Many courses in Art History satisfy the University's Core requirement for the Arts, and several fulfill the Cultural Diversity requirement. The University’s Core Courses web page lists Core courses offered each semester, and these courses are also identified as "Core" in the University's Course Information and Schedule.
Art History courses taken abroad
Art History courses taken abroad will not be considered for fulfillment of the Arts core requirement, with the exception of a few pre-approved courses, which can be found in the Pre-Approved Courses list.
Art History courses taken at other US institutions
Arts Core credit may be granted for Art History survey courses only, on a limited, case-by-case basis and subject to the approval of Art History's Director of Undergraduate Study. To inquire about Arts Core eligibility for Art History courses taken at other US institutions, please contact the Art History Director of Undergraduate Studies prior to enrolling in a course.
Summer Art History courses taken through the Woods College of Advancing Studies
Summer Art History courses taken through the Woods College are eligible to fulfill University Core requirements if their academic-year equivalents do so. Core-eligible courses for Fall and Spring semesters are listed on the University’s Core Courses web page, and these courses are also identified as "Core" in the University's Course Information and Schedule.
Students will be able to analyze the relationship between art and its historical context in a broadly defined geographic area and time span.
Students will be able to fluently describe the formal properties of objects and images, explaining how they construct and convey meaning.
Students will be able to make logical, clearly reasoned arguments about the purpose and meaning of art in human history.