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Art History Minor

Division of Humanities - Adm
Division of Humanities
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2014
  • Required credits in this minor: 24
Art history involves the study of ways the visual arts reflect and shape the world's cultures. Objectives--The purpose of the art history curriculum is to develop student understanding of some of the historical traditions in the visual arts, to teach students methods of analysis and interpretation of works of art, and to help students discover the rich and complex relationships of art to other aspects of culture. Students are encouraged to have direct contact with art by means of studio art courses, class field trips, gallery internships, and study abroad experiences.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
No grades below C- are allowed. Courses may not be taken S-N, unless offered S-N only. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the minor to graduate. The GPA includes all, and only, University of Minnesota coursework. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced.
Required Courses
ARTH 1101 - Principles of Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
ARTH 1111 - Ancient to Medieval Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
ARTH 1121 - Renaissance to Modern Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ARTH 3101 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3111 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3112 - Art and the Byzantine Empire [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3113 - Islamic Art and Culture [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3133 - Boundaries and Transitions in Medieval Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3142 - Art of the Italian Renaissance, 1300-1520 [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3161 - 16th-Century Italian Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3171 - Baroque Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3191 - American Art to 1900 [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3201 - 19th-Century European Art through Post-Impressionism [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3211 - Early Modernist Art: Symbolism to Surrealism [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3221 - American Art from the End of Modernism to the Postmodern Present [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3231 - History of Photography [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3241 - African American Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3261 - Chinese Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3281 - Women and Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3291 - Facing the Past: Portraiture and Social History [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3311 - Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art in Context (1.0 cr)
· ARTH 3xxx
· ARTH 4xxx
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