Dec 02, 2023
The School of Fine & Performing Arts offers a program in Art History leading to the Bachelor of Arts Degree, with courses in art history. The BA in Art History is designed for students who wish to combine a liberal education with specific studies in art. The school also offers the minor in art history. Candidates for a degree in art history may prepare for graduate study and careers in teaching, museum and gallery curation, and arts management.
Art History Honors Program
The honors program in Art History is designed to give students with outstanding academic ability and superior accomplishments in art history the opportunity to complete a program that encourages and recognizes their distinguished efforts. These students may earn an honors degree by completing the program’s major requirements, maintaining a high academic record, and successfully completing a senior honors project. Students are usually admitted to the program during their junior year. Interested students can obtain information on the honors program from the School for Humanities and Cultural Studies.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Be able to conduct scholarly research in the field and demonstrate writing and critical thinking skills.
- Have an understanding of the evolution of art history.
- Have a detailed understanding of at least five periods and styles within the history of art.
- Have an acquaintance with the materials and procedures of at least one studio discipline taught at Wright State University.
- Have integrated the study of original works of art into their scholarly practice.
For More Information
I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours
Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours
Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours
Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours
Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours
Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours
Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours
Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours
II. Departmental Requirements: 42 Hours
III. Related Requirements
IV. College Requirements: 18-22 Hours
Foreign Language: 12-16 Hours
Through 2020 level (1010, 1020, 2010, 2020) of one language:
Arabic, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Latin, Chinese, American Sign Language or other.
Critical Thinking: 3 Hours
Research Methods: 3 Hours
One Course from approved list
V. Electives: 18-22 Hours
Graduation Planning Strategy
The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.