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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

Art History Major (B.A.)


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Major code: BA5149

College of Fine Arts
School of Art
Seigfried Hall 528
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4290
Fax: 740.593.0457
http://www.finearts.ohio.edu/art/

Rosemarie Basile, assistant director, student services/contact person

Program Overview

The B.A. in art history provides both a strong foundation and advanced courses in art history and visual culture, as well as a variety of liberal arts electives and the study of a foreign language. Students are expected to discuss their programs of study, including electives, with assigned faculty advisors. In the art history program, students learn how to articulate and express their ideas about art and develop research and writing skills as tools for communicating about art. Art history majors research art and visual culture in depth and may pursue graduate study in art history or related fields. Many students complete internships at galleries and museums throughout the country.

To reflect the breadth and variety of art and visual culture, the art history program offers a diverse, comprehensive curriculum in the history of world cultures. Students from across the University have opportunities to participate in summer Fine Arts Study Abroad programs in Italy, Great Britain, and Mexico, where they experience art and visual culture in their unique historical and cultural contexts.

The undergraduate program prepares students to work in fields related to art history, or undertake graduate work at the master’s level before proceeding on to the Ph.D., which is the terminal degree in art history.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

After graduation, art history majors enter graduate study, seek employment or work in related fields.
 

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Fine Arts


View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Fine Arts. 

College of Fine Arts (COFA) B.A. Degree Requirements


Select and complete courses to satisfy the distribution requirements for all College of Fine Arts (COFA) B.A. degrees.

COFA Foreign Language Requirement


The foreign language requirement has been revised for NEW (incoming freshmen and transfer) students enrolling at OU Summer 2012 and moving forward. current students may choose the new requirements, if they feel that this is beneficial.

BA: Students must complete 213/2130 (or its equivalent). Students taking the SPANISH, FRENCH and GERMAN placement test and who test into 341/3410 will have fulfilled their foreign language requirement. The placement exam does not count as college credit. Students who test into 341/3410 are encouraged to take the course they placed into for college credit. These higher-level courses will count as humanities courses (and FAR 2000-level or higher) as well as towards a minor or major int he field.

Note: High school courses are no longer reviewed for the foreign language requirement.

Students who have prior knowledge of one of the following foreign languages should contact the academic departments listed below for test-out and placement information:

American Sign Language - Contact person: Becky Brooks (saunderb@ohio.edu) 740.654.6711 - Lancaster Campus

French German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, or Russian: Modern Languages - Gordy Hall 283
Contact person: Heather Young (youngh1@ohio.edu) 740.593.2765

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Kikuyu, Khmer, Somali, Sudanese Arabic, Swahili, Thai, Twi, Vietnamese, Wolof or Zulu: Linguistics - Gordy Hall 383

Greek or Latin: Classics and World Religions - Contact person: Bill Owens (owensb@ohio.edu) - Ellis 210

Please contact the Fine Arts Undergraduate Student Affairs office at 740.593.1812 for additional information.

International Students

For international students whose first or native language is not English, and who completed high school where the first or native language was the one primarily used for instruction, the foreign language requirement may be satisfied by demonstrating competence in English. This must be approved by the assistant dean in the College of Fine Arts, and it generally requires the successful completion of at least one or more courses in English as a foreign language.

You may also satisfy the foreign language requirement by taking a foreign language other than your own first language at Ohio University, or by successfully completing the NYU foreign language exam.

Enrollment in the beginning or intermediate level (under 3000) or you own first language(s) will be considered a noncredit course.
 

COFA Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement


Complete 9 credit hours from at least 3 different areas from the following list of courses. Courses offered through the school in which your major is housed are not eligible to satisfy this requirement. Courses used to fulfill the foreign language requirement can not also satisfy this requirement.

  • African American Studies (AAS) 1100, 1500,2100, 2110, 2500, 3500, 3520, 3530, 3570
  • Arabic (ARAB), any course
  • Art History (AH), any course
  • Chinese (CHIN), any course
  • Classical Archaeology (CLAR), any course
  • Classics and World Religions (CLWR), any course
  • Communication Studies (COMS) 3520
  • Dance (DANC) 1700, 2010, 2020, 2040, 2050, 2235, 2700, 2710, 3150, 3550, 4550, 4710, 4711, 4750
  • English (ENG), any course, except 1510, 4510, 4520
  • Film (FILM) 2010, 2020, 2030, 3400, 3430, 3440J, 4440, 4710, 4720
  • Fine Arts (FAR) 1500
  • French (FR), any course, except 1199, 4640
  • German (GER), any course
  • Greek (GK), any course
  • History (HIST) 1210, 1220, 1221, 2950, 3140, 3142, 3144, 3146, 3148, 3280, 3281, 3290, 3291, 3292, 3300, 3390, 3400, 3501, 3531, 3532, 3533, 3540, 3541, 3543, 3560, 3562, 3570, 3600, 3601, 3602, 3650, 3700, 3901, 3902, 3904
  • Humanities (HUM), any course
  • Indonesian/Malay (INDO), any course
  • Italian (ITAL), any course
  • Interdisciplinary Arts (IART), any course
  • International Literature - Linguistics (ILL), any course
  • International Literature - Modern Languages (ILML), any course
  • Japanese Culture (JPC), any course
  • Japanese Language (JPN), any course, except 3410
  • Jewish Studies (JS) 1000, 2100
  • Latin (LAT), any course
  • Modern Languages (ML) 2500, 2543, 2544, 2545, 2546, 2547, 2548, 2910, 3210J, 3270J
  • Music (MUS) 1011, 1021, 1200, 1240, 1250, 3210, 3220
  • Philosophy (PHIL), any course, except 1200
  • Portuguese (PORT) 4110
  • Russian (RUS), any course
  • Spanish (SPAN), any course, except 1199
  • Swahili (SWAH), any course
  • Theater (THAR) 1110, 1111, 1390, 1710, 1720, 1730, 2390, 2510, 2720, 3210, 3396, 3397, 3398, 4710, 4720, 4730
  • Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) 1000, 2000, 2100, 3200, 3500, 4100, 4500, 4600, 4610, 4800, 4810

COFA Social Sciences Requirement


Complete 9 credit hours from at least two different areas from the following list of courses:

  • African American Studies (AAS) 1010, 1900, 2020, 2250, 2540, 3410, 3450, 3460, 3680, 4820
  • Anthropology (ANTH), any course, except 2010, 3460, 3550, 4470, 4480, 4920, 4960
  • Business Law (BUSL) 4550
  • Classical Archaeology (CLAR) 2310, 2320, 2330
  • Economics (ECON), any course
  • Geography (GEOG), any course, except 1010, 2020, 3020, 3030, 3040, 3050, 3150, 3160, 3580, 4060, 4070, 4170, 4660, 4670, 4712, 4901
  • History (HIST) 1210, 1220, 1221, 2950, 3140, 3142, 3143, 3144, 3146, 3148, 3280, 3281, 3290, 3291, 3292, 3300, 3390, 3400, 3501, 3531, 3532, 3533, 3540, 3541, 3543, 3560, 3562, 3570, 3600, 3601, 3602, 3650, 3700, 3901, 3902, 3904
  • International Studies (INST), any course
  • Japanese Language (JPN) 3410
  • Linguistics (LING), any course
  • Political Science (POLS), any course
  • Psychology (PSY), any course, except 1110, 2110, 2210, 3230
  • Social Work (SW), any course
  • Sociology (SOC), any course
  • Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) 3600

COFA Natural Sciences Requirement


Complete 6 credit hours from at least two different areas from the following list of courses:

  • Anthropology (ANTH) 2010, 3460, 3550, 4470, 4480, 4920, 4960
  • Astronomy (ASTR), any course
  • Biology (BIOL) 1010
  • Biological Sciences (BIOS), any course
  • Computer Science (CS) 4160
  • Chemistry  (CHEM), any course, except 1100, 1150
  • Environmental and Plant Biology (PBIO), any course
  • Geography (GEOG) 1010, 2020, 3020, 3030, 3040, 3050, 3150, 3160, 3580, 4060, 4070, 4170, 4660, 4670, 4712, 4901
  • Geological Sciences (GEOL), any course
  • Mathematics (MATH), any course, except 1090, 1101, 1102, 1200, 1300, 1321, 1322, 4108, any developmental course
  • Physical Science (PSC), any course
  • Physics (PHYS), any course
  • Psychology (PSY) 2210, 3230

COFA Upper Division Credit Hour Minimum


At least 57 credit hours must be earned at the 2000 level or higher. All courses used to satisfy University General Education, COFA B.A. Degree Requirements, and courses from your major are eligible.

Introductory Art History


Complete the following courses: (Art History courses fulfill Tier II requirements.)

World Art


Complete one of the following courses:

Pre-Modern Art


Complete one of the following courses:

Modern Art


Compete one of the following courses:

Methods in Art History


Complete the following course (fulfills Tier III requirement):

Studio Course


Complete one of the following courses (only one will apply toward major hour requirements):

Electives


Note: Due to an error in the production of this catalog, this requirement was changed on November 21, 2012.

Complete at least 6 additional courses for a minimum of 18 hours of art history at 3000-4000-level. Independent study (AH 4930  ) may not be taken to satisfy this requirement.

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