The art history major stresses breadth of knowledge and focused study. By engaging directly with museum collections and taking advantage of many possible study abroad opportunities, majors and minors graduate with a visual sophistication they did not previously possess. Understanding the ways in which visual information and physical space entertain, inform and persuade is a vital skill in a contemporary world awash in images.

For more detailed information, see the art history section of the Bulletin and Course catalog. All courses are designed to contribute in various ways to the College’s learning goals.

Courses and Requirements 

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Museums, Archives, and Public History Nexus

Become fluent in understanding, analyzing, and communicating about visual artifacts, material culture/objects, historical landscapes, and digital sources. Through the Museums, Archives, and Public History, you will demonstrate your curatorial abilities by developing a professional portfolio. You will gain valuable hands-on training in your field of interest.