2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art History, BA

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Program Description

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.

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Program Requirements:

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.

Methods of Inquiry

Critical Thinking: 3 Hours

Research Methods: 3 Hours

One Course from approved list

V. Electives: 18-22 Hours

Total: 120 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.

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