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B.A. in Art History

B.A. in Art History

American University

American University, Washington D.C., United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
Major Requirements 39 credit hours with grades of C or better including a minimum of 24 credit hours at the 300-level or above and at least 20 credit hours taken in residence at American University. Art history majors are advised to take at least 12 credit hours in elective courses that complement their interests in art history from studio art, American studies, anthropology, history, literature, music, or philosophy, or a minor in one of these fields. Students planning graduate study in art history are advised to attain a reading knowledge of French, Italian, or German to the intermediate level (or the equivalent of 12 credit hours at the college level). With approval of the art history advisor, two 3-credit courses taken through AU Abroad may be counted toward the major requirements. Course Requirements REQUIRED (18 CREDIT HOURS) ARTH-105 Art: The Historical Experience FA1 (3) ARTH-205 Art of the Renaissance FA2 (3) ARTH-210 Modern Art: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries FA1 (3) ARTH-225 Buddhist Arts of Asia FA1 (3) ARTH-400 Approaches to Art History (3) 3 credit hours in studio art UPPER-LEVEL ELECTIVES (18 CREDIT HOURS) 18 credit hours at the 300-level or above in Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, modern European, contemporary, and/or Asian art history 3 CREDIT HOURS FROM THE FOLLOWING: ARTH-490 Independent Study Project in Art History (1-3) ARTH-491 Internship (3) ARTH-520 Seminar in Art History (3) Other approved course at the 400 or 500-level