Minor in History of Art & Architecture

Minors gain a foundational understanding of the history of art and architecture. The program requires a combination of broad survey courses and classes in specific fields and periods. Minors are encouraged to take advantage of academic year and semester study abroad programs.

Required Courses

All students choosing a minor in history of art & architecture are encouraged to take courses in both Western and non-Western art, and in architecture as well as painting and sculpture, but the options listed below allow students to concentrate in one of three major areas.

A total of five courses is required for each option, all completed with a grade of C or higher.

All required courses are 4 credit hours.

Minor with focus on Western Art

  • One course chosen from CAS AH 111, 112, or 210
  • Four other history of art & architecture (AH) courses, including at least two Western art classes and at least two courses at the 300 level or higher

Minor with focus on Non-Western Art

  • One course chosen from CAS AH 215, 220, 222, or 225
  • Four other history of art & architecture (AH) courses, including at least two non-Western art classes and at least two courses at the 300 level or higher

Minor with focus on Architectural History

  • CAS AH 205
  • Four other history of art & architecture (AH) courses, including at least two architectural history classes and at least two courses at the 300 level or higher.

For more information about minors, see the Director of Undergraduate Studies.