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Degree Requirements

NOTE: The degree requirements listed below are applicable to all students entering during academic year 2016-2017. Students who entered during a previous academic year should view the degree requirements in their entering year catalog in the catalog archives. Students who wish to switch to the 2016-17 major and minor requirements should submit a new Declaration of Major or Declaration of Minor form to the M Center.

Art History Major  |  Art History Minor

Art History Major
(a minimum of 43 semester course credits)

Required:

ARTH 018 Introduction to Western Art (3)

ARTH 019 Art of the Modern World (3)

ARTH 081 Introduction to Asian Art: India and the Himalayas (3)

ARTH 082 Introduction to Asian Art: China (3)

One studio art course (3)

 Senior Requirement:

ARTH 199 Senior Seminar (4)

And select two seminars from the following:

ARTH 190–193 (8)

Sixteen upper-division semester course credits; at least one course must be taken in each of the three following areas:

Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Art

ARTH 121 The Italian Renaissance (4)

ARTH 122 Art in Venice between East and West (4)

ARTH 123 Northern European Art (4)

ARTH 124 Baroque Art (4)

ARTH 125 The Art of Coexistence: Jewish, Islamic, and Christian Art in Medieval Spain (4)

ARTH 192 Seminar: Gender and the Western Visual Tradition (4)

European and American Modern and Contemporary Art

ARTH 137 Art of the 20th Century (4)

ARTH 138 Contemporary Art (4)

ARTH 139 (239) History of Performance Art (4)

ARTH 190 Seminar: Contemporary US Women Artists and the Feminist Art Movement (4)

Chinese, Japanese, and Indian Art

ARTH 181 The Art of Mughal India (4)

ARTH 186 (286) Japanese Painting and Prints (4)

ARTH 188 Early Japanese Art (4)

ARTH 191 Seminar: Art in Asia Today (4)

Additional Upper Division Electives

ARTH 134 Museum Studies Workshop (4)

ARTH 140 New Directions in Art History and Criticism (4)

ARTH 180 Special Topics in Art History (4)

ARTH 193 Seminar: The Image and the Law (4)

Majors must take at least 20 credits in art history courses at Mills.

After completing 43 required credits, art history majors may take additional courses in studio art that count toward the 17 electives outside her major field.

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Art History Minor
(a minimum of 22 semester course credits)

Courses must be chosen in consultation with an Art History advisor; 2 must be lower-division and 2 must be upper-division art history courses. Fourteen of the 22 credits must be taken at Mills.

Select two courses from the following:

ARTH 018 Introduction to Western Art (3)

ARTH 019 Art of the Modern World (3)

ARTH 121 The Italian Renaissance (4)

ARTH 122 Art in Venice between East and West (4)

ARTH 123 Northern European Art (4)

ARTH 124 Baroque Art (4)

ARTH 125 The Art of Coexistence: Jewish, Islamic, and Christian Art in Medieval Spain (4)

ARTH 137 Art of the 20th Century (4)

ARTH 138 Contemporary Art (4)

ARTH 139 (239) History of Performance Art (4)

ARTH 190 Seminar: Contemporary US Women Artists and the Feminist Art Movement (4)

ARTH 192 Seminar: Gender and the Western Visual Tradition (4)

ARTH 193 Seminar: The Image and the Law (4)

And select two courses from the following:

ARTH 081 Introduction to Asian Art: India, Nepal, and Tibet (3)

ARTH 082 Introduction to Asian Art: China (3)

ARTH 181 The Art of Mughal India (4)

ARTH 186 (286) Japanese Painting and Prints (4)

ARTH 188 Early Japanese Art (4)

ARTH 191 Seminar: Art in Asia Today (4)

In addition, select any two other art history courses.

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Last Updated: 3/1/16