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Appalachian State University Department of Art

Art History

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ba Art History

General Education


ART 2030, ART 2130, and PHL 2013 taken for the major may count toward General Education.

Languages, Lit. & Cultures


Choose 6 sh at the Intermediate level or higher. LLC 1050 (ARB/CHN/FRE/GER/JPN/POR/RSN/SNH) may count toward Gen Ed: Local to Global Perspective. *FL 1010, 1020 or 1060 are prerequisites for intermediate level courses.
FL 1040*3
FL 1050*3
FL 1060*6
or higher level courses6

Studio Courses


Choose 6 sh from the following:
ART 1001Foundations I3
ART 1020Core Studio I3
ART 1002Foundations II3
ART 1021Core Studio II3
ART 1003Foundations Drawing3
ART 2___Any 2000 level Studio Art Course 3

Related Areas


Choose 7 sh from the following:
ART 2022Cultivating Creative Expression Through Visual Art3
ART 3013Intro to NY/Washington Art Scene1
ART 3112Art Exhibitions in Contemporary Culture3
ART 3500Independent Study1-3
ART 3522Research Assistant1-3
ART 3530Selected Topics (when not an art history course)3
ART 3900Internship: Field Experience1-6
ART 4012Exhibitions Practicum3
Others with advisor approval1-7

Art History Concentration


ART 2030Art from Pre-history to 14003
ART 2130Art from 1400 to the Present3
ART 4030Seminar in Art Criticism & Theory (CAP)3
ART 4040Seminar in Art History (WID)3
And 21 sh from the following:
ART 2230History of Graphic Design3
ART 3400Women Artists (WID)3
ART 3600History of Modern Art (WID)3
ART 3610Asian Art3
ART 3630African Art (WID)3
ART 3650Art of Late Antiquity (WID)3
ART 3700Oceanic Art (WID)3
ART 3705Contemporary Art of Africa (WID)3
ART 3710Egyptian Art (WID)3
ART 3730Native Arts of the Americas (WID)3
ART 3750History of Roman Art (WID)3
ART 3760History of American Craft3
ART 3800Art Since 1945 (WID)3
ART 3810Photography and Culture (WID)3
ART 3820History of Museums and Collecting (WID)3
ART 3530-3549Selected Topics in Art History3



9 sh of a minor must be completed at Appalachian State University



Total Major Hours: 122-128


Major requirements that may count toward GenEd (Art 2030, Art 2130, PHL 2013 and LLC 1050)
Programs of Study

For a more detailed look at degree requirements (with prerequisites) follow these links to the Programs of Study website: