Santa Clara University

Department of Art and Art History

Art History Major & Minor

In addition to fulfilling the Undergraduate Core Curriculum requirements for the bachelor of arts degree, students majoring in art history (ARTH) must complete the following departmental requirements:

The Art History major requires 15 courses: (13 ARTH and 2 ARTS)

  1. Four courses from ARTH 11A, 12A, 21-27
  2. Two lower- or upper-division studio ARTS courses
  3. ARTH 100 Art History Proseminar (preferably at the end of sophomore year)
  4. Five upper-division ARTH courses
  5. Two additional lower- or upper-division ARTH courses
  6. ARTH 196 Senior Art History Capstone Seminar (senior year)
  • ARTH 11A and 12A may fulfill two lower-division ARTH courses (see "Substitutions" below).
  • Only four units of ARTH 93/193, 98/198 may count toward a major in art history.
  • Studio art or art history courses taken during a term of study abroad may be applied to no more than half of the requirements for a major in art history.
  • No more than three courses may be taken abroad to fulfill the five upper-division ARTH course requirement for a major in art history.
  • The six upper-division courses must equal 30 units.
  • Students who wish to receive credit toward a major or minor for studio art courses taken at affiliated study abroad programs must be able to document their work for review by members of the department's faculty

The Art History minor requires 7 courses: (6 ARTH and 1 ARTS)

  1. Two courses from ARTH 11A, 12A, 21-27
  2. One studio ARTS course
  3. Three upper-division ARTH courses
  4. One additional lower- or upper-division ARTH course
  • ARTH 11A and 12 A may fulfill two lower-division ARTH courses (see "Substitutions" below).
  • Only four units of ARTH 93/193, 98/198 may count toward a minor in art history.
  • Studio art or art history courses taken during a term of study abroad may be applied to no more than half of the requirements for a minor in art history.
  • Only one upper-division course may be taken abroad to fulfill the three upper-division ARTH course requirement for a minor in art history.
  • Students who wish to receive credit toward a major or minor for studio art courses taken at affiliated study abroad programs must be able to document their work for review by members of the department's faculty

ARTH 11A and 12A Course Topic Substitutions:

  • Art of Contact: New Worlds substitutes ARTH 25 and one lower-division ARTH course, taught by Morris
  • Art, Power, & Propaganda substitutes ARTH 21 and 22, taught by K. Maxwell
  • Art, Trade & Cultural Exchange substitutes ARTH 23 and one lower-division ARTH course, taught by Pappas
  • Contact Zones: East & West substitutes two lower-division ARTH courses, taught by Fraser
  • Mediterranean Encounters substitutes ARTH 24 and one lower-division ARTH course, taught by de Maria



Note: Other C&I courses with topics not listed may be eligible for substitution for lower-division ARTH course with approval by the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History.




 
See also:

  • iconUndergraduate Bulletin (pdf)
    The Department of Art and Art History offers a degree program leading to the Bachelor of Arts in two undergraduate majors, art history and studio art, with courses in both disciplines fostering a thorough understanding of both the history and practice of art. Department faculty encourage interdisciplinary connections with the Santa Clara community through course offerings that fulfill a wide range of College and University Core Curriculum requirements, as well as courses through the Residential Learning Communities and the University Honors Program. Learn More »
 
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