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2017-2018 Course Catalog

Required for the art history major

  1. A minimum of 9 art history courses (54 units) to include:
    1. ARHI 100 and 102
    2. One 200- or 300-level course (6 units each) in each of the following periods or areas:
      • Ancient
      • East Asian
      • Medieval and Renaissance
      • Modern and Contemporary
    3. One 400 level course (6 units)
    4. ARHI 680: Senior Seminar
    5. Two additional art history courses (12 units)
  2. One course in studio art (6 units)

Required for the art history minor

  1. A minimum of six art history courses (36 units) to include:
    1. ARHI 100 and 102
    2. Three courses at the 200 or 300 level (6 units each) to be taken from at least two of the following periods or areas:
      • Ancient
      • East Asian
      • Medieval and Renaissance
      • Modern and Contemporary
    3. One 400-level course (6 units)
  2. C average in the minor

Recommendations

Art history majors are urged to coordinate with their studies participation in one of Lawrence’s international off-campus programs or the program at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Art history majors, particularly those considering graduate studies, are strongly encouraged to begin the study of German and/or French in the freshman or sophomore year.

Senior Experience in Art History

The art history Senior Experience consists of ARHI 680: Senior Seminar, taken during the senior year. Students pursuing double majors and double degrees are encouraged to consult in advance with the art history faculty if they are interested in pursuing a research topic in ARHI 680 that integrates their interests in both majors.

Required for the studio art major

  1. A minimum of nine studio art courses (54 units) to include:
    1. ART 100 and 110
    2. One two-dimensional and one three-dimensional course (6 units each) at the 200 level
    3. At least four courses (24 units) numbered 300 or above, of which at least one (6 units) must be numbered 500 or above
    4. ART 600: Senior Seminar
  2. A grouping of works in the senior exhibition
  3. Two Art History courses (12 units) to include:
    1. ARHI 100 or 102
    2. One ARHI course (6 units) with an emphasis on 20th century or contemporary art

Required for the studio art minor

  1. A minimum of six studio art courses (36 units) to include:
    1. ART 100 and 110
    2. One course (6 units) numbered 500 or above
    3. Three additional courses (18 units)
  2. A grouping of works in the senior exhibition
  3. C average in the minor

Teacher certification in art (K-12)

Studio art majors may seek certification to teach art in grades K-12. Required art courses for certification include ART 200, 240, 250, and 585, and ARHI 100 and 102. These courses may be taken in conjunction with or in addition to the studio art major requirements. Additional recommended courses to expand knowledge of media and processes are ART 220, 230, and 270. Students can add an endorsement for a second area (such as English as a second language) by completing the appropriate minor. Students who plan to seek teacher certification should notify their advisor, review the requirements in the Education section of the catalog, and meet with the director of teacher education as soon as possible, preferably before the end of the sophomore year.

Senior Experience in Studio Art

The studio art Senior Experience consists of two separate yet complementary components: ART 600: Senior Seminar (usually offered Term II) and participation in the Senior Exhibition, held annually in the Wriston Galleries near the end of Term III.

Both aspects of the studio art Senior Experience are intended to be a culmination of the practical and conceptual art-making skills developed through the studio art program. Designed to inform one another, both serve to encourage a more refined awareness and understanding of current issues pertinent to contemporary art along with the applied skills and critical thinking processes necessary for success either in graduate school or as a professional visual artist.

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