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Art History

Art History

Faculty: Catherine Caesar, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Degrees offered: BA

Art History Presentation

The art history area of the art major also includes the art core. Direct study of artworks experienced in the studio, gallery, museum, and University of Dallas Rome Program, enhance the student's understanding of the history of art. Advanced art history courses (including a methodologies/aesthetic course) typically begin in the junior year and culminate with the senior capstone project, a written thesis and oral presentation on some aspect of modern or contemporary art. The student must organize a faculty committee and participate in senior reviews and an oral examination, while also passing an art history comprehensive test. 

 

Basic Requirements/Art History Area

The art history area of the art major requires 25 credits in art history, 19 of which are advanced hours: a one-credit senior seminar; two credits in Gallery Practicum; ten credits in studio (drawing and design); and six credits in advanced art electives. Advanced art history courses (including a methodologies/aesthetic course) typically begin in the junior year and culminate with the senior capstone project: a written thesis and oral presentation on some aspect of modern or contemporary art. The student must organize a faculty committee and participate in senior reviews and an oral examination, while also passing an art history comprehensive test.

Visit to local museum.

Students visit one of the many local museums.

 

Area of Art History course sequence following the Art Core

YEAR III

Fall Classes Hours Spring Classes Hours
Advanced Art History 3 Advanced Art History 3
Advanced Art History, Modern 3 Advanced Art History, Contemporary 3
Philosophy 3332 Aesthetics 3 Politics 1311 3
Math 3 Physical Science + Lab 4
Elective 3 History 1312 3
Art Gallery Practicum 1    
Total Credits 16 Total Credits 16

YEAR IV

Fall Classes Hours Spring Classes Hours
Senior Research/Art History 3 Senior Thesis/Art History 3
Art Gallery Practicum 1 ART 4152 Senior Seminar 1
Advanced Art Elective 3 Philosophy 3311 3
Life Science + Lab 4 Elective 3
History 1311 3 Advanced Electives 3
Total Credits 14 Total Credits 13

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