Fine & Performing Arts Art History

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College: Fine & Performing Arts
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Arts
Hours Required: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 for graduation
Minor Available: Yes
Advisor: Christy Aggens
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Art History

COLLEGE: Fine & Performing Arts

MAJOR: Art History

DEGREE OFFERED: Bachelor of Arts

HOURS REQUIRED: 120

MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA: 2.0 for graduation

MINOR AVAILABLE: Yes

ADVISOR: Christy Aggens

DESCRIPTION

Chair: Robert Derr, 120 Richards Hall

Professors: Hoff, Mamiya, Stewart

Associate Professors: Bolland, Katz

Assistant Professor: Sapirstein

A diverse and experienced faculty of art historians help art history scholars explore the history of the visual arts from ancient to modern art and the theoretical and critical literature associated with the cultures producing a given art style. Students attain proficiency in the practice of art and knowledge of the history of art in addition to general college education with about one-fourth of the course work in the Department of Art and Art History.

Degree at a Glance

ACE Requirements30

Languages: Classical & Modern0-6

Select from the list of “Approved Courses” found under “College Degree Requirements.”

Art History Major Requirements33

Minor(s)18-24

Electives27-39

Total hours required for graduation120

MAJOR DEPARTMENT ADMISSION

Any student who meets college admission requirements may declare a major in art history.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Specific Major Requirements

AHIS 101 Cave Paintings to Cathedrals3

AHIS 102 Renaissance to Modern Art3

AHIS 400 Art History Capstone Experience (offered spring semester only)3

Art History electives (including a minimum of 12 credits of courses numbered above 299)24

Total33

Minor Requirements

Students are required to complete one Plan A or two or more Plan B minors.

ADDITIONAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

Minimum grade for all major requirements is C.

Pass/No Pass Limits

All courses taken for major requirements must be for a letter grade.

Course Level Requirement

A minimum of 15 credits in the major (including AHIS 400) must be in courses numbered 299 or above.

Extended Education, Independent Study Rules, Internship Credit Rules, Transfer Credit Rules

  • No more than 6 hours of independent study courses (AHIS 390, AHIS 392, AHIS 395, AHIS 490, AHIS 492, AHIS 495, AHIS 499H) may count toward the major in the BA degree.
  • At least 18 credit hours of the required art history courses must be taken at UNL. Courses taken at other academic institutions may be substituted for the remaining required courses subject to evaluation by the department.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINOR OFFERED BY DEPARTMENT

Plan A Minor in Art History—18 credits

AHIS 101 Cave Paintings to Cathedrals3

AHIS 102 Renaissance to Modern Art3

Art History electives (including at least 3 credits in courses numbered above 299)12

Plan B Minor in Art History—12 credits

AHIS 101 Cave Paintings to Cathedrals3

AHIS 102 Renaissance to Modern Art3

Art History electives6

Up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass may be taken in the Plan A minor or each of two Plan B minors.