Undergraduate Major In Art History

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A minimum of 124 credits is required

University requirements for undergraduate degrees may be found in Penn State's Undergraduate Degree Programs Bulletin and should be consulted carefully.

GENERAL EDUCATION (45 credits) see Bulletin

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (Included in Electives or General Education) [ART H 001S is recommended] INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE (Included in Electives, General Education course selection, or Requirements for Major) WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULM (Included in Requirements for Major: ART H 350W)

ELECTIVES: 19 credits
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Requirements in Bulletin)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ART HISTORY MAJOR: 36 credits

A student must receive a grade of C or better in all courses in the major, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44

Prescribed Courses For Major (9 credits)

Art H 111 GA;IL (3) Ancient to Medieval Art (suggested semester: 1-4)

Art H 112 GA;IL (3) Renaissance to Modern Art (sem: 1-4)

Art H 350W (3) Undergraduate Seminar in the History of Art (sem: 5-8)

Additional Courses For Major (27 credits) to be taken during semesters 3-8

At least 12 credits must be taken at the 400 level. Art H 297, Art H 397, and Art H 497 may be used to fulfill additional course requirements when the subject is appropriate. (petition must be filled out with your advisor). Any one course may not be double counted for more than one category.

Non-Western Intro:  Select 3 credits (Sem: 1-4) from

ART H 120 GA;IL (3) Asian Art and Architecture

ART H 130 GA;US;IL (3) African, Oceanic, and Native American Art

ART H 140 GA; IL (3) Introduction to Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture

Architectural History Intro:  Select 3 credits (Sem: 1-4) from

ART H 201 GA;IL (3) Ancient to Medieval Architecture (sem: 1–4)

ART H 202 GA;US;IL (3) Renaissance to Modern Architecture (sem: 1–4)

ART H 330 GA;IL (3) Islamic Architecture and Art

Africa /Asia / Oceania / Pre-Columbian Americas:  Select 3 credits (Sem: 3-8) from

ART H 120 GA;IL (3) Asian Art and Architecture

ART H 130 GA;US;IL (3) African, Oceanic, and Native American Art

ART H 140 GA; IL (3) Introduction to Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture

ART H 315 GA;IL (3) Architecture and Art of South and Southeast Asia

ART H 320 GA;IL (3) Chinese Art

ART H 330 GA;IL (3) Islamic Architecture and Art

ART H/AAA S 335 GA;IL (3) African Art

ART H 440 IL (3-9) Monuments of Asia

ART H 445 IL (3) Oceanic Art

ART H 446 IL (3-9) Topics in African Art

ART H 447 IL (3-6) Topics in the Art of the African Diaspora

ART H 460 IL (3) Art and Empire:  Aztec, Inca and Spanish

Ancient / Byzantine / Medieval:  Select 3 credits (Sem: 3-8) from

ART H 301 GA;IL (3) Egyptian and Mesopotamian Art 

ART H 302 GA;IL (3) Art of the Early Middle Ages

ART H 311 GA;IL (3) Greek and Roman Art

ART H 312 GA;IL (3) Romanesque and Gothic Art 

ART H 401 IL (3–9) Greek Art and Architecture

ART H 402 IL (3) The Illuminated Manuscript

ART H 411 IL (3–9) Roman Art

ART H 412 IL (3) The Gothic Cathedral

ART H 413 IL (3) Architecture of the Medieval Monastery

ART H 420 IL (3) Russian Architecture

ART H 422 IL (3-9) Studies in Medieval Sculpture

ART H 426 US;IL (3) Iconoclasm:  Powerful Images and their Destruction

ART H 442 IL (3) Late Antique and Early Christian Art 

ART H 452 IL (3) Byzantine Art 

Renaissance / Baroque / Modern / Contemporary:  Select 3 credits (Sem: 3-8) from

ART H 225 GA;GH (3)  Sexuality and Modern Visual Culture

ART H 250 (3) A Chronological Survey of Photography

ART H 303 GA;IL (3) Italian Renaissance Art 

ART H 304 GA;IL (3) Italian, Spanish, and Spanish Colonial Baroque Art and Architecture

ART H 305 GA;IL (3) Romanticism and Revolution

ART H 307 GA;US (3) American Art 

ART H 308 GA;US (3) American Architecture

ART H 313 GA;IL (3) Northern Renaissance Art 

ART H 314 GA;IL (3) Art in the Age of Rembrandt

ART H 325 GA;IL (3) Impressionism to Surrealism

ART H 326 GA;IL (3) Art since 1940

ART H 405 US;IL (3–6) Pioneers of Modern Architecture

ART H 410 (3) Taste and Criticism in Art

ART H 414 IL (3) Italian Baroque Painting

ART H 415 US (3) The Skyscraper

ART H 416 US (3) American Painting: 1876–1913

ART H 420 IL (3) Russian Architecture

ART H 423 IL (3–9) Studies in Italian Renaissance Art 

ART H 424 IL (3) Masters of Northern Baroque Art 

ART H 426 US;IL (3) Iconoclasm:  Powerful Images and their Destruction

ART H 429 IL (3) Studies in Baroque Art

ART H 435 IL (3–6) Studies in Modern Art

ART H 450 US;IL (3) The History of Photography

ART H 456 IL (3) Renaissance and Baroque Palaces 

ART H 458 IL (3) Baroque Capitals of Europe 

ART H 462 IL (3) Studies in Latin American Art

ART H 464 IL (3) French Art & Architecture, 1589-1789

ART H 470 US (3-9) Topics in Contemporary Art

ART H 475 US (3) Contemporary Women Artists

ART H 476 (3) History and Theory of Digital Art

Electives in Art History

      Select 12 credits of Art History (excluding ART H 100 GA;IL) (sem: 3–8)

 

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