Program Requirements

Undergraduate Field Distribution Chart

The Undergraduate Field Distribution Chart, updated throughout the year, highlights the courses offered each semester and indicates which distribution requirements the courses are eligible to fulfill. (last update: March 29th, 2024)

Students are also encouraged to review the Undergraduate Student Handbook

Email the Undergraduate Program Coordinator if you have questions about completing program requirements.
 

Major, Minor, and Concentration Programs

The Department of Art History and Archaeology offers three major programs and two minor programs for all students, as well as two concentration programs for students beginning in the 2023-24 academic year or earlier. Refer to the outlines below as a guide to the requirements for each program of study.
 

Major in Art History (AHIS)

  • The Majors Colloquium: AHIS UN3000 or AHIS UN3007
  • Seven courses in art history, as follows:
    • Three art history courses, satisfying three of four historical periods:
      • pre-400 CE
      • 400-1400
      • 1400-1700
      • 1700-present
    • Two art history courses, satisfying two of five world regions:
      • Africa
      • Asia
      • Europe/North America/Australia
      • Latin America
      • Middle East
    • Electives: Two art history courses of the student's choice
  • Two seminars in art history
  • A studio course in the visual arts or architecture (which may be taken Pass/Fail)
     

Major in the History and Theory of Architecture (HTAC)

  • The Majors Colloquium: AHIS UN3000 or AHIS UN3007
  • AHIS UN1007 Introduction to the History of Architecture
  • Six additional courses, at least three of which must focus on architectural history, as follows:
    • Three art history/architectural history courses, satisfying three of four historical periods:
      • pre-400 CE
      • 400-1400
      • 1400-1700
      • 1700-present
    • One art history/architectural history course, satisfying one of four world regions:
      • Africa
      • Asia
      • Latin America
      • Middle East
    • Electives: Two art history/architectural history courses of the student's choice
  • Two seminars in art history or architectural history
  • ARCH UN1020 Introduction to Architectural Design and Visual Culture (which may be taken Pass/Fail)

Courses in the Department of Architecture may substitute for up to two courses in art history with approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
 

Combined Major in Art History+Visual Arts (AHVA)

  • The Majors Colloquium: AHIS UN3000 or AHIS UN3007
  • Seven courses in art history, as follows:
    • Three art history courses, satisfying three of four historical periods:
      • pre-400 CE
      • 400-1400
      • 1400-1700
      • 1700-present
    • Two art history courses, satisfying two of five world regions:
      • Africa
      • Asia
      • Europe/North America/Australia
      • Latin America
      • Middle East
    • Electives: Two art history courses of the student's choice
  • 21 points in Visual Arts covering: VIAR UN1000 Basic Drawing (3 points); VIAR UN2200 Ceramics I or VIAR UN2300 Sculpture I (3 points); and five additional VIAR 3-point studio courses (15 points)
  • Either one seminar in the Department of Art History and Archaeology or a senior project in Visual Arts (pending approval by the Visual Arts Department)

The combined major requires fulfillment of at least sixteen courses. It is recommended that students interested in this major begin coursework toward the requirements in their sophomore year.

Students electing the combined major should meet with either the DUS or the Undergraduate Program Coordinator in Art History as well as with the DUS in the Visual Arts Department.
 

Minor in Art History (AHIS)

  • Five courses in art history, as follows:
    • Three art history courses, satisfying three of four historical periods:
      • pre-400 CE
      • 400-1400
      • 1400-1700
      • 1700-present
    • One art history course, satisfying one of four world regions:
      • Africa
      • Asia
      • Latin America
      • Middle East
    • Elective: One art history course of the student's choice
       

Minor in History and Theory of Architecture (HTAC)

  • AHIS UN1007 Introduction to the History of Architecture
  • Four additional courses, at least three of which must focus on architectural history, as follows:
    • Three art history/architectural history courses, satisfying three of four historical periods:
      • pre-400 CE
      • 400-1400
      • 1400-1700
      • 1700-present
    • One art history/architectural history course, satisfying one of four world regions:
      • Africa
      • Asia
      • Latin America
      • Middle East
         

Concentration in Art History (AHIS)

  • Seven courses in art history, as follows:
    • Three art history courses, satisfying three of four historical periods:
      • pre-400 CE
      • 400-1400
      • 1400-1700
      • 1700-present
    • Two art history courses, satisfying two of five world regions:
      • Africa
      • Asia
      • Europe/North America/Australia
      • Latin America
      • Middle East
    • Electives: Two art history courses of the student's choice
       

Concentration in the History and Theory of Architecture (HTAC)

  • AHIS UN1007 Introduction to the History of Architecture
  • Six additional courses, at least three of which must focus on architectural history, as follows:
    • Three art history/architectural history courses, satisfying three of four historical periods:
      • pre-400 CE
      • 400-1400
      • 1400-1700
      • 1700-present
    • One art history/architectural history course, satisfying one of four world regions:
      • Africa
      • Asia
      • Latin America
      • Middle East
    • Electives: Two art history/architectural history courses of the student's choice