Art History Minor

This minor focuses on the study of art as part of the human experience, examining artistic cultures across time and within different social and political contexts. Students have opportunities to study the history, theory, and criticism of visual arts from around the world. Courses in the minor encompass art and architecture from diverse and varied eras, geographical regions, and cultures.

The minor consists of four courses (16 credits) chosen from the following courses. No more than 4 credits may also count toward the Liberal Arts requirement.

Historical Surveys

Select at least two:

  • VM 210 - History of Renaissance and Baroque Art
  • VM 211 - History of 18th- and 19th-Century Art
  • VM 212 - History of Modern Art in Europe and America
  • VM 213 - History of Art After World War II
  • VM 214 - History of East Asian Arts
  • VM 215 - History of South Asian Arts
  • VM 216 - History of African and African Diaspora Arts
  • VM 217 - History of Arts of the Americas and the Pacific

Required Course

Select one:

  • VM 409 - Seminar in Art History
  • VM 415 - Seminar in Professional, Curatorial, or Museum Practices

Visual Arts

Students must also successfully complete at least one other course in the Visual Arts (excluding studio arts or production courses). This may include the courses listed above or VM 105, VM 203, VM 205, VM 315, or any pre-approved Interdisciplinary Studies course offered through the Institute.