Art History (B.A.) (2003)

Administered by Department of Art and Art History

Effective Fall, 2003

Students must fulfill the requirements for the major, the general education courses and whatever free elective credits remain to bring the number of semester hours to 120. Transfer students must take at least half the credits for the degree program at Bloomsburg University to graduate with a major in art studio or art history. Of the 13 courses needed, at least seven must be taken at Bloomsburg. All art courses at Bloomsburg are three semester hours unless indicated otherwise.

Requirements for Art History - A total of 39 semester hours is required for a major in art history. The degree program in art history provides an overview of the history of art together with minimum competency in a foreign language pertinent to the discipline, as well as direct experience of the art-making process through studio courses. Art history majors are expected to work closely with their adviser to identify courses that are most relevant to their interests and postgraduate goals. Required courses include:

Core - Choose eight courses from the following:

31.215 American Art History

31.225 History of Architecture

31.235 Ancient and Medieval Art

31.236 Art from the Renaissance Through Impressionism

31.324 History of Photography

31.345 Islamic Art

31.346 Art History of the Far East

31.355 History of Modern Art

31.360 Women, Art and Society

31.365 Italian Renaissance Art

31.366 Northern Renaissance Art

31.373 Romanesque and Gothic Art

31.375 Independent Study in Art History

31.450 Perspectives on Museums

31.451 Museum Exhibition

31.480 Writing and Research

30.385 Philosophy/Psychology of Art

32.480 Internship In Art (depending on the nature of the internship experience, 3-6 credits)

Or any other Art History course (31)

Language: Six semester hours in a foreign language. Art history majors intending to continue studies at the graduate level should take two levels of the same language to acquire greater proficiency.

Art Studio: Six semester hours in art studio courses in areas such as drawing, painting, sculpture, 2D or 3D design, ceramics, fabric design, graphics, photography, weaving and computer graphics.

Art electives: Three semester hours in an art elective class (art history or art studio)