B.A. in Art History
The Art History degree provides instruction in Art History and art criticism and is dedicated to a multi-cultural perspective. Course work is offered in Asian, African, Native American, and Western Art ranging from prehistoric to contemporary. The faculty combines expertise to ensure that students are broadly educated in a variety of art historical methods, including a traditional formalist approach, as well as more recent post-modern and post-colonial theories. The program, while housed in the Gwen Frostic School of Art, is interdisciplinary in nature and requires or encourages complementary course work in History, Anthropology, Languages, and other areas. Students receive a variety of classroom-related experiences, as well as opportunities for internships and study abroad.
CURRICULUM: BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ART HISTORY
2000-Level Survey Requirement (9 hours)
Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement (3 hours)
3000-4000 Level Requirement (15 hours)
ART 3210 - Topics in Art History: Variable Topics Credits: 3 hours
4000-5000-Level Requirement (7 hours)
Electives (with faculty approval)
Elective Requirement (9 hours)
Summary of Art History Major
- Art Major—40 credits
- General Education—37 credits
- University Electives—45 credits
- Total Credit Hours—122 credits
Students should consult the WMU catalog for the foundation art program course descriptions and requirements.