Analyze a broad range of works of visual art and architecture in their aesthetic, historical, and/or cultural contexts
Develop persuasive art historical arguments in oral or written form using common disciplinary methodologies
Articulate critical roles that art and arts institutions can play in considering ethical issues and effecting positive social change
Apply skills and knowledge essential for successful professional patterns of behavior and practice in museums and arts organizations
Major Requirements (56 units)
Major residency requirements: Majors must complete at least one of the Survey of Western Art History courses on campus. At least three of the four required upper-division (300-level) seminars must be taken at USF. Only one of the four required, upper-division seminar electives may be substituted with an upper-division art history course taken in an approved study abroad program, or with a 4-unit Honors College course taught by art history faculty.
Note: HONC 390: Special Topics with a modern or contemporary focus (taught by AHMS faculty) may be counted as an elective in this area.
Internships (4 units)
Must complete AT LEAST TWO OF THE FOLLOWING (for at least 4 units total). Internships are 1-4 variable units and are offered every semester & summer sessions; juniors & seniors only (with appropriate signature).
Sophomores with a 3.5 GPA in the major may apply for the Art History & Museum Studies Honors Concentration. Honors students complete at least an additional 8 units beyond the requirements of the major. One of these courses must be an additional upper-division seminar in the major: either an HONC seminar taught by AHMS faculty or an additional; AHMS seminar (with a 15-20 page research paper assignment). The other course is 4 units of ART 398 - Directed Study/Research under close faculty mentorship that will result in a 4-unit honors thesis.