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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018

Art History, B.A.


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The major in Art History is designed to increase the student’s understanding of the meaning and purpose of visual arts. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach, courses examine the historical development, formal expression, and societal role of visual culture, art, and architecture.

Goals for Art History Majors

Courses expose students to a broad understanding of world history through the visual arts, providing a full awareness of the historical, spiritual, and cultural contexts of the works of art. In addition, classes foster excellent research skills, critical thinking, and advanced writing in preparation for graduate studies or professional careers.

Objectives


The philosophy of the Department rests on the premise that its students should receive a broad education that combines creativity and scholarly study. Two majors are offered, Studio Arts and Art History. The foremost objective is to prepare students intellectually and professionally for a career in Studio Arts and Art History and/or graduate studies. Courses offered to undergraduate majors and non-majors stress the cultural value of the visual arts.

Student Learning Outcomes


Students majoring in Art History should be able to:

  • Think critically and articulate clear ideas about visual culture, art, and architecture and their historical and contemporary significance.
  • Formulate and articulate meaningful statements and documents on visual culture, art, and architecture using the necessary research and writing skills.

Students majoring in Art History should know:

  • Methods for analyzing works of visual culture, art, and architecture within their appropriate historical, social, religious, and philosophical contexts. 
  • Historical contexts for diverse artistic traditions.
  • The impact of diverse cultural contexts on the production and understanding of artistic traditions.

Students majoring in Art History are presented with the opportunity to value:

  • The aesthetic, theoretical, and historical properties of works of visual culture, art, and architecture.
  • The power of visual culture to communicate deep human ideas and emotions.

Major Requirements


Lower Division Requirements:


ARHS 2000 , ARHS 2002 , ARHS 2004 , and one lower division Studio Arts course.

Upper Division Requirements:


A total of a minimum of 24 semester hours of upper division courses, including:

  • At least 2 non-Western Art History classes (minimum of 3 semester hours per class) from the following listings: ARHS 33xx or ARHS 43xx
  • At least 3 additional Art History classes (minimum of 3 semester hours per class). It is recommended that students select coursework with an advisor to ensure geographic and chronological breadth of subject matter.
  • ARHS 4800  

Required:


A total number of 39 semester hours for the Art History major. To meet the total number of required semester hours, students may need to take additional upper division art history electives.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C) must be obtained in the major requirements.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for changing a major into the department.

Highly Recommended:


One full year of college-level foreign language (French or German recommended if considering graduate school).

Art History Model Four-Year Plan


Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Total: 13-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 13-16 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


  • ARHS 2004 Modernism 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
Total: 13-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • ARHS Upper Division 4 semester hours
  • Lower Division ART Elective 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 13-15 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


  • ARHS 4800 Junior/Senior Seminar in Art History 4 semester hours or
  • ARHS Upper Division 4 semester hours
  •  

  • ARHS Upper Division - Non-Western 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective (Language Recommended) 4 semester hours
Total: 15-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • ARHS Upper Division - Non-Western 4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective (Language Recommended) 4 semester hours
Total: 14-16 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 13-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • ARHS Upper Division 4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 13-16 semester hours

Note:


This schedule is typical. The sequence and choices of courses must be decided in consultation with an advisor.

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