Art History, Emphasis

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Critical Thinking3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Bison image  Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Core II Phys./Natural Science 4
Core II Humanities3
Core II Social Science3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural/International3
Capstone - directed research in Art History)3
Major Requirements
ART 101 Cap graduation image Visual Culture and Research3
ART 201 Cap graduation image History of Art3
ART 202 Cap graduation image History of Art3
ART 38920th Century Art3
ART 464History of Modern Design3
ART 485Independent Study (Directed Research in Art History)1-4
ART 486 Cap graduation image Independent Study (Capstone - directed research in Art History))1-4
Areas of Emphasis-Specific
ART History Elective3
ART History Elective3
ART History Elective3
ART History Elective3
ART History Elective3
ART History Elective3
ART Elective3
ART Elective3
ART Elective3
ART Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective2

Major Information

  • Prospective students who wish to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Arts program must meet the general admission requirements for Marshall University.
  • Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program are required to complete all coursework in the respective majors with a minimum grade of C. Course grades of D and F are not counted toward graduation requirements and must be replaced with a grade of C or better before graduation or before using that course as a prerequisite for another required course.
  • Forty (40) credit hours must be earned in courses numbered 300-499.
  • No courses in the college and major requirements for graduation in the College of Arts and Media may be taken Credit/Non-Credit unless the course is otherwise specified.
  • Students pursuing the B.A. will complete a capstone project appropriate to their emphasis area and outside field. Projects must be approved by the student’s school director and capstone advisor.
Art History Track Core
ART 101Visual Culture and Research3
ART 201History of Art3
ART 202History of Art3
ART 38920th Century Art3
ART 464History of Modern Design3
ART 485Independent Study1-4
ART 486Independent Study1-4
Art History Electives
Select 18 hours of the following:18
ART 404Iconography of Mary3
ART 407Tribal Arts3
ART 408Art & Arch of Ancient Egypt3
ART 40919th Century Art3
ART 411Art of Ancient Rome3
ART 414Art & Arch Italian Renaissance3
ART 415Northern Renaissance Art3
ART 416Baroque Art3
ART 424Women and Art3
ART 425History of Photography3
Studio Electives
Select 12 credit hours taken from the 200- and 300- level studio courses; may include foundation courses12
Minor
Select 15-18 credit hours 115-18
Additional Non-Art Electives
Select 17-29 credit hours17-29

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Four Year Plan

The School of Art and Design offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art with areas of emphas in Visual Art and Design and in Art History. The Art History emphasis offers a wide variety of topics from an overview of western art history to specialized courses from antiquity through the contemporary era.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
ART 101 Cap graduation image Visual Culture and Research 3
ART Elective 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ART 201 Cap graduation image History of Art 3
ART Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
CMM 103 Bison image  Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
ART 202 Cap graduation image History of Art 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
ART History Elective (Pre-Renaissance) 3
ART Elective 3
Core II Physical/Natural Science 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ART 389 20th Century Art 3
ART History Elective 3
ART Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
First Semester
ART 464 History of Modern Design 3
ART History Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
Core II Social Science (M/I) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ART History Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
Core II Humanities (WI) 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
ART History Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 1
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
ART 485 Independent Study (Directed Research in Art History) 3
Writing Intensive 3
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
ART History Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
ART 486 Cap graduation image Independent Study (Capstone) 3
Core I Critical Thinking 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120