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Joint Major in History and Art History

Degree information for joint major in history and english
Degree AwardedBA
Hours To Complete45 hours
Courses Required14
Registrar CodeHSTARHST

A program of courses should be worked out in consultation with the undergraduate advisors in each department. Minimum requirements are as follows:


Nineteen credit hours (normally six courses), including:

  • Five courses at or above the 300 level
  • At least one 400-level course (e.g. HIST 487RW, 488RW, or 489RW)

Art History

Twenty-six credit hours/8 courses, including:

  • Three (3) core courses
    • ARTHIST 101 and ARTHIST 102, the foundational Art History courses
    • Either ARTVIS 111 or 112, Foundations in Art Practices, or another Visual Arts course
  • Five (5) elective courses, including:
    • One course (any level) in three (3) of the four regional-historical divisions:
  1. Ancient Mediterranean art & architecture (Egypt, Greece, and Rome)
  2. Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art & architecture (Europe)
  3. Modern and contemporary art & architecture (after 1800; global)
  4. Arts & architecture of Africa, Islam, Asia, and the indigenous Americas
  • One 400-level seminar, which may also satisfy the regional-historical distribution
    requirement, above.
  • Three (3) courses at the 300 level (or above), which may also satisfy the regional-historical distribution requirement, above.

Up to two (2) of the maker and materials courses may count as electives toward the joint major. These courses include:

  • ARTHIST 103: Understanding Architecture
  • ARTHIST 104: Great Buildings
  • ARTHIST 210: Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
  • ARTHIST 212: Intro to Digital Art History
  • ARTHIST 387: Issues in Art Conservation
  • ARTHIST 388: Technical Art History