In Art History, art becomes a lens through which to examine culture and history. Using various methods, students will study major periods of global art as well as individual cultures and artists.
In small classes, in both lecture and seminar format, professors use their areas of specialty to make classes interesting and relevant. Through coursework, students develop skills in writing, research, and critical thinking. Outside the classroom, students often undertake study abroad and internships or gain experience through community engagement and curatorial projects.
Often, student continue to pursue Art History at the graduate level, working towards careers in teaching or museums. The critical thinking, analysis and writing required by the discipline also have prepared our students for careers in architecture, law, business and marketing, medicine and many other fields.
The Studio Art minor affords the opportunity to develop an artistic and creative practice alongside the student's major field of study. Coursework emphasizes both breadth across different media and depth in a chosen area. Students in the minor often complete a senior capstone project, which culminates in an exhibition and gallery talk.