The art history major is best suited to the student who wants to pursue graduate study in art history. A foundation of fine arts courses introduces the art history student to the basic theories of art, the handling of traditional media, and the fundamental techniques of design. This fine arts foundation is combined with a full range of courses in art history covering the history of western art from its beginnings to the contemporary scene. Internships are available in local museums for qualified students. Art history majors are strongly encouraged to participate in Marian University’s study abroad program. Recent courses have highlighted the culture, history, art, and literature of Italy, Greece, France, and Turkey.
Major for Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Art History
42 total credits in ARH and ART including 22 credits in 240, 247, three credits of 490, one credit of ART 490, and 12 credits selected from 340, 341, 342, 343, 345, 346, 347, 348, 357, and 380.
The following studio courses are required and may be listed as a minor: ART 104, 106, 201, 206, 221, 490 and one course chosen from ART 105, 237, 255, or 300.
Minor in Art History
26 total credits in ARH and ART. Required ARH courses are 240, 247, and the selection of three courses from 330, 335, 337, 342, 343, 344, 346, 347, 357, or 380. Also required are ART 104, 106 or 109, and one course from ART 105, 201, 237, 255, 300.
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Jamie Higgs, Ph.D.