Undergraduate Catalog 2012–2013

Art History with a Concentration in Museum Studies

Foundational Requirements

Select two of the following level-1 courses:
ARTH 11100Episodes in Western Art

3

ARTH 13500Introduction to Visual Culture

3

ARTH 11400Architecture across Cultures

3

or

ARTH 16000Art Across Cultures

3

Select one course in architectural history at level-1 or level-2. (ARTH 11400 can count as either three credits at level-1 or as the architecture requirement, but not both.)

3

Total Credit Hours:9
Note: A maximum of 9 credits at level-1 may count toward the major.

Level-2 Requirement

ARTH 20100Practicing Art History

3

One art history course focusing on material before 1400

3

One art history course focusing on material from 1400 to 1750

3

One art history course focusing on material after 1750

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Note: If a course satisfies one of these chronological requirements, it will be indicated in the course description. CNPH 24000 History of Photography may be used as a substitute for "one art history course focusing on material after 1750."

Museum Studies Concentration

Museum studies courses in art history (12 credits): 

ARTH 29200Introduction to Museology

3

ARTH 39200Museum Practices and Methods

3

ARTH 39300Exhibitions, Education, and Outreach

3

or

ARTH 39500Performance, Institutional Critique, and the Museum

3

ARTH 49400Internship: Art History

1 to 4

or

ARTH 49500Internship in Washington, D.C.: Art History

1 to 6

Arts management course

Select one:

MGMT 11100Introduction to Business

3

MKTG 31200Principles of Marketing

3

THEA 25100Theatre Organization and Management

3

WRTG 31700Proposal and Grant Writing

3

Note: MKTG 31200 and WRTG 31700 have prerequisites that the student is responsible for meeting.

Writing course

Select one:

WRTG 20100Argument

3

WRTG 21300Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Required Courses Outside the Art History Department

ART xxxxxAny course in the art department (CNPH 14100 Introduction to Photography may be used as a substitute for a course in the art department.)

3

Language All art history majors are required to complete a foreign lanugage with a letter grade through level-2 in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, or demonstrate equivalent proficiency as part of their major requirements.

0-12

Total Credit Hours:3-15

Senior Experience

Select one of the following, to be completed in the senior year or during the summer preceding the senior year (or as approved by the department chair):
ARTH 49000Seminar in Art History

3

ARTH 49200Tutorial in Art History

3

ARTH 49300Exhibition Seminar

3

ARTH 49800Senior Internship

3

ARTH 49700Independent Study: Art History

3

The senior experience for students in the museum concentration must have a museum focus.

Total Credit Hours:3

Note: ARTH 49700 is for department honors thesis only.

Majors who meet the prerequisite may take a seminar, tutorial, internship, or independent study before the summer preceding their senior year, but it will not count toward the "senior experience requirement." Majors must indicate their senior-year activities before the end of the second semester of their junior year by submitting a "senior experience plan form" (available from the department chair).

Summary, art history major with a concentration in museum studies

Total, foundational requirements 

9

Total, requirements at level-2

12

Total, museum studies concentration

 18

Total, required courses outside the department

3-15

Total, senior experience

3

Electives required to complete the art history degree

63-78 

Total, B.A. in art history with a concentration in museum studies

120

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