Major Requirements

Art History Major Requirements

The major in art history consists of 30 credits in the department.

Required
ARTHIST 101Ancient and Medieval Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 102Renaissance to Modern Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 104African, New World and Oceanic Art and Architecture3
or ARTHIST 105 Asian Art and Architecture
L&S research requirement
ARTHIST 501Colloquium in Method and Theory 13
Distribution
3 credits in each of 5 of 6 Art Historical areas: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance/Baroque, Modern (19th/20th Century), Non-Western, Film. At least 12 of 15 credits must be at 300 level or above. 15
Ancient
ARTHIST 210
The Art and Architecture of the First Cities: A Global Perspective
ARTHIST 312
Minoan and Mycenaean Art and Archaeology
ARTHIST 313
Greek Art and Archaeology
ARTHIST 314
Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
ARTHIST 315
Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
ARTHIST 316
Roman Art and Archaeology
ARTHIST 412
Cities and Sanctuaries of Ancient Greece
ARTHIST 413
Greek Sculpture
Medieval
ARTHIST 220
Introduction to Medieval Art and Architecture
ARTHIST 324
Early Christian and Byzantine Art and Architecture
ARTHIST 325
Early Medieval Art in the West
ARTHIST 327
Caliphs, Emirs, & Kings: Art & Architecture of Medieval Spain
ARTHIST 329
Late Medieval Art and Architecture
ARTHIST 425
The Age of Pilgrimage and Crusade: Romanesque Art and Architecture
ARTHIST 426
The Age of the Great Cathedrals: Gothic Art and Architecture
Renaissance/Baroque
ARTHIST 237
Northern Renaissance Art
ARTHIST 240
Introduction to Prints and Printmaking: History and Techniques
ARTHIST 241
Introduction to Baroque Art
ARTHIST 255
Survey of Italian Renaissance Painting and Sculpture
ARTHIST 333
High Renaissance Art in Italy
ARTHIST 342
Art and Society in Renaissance Florence
ARTHIST 343
Art and Culture of Spain and Latin America, 1500-1750
ARTHIST 351
English Art: 1550-1850
ARTHIST 431
Renaissance Architecture in Italy
Modern
ARTHIST 240
Introduction to Prints and Printmaking: History and Techniques
ARTHIST 250
Introduction to American Art
ARTHIST 261
Modern Art
ARTHIST 349
American Postmodernism 1960-2000
ARTHIST 353
American Art: Colonial Period - 1870
ARTHIST 354
American Art: 1870 - Present
ARTHIST 355
American Folk Art
ARTHIST 357
Nineteenth-Century Painting in Europe
ARTHIST 358
Modern Painting I: 1850-1900
ARTHIST 359
Modern Architecture I: The European Foundations of Modern Architecture
ARTHIST 360
Modern Architecture II: The Rise of Modern Architecture
ARTHIST 361
Modern Architecture III: Contemporary Architecture
ARTHIST 363
Modern Sculpture: 1880-1945
ARTHIST 364
Modern Painting II: 1900 to the Present
ARTHIST 365
History of Photography
ARTHIST 366
German Painting, 1800-1933
ARTHIST 367
Latin American Modernisms
ARTHIST 368
History of Modern Design
ARTHIST 369
Introduction to Contemporary Art
ARTHIST 370
Trends in Contemporary Architecture
ARTHIST 447
Topics in Early Modern Art:
ARTHIST 458
A Comparative History of Architecture and Urbanism:
ARTHIST 462
Frank Lloyd Wright
ARTHIST 463
Cubism and its Inheritance
ARTHIST 464
European Art, 1890-1910
ARTHIST 465
Dada and Surrealist Art
ARTHIST 469
American Artists Revealed:
ARTHIST 470
Topics in American Art:
ARTHIST 472
History and Theory of New Media Art
Non-Western
ARTHIST 105
Asian Art and Architecture
ARTHIST 251
Introduction to the Art and Architecture of Latin America
ARTHIST 270
Pre-Columbian Art, Myth, and Legacy
ARTHIST 281
Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art
ARTHIST 367
Latin American Modernisms
ARTHIST 371
African Art
ARTHIST 372
Art of the Inca and their Ancestors
ARTHIST 373
Art of Ancient Mexico and Central America
ARTHIST 375
Art of the Aztec Empire
ARTHIST 382
Chinese Art and Architecture
ARTHIST 383
Japanese Art and Architecture
ARTHIST 384
Art and Archaeology of the Chinese Bronze Age
ARTHIST 386
Art, Ritual, and Ethnicity of China
ARTHIST 387
Buddhist Art and Architecture
ARTHIST 474
Maya Art
ARTHIST 480
Chinese Painting
ARTHIST 481
Topics in Chinese Art:
ARTHIST 482
Topics in Non-Western Art:
Film
ARTHIST 111
Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet
ARTHIST 205
History of Film I: Development of an Art
ARTHIST 206
History of Film II: Development of an Art
ARTHIST 307
Film Directors:
ARTHIST 308
Film Styles:
Elective
3 credits at any level3
Total Credits30

The major is intended for students who are interested in obtaining a well-balanced approach to the study of art history. It provides an introduction to most major areas of inquiry in art history and to different scholarly approaches to study in this field. It is recommended especially for students who wish to continue into graduate studies in art history and to pursue careers in college teaching or museum or gallery work.

A minimum 2.0 GPA is required in all ARTHIST courses attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work. Fifteen credits at the 300 level or above must be taken in residence at UWM.