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Art History (B.A.) (Fall 2007)

Administered by Department of Art and Art History

Effective Spring 2007

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 Attention transfer students: of the 13 courses needed for the major, 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.


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)