2023-2024 Catalog 
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2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art History & Museum Studies, Honors Concentration, Major

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For program description see Art History & Museum Studies Major 

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Analyze a broad range of works of visual art and architecture in their aesthetic, historical, and/or cultural contexts
  2. Develop persuasive art historical arguments in oral or written form using common disciplinary methodologies
  3. Articulate critical roles that art and arts institutions can play in considering ethical issues and effecting positive social change
  4. 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.

Upper-Division Art History Electives (16 units)

Ancient & Medieval (4 units)

Choose at least ONE of the following:

Early Modern (4 units)

Choose at least ONE of the following:

Modern & Contemporary (8 units)

Choose at least TWO of the following:

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).

Honors Concentration requirements (8 units)

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.

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