Minor in Art History
EXPLORING HUMAN CREATIVITY
The Art History Minor enhances any of your studies at the Abbey. In addition to critical thinking skills, it equips you with the skills of visual analysis, a valuable skill in the current workplace.
In the Art History Minor, we study the historical and cultural contexts of cities, buildings, monuments, sculpture, paintings, crafts, and infrastructure. We address how and why these sites and objects are meaningful in human societies. We also study the technologies which produced these structures and objects. Because we live in a built environment and a visual culture, invested with meaning, in which we participate daily, knowing the history of our material culture enables us to make informed decisions about our societies and provides an understanding of past cultural undertakings.
15 Hour Minor. No thesis required.
Required Courses for the Minor (3 credit hours each):
AR 101: Prehistory through the Middle Ages
AR 102: Renaissance to Modern
AR 300: The Art, Architecture, and Religion of India, China, and Japan
AR 305: Modernism and Postmodernism: The Late Eighteenth-Century to the Twenty-First Century in Europe and America.
TH 350.1/AR 350.1: The Art and Architecture of Christian Rome (3 credit hours).
Other electives can be substituted with the approval of the Program Coordinator: Dr. Linda Pastryk