Minor Art History
Why Art History?
Why Art History?
The UIC program in Art History introduces students to the work of artists, architects, designers, and thinkers who have changed the course of history. Classes cover all historical periods and most of the world’s cultures. Students are trained in the fundamentals of historical analysis, visual literacy, and theoretical understanding. In addition to going on to successful careers as academics and museum professionals, graduates work in teaching, publishing, arts administration, art conservation, public culture, historic preservation, journalism, advertising, business, law, and medicine.
The department’s world-renowned faculty are specialists in:
• Pre-Columbian and Native American Art
• The Architecture, Archaeology and Art History of the Medieval Mediterranean
• South Asian Architecture and Art
• Renaissance and Baroque Architecture, Architectural Theory, and Military Architecture
• European Art since 1700
• Modern and Contemporary Architecture, Design, and Theory
• Modern Art, the Avant-Garde, and Art since 1945
• Modern and Contemporary Performance Art
• Critical Theory, Film Theory, and the History of Photography
• Museum Studies, Curriculum Theories, and Social Justice Pedagogies
A minimum of 20 semester hours in art history courses distributed as follows:
- AH 110 (4 hrs)
- AH 111 (4 hrs)
- AH courses at the 200, 300, or 400 levels (12 hrs)
- Total: (20 hrs)
Except for AH 110 and 111, courses taken to fulfill the requirements in the student’s major may not be counted towards the minor.
A minimum grade point average of 2.25/4.0 is required for the minor.