In order to complete the program students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of a modern foreign language useful to their research (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese). Students take the departmental reading exam at least once by the time they have completed 9 credits and must pass it to enroll beyond 21 credits.
If a student does not pass the exam by the third attempt, the Department of Art History strongly recommends that the student enroll in an appropriate language course.
Students may not enroll in thesis research (990) unless they have passed the language examination.
International students with a mother tongue in one of the languages listed below may receive a waiver provided they submit documentation (high school or college diploma, for example) that demonstrates aptitude in reading that language.
Language Exams offered every semester:
Language Examination Guidelines
Time Limit: 1 Hour
Instructions: Translate the passage into clear, grammatical, idiomatic English
NOTE: Students are allowed to use a dictionary. Dictionaries are not provided.