BA-Art History

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BA-Art History Major Curriculum (39 credits) BA Art History Curriculum Sheet

Art History Core (18 credits)

  • ARTH 1100 – Western Art I
  • ARTH 1200 – Western Art II
  • ARTH 2400 – Modern Art I
  • ARTH 3000 – Research Method and Theory in Art History
  • ARTH 2500 – Modern Art II
  • ARTH 4910 – Art History Senior Seminar

 

Art History Electives (21 credits, Choose 7)

  • ARTH 2200 – Art of Ancient Egypt and the Near East
  • ARTH 2240 – Greek and Roman Art
  • ARTH 2280 – Medieval Art
  • ARTH 2300 – Italian Renaissance Art
  • ARTH 2320 – Northern Renaissance Art
  • ARTH 2360 – Baroque and Rococo Art
  • ARTH 2540 – Modern Architecture
  • ARTH 2560 – History of Modern Design
  • ARTH 2580 – History of Photography
  • ARTH 2590 – History of Film
  • ARTH 2600 – Modern European Film
  • ARTH 2800 – Art of India, China and Japan
  • ARTH 2840 – Art of the Pre-Columbian Americas
  • ARTH 2860 – Modern Art of Latin America
  • ARTH 2900 – Gallery Workshop
  • ARTH 3290 – Neoclassic and Romantic Art
  • ARTH 3310 – Art in New York
  • ARTH 3360 – Art and Film
  • ARTH 3380 – Islamic Art and Architecture
  • ARTH 3390 – Ideas in Comtemprary Art
  • ARTH 3400 – 20th Century Mexican Art
  • ARTH 3410 – 20th Century American Art
  • ARTH 3420 – Art of Comics
  • ARTH 3950 – Internship
  • ARTH 3990 – Selected Topics
  • ARTH 4990 – Independent Study


Electives (18 credits)

These courses can be from within the art department (studio/art history) or other departments on campus. Specific courses that the art history faculty recommends for this area are 200 level intermediate language courses (French, German, Italian), ANTH 250 Visual Anthropology and PHIL 221 Philosophy of Art.

UCC Requirements

Beginning Fall 2011, the University Core Curriculum (the Core) will be the general education program of William Paterson University for students entering Fall 2011 or later.

Students create their Core experience by choosing a sequence of 13 (thirteen) courses from each of the following six areas of study. Each area and sub-area will have a variety of courses to choose from.

* First Year Seminar (1.5 Credits) Required for 1st year students and transfers with less than 12 credits.

1. Personal Well-Being (1000 or 2000 Level)

  • Choose from approved list of courses (3 credits)

2. Expression (1000 or 2000 Level)

  • MUS 1150 (3 credits) or COMM 1100  (3 credits)
  • ENG 1100 College Writing (3 credits)
  • ENG 1500 Experiences in Literature (3 credits)

3. Ways of Knowing (1000 or 2000 Level)

  • Philosophical Perspectives (3 credits)
  • Historical Perspectives (3 credits)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
  • Scientific Perspectives (4 credits)
  • Quantitative Thinking (3 credits)

4. Diversity and Justice (2000 Level)

  • Choose from approved list of courses (3 credits)

5. Community and Civic Engagement (2000 or Higher Level)

  • Choose from approved list of courses (3 credits)

6. Global Awareness (2000 or Higher Level)

  • Choose from approved list of courses (3 credits)

Intensive Requirements

  • Writing Intensive (12 credits which includes ENG 1100 and 1500). At least one at 3000 level or higher.
  • Technology Intensive (6 Credits)

Foreign Language (6 Credits)

 
 Courses in Areas Four, Five and Six (Diversity and Justice, Community and Civic Engagement, and Global Awareness) may be within student majors. Such courses can thus be used to satisfy both, Core and major requirements.

Students at WPU are required to complete four (4) Writing Intensive (WI) courses and two (2) Technology Intensive (TI) courses. These courses are not additional “stand-alone” courses but any course — within the Core, or any major or any minor or any free elective — that has been designated as a WI or TI course. 


TOTAL CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120

 

*Student entering before Fall 2011 remain on the General Education track, rather than the UCC as listed above. Please see your advisor for General Education requirements.