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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
  May 25, 2024
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

History of Art and Architecture - Honors Major Option, BA

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Option Requirement

Students electing the HAA standard 36-credit program who have at least a 3.50 overall GPA and a 3.50 GPA in HAA may qualify for departmental honors by enrolling in and completing HAA 1950 - SENIOR THESIS  (as one of their required 1000-level courses) with a grade of A- or higher and completing HAA 1951 - HONORS RESEARCH SEMINAR . These two courses can be applied toward the 1000-level requirements for the major. This track is especially recommended for students planning to apply to graduate programs in the history of art architecture or related fields.

Other Requirements and Recommendations for HAA majors

  • A GPA of at least 2.00 in all department courses is required for graduation with a major in HAA.
  • Any of the following may prove useful for the required 12-credit Dietrich School related area: ancient or modern languages, philosophy (particularly aesthetics), cultural and intellectual history, studio arts, music, anthropology, sociology, and psychology of perception.
  • There is no language requirement beyond that required by Dietrich School, but a reading competency in a second language is desirable for some field course readings. Graduate programs in the history of art and architecture also require fluency in at least one second language for admission to their programs. If a student’s high school language preparation does not provide this competency, he or she should consult the art history advisor concerning preferred languages.
  • With the exception of HAA 1901 , HAA 1903 , HAA 1904 , and HAA 1919 , courses for the major should not be taken with the S/NC option.

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