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Art History

Art History is the study of art works within their stylistic, historical and social contexts. The Art History Concentration at Eastern Connecticut State University is designed to acquaint students with world art of the past and present and to develop students’ understanding of style and the ways in which art can illuminate and perpetuate a culture’s history, beliefs and values.

REQUIRED FOUNDATION COURSES (17 Credits)
  • ART 111 Three-Dimensional Design OR ART 207 Ceramic Sculpture OR ART 217 Ceramics
  • ART 124 Digital Imaging
  • ART 202 Drawing I
  • ART 211 Art History I: Pre-History to 1400 (4 Credits)
  • ART 212 Art History II: 1400 to the Present (4 Credits)
REQUIRED CONCENTRATION COURSES (11 credits)
  • ART 340 Art History Topics (4 Credits): Writing Level 3
  • ART 345 Museums & Exhibitions: Writing Level 2
  • ART 402 Issues in Contemporary Art (4 Credits) Writing Level 3

CONCENTRATION ELECTIVES (15-16 credits): Select 5 courses with at least 1 from each area

Art Before 1600 (choose at least 1)
  • ART 225 Asian Art & Culture
  • ART 229 Medieval Art & Architecture
  • ART 313 Renaissance Art
Art After 1600 (choose at least 1)
  • ART 233 Graphic Design History (4 Credits): Writing Level 2
  • ART 250 Photography & New Media as History
  • ART 360 American Art
Cultural & Social Perspectives (choose at least 1)
  • ART 224 Latin American Art Topics
  • ART 316 Art & Travel
  • ART 355 Women & The Visual Arts
  • ART 369 African American Art
  • ART 371 Islamic Art
Other Electives
  • ART 365 Special Topics in Art/Art History
  • ART 480 Independent Study
  • ART 490 Internship
CAPSTONE (4 Credits)
  • ART 486 Senior Project in Art History