Art History, Minor College of Letters & Science

Art History studies the changing visual expression of values, beliefs and experiences across diverse cultures and over time. It provides training in historical, social and aesthetic understanding, critical thinking, scholarly research, and lucid, thoughtful analysis and writing. More than any other discipline art history sharpens its students’ visual acuity and deepens their visual literacy. In so doing, it prepares them to face the increasingly complex visual world we find ourselves in today.

Five Upper Division Courses
Choose one course from four of the following areas:16
(1) The Ancient World
Arts of Oceania & Prehistoric Europe
Early Greek Art & Architecture
Later Greek Art & Architecture
Roman Art & Architecture
Architecture & Urbanism in Mediterranean Antiquity
(2) Asia
The Hindu Temple
Buddhist Art
Early Chinese Art
Chinese Painting
Early Modern Chinese Painting
The Arts of Japan
(3) The Middle Ages to 1700
The Islamic City
Arts of the Islamic Book
Early Italian Renaissance Art & Architecture
High & Late Italian Renaissance Art & Architecture
Baroque Art
(4) Western Art 1700 to 1900
Landscape, Nature, & Art
Great Cities
British Art & Culture (1750-1900)
Art in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1850
Impressionism & Post-Impressionism: Manet to 1900
American Art to 1910
(5) World Art 20th Century to the Present
Sex & Space
Art from China 1900 to the Present
Modernism in France, 1880-1940
Avant-Gardism & its Aftermath, 1917-1960
Contemporary Art 1960-Present
Photography in History
(6) Art & Issues Across Chronologies
Cultural History of Museums
Art, Architecture, & Human Rights
Politics of Public Art
The Museum in the Age of Spectacle
Latin American Art & Architecture
The American Home
Choose any additional upper division Art History (AHI) course or seminar.4
Total Units20