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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jul 14, 2024
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived 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 , HAA 1904 , 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.

Related area: A minimum of 12 credits is required in any one Arts and Sciences department chosen in consultation with the major advisor. The completion of an official Dietrich School minor or Dietrich School, UCIS, or College of General Studies certificate also satisfies this requirement.

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