BLS in Art History

Art historians are concerned with the multifaceted historical implications (personal, social, political, economic, and aesthetic) of imagery and objects (buildings, paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, films, and decorative arts). Drawing on this interdisciplinary approach, the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) in Art History combines study in the humanities and social sciences, and complements the natural sciences. The Art History degree program prepares students for careers at museums, galleries, educational institutions, and architectural and planning firms, as well as publishing and municipal or state cultural programs.

Distribution Requirements

(total 48 credits)

English

  • MET EN 104 English Composition
  • MET EN 201 Intermediate Composition

Mathematics

  • Four credits in a Metropolitan College math course numbered
    MET MA 110 or higher

Computer Science

  • MET CS 101 Computers and Their Applications

Natural Science

  • Eight credits in the natural sciences (N)

Literature

  • Four credits in a 100- or 200-level MET EN literature course or MET HU 221

Philosophy

  • Four credits

History

  • Four credits

Additional Courses

  • Four credits in the humanities (H)
  • Four credits in the social sciences (S)
  • Four credits in the natural sciences (N) or social sciences (S)

Specialization and Related Courses

(total 56 credits)

A total of 14 courses (56 credits), completed with a grade of C or higher, is required.

Required Courses

Choose eight art history courses (32 credits), including the two courses below:

  • MET AH 111 Survey of Western Art I: Pre-Classical through Middle Ages
  • MET AH 112 Survey of Western Art II: Renaissance to the Present

The remaining six courses must be at the 200 level or above.

Related Courses

Choose six courses (24 credits) from three of the following disciplines: anthropology, classics, English literature, history, modern foreign languages and literature, music, philosophy, psychology, religion, sociology, and urban affairs.

Electives

(total 24 credits)

Usually six courses (24 credits), but possibly more depending on transfer credits, chosen with the advice of an academic counselor. A maximum of 8 elective credits may be replaced by an approved thesis project.