Major in Art History
boston college fine arts department
For the Art History major, a minimum of 11 courses for 33 credits must be earned in the following way:
- FA 101/102 - Introduction to Art History (six credits)
- FA 103 or FA 104 - Art History Workshop (three credits)
These three courses should normally be completed by the end of the Sophomore year.
The Art History major must also take eight additional courses, of which three must have FA numbers at or above the 300 level and three must have FA numbers at or above the 200 level. At least one course must be chosen from each of the following periods:
- Ancient Art
- Medieval Art
- Renaissance through Eighteenth Century Art
- Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Art
- Non-Western Art
FA 401 - Seminar in Art Historical Research (three credits), is required and must be taken during the Junior or Senior year. This course is counted as one of the required eight courses discussed above. Please note: This course is offered only in the Fall semester of each year. For students graduating in 2013, one additional 400-level course (three credits) is required.
Students having earned a score of five on their AP exam may have the option of waiving the FA 101 and FA 102 requirement, although the same overall number of courses (11) for the major remains unchanged. Students having earned a score of four may waive either 101 or 102, but not both.
Students interested in majoring in art history should see Professor Cernuschi.