Apr 01, 2023
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Program: Art History Minor
Department: Art and Design
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Visual Arts Building 117 ~ 260-481-6709
Minor in art history and examine some of the most stimulating creations in human history. The program’s 18 credit hours of art history courses complement any number of majors and aim at cultivating skills that provide for future success, both in college and beyond.
In a real sense, you will recover traces of antiquity in Greece, Rome, and Egypt. You will enter the hushed interiors of Europe’s Renaissance churches, travel through the busy streets of nineteenth-century Paris, experience anew the hustle of New York’s art scene after World War II, and immerse yourself in our nation’s continuously evolving memorial landscape. Along the way, you will consider the dynamic relationship between globalization and artistic endeavor and come to see the world with fresh eyes.
The mission of the Department of Art and Design minors is to serve our students and community in the following ways:
• Provide an engaging educational experience to develop knowledge and skills in the visual arts
• Promote and broaden appreciation and critical awareness of the visual arts
Upon completion of the Art History minor, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the visual arts as an important context in which a wide array of human experiences find expression.
- Identify key features of major artistic movements and historical periods.
- Describe and analyze art objects with precision in both verbal and written forms of communication.
- Demonstrate an understanding of writing as a process of intellectual discovery that includes multiple drafts, collaboration, and reflection.
- Demonstrate an ability to read, critically analyze, and discuss both primary and secondary textual sources.
Declaring this Minor:
Students who wish to declare an Art History minor should follow these steps:
- Verify with your advisor that the Art History minor is available to students in your degree program.
- Meet with the Art and Design Department Chair to a) confirm the requirements for this minor and b) verify that you are accepted to this minor.
- The Art and Design Department will fill out a Registrar’s Form 42, Academic Information Change.
- The student’s major division/department will certify that the requirements of the minor are complete during graduation certification.
- Purdue University Fort Wayne is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
- Department of Art and Design courses are offered on campus, with some distance and hybrid course offerings.
- Degree Requirements
- General Education Requirements
- Academic Regulations
Program Requirements: Credits 18
- A student may earn a minor in Art History by completing 18 credit hours of AD Art History classes. The six, 3-credit classes must include AD 11100 - History of Art I: Prehistoric to Medieval and AD 11201 - History of Art II: Renaissance to Contemporary.
- Art Education B.A. students are required to take 12 credits of Art History for their degree and can complete the Art History minor by completing an additional 6 credits of upper-level Art History classes. The 12 credits of required Art History classes for Art and Design majors will count twice, once for the major, and a second time for the Art History minor. Additionally, AD 11100 and AD 11201 count towards general education requirements along with major and minor.
- B.F.A. Art, B.F.A.Design, and B.A. students are required to take 12 credits of Art History for their degree and can complete the Art History minor by completing an additional 6 credits of upper-level Art History classes. The 12 credits of required Art History classes for Art and Design majors will count twice, once for the major, and a second time for the Art History minor.
- All students must declare the Art History minor, regardless of their major; see “Declaring this Minor” above for complete information.
- All courses must be completed with a C- or higher and the minimum GPA requirement is 2.5.
Resident Requirements - Students must complete at least 9 resident credits at Purdue University Fort Wayne in upper-level Art History classes.
Required Courses: Credits 6
Required for all Art History Minors:
Advanced Art History Electives: Credits 12
Complete 12 credits in Advanced Art History electives.
You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career. If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.
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