DEGREE PROGRAMS | MINOR
The art history courses offered at DSU provide students with the historical background and the critical ability to become members of an actively engaged art public. These courses examine works of art in the larger context of artistic, cultural, intellectual, social, political, economic and historic circumstance. They encourage students to develop skills in visual analysis, critical thinking, oral and written communication. These courses not only prepare students for careers in art related fields or for graduate studies, but because of the interdisciplinary nature of art history are also valuable complements to majors in other fields of studies.
Art majors without a second area of emphasis are required to take 12 hours of art history, including ART 401 Survey of Art History, I and ART 402 Survey of Art History, II. Students interested in pursuing a career in an art related field or in graduate studies in art history or museum studies might consider a minor in art history. An art history minor consists of 21 hours of art history, which include 2 core courses, 1 seminar and 4 upper-level art history courses of your choice. The required core courses are ART 401 Art History Survey, I and ART 402 Art History Survey, II. It is recommended that you take these surveys during your first year in the program, as they provide you with an historical overview of Western art history, the terminology, and analytical and research skills required to master more advanced courses in your chosen field of study. To learn more about the Art History program and for advising contact Michaela Merryday.