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Art History

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 credits, 24 credits of ARH 240 and 247; 12 credits selected from ARH 330, 335, 337, 342, 343, 344, 346, 347, 357, or 380; three credits of ARH 490; and one credit of ART 490.  The following ART courses are required and may be listed toward a minor in art:  ART 104, 106 or 109, 201, 206, 221, and one course chosen from ART 105, 237, 255, or 300.

Minor in Art History

26 credits, 17 credits in art history including ARH 240, 247, and the selection of three courses from 330, 335, 337, 342, 343, 344, 346, 347, 357, or 380; nine credits in studio including ART 104 and 106 or 109; and one course from ART 105, 201, 237, 255, or 300. 

For More Information Contact
Jamie Higgs, Ph.D.

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