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  Jan 17, 2018
2012-2013 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Art History - BA

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Caine College of the Arts

Department of Art and Design

Students must complete the General Education Requirements .

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements .

Bachelor of Arts Degree Language Requirement

Bachelor of Arts Degree

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree signifies proficiency in one or more foreign languages. Specifically, the BA requirement may be completed in one of the following ways:

  1. Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language by successful completion of one course at the 2020-level or higher (or its equivalent).
  2. Demonstration of proficiency in American Sign Language by successful completion of COMD 4920  and COMD 4780 , and by passing an exit interview.
  3. Demonstration of proficiency in two foreign languages by successful completion of the 1020 course level in one language and the 2010 course level in the second language (or its equivalent).
  4. Completion of an upper-division (3000-level or higher) foreign language grammar or literature course requiring the 2020 course level (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite. Conversation courses cannot be considered for satisfying this requirement.

For nonnative English-speaking students only, the following options are available:

  1. Successful completion of the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) program for international students.
  2. TOEFL, Michigan, or IELI placement scores high enough to meet the University admission criteria.

Freshman Year (30 credits)

Sophomore Year (32 credits)

Fall Semester

  • Upper division course in art history 3
  • Foreign language (1010) 4
  • Depth Social Science (DSS) course 3
  • Breadth courses 6

Spring Semester

Junior Year (26 credits)

Fall Semester

  • Upper division courses in art history or approved interdisciplinary field 6
  • Foreign language (2010) 4
  • Breadth course 3

Spring Semester

  • Foreign language (2020) 4
  • Elective course 3
  • Any approved CI course 3
  • Depth Life/Physical Science (DSC) course 3

Senior Year (30 credits)

Fall Semester

  • Upper division electives 6
  • Elective courses 6
  • Communications Intensive (CI) course 3

Spring Semester

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (30 USU credits, 20 of which must be upper-division courses, 10 of which must be courses required for student's major)

30 USU credits

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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