Art History

The goal of art history is to foster visual literacy and build critical thinking, while introducing students to the history of art from prehistory to the present. This visual literacy includes exposure to art and questioning the “truth” of images and nurturing an understanding that artists make conscious choices in the creation of their art. Beyond the two-semester survey of Western Art, several upper-level courses are offered on a rotating basis, including American Art, Art of the 20th Century, and History of Photography.

ART 101 Art Matters
ART 251 Survey of Western Art I
ART 252 Survey of Western Art II
ART 262 American Art
ART 264 Pre-Columbian and Native American Art
ART 320 Critical Theory
ART 362 19th Century Art
ART 364 20th Century Art
ART 368 Gender in Art
ART 379 Art History Methods