Minor in Art History

Units required for Minor: 21, all of which must be taken in Art History

Program Description

The Minor in Art History will allow students to explore historical and contemporary art in a globally-oriented curriculum. The 21-unit degree includes a solid grounding in lower-division art history courses, where students will learn to identify major artists and art movements and begin to interpret and analyze art within various historical contexts.  At the upper-division level, students select nine units of coursework, which allows them to focus on a particular area of art history and/or supplement their study with hands-on skills in curatorial studies courses or internships. The Minor in Art History provides students with skills and knowledge that will complement many other majors; these skills include visual literacy, research skills, writing, and critical thinking.

Minimum Grade Requirement

A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses applied to the Minor in Art History.

Note: Students are strongly encouraged to select the four lower division courses and three upper division courses in consultation with an Art History faculty advisor.

Program Requirements

Required lower division course:
ART 1CGlobal Modern and Contemporary Art3
Select one of the following:3
Art, Religions, and Power before 1400
Art, Empires, and Cross-Cultural Exchange, 1400-1800
Select two of the following6
History of Islamic Art
Traditional Asian Art
Modern and Contemporary Asian Art
European Visual Traditions
Art of the Americas
Select nine units of upper division courses in Art History from this list9
Origins of American Indian Art
Themes in World Art and Visual Culture
Art of the Ancient Mediterranean
Medieval Art
Renaissance Art
Baroque and Rococo Art
19th Century Art
Modern Art
US and Caribbean Art: Race and Representation
Latin American and Latino Art History
Contemporary Art
Asian Art and Mythology
Topics in Early Modern Art
Topics in Asian Art
Topics in Modern and Contemporary Art
Art of India and Southeast Asia
Art of China and Japan
Art of Korea
California Architecture and Urban History
Public Art in the Americas
Directed Research in Art History
African American Art and Visual Culture
ART 190
Curatorial Projects
Introduction to Curatorial Studies
Special Problems
Total Units21