Art History

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Department Art
College Arts & Humanities
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Degree Type(s) BA
Program Description The B.A. art history degree is a thorough liberal arts degree that provides students with a general knowledge of major artists, styles, and monuments of both western and non-western art. Writing and reading assignments within the courses and the Art History Senior Thesis will further critical thinking, analysis, and knowledge of theory and methods. The BA in art history prepares students for graduate work in art history or for employment in museums, art galleries, or auction houses, arts administration, community arts organizations, or related fields. Additional fields students could enter with a B.A. in art history are journalism and book publishing.
Our undergraduate curriculum is structured so that an individual need not immediately declare which type of art degree they intend to pursue. The courses taken during the first year are foundation or basic courses that are applicable to all our art degrees. A concern for the proper development of fundamental knowledge and skills is a strong feature of our philosophy concerning undergraduate art training.
Admission Requirements Admission to major is granted by the department. Minimum university admission requirements are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C)
Other Requirements Students pursuing a B.A. must earn 8 credits in a foreign language and complete 18-24 credits in a minor subject area as part of their degree program. Students applying for admission to the art history major must complete ART 101 or 100 and ART 260 or 261, and at least one elective studio course.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Department of Art
136 Nelson Hall
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-6412
Fax: 507-389-2816
College Advising College of Arts & Humanities Advising
Student Relations Coordinator
226B Armstrong Hall

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