Academic Minor: History of Art

Effective Winter 2014

A minor in History of Art is not open to students with a major in History of Art.

 

The History of Art minor offers students an introduction to the discipline’s approach to humanistic study of the things that cultures around the world have made, looked at, and endowed with meaning. It will sharpen students’ skills in visual and historical analysis and interpretation.

A minor in the History of Art is developed in  consultation with a History of  Art advisor. Appointments are scheduled through the departmental website:

www.lsa.umich.edu/histart/undergraduate/academicadvising

Minors must consult with an advisor at least once a year.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None

Requirements for the Minor

At least 15 credits (or five courses)in the History of Art. The selected courses must satisfy the following requirements :

100-level Survey Course: A student must complete a 100-level survey course (HISTART 100, 101, 102, or 103). This requirement may be satisfied through the Advanced Placement Examination (AP) in Art History with the approval of a History of Art advisor.

Electives: A minimum of 2 History of Art courses  (6 credits) at the 300 level or higher, one of which must be a seminar. The remaining credits required to complete the minor must be at the 200 level or higher.

Distribution Requirements: There are two kinds of distribution requirements, one focusing on historical time periods and the other on different regions of the globe. The former familiarizes students with cultural practices associated with different historical moments, and the latter with a wide range of national and regional traditions . Minors in the History of Art are required to select 200-level or higher courses that correspond to at least two of the four time periods and two of the five regions listed below. Since each course counts towards one  time period and one region,the distribution requirements can be satisfied with as few  as two courses.

Time Periods 

  1. Ancient
  2. Medieval
  3. Early Modern
  4. Modern and Contemporary

Regions 

  1. The Middle East (includes Western and Central Asia and North Africa)
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa
  3. Asia (includes China, Japan, India, South and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific)
  4. Europe and the U. S.
  5. Latin America and the Caribbean

 

History of Art Minor (Fall 2007 - Fall 2013 ) +

Effective Fall 2007 - Fall 2013 

A minor in History of Art is not open to students with a major in History of Art.

The History of Art minor offers students an introduction to the discipline's approach to humanistic study of the things that cultures around the world have made, looked at, and endowed with meaning. It will sharpen students' skills in visual and historical analysis and interpretation.

A minor in History of Art is developed in consultation with an department advisor in History of Art. Appointments are scheduled through the  departmental website www.lsa.umich.edu/histart/undergraduate/academicadvising

Prerequisites to the Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: At least 15 credits (and five courses), to be chosen from the following  categories as stated below:

  1. Required Survey Course: one introductory course chosen from the "10X" sequence of survey courses (HISTART 100, 101, 102, 103, 112, 208).

  2. Electives: at least 12 credits at the 200-level or above. At least two courses must be elected at the 300-level or above, and at least one course (3 credits) must be a Junior/Senior Methodology course.

History of Art Academic Minor (Effective through Summer 2007) +

An academic minor in History of Art is not open to students with a concentration in History of Art.

Effective through Summer 2007 

An academic minor in History of Art is developed in consultation with an undergraduate advisor in History of Art. Appointments are scheduled through the Student Services office (50 Tappan Hall).

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: At least 15 credits (and five courses), to be chosen from the following  categories as stated below:

  1. Required Survey Course: one introductory course chosen from the "10X" sequence of survey courses (HISTART 101, 102, 103, or 108).

  2. Electives: at least 12 credits at the 200-level or above. At least two courses must be elected at the 300-level or above, and at least one course (3 credits) must be a Junior/Senior Methodology course.


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