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Art History, B.A.

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Requirements

The Bachelors of Art in Art History degree at UVU offers a strong foundation in the study of art history and the liberal arts, with an emphasis on both intellectual and practical skills.  The department offers an array of art history courses on topics ranging from ancient culture to contemporary art, as well as specialized courses on such relevant topics as museum studies and arts management.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
 or ENGH 1005  Literacies and Composition Across Context (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
 and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
 or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2)  
Distribution Courses:
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 1 4
  Fine Arts 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 51 Credits
Art Studio Core: Complete one of the following-- 3
  ART 1020 Basic Drawing for Non-Majors (3)  
  ART 1050 Photography I (3)  
  ART 1120 2D Design (3)  
  ART 1130 3D Design (3)  
  ART 1340 Sculpture I (3)  
  ART 1350 Ceramics I (3)  
  ART 1650 Watercolor (3)  
Art History foundation core: complete the following-- 9
  ARTH 2710 History of Art to the Renaissance (3)  
  ARTH 2720 History of Art from the Renaissance (3)  
  ARTH 2800 Introduction to Art History Research and Methodology WE (3)  
Art History Upper Division: complete eleven courses from the following-- 33
  ARTH 300R Special Topics in Art History (3)  
  ARTH 3010 History of Design and Visual Arts (3)  
  ARTH 3015 Ancient Art of Egypt and the Near East (3)  
  ARTH 3020 Classical Art and Architecture History (3)  
  ARTH 3030 Medieval Art and Architecture History (3)  
  ARTH 3040 Renaissance Art History (3)  
  ARTH 3050  Baroque Art and Architecture History (3)  
  ARTH 3055  Northern Baroque Art History (3)  
  ARTH 3060  Nineteenth-Century Art History (3)  
  ARTH 3070  Modern Art and Architecture History WE (3)  
  ARTH 3080  History of Architecture (3)  
  ARTH 309G  Introduction to Non Western Ancient Art (3)  
  ARTH 3100  History of American Art and Architecture (3)  
  ARTH 3120  History of Contemporary Art (3)  
  ARTH 3200  The History of Photography (3)  
  ARTH 3300  Introduction to Museum Studies (3)  
  ARTH 3310  Art Theory and Criticism (3)  
  ARTH 3400  Arts Management (3)  
  ARTH 350G Latin American Art and Architectural History GI (3)  
Seminars:  
  ARTH 400R Art History Seminar WE (3) (Complete a minimum of two) 6
Elective Requirements: 33 Credits
 1 One Foreign Language (1010, 1020, 2010 levels. German or French are recommended)   12
 2 Complete any courses from Humanities, History, Philosophy, English, Art, or Art History (at least four courses must be 3000 level). The major adviser will have a list of approved courses. 21

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above and a grade point average of 3.0 (B) or above in all ARTH courses.
  3. Residency hours- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
  6. Portfolio Submission.  
Footnote:
1-Fulfilled with Foreign Language 202G/2020

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context  3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
ARTH 2710 History of Art to the Renaissance (Art History Foundation Core) 3
General Biology BIOL 1010 recommended 3
Art Studio core Complete one of the following: ART 1020, 1050, 1120, 1130, 1340, 1350, or 1650. 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Mathematics Complete one of the following: MAT 1030, MAT 1035, STAT 1040, STAT 1045, MATH 1050, MATH 1055, or MATH 1090 3
ARTH 2720 History of Art from the Renaissance (Art History Foundation Core) 3
Elective Complete any course from Humanities, History, Music, Art History 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
History Complete one of the following: HIST 2700 and 2710, 1700, 1740, POLS 1000, 1100 3
Physical Science Pick from Physical Science Distribution 3
Foreign Language
Complete foreign language 1010 course. German or French are recommended. 4
ARTH 2800 Introduction to Art History Research and Methodology WE (Art History Foundation Core) 3
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
  Semester total: 16
     
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Physical Science Pick from Biology or Physical Science Distribution List 3
Fine Arts Pick from distribution list 3
Foreign Language
Complete foreign language 1020 course. German or French are recommended. 4
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
Social/Behavioral Science Pick from distribution list 3
Elective Complete any course from Humanities, History, Music, Art History 3
Foreign Language
Complete foreign language 2010 course. German or French are recommended. 4
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
Elective Complete any course from Humanities, History, Music, Art History 3
Elective Complete any 3000+ course from Humanities, History, Music, Art History 3
Language 2020 Complete foreign language 2020 course. German or French are recommended. Fulfills Humanities distribution. 4
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ARTH 400R Art History Seminar WE 3
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
Elective Complete any 3000+ course from Humanities, History, Music, Art History 3
Elective Complete any 3000+ course from Humanities, History, Music, Art History 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ARTH 400R Art History Seminar WE 3
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
Elective Complete any 3000+ course from Humanities, History, Music, Art History 3
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 120

Department

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