Department of Art


Department of Art + Design,
Art History, Art Education

Art History Major

Degree Requirements

art history media resource library and lecture hall

Both tracks within the Art History major require a common core of 15 credits (including two 200-level prerequisites for the 300-level courses). The Research Track requires 36 credits beyond the common core; the Research/Studio track requires 51 credits beyond the core.

2010–2011

Visit the online catalog for your specific catalog year requirements.

Common Core (15 units)

I. Introductory Courses (6 units)
ARTH 221 Survey of Western Art I (3)
ARTH 222 Survey of Western Art II (3)

II. Multicultural Requirement (3 units) (Choose one)
ARTH 330 East Asian Art and Architecture (3)
ARTH 331 The Art of China (3)
ARTH 333 The Art of Japan (3)
ARTH 335 African-American Art (3)
ARTH 339 Latin-American Art (3)
ARTH 341 Women in Art (3)

III. Capstone Experience (6 units)
ARTH 391 Research Methods in Art History (3)
ARTH 485 Seminar in Art History (repeatable) (3)

1) Research Track

This option is for those students who want to work in the curatorial, educational, public relations or registration areas of a museum or gallery or who wish to go on to graduate school in the art history field.

I. Art History Electives (27 units)
ARTH 300 Introduction to Museum Studies (3)
ARTH 301 Origins of Western Art (3)
ARTH 302 Museum and Community (3)
ARTH 303 Myths and Legends in Greek Art (3)
ARTH 305 Images of Women in Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Art
ARTH 306 Art and Architecture of the Classical World (3)
ARTH 307 Medieval Art (3)
ARTH 309 Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (3)
ARTH 311 Northern Renaissance Art and Architecture (3)
ARTH 313 Baroque Art and Architecture (3)
ARTH 323 Modern Art I (3)
ARTH 324 Modern Art II (3)
ARTH 325 History of Modern Architecture (3)
ARTH 326 History of Interiors (3)
ARTH 327 History of Modern Design (3)
ARTH 328 Art, Culture and Politics (3)
ARTH 330 East Asian Art and Architecture (3)
ARTH 331 Art of China (3)
ARTH 333 Art of Japan (3)
ARTH 335 African-American Art (3)
ARTH 337 Art and Architecture of the U.S. I (3)
ARTH 338 Art and Architecture of the U.S. II (3)
ARTH 339 Latin-American Art (3)
ARTH 341 Women in Art (3)
ARTH 350 History of Prints in America (3)
ARTH 351 History of Photography (3)
ARTH 352 History of New Media (3)
ARTH 370-379 Special Topics (3)
ARTH 485 Seminar in Art History (repeatable) (3)
ARTH 494 Study Abroad (3-9)
ARTH 495-97 Independent Study in Art History (3-9)
ARTH 498 Internship in Art History
ARTH 499 Honors Thesis in Art History (4)

II. Upper Level Courses (9 units)
Upper-level courses in allied disciplines such as Anthropology, English, History and Philosophy in consultation with adviser.

III. Foreign Language
Two years of either German or French are strongly recommended but not required.

2) Research/Studio Track

This option is for those students who plan to pursue careers in art conservation, museum exhibition preparation and exhibition design, museum education and gallery work. Students following this option must take both studio and advanced art history courses.

I. Electives (24 units)
ARTH 300 Introduction to Museum Studies (3)
ARTH 301 Origins of Western Art (3)
ARTH 302 Museum and Community (3)
ARTH 303 Myths and Legends in Greek Art (3)
ARTH 305 Images of Women in Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Art (3)
ARTH 306 Art and Architecture of the Classical World (3)
ARTH 307 Medieval Art (3)
ARTH 309 Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (3)
ARTH 311 Northern Renaissance Art and Architecture (3)
ARTH 313 Baroque Art and Architecture (3)
ARTH 323 Modern Art I (3)
ARTH 324 Modern Art II (3)
ARTH 325 History of Modern Architecture (3)
ARTH 326 History of Interiors (3)
ARTH 327 History of Modern Design (3)
ARTH 328 Art, Culture and Politics (3)
ARTH 330 East Asian Art and Architecture (3)
ARTH 331 Art of China (3)
ARTH 333 Art of Japan (3)
ARTH 335 African-American Art (3)
ARTH 337 Art and Architecture of the U.S. I (3)
ARTH 338 Art and Architecture of the U.S. II (3)
ARTH 339 Latin-American Art (3)
ARTH 341 Women in Art (3)
ARTH 350 History of Prints in America (3)
ARTH 351 History of Photography (3)
ARTH 352 History of New Media (3)
ARTH 370-379 Special Topics (3)
ARTH 485 Seminar in Art History (repeatable) (3)
ARTH 494 Study Abroad (3-9)
ARTH 495-97 Independent Study in Art History (3-9)
ARTH 498 Internship in Art History (3-9)
ARTH 499 Senior Honors Thesis (4)
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II. Studio Courses (27 units)
ART 101 Digital Tools and Concepts (3)
ART 103 2D Concepts (3)
ART 104 3D Concepts (3)
ART 211 Drawing: Observation and Invention (3)
ART 212 Visual Concepts (3)
ART 2xx/3xx Printmaking or Crafts Course (3)
ART 229 Painting I (3)
ART 234 Photo Imaging: Film (3)
OR
ART 235 Photo Imaging: Creative Workflow (3)
ART 241 Sculpture I (3)

 

Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education
Center for the Arts, Room 3103 (map)
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Fax: 410-704-2810
E-mail: artdepartment@towson.edu



 

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