Bachelor of Arts in Art History

Degree Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Arts in Art History may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 123 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major.

Grades below a C- in Art History and General Education courses do not fulfill requirements for the degree.

University Requirements

Students must complete the requirements of the General Education (GenEd) program.

  • Summer or semester study abroad will satisfy the GenEd Global/World Society (GG) requirement.

Program Requirements

  • A minimum of 66 credits must be taken outside of Tyler departments to earn the degree
  • A minimum of 45 semester hours in upper level courses (CLA 2000 to 4999; CST 2000 to 4999) must be completed with a passing grade.
    1. Two 2000+ courses (minimum 6 credits) must be taken from Social or Natural Sciences.
    2. Upper-level Art History courses are categorized as upper-level Liberal Arts (CLA) courses.
  • Students must complete the second level of a foreign language:
Select one of the following:4
Arabic Elements II
Chinese Elements II
Introduction to French II
Introduction to German II
Ancient Greek 2
Modern Greek Elements II
Elements II
Hindi Elements II
Italian Language II
Honors Italian Language II
Japanese Elements II
Korean Elements II
Latin 2
Basic II
First-Year Russian II
Basic II
Honors Basic II
Vietnamese Elements II

Art History Major Requirements (minimum of 41 s.h.)

Introductory Level Courses
ARTH 1155Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 13003
or ARTH 1955 Honors Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 1300
ARTH 1156Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century3
or ARTH 1956 Honors Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century
Upper Level Lecture Course
Select one course from 4 of the 5 groups below:16
Earliest times to 600
Art of Ancient Egypt and the Aegean
Greek Mythology and Art
Roman Art and Archaeology
Topics in Ancient Art
Minoan Art
Archaeological Excavation
Greek and Roman Sculpture
Art and Culture in Ancient Rome
Greek and Roman Sculpture (WI)
From Constantine to Mohammed: Art & Architecture of the Mediterranean from the 4th to 8th Century AD
600-1400
Early Islamic Art and Architecture
Topics in Medieval Art
Late Antique/Byzantine Art
Early Medieval Visual Culture
Gothic Art
1400-1800
Topics in Renaissance Art
Masters of Renaissance Art
Early Renaissance Art in Italy
Northern Renaissance Art 1350-1550
Renaissance and Baroque Architecture in Italy
Topics in Early Modern Art, 1400-1750
Topics in Baroque Art
Southern Baroque Art: Italy and Spain
Northern Baroque Art
Topics in Eighteenth Century Art
Michelangelo
High Renaissance Art in Italy
1800-Present
International Cinema
History of Modern Crafts
History of Modern Crafts and Design: Design Movements from the Crystal Palace until Today
Cultural Heritage Preservation
Curatorial Methodologies
World Photography Since 1839
History of Photography
Philadelphia Architecture
Art of the Film
Topics in Arts Administration Practice
Topics in 19th Century Art
Romanticism
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
Painting: Late 19th Century
Topics in 20th Century Art
History of Modern Graphic Design
Topics in Modern and Contemporary Art
Galleries and Studios of Rome
Modern Art, 1900-1945
Post-War Art, 1945-1989
Contemporary Art, 1989 to Present
Symbolism, Dada, and Surrealism
Picasso and Modern Masters
Topics in International Cinema
Topics in Contemporary Art
Graphic Design Theory
Main Trends in American 20th Century Painting
19th Century American Art
Revolution and Beyond: Modern & Contemporary Art in Latin America
Transhistorical
History of Printmaking
Architectural History: Ancient to Renaissance
Architectural History: Renaissance to the 20th Century
Later Islamic Art: From the Mongols to the Mughals
Wonders of Rome: Art and Culture of the Baroque Era
Introduction to African Art
Introduction to Caribbean Art
Topics in American Art
American Art
Art and Environment in American Culture
Topics in Art of Latin America and the Caribbean
Art of India
Southeast Asian Art
Chinese Art
Honors Counterfeiting, Looting and the Ethics of Collecting Ancient Art
Capstone
ARTH 3097Art History Capstone (WI)4
Electives
Three additional upper-level Art History electives numbered 2000-499912
Writing Intensive Course
Note: In addition to the Capstone requirement, one other Upper-Level Art History course (either as part of the 4 "categories" or electives) must be Writing Intensive (WI).
Select one of the following:
Art History Writing Intensive
Art History Writing Intensive
Art History Writing Intensive
Greek and Roman Sculpture
Writing for Art History: Art History Writing Intensive Seminar
Studio Art
One Studio Art Course3
Total Credit Hours41

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

Bachelor of Arts in Art History

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ARTH 1155 or 1955Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 13003
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ARTH 1156 or 1956Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century3
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
Upper-Level 2000+ WI Art History Course14
Foreign Language 1001 - first level4
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
Upper-Level 2000+ Art History Course4
Foreign Language 1002 - second level4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 3
Fall
Upper-Level 2000+ Art History Course4
Upper-Level 2000+ Art History Course4
Upper-Level 2000+ Liberal Arts Elective3
Studio Art3
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
ARTH 3097Art History Capstone [WI]24
Upper-Level 2000+ Art History Course4
Upper-Level 2000+ CLA Social Science Elective3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours14
Year 4
Fall
Upper-Level 2000+ Art History Course4
Upper-Level 2000+ CLA Social Science Elective3
Upper-Level 2000+ Liberal Arts Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
Upper-Level 2000+ Art History Course4
Upper-Level 2000+ Liberal Arts Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours: 123

All upper-level Art History courses are categorized as upper-level Liberal Arts courses.