Please note: The information displayed here is current as of Sunday, July 25, 2021, but the official Course Catalog should be used for all official planning.

2021-2022 Course Catalog

Required for the major in art history

The major in art history has the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of nine art history courses (54 units) to include:
    1. One of the following:
      1. ARHI 101: Introduction to Art History, or
      2. ARHI 100: Survey of Western Art I: Ancient to Medieval, or
      3. ARHI 102: Survey of Western Art II: Renaissance to Modern
    2. One 200- or 300-level course (6 units each) in each of the following periods or areas:
      • East Asian
      • Ancient/Medieval/Renaissance
      • Modern and Contemporary
    3. One 400-level course (6 units)
    4. ARHI 680: Senior Seminar
    5. Three additional art history courses (18 units)
  2. One course in studio art (6 units)

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 minor in art history

  1. A minimum of six art history courses (36 units) to include:
    1. One of the following:
      1. ARHI 101: Introduction to Art History, or
      2. ARHI 100: Survey of Western Art I: Ancient to Medieval, or
      3. ARHI 102: Survey of Western Art II: Renaissance to Modern
    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:
      • Modern and Contemporary
      • Ancient/Medieval/Renaissance
      • East Asian
    3. One 400-level course (6 units)

Off-campus study

Art history majors are encouraged to participate in one of Lawrence’s international off-campus programs or the program at the Newberry Library in Chicago.