Art History - Requirements

Art History Major

For a 30-credit Art History major students:

1. Complete two of the following introductory courses (six credits)

AH 10 Origins and Transformations in Western Art
AH 11 Visual Culture Since 1400: Expression and Experimentation
AH 12 Introduction to the Art History of Asia, Africa, and the Americas
AH 15 History of Architecture

2. Complete two of the 100-level courses (six credits)

AH 100 Arts of India, China and Japan
AH 109 Jewish Art: Moses to Modernity
AH 110 The Ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Aegean Bronze Age
AH 111 Greek Art and Archaeology
AH 112 Etruscan and Roman Art and Archaeology
AH 113 Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
AH 115 Archaeology of Athens
AH 120 Medieval Art of Western Europe
AH 121 Celtic/Irish Art
AH 130 Early Renaissance in Italy
AH 135 Renaissance and Baroque Architecture
AH 140 Baroque Art
AH 150 Neoclassical and Romantic Art
AH 152 Modern Art
AH 164 American Art: Civil War to Civil Rights
AH 165 The Black Experience: African-American Art and Criticism in the 20th Century
AH 172 History of Photography
AH 180 Fundamentals of Architecture
AH 191 Art and Mythologies of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Bolshevik Russia
AH 195 Museum/Gallery Curating

3. Complete one of the 200-level courses (three credits)

AH 209 MMA Plaster Cast Collection at Fairfield University
AH 210 Myth in Classical Art
AH 221 The Arts of Ireland and the British Isles, 500-1000
AH 222 Byzantine Art (formerly AH 122)
AH 242 The Arts of Spain and Its World, 1474 to 1700
AH 275 Contemporary Art
AH 282 Green Architecture
AH 290 Special Topics Seminar
AH 291 The History, Theory and Practice of Museums
AH 292 Museums, Art, Ethics and the Law

4. Complete junior and senior seminars (six credits)

AH 320 Junior Seminar (fall semester of junior year)
AH 330 Senior Capstone Seminar (spring semester of senior year)

5. Complete three art history courses at the 100- level or higher (nine credits)

6. Other courses available to advanced students (only one can be counted toward the Art History Major)

AH 300 Independent Study
AH 310 Internship


Art History Minor

For an 18-credit Art History minor students:

1. Complete two of the following introductory courses (six credits)

AH 10 Origins and Transformations in Western Art
AH 11 Visual Culture Since 1400: Expression and Experimentation
AH 12 Introduction to the Art History of Asia, Africa, and the Americas
AH 15 History of Architecture

2. Complete four art history courses at the 100-level or higher (12 credits)

(AH 310 may not be used; at least three art history courses must be taken while in residence at Fairfield.)

 

New! Visual Arts Administration Concentration

Requirements/Curriculum:      

1. Complete two of the following foundational courses (six credits)                        
AH 10      Origins and Transformations in Western Art
AH 11      Visual Culture Since 1400: Expression and Experimentation
AH 12      Introduction to the Art History of Asia, Africa, and the Americas
AH 15      History of Architecture

2.  Complete one art history courses at the 100-level and one at the 200-level (six credits)       

3. Complete at least one of the following VPA courses (three credits):

AH 192     Introduction to the History, Theory and Practice of Museums
AH  292     Museums, Art, Ethics, and the Law
AH  295    Museum/Gallery Curating: Behind the Scenes

4. Complete one of the following Dolan School of Business Courses (three credits):

AC 11       Introduction to Financial Accounting
MG 101    Introduction to Management in Organizations
MG 240     Leading and Managing People
MG 335    Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
MG 370    Managing Non-Profit Organizations
MK  101    Principles of Marketing

5. Complete EN/W 339 Grant and Proposal Writing (three credits)

6. Complete one Art History internship  (three credits)

AH 310     Internship

7.   Complete junior and senior capstone seminars (six credits)

AH 320    Junior Seminar
AH 330    Senior Seminar                                               

 *It is recommended that for fulfillment of University Core area III, AE 291 Business Ethics be one of the courses taken. Additional courses in area 4 above are recommended as electives, as are EN/W 214 Professional Presentations: Writing and Delivery and EN/W 332 Business Writing