2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

Art - History, B.A.

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  • Patricia Beachley, M.F.A.
  • Brian Ferrell, M.F.A.
  • Maureen Kochanek, M.A.
  • Mary Kay Neff, S.C., M.F.A.
  • David Stanger, M.F.A.

Learning Objectives: Art History

  1. Identify the broad chronology of art and the traditions of Western art.
  2. Examine and question the theories and assumptions of art history and contemporary art criticism from a variety of disciplinary viewpoints.
  3. Analyze and contextualize art objects and art movements from a variety of cultures with sensitivity and understanding of cultural relativity.
  4. Employ effective oral and written communication skills by describing orally and through written interpretations the conceptual and formal qualities of artwork, theories, and movements.
  5. Evidence an informed understanding of professional practices; initiate learning and growth through study and involvement in professional organizations and the local, national, and international artistic communities by visiting museums, galleries, and artists lectures, and reading journals and periodicals.
  6. Participate in academic discussions of art history as well as its contemporary multicultural applications.
  7. Practice professionalism through apprenticeship/internship.

All art students are evaluated in the sophomore year for a formative review. Students complete and present a portfolio of work to be reviewed during the spring semester of the sophomore year by the art faculty. Upon successful completion of this evaluation, students continue through their major coursework.

The art history program at Seton Hill displays appropriate and measurable objectives. The Liberal Arts Curriculum of the University enhances the major. Majors are advised to consider their career goals and select another major or minor to ensure their success, e.g., business administration for gallery work.

All candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in art history must complete the Liberal Arts Curriculum requirements, the capstone assessment requirement, and the required major courses.

The capstone assessment includes the completion of an internship, resume, and senior thesis paper under the supervision of the art history faculty.

A minimum of 120 credits is required.

Art - History Curriculum

Total Credits: 48

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