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Art History
Degree Requirements
Art History Major  |  Art History Minor

Art History Major
(12 semester course credits)

Required:

ARTH 018 Introduction to Western Art (1)

ARTH 019 Art of the Modern World (1)

ARTH 081 Introduction to Asian Art: India and the Himalayas (1)

ARTH 082 Introduction to Asian Art: China (1)

And one beginning studio art course (1)

 Senior Requirement:

ARTH 199 Senior Seminar (1)

And select two seminars from the following:

ARTH 190–191 (1)

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

European Renaissance and Baroque Art

ARTH 121 Art of the Early Italian Renaissance (1)

ARTH 122 Art of the Later Italian Renaissance (1)

ARTH 123 (223) Northern European Art (1)

ARTH 124 Baroque Art (1)

ARTH 180 Special Topics in Art History (1)

ARTH 183 Advanced Seminar in Art History (1)

European and American Modern and Contemporary Art

ARTH 137 Art of the 20th Century (1)

ARTH 138 Contemporary Art (1)

ARTH 139 (239) History of Performance Art (1)

ARTH 140 New Directions in Art History and Criticism  (1)

ARTH 180 Special Topics in Art History (1)

ARTH 183 Advanced Seminar in Art History (1)

ARTH 190 Seminar: Contemporary US Women Artists and the Feminist Art Movement (1)

Chinese, Japanese, and Indian Art

ARTH 140 New Directions in Art History and Criticism (1)

ARTH 180 Special Topics in Art History (1)

ARTH 181 The Art of Mughal India (1)

ARTH 183 Advanced Seminar in Art History (1)

ARTH 185 (285) Painting of China (1)

ARTH 186 (286) Japanese Painting and Prints (1)

ARTH 188 Early Japanese Art (1)

ARTH 191 Seminar: Contemporary Art of Asia (1)

Elective

ARTH 134 Museum Studies Workshop (1)

Majors must take at least 6 credits in art history courses at Mills.

After completing 12 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
(6 semester course credits)

Courses must be chosen in consultation with an Art Department advisor; 2 must be lower-division and 2 must be upper-division art history credits. Four of the 6 credits must be taken at Mills.

Select two courses from the following:

ARTH 018 Introduction to Western Art (1)

ARTH 019 Art of the Modern World (1)

ARTH 034 (134) Museum Studies Workshop (1)

ARTH 121 Art of the Early Italian Renaissance (1)

ARTH 122 Art of the Later Italian Renaissance (1)

ARTH 123 (223) Northern European Art (1)

ARTH 124 Baroque Art (1)

ARTH 137 Art of the 20th Century (1)

ARTH 138 Contemporary Art (1)

ARTH 139 (239) History of Performance Art (1)

ARTH 140 New Directions in Art History and Criticism (1)

ARTH 180 Special Topics in Art History (1)

ARTH 183 Advanced Seminar in Art History (1)

ARTH 190 Seminar: Contemporary US Women Artists and the Feminist Art Movement (1)

ARTH 191 Seminar: Contemporary Art of Asia (1)

ARTH 199 Senior Seminar (1)

And select two courses from the following:

ARTH 081 Introduction to Asian Art: India and the Himalayas (1)

ARTH 082 Introduction to Asian Art: China (1)

ARTH 180 Special Topics in Art History (1)

ARTH 181 The Art of Mughal India (1)

ARTH 185 (285) Painting of China (1)

ARTH 186 (286) Japanese Painting and Prints (1)

ARTH 188 Early Japanese Art (1)

ARTH 199 Senior Seminar (1)

In addition, select any two other art history courses.

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Last Updated: 3/17/14