Art History - Requirements

Requirements

Art History Major

For a 30-credit Art History major students:

1. Complete two of the following foundational courses (six credits)

AH 10 Origins and Transformations in Western Art
AH 11 Visual Culture Since 1400: Expression and Experimentation
AH 13 Art of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas
AH 14 Art of Asia
AH 15 History of Architecturee

2. Complete two 100-level courses. Students are advised to take courses from a range of time periods and geographical locations. (six credits)

AH 102 Art of East Asia
AH 109 Jewish Art: Moses to Modernity
AH 111 Greek Art and Archaeology
AH 112 Etruscan and Roman Art and Archaeology
AH 113 Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
AH 115 Archaeology of Athens
AH 120 Medieval Art of Western Europe
AH 121 Celtic and Early Irish Art
AH 130 Early Renaissance Art in Italy
AH 135 Renaissance and Baroque Architecture
AH 140 Baroque Art
AH 142 The Art of Early Modern Spain and Latin America
AH 150 Neoclassical and Romantic Art
AH 152 Modern Art
AH 161 American Architecture
AH 164 American Art: Civil War to Civil Rights
AH 165 The Black Experience: African- American Art and Criticism in the 20th Century
AH 172 History of Photography
AH 175 Contemporary Art
AH 180 Fundamentals of Architecture
AH 191 Art and Mythologies of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Bolshevik Russia: Comparative Systems/Outcomes
AH 192 The History, Theory and Practice of Museums

3. Complete one of the following 200-level courses (three credits)

AH 209 The MMA Plaster Cast Collection at Fairfield University
AH 210 Myth in Classical Art
AH 213 The Arts of Egypt: Four Artistic Periods and Cultural Exchange
AH 221 The Arts of Ireland and the British Isles, 500-1000
AH 222 Byzantine Art
AH 282 Green Architecture
AH 290 Special Topics Seminar
AH 292 Museums, Art, Ethics and the Law
AH 295 Museum/Gallery Curating

4. Complete three additional art history courses at the 100, 200, or 300 level (nine credits)

5. Complete junior and senior seminars (six credits)

AH 320 Junior Seminar (fall semester of junior year)
AH 330 Senior Capstone Seminar (spring semester of senior year)

6. Other courses available to advanced students (only one can be counted toward the Art History Major)

AH 300 Independent Study
AH 310 Internship

 

Art History Major With a Concentration in Visual Arts Administration

1.  Complete two of the following foundational courses (six credits)                       

AH 10 Origins and Transformations in Western Art
AH 11 Visual Culture Since 1400: Expression and Experimentation
AH 13 Art of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas
AH 14 Art of Asia
AH 15 History of Architecture

2.  Complete one art history courses at the 100-level and one at the 200-level (six credits)       

3. Complete at least one of the following VPA courses (three credits):

AH 192 The History, Theory and Practice of Museums
AH 292 Museums, Art, Ethics, and the Law
AH 295 Museum/Gallery Curating: Behind the Scenes

4. Complete one of the following Dolan School of Business Courses (three credits):

AC 11 Introduction to Financial Accounting
MG 101 Introduction to Management in Organizations
MG 240 Leading and Managing People
MG 335 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
MG 370 Managing Non-Profit Organizations
MK  101  Principles of Marketing

5. Complete EN/W 339 Grant and Proposal Writing (three credits)

6. Complete one Art History internship  (three credits)

AH 310     Internship

7. Complete junior and senior capstone seminars (six credits)

AH 320 Junior Seminar       
AH 330 Senior Seminar                                               

It is recommended that AE 291 Business Ethics be one of the courses taken for fulfillment of Core area III. Additional courses in area 4 above are recommended as electives

 

Art History Minor

For an 18-credit Art History minor, students:

1. Complete two of the following introductory courses (six credits) 

       AH 10 Origins and Transformations in Western Art
       AH 11 Visual Culture Since 1400: Expression and Experimentation
       AH 13 Art of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas
       AH 14 Art of Asia
       AH 15 History of Architecture

2. Complete four art history courses at the 100-level or higher (12 credits) (AH 310 may not be used; at least three art history courses must be taken while in resi­dence at Fairfield.)