Department of Art and Art History

Major Concentration

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.