Art History Minor

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 and business.

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, .

Student Organizations

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.