B.A. degree program in art history
HEGIS code 1003
NYS SED program code 81408

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The Art History major is writing intensive.
Department requirements (33-36 credits)
The department chair, with the approval of the chair of the department's undergraduate curriculum committee, may allow substitutions for one or more of these requirements consistent with the educational goals of the program.

Art 1050 or Core Studies 2.1 or Core Curriculum 1120 or Art 1010 or, with permission of the chairperson, Art 1150.

Art 2210, 3066, and 4190.

Art 2211 or 2310.

Eighteen additional credits in art history courses chosen from at least three of the following subject areas:
a) Ancient and medieval art
b) Early modern European art
c) Modern European and American art
d) Asian, African, and Oceanic art, and indigenous art of the Americas
e) Architecture
f) Special studies

Special topics and honors courses in the above subject areas can count toward the fulfillment of the subject-area requirement with permission of the instructor and the chairperson.

Foreign language requirement for the major:

Completion at the college's course-level 2 (the second semester of a language) of French, German, Italian, or Spanish or passing an examination demonstrating an equivalent proficiency in reading and writing the chosen language. Another language may be substituted with permission of the chairperson.

Exemptions from the foreign language requirement will be granted to students who have completed three years of the language in secondary school or passed the Regents level-3 examination or whose native language is other than English but who in the latter case must pass a Department of Modern Languages and Literatures proficiency examination.