Jan 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Art History: Global Perspectives, BA

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Department: Art and Art History 

The undergraduate major in Art History offers broad-based training in Global Art History and Euro-American traditions, as well as experience of studio practice, which we believe is essential to art historical training more broadly. The major is designed to prepare students for entry into graduate school or for entry-level positions in galleries and museums. The Art History program is committed to the study of art outside of the classroom through visits to major museums and galleries and architectural sites in Boston and New York City. There is also potential for art history sponsored/curated exhibitions to be held within the gallery context of the department and the university. An established history of exhibitions enhances classroom instruction. In addition, visiting artists and related art programs are made possible each year by a generous gift from the Class of 1936.


Learning Outcomes  

Grade Requirement

Students majoring in art history must achieve a minimum grade of “C-” in all of the required courses within the art program, repeating courses if necessary to achieve the required grade.

Course Requirements

Cognate courses (12 credits)

Foreign language courses (6 credits)

Complete a two-semester sequence of an introductory foreign language or its equivalent, chosen in consultation with the student’s academic advisor.

Note: SACHEM consortium courses and study abroad courses are available for transfer purposes. See Cross-Registration Programs in the Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures  section of this catalog.

History course (3 credits)

In consultation with an advisor, complete one history course at the 400-level.

Total minimum credits: 60

Core Curriculum Requirements

A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.

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