Courses

New Options and New Numbering for Introduction to Art History Courses:

New Courses - Introduction to Art History

There are three options for Introduction to Art History.

  • ARHI 1101: Introduction to Art History: Europe
  • ARHI 1102: Introduction to Art History: Asia
  • ARHI 1103: Introduction to Art History: The Americas

All courses satisfy the core fine arts requirement. Introduction to Art History: Asia (ARHI 1102) and Introduction to Art History: The Americas (ARHI 1103) also satisfy the core global requirement.

Why Did We Expand the Introduction to Art History Curriculum?

Previously, we offered ARHI 1100: Introduction to Art History. This course covered Europe primarily, sometimes with a few days on art in the United States. The new structure takes advantage of the expertise of our faculty and responds to student interests in global culture.

The new Introduction to Art History: Europe (ARHI 1101) will correspond closely to the former ARHI 1100 (a course number that now no longer is used).

Introduction Course Requirements for Art History Majors or Minors and Art History-Visual Arts Majors

Art history majors and combined art history and visual arts majors must take ARHI 1101: Introduction to Art History: Europe. The other courses (ARHI 1102 and 1103) may count as the global elective within the art history major. Art history minors may take any one of the three Introduction to Art History courses to satisfy the required introductory-level requirement, and it may count one or both of the other introductory courses toward the minor.