The Art History Minor offers students an opportunity to focus on an expanded range of historical and cultural ideas about art and art making. The minor provides a guided and structured approach to diverse critical methods for exploring the cultural creation, meaning, dissemination, and impact of visual images, objects, and practices.
The Art History minor is open to all undergraduate majors. Students must be on track in their major and in good academic standing, with fewer than 6 credits behind and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
|AHCS226||Contemporary Art Survey||3|
|AHCS310||Art History Electives*||9|
*It is recommended that the AHCS310 courses represent diverse global perspectives. Students who have a discipline specific art/design history requirement for their major may have that count towards one AHCS310 elective.
**LIBS440 Capstone paper should address an Art History topic. LIBS440 Capstone/Senior Thesis for Fine Arts majors will fulfill this requirement. Students who have a dedicated capstone for their major will complete one capstone course that combines both their major and minor.
Course Descriptions are listed in the Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the Course Catalog.
Download one of the following PDFs to see how the Art History requirements fit into your chosen major:
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2020-21 (class of 2024)
Art History Minor Academic Plan 20-21
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2021-22 (class of 2025)
Art History Minor Academic Plan 21-22
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2022-23 (class of 2026):
Art History Minor Info Sheet 2022-23 (see Degree Works for Academic Plan)
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2023-24 (class of 2027):
Art History Minor Info Sheet 2023-24 (see Degree Works for Academic Plan)