Jul 15, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Art History - BA


Caine College of the Arts

Department of Art and Design

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  • There are two different tracks.  Please note "Track 1" map and below that "Track 2" map.
  • For more information about Art History, see the department website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log-on to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.
  • NOTE: Courses must be decided upon in consultation with a member of the Art History faculty.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
 

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 3.0 GPA

Track 1

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ARTH 2710: Survey of Western Art: Prehistoric to Medieval (BHU)   3  

Emphasis Course
Breadth Exploratory

ARTH 2720: Survey of Western Art: Renaissance to Post-Modern (BHU)   3   Exploratory
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)    3  

Communications Literacy (CL1) 

 
HIST 1110: Foundations of Western Civilization: Modern (BHU)    3   Emphasis Course
HIST 1100: Foundations of Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval (BHU)     3   

Emphasis Course
Breadth Humanities

Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3 Click on the links to see the list of courses available
Art History Creative Elective    3  

Emphasis Course
Note ART 1020  will fulfill the Breadth Creative Arts requirement

Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3 Click on the links to see the list of courses available
Math or Statistics     

Quantitative Literacy (QL)  
Math Placement  

General Elective   3 Choose at least 3 credits of elective courses
Comments

 

Comments

Register for Fall courses before you leave for the Summer!

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ARTH 3000-level Course 3

Emphasis Course
Period or theme related
See ARTH faculty advisor

ARTH 3000-level or 4000 level 3

Emphasis Course
Period or theme related
See ARTH faculty advisor

Foreign Language 4 Select a Foreign Language approved by your advisor ARTH 3000-level or 4000 level 3

Emphasis Course
Period or theme related
See ARTH faculty advisor

Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3 Click on the links to see the lists of courses available ARTH 3000-level or 4000 level 3

Emphasis Course
Period or theme related
See ARTH faculty advisor

Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3 Click on the links to see the lists of courses available ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3   Communications Literacy (CL2)  
General Elective 3 Choose at least 3 credits of elective courses Foreign Language 4 First Year II
      Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3 Student will NOT take this course if they have taken Art 1020
Comments

 

Comments

Must meet with the Faculty Advisor to determine track.

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ARTH 3000 level or 4000 level 3 Emphasis Course Foreign Language 4

Emphasis Course
Second Year II

ARTH 3000 level or 4000 level 3 Emphasis Course ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar   .5   Major Requirement
Foreign Language 4 Second Year 1 ARTH 3000 level or higher (CI) 3

Emphasis Course
UN CI  

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  /Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3 Depth Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) /Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3 Depth
      General Elective 3 Choose at least 3 credits of elective courses
   

 

Quantitative Intensive (QI)   3

Depth Course

Comments

 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ARTH 4800: Directed Reading and Research in Art History    1-3  

Emphasis Course
Students should take this course for 3 credits

ARTH 4900: Senior Capstone Research Seminar in Art History   1-3   Students should take the course for 3 credits
Foreign Language- Individual Reading

Emphasis Course

ARTH 4000 level or 5000 level   3 Emphasis Course
ARTH 4000 level or 5000 Level  3 Non Western- See ARTH Faculty advisor ARTH 3000 or 4000 level (CI) 3 Emphasis Course
ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar   .5   Major Requirement      
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) /Depth Social Sciences (DSS)  

Depth

General Elective 3000 level or higher 3 Choose at least 3 credits of elective courses, 3000 level or higher
General Elective 3000 level or higher  3 Choose at least 3 credits of elective courses, 3000 level or higher General Elective 3000 level or higher 3 Choose at least 3 credits of elective courses, 3000 level or higher
General Elective 3000 level or higher 3 Choose at least 3 credits of elective courses, 3000 level or higher      
Comments

 

Comments

 

 

Track 2

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ART 1020: Drawing I (BCA)   3  

Foundation Course
Breath Creative Arts

ARTH 2720: Survey of Western Art: Renaissance to Post-Modern (BHU)   3   Foundation Course
ARTH 2710: Survey of Western Art: Prehistoric to Medieval (BHU)   3  

Foundation Course
Breath Exploratory

HIST 1110: Foundations of Western Civilization: Modern (BHU)   3   Foundation Course
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3   Communications Literacy (CL1)   Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)      
HIST 1100: Foundations of Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval (BHU)    3  

Foundation Course
Breath Humanities

Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3 Click on the links to see the lists of courses available
Math or Statistics   3

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 
Take the Math Placement  exam before enrolling.

 
General Elective 3 Choose at least 3 credits of elective courses
Comments

 

Comments

Register for Fall courses before you leave for the Summer!

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ARTH 3000-level Course 3 Emphasis Course ARTH 3000-level or 4000 level 3 Emphasis Course
Foreign Language 4

Emphasis Course
Select a Foreign Language approved by your advisor

ARTH 3000-level or 4000 level 3 Emphasis Course
Select 1 course from the following: Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3 Click on the links to see the lists of courses available ARTH 3000-level or 4000 level 3 Emphasis Course
Select 1 course from the following: Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3 Click on the links to see the lists of courses available ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3   Communications Literacy (CL2)  
Select 1 course from the following: Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)    3 Click on the links to see the lists of courses available Foreign Language 4 First Year II
Comments

 

Comments

Must meet with the program coordinator to determine track.

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Track 2     ARTH 3000 level or higher (CI) 3

Emphasis Course
Communications Intensive (CI)  

ARTH 3000 level or 4000 level 3 Emphasis Course ARTH 3000 level or higher (CI) 3 Communications Intensive (CI)  
      ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar   .5   Major Requirement
ENGL 3300: Period Studies in American Literature   3   Emphasis Course Quantitative Intensive (QI)   3  
Foreign Language 4 Second Year 1 General Elective 3  
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) /Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3

Depth Course

Foreign Language 4 Second Year II
General Elective 3000 level or higher 3   Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) /Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3

Depth Course

Comments

 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

  Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Foreign Language- Individual Reading 4 Emphasis Course ARTH 4900: Senior Capstone Research Seminar in Art History   1-3  

Emphasis Course
Students should take this course for 3 credits

ARTH 3000 or 4000 level   3

Emphasis Course
Outside concentration

General Elective 3000 level or higher 3 Emphasis Course
ARTH 4000 level or 5000 Level   3

Emphasis Course
Non- Western

Concentration course outside of ARTH 3 Emphasis Course
ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar   .5   Major Requirement      
Concentration course outside of ARTH  3

Emphasis Course
See Faculty Advisor

General Elective 3000 level or higher  3  
General Elective 3000 level or higher  3        
Comments

 

Comments

The Bachelor of Arts in Art History, as defined by NASAD (the National Association of Schools of Art and Design), "requires a thorough grounding in the liberal arts with a concentration of coursework in art and art history," including "a general knowledge of the monuments and principal artists of all major art periods of the past…augmented by study in greater depth and precision of several cultures and periods…[and] study at the advanced level…including theory, analysis and criticism.  A GPA of 3.0 is required for the BA degree in Art History. No grade less than B- is acceptable in any Art History class. Upon completion of the program, students are asked to assemble a portfolio of their work documenting their progress and demonstrating the development of their research and writing skills.

Students must complete the  General Education Requirements  

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements