Academic Catalog

Art History Major - B.A.

Summary

Art History B.A. Major Requirements36-48
Integrative Core Curriculum 129-40
Electives44-55
Total Credits120

 Degree Requirements

FOUNDATIONS IN ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Visual Literacy3
Episodes in Western Art
Introduction to Visual Culture
Art Across Cultures
Spatial Literacy3
Reading Buildings
Elements of Architecture
Architecture across Cultures
PRACTICE: APPLYING METHODS TO DIVERSE TRADITIONS
ARTH 20100Practicing Art History3
One ARTH course with attribute APRE, focusing on material before 18003
One ARTH course with attribute APOS, focusing on material after 18003
Two additional ARTH courses at the 200-level and above (CNPH 24000 may count towards this requirement)6
PERFORMANCE: ADVANCED IMPLEMENTATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Two ARTH courses at 300-level6
Two ARTH course at 300- or 400-level6
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDY
ART xxxxxAny 3-credit course in the art department (CNPH 14100 may be substituted for an ART course)3
Language other than English0-6
All art history majors must demonstrate proficiency at college-level language study, in a language other than English, through the beginner level. This can be done in one of three ways: 1) taking 10100 and 10200 in the DMLL, or SLPA 10900 and SLPA 20900 for 6 credits; 2) placing into and taking DMLL 10200 or SLPA 20900 for 3 credits; or 3) taking the proficiency exam and testing into 201 or above, in which case the requirement is met and no additional language credits are required.
Language courses taken in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology at Ithaca College must be taken for a letter grade. As a department requirement, grades in language courses count toward departent policies (only 4 credits at a C- or below may apply to courses in the major).
Total Credits36-42
MUSEUM STUDIES CONCENTRATION
In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the Art History B.A., students pursuing the optional Museum Studies concentration complete the following specialized coursework. The requirements for the concentration may overlap with requirements for the general Art History major.
ARTH 29200Introduction to Museum Studies3
Select one of the following advanced ARTH courses:3
Exhibitions, Education, and Outreach
Performance, Institutional Critique, and the Museum
Exhibiting African Art
Selected Topics in Museum Studies
Exhibition Seminar
ARTH 49400Internship: Art History3
Professional Development Courses
WRTG 20100Argument3
or WRTG 21100 Writing for the Workplace
or WRTG 21300 Technical Writing
Select one of the following: 13
Graphic Design I
Introduction to Website Development
Introduction to Business
Live Events: Spectacles, Festivals, Celebrations, and Society
Public Relations
Presentation & Graphic Design
Theatre Organization and Management
Proposal and Grant Writing
Writing as a Critic