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

  • 4 credits in a Metropolitan College math course numbered MET MA 113 or higher

Computer Science

  • MET CS 101 Computers and Their Applications

Natural Science

  • 8 credits in the natural sciences (N)

Literature

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

Philosophy

  • 4 credits

History

  • 4 credits

Additional Courses

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

Major 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
  • MET AH 112 Survey of Western Art II

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.