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. Advertising Design minors may participate in the Communication Arts Department’s senior show on a case-by-case basis with approval from the Department Chair.
|AHCS226||Contemporary Art Survey||3.0|
|AHCS310||Art History Electives*||9.0|
*It is recommended that the AHCS310 courses represent diverse global perspectives. In the following circumstances one AHCS310 course may be substituted with another course: Communication Arts majors may take AHCS222, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors majors may take CRIT304, FIne Arts Photography majors may take AHCS321, Product Design majors may take AHCS225.
**LIBS440 Capstone paper should address an Art History topic. LIBS440 Capstone/Senior Thesis for Fine Arts majors will fulfill this requirement.
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 2017-18 (class of 2021):
Art History Minor Academic Plan 17-18
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2018-19 (class of 2022):
Art History Minor Academic Plan 18-19
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2019-20 (class of 2023):
Art History Minor Academic Plan 19-20
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2020-21 (class of 2024)
Art History Minor Academic Plan 20-21