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  Oct 18, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Art: Concentration in Art History [ART_ARTH]


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Art History survey courses — ATH 121, 122, 223 — provide a systematic exploration of the major art traditions of the world. Upper-division courses — 200-level and above — introduce the student to more intensive study of the art of a particular period or region through a variety of approaches and techniques of art historical analysis. ATH 429: Advanced Topics in Art History often is used to meet the special interests of students and to take advantage of new art discoveries and major exhibitions.

The diverse interests of Cortland's Art History faculty provide the student with opportunities to broaden global and multicultural awareness through an understanding of artistic achievement in our own and other cultures. For more information about this program, contact the Art and Art History Department  

Career Potential

  • art historian
  • art education
  • museum practices
  • curator
  • art criticism
  • archivist
  • researcher

Major in Art with a concentration in Art History


A. Required Art History Core Courses: 9 credit hours


B. Core exposure in Art History: 12 credit hours


Three credit hours from each of the following areas:

C. Additional Art History: 3 credit hours


Select one additional Art History course from areas 1-4.

D. Art History elective: 9 credit hours


Select art history elective courses from the 200-400 level.

E. Special Topics in Art and Art History: 3 credit hours


Related Areas: 12 credit hours


A. Studio Art: 3 credit hours


B. History Courses: 6 credit hours


It is recommended that three hours be directly related to student’s area of specialization in section C of the art history core above.

C. Electives: 3 credit hours


Chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor from literature, philosophy, political science, or anthropology/sociology, which relates directly to the temporal, spacial, or cultural context of an Art History course taken currently or in the past. Three additional hours of a second or third language also may be taken. 

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of the B.A. in Art: Concentration in Art History over four years


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First Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Fourth Year Fall


History course (3 cr. hr.)
ATH elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Spring


History course (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 18


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