A minor in art history is a natural complement to majors in other humanities disciplines
such as history, anthropology, women’s studies, literature, history, foreign languages
and philosophy. It is also a complement to art education, K-12 education, mass communication
Introductory courses in the minor provide a complete survey of Western art. You then
choose 12 elective units to match your interests. The minor culminates with a two-course
capstone experience through which you gain advanced research and writing skills and
knowledge of discipline-based technology necessary for research and presentations.
This minor enhances your visual literacy and your understanding of the cultural contexts
from which art has emerged. Build your knowledge of multicultural and cross-cultural
interactions that have influenced the development of artistic forms throughout history
and begin viewing art from a new perspective. View degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Visual Resource Center
Visit the Visual Resource Center, Center for the Arts, Room 2028, a study and research
lab where students enrolled in art history courses have access to computers and computer
setups for laptops and scanning equipment. In addition, the center holds Art History
reference materials for individual courses including books, art journals, and films.
The VRC is staffed by art history librarian, Venetia Zachary.
Art history students can participate in the College Art Association, the American Alliance of Museums and Towson University’s Art History Club.
Take A Tour
Undergraduate tours of the art department are offered regularly this spring. Guided
tours in the summer are available by special arrangement, and self-guided tours are
available any weekday. Contact us for more information.