Department of Art and Art History
Art History considers all the reasons that people have created, supported, and valued the visual arts throughout history. Art History students examine artworks and architecture from around the globe in relation to culture, politics, religion, gender, and aesthetics. Students also develop their skills in visual literacy, learning to understand the language of art and architecture, which is so important in our image-rich world. Art History students also choose a second field of study and a foreign language.
The department also offers a minor in Art History for non-art majors. Paired alongside your other degree program, this skill set will enhance your visual literacy in an image-saturated world to give you an edge as you create your future.