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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  May 16, 2021
 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

History of Art and Architecture, BA


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The HAA major requires the completion of 29 credits. An intensive major option that requires 38 credits also exists; this option is highly recommended for students whose only major is HAA and/or who seek to embark on arts-related careers.

Core Courses


Nine additional courses, as follows


Beyond the core curriculum, students must take an additional six courses according to the following requirements. Student pursuing the intensive track must take an additional nine courses according to the following requirements.

Breadth Requirements


Students must take at least one class from each of the following areas.

  • Ancient art across the globe
  • Asian art
  • European art before 1750
  • Modern or Contemporary art

Additionally, students must complete at least two courses at the 1000-level that address Comparative or World art. Students pursuing the intensive option should take four courses at the 1000-level in these categories.

Studio Arts


Students may elect to take one of the following courses toward completion of their HAA major.

Other requirements


Grade requirements: A minimum GPA of 2.0 in departmental courses is required for graduation.

Satisfactory/No Credit option: No course required for the major can be taken on an S/NC basis except HAA 1901 , HAA 1903 , ARC 1901 , HAA 1905 , and HAA 1909 . These experiential learning courses do not count toward the 1000-level requirements.

Writing (W) requirement: Students must complete at least one W-course in the major. HAA 1010  is the W course for the HAA major.

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