Minor in Art History

About the Minor

The minor in Art History provides a broad humanistic background not only for students planning to attend graduate and professional schools in the fields of applied, media, and design arts, social and information sciences, education, business, and medicine, but also for those entering a more general job market. The minor is designed to be flexible enough to appeal to Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design majors as well as majors from the other colleges throughout the University.

For more information about this minor, please visit the Westphal minors web page.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
ARTH 101History of Art I3.0
ARTH 102History of Art II3.0
ARTH 103History of Art III3.0
Select five of the following: *15.0
Art History
Building Skills in Object Analysis
Principles and Methods of Art History
History of Modern Design
Asian Art and Culture
Art of India
Art of China
Art of Japan
20th Century Modernism (1900-1955)
Contemporary Art
History of African-American Art
African Art
Latin American Art
Material Matters in Contemporary Art
Ancient Greek and Roman Art
Medieval Art
Italian Renaissance Art
Northern Renaissance
Global Material Culture
History of Costume I: Preclassical to 1800
History of Costume II: 1800-1920
History of Costume III: 1920 to Present
Women in Art
Art History Seminar
Independent Study in Art History
Independent Study in Art History
Special Topics in Art History
Special Topics in Art History
History of Architecture
Architecture and Society I
Architecture and Society II
Architecture and Society III
Theories of Architecture I
Theories of Architecture II
Theories of Architecture III
History of Philadelphia Architecture
Intensive Architectural Studies
Studies in Vernacular Architecture
Environmental Psychology and Design Theory
Urban Design Seminar
Special Topics in Architecture
Independent Study in Architecture
Independent Study in Architecture
Special Topics in Architecture
History of Film
Film History I: Emergence
Film History II: New Waves
Film History III: Trends
Documentary Studies
The Western
Special Topics in Film Studies
Special Topics in Film Studies
History of Interior Design
History of Modern Architecture and Interiors
Visual Culture: Interiors
Visual Culture: Furniture
History of Graphic Design
Graphic Design: 20th Century and Beyond
History of Theatre
Theatre History I
Theatre History II
History of Photography
History of Photography I
History of Photography II
History of Contemporary Photography
Total Credits24.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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