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- Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building
Art History - Curriculum and Pedagogy
Goal 1. Require every major and minor to take at least one course outside the traditional sphere of western art history.
Goal 2. Look for ways to foster interdisciplinary links between our art history course offerings and those of related disciplines, especially history, classics, religious studies, and anthropology.
Goal 3. Encourage our students to spend the equivalent of at least one semester abroad in an international studies program.
Goal 4. Encourage students to study foreign languages so that they can access scholarship in the field that is not written in English.
Goal 5. Ensure that our art history curriculum reflects recent developments in the field.
Goal 6. Ensure that our Western Culture offerings serve the Core through rigorous courses that analyze artistic developments embedded in their cultural contexts.
Goal 7. Add a visual resources library staff position to expand, digitize and create a flexible database for our department's image collection. This will allow faculty to devote less time to selecting slides before each class, and more time to their research agendas.
Goal 8. Assess the writing components of our advanced upper division courses in light of the features of third writing courses. As ppropriate seek approval from the Core Writing Committee for Third Writing credit.
Goal 9. Encourage students to participate in internship and volunteer opportunities in campus and Bay area cultural institutions.