Africa
      • Asia
      • Europe, North America, Australia
      • Latin America
      • Middle East
  • Two seminars in art history
  • A studio course in the visual arts or architecture (which may be taken Pass/Fail)

Note: The yearlong senior thesis (for qualified students) AHIS C3997-C3998 may substitute for one lecture course. Seminars may substitute for lecture courses. Planning sheets have to be submitted in hard copy to the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO DECLARED A MAJOR BEFORE MAY 2012


Major in the History and Theory of Architecture

  • The major's colloquium AHIS W3895
  • Seven lecture courses in art history including AHIS C3001 and three other courses focusing on architectural history. Courses must cover four of five general areas: ancient Mediterranean, Western Medieval, Renaissance & Baroque, 18th-20th century, non-Western
  • At least one seminar in art history or architectural history
  • ARCH V1020 (which may be taken pass/fail)
  • Courses in the Department of Architecture may substitute for up to two courses in art history with approval of the advisor

Note: The yearlong Undergraduate Thesis (for qualified students) AHIS C3997–C3998 may substitute for one lecture course. Seminars may substitute for lecture courses. Planning sheets have to be submitted in hard copy to the Director of Undergraduate Studies.


Combined Major in Art History and Visual Arts

  • The major’s colloquium: AHIS W3895
  • Seven 3-point lecture courses in art history
    • Students must take at least one course in three of four historical periods:
      • Ancient (up to 400 CE/AD)
      • 400-1400
      • 1400-1700
      • 1700-present
        These chronological divisions are approximate. In case of ambiguities about the eligibility of a course to fill the requirement, please consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
    • An additional two courses must also be drawn from at least TWO DIFFERENT world regions, as listed below:
      • Africa
      • Asia
      • Europe, North America, Australia
      • Latin America
      • Middle East
    • The remaining two lectures are the student's choice
  • 21 points in Visual Arts covering: R1001 and R3330 (6 points); five additional VIAR R3000-level or above courses (15 points)
  • In the senior year, students undertake either a seminar in the Department of Art History and Archaeology or a senior project in Visual Arts (pending approval by the Visual Arts Department)
  • Up to two of the seven 3-point courses in art history may be replaced by a specifically related course in another department with approval of the advisor. The combined major requires fulfillment of sixteen or seventeen courses. It is recommended that students interested in this major begin work toward the requirements in their sophomore year.

Advising: Students electing the combined major should consult with a faculty advisor in the department, as well as with the director of undergraduate studies in the Visual Arts Department.

Note: Planning sheets have to be submitted in hard copy to the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO DECLARED A MAJOR BEFORE MAY 2012


Concentration in Art History 

  • Seven lecture courses in art history
    • Students must take at least one course in three of four historical periods:
      • Ancient (up to 400 CE/AD)
      • 400-1400
      • 1400-1700
      • 1700-present
    • Additionally students must take two courses drawn from at least TWO DIFFERENT world regions:
      • Africa
      • Asia
      • Europe, North America, Australia
      • Latin America
      • Middle East
    • The remaining two lectures are student's choice. Concentrators are not required to take the majors' colloquium, a seminar, or a studio course.

Note: Planning sheets have to be submitted in hard copy to the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO DECLARED A MAJOR BEFORE MAY 2012


Concentration in the History and Theory of Architecture

Seven lecture courses in art history, including four in architectural history, covering four of five areas as described for the major. Concentrators are not required to take the majors' colloquium, a seminar, or a studio course.

Note: Planning sheets have to be submitted in hard copy to the Director of Undergraduate Studies.