Art History Major

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

Course Title
Department Courses (12 units)
2 200-level courses
10 300-level courses including:
Art Historical Methods Seminar 1
At least 1 Art History 390 or 395 seminar:
Undergraduate Seminar
At least 1 Art History course in each of the following three art historical periods: 1) pre-1400 CE; 2) 1400 CE-1800 CE; and 3) post-1800 CE
At least 2 Art History courses in Non-Euro-American art
Studio Course (1 unit)
1 course in Art Theory and Practice, or a related studio practice course as per DUS approval

Honors in Art History

Majors with strong academic records and an interest in pursuing honors must submit an application to write a senior honors thesis to the director of undergraduate studies by the end of junior year. The thesis is written in the senior year, and submitted for evaluation near Spring break. Honors also requires:

  • Successful completion of 2 independent study courses (ART_HIST 399-0 Independent Study), 1 of which may count toward the major (taken in fall and winter quarters of senior year)
  • Participation in the departmental senior thesis colloquium

Students whose theses and grades meet department criteria are recommended to the college for graduation with honors. For further information see the description of the honors program on the art history department website, contact the director of undergraduate studies, and see Honors in the Major.