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Bachelor of Arts in Art and Architectural History

The program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Architectural History is a 12-course, 36-credit major. The courses build upon a two-course introductory sequence, a seven-course intermediate level, two advanced seminars and a senior seminar or thesis. This flexible program is tailored to  the particular interests and goals of each student who may, beginning at the intermediate level, develop a six-course concentration in either Art History or Architectural History.

Degree Requirements

Introductory Courses

AAH 121 History of Art and Architecture I
AAH 122 History of Art and Architecture II

Intermediate Courses

AAH 305 Theory and Methods of Art and Architectural History

And SIX from the following menu of options:

AAH 311 History of American Art
AAH 312 History of Modern Art
AAH 313 Arts and Architecture of Africa
AAH 317 Giotto to Leonardo
AAH 318 Michelangelo to Vasari
AAH 319 History of Italian Renaissance Art
AAH 320 The Art of Buon Fresco
AAH 321 Art and Architecture in the Classical World
AAH 322 Art and Architecture in the Medieval World
AAH 323 Art and Architecture in the Islamic World
ARCH 324 Evolution of Urban Form
ARCH 325 History of Modern Architecture
ARCH 327 History of American Architecture
ARCH 328 Renaissance Architecture in Perspective
ARCH 329 History of Landscape Architecture
AAH 330 Topics in Art and Architectural History
HP 341 Pre-industrial America
HP 342 Industrial America

Advanced Seminars
Three of the following:

AAH 421 Issues in Contemporary Art
AAH 430 Special Topics in Art and Architectural History
ARCH 478 Dutch Architecture: An Enduring 20th Century Legacy
AAH 523 Nature and Art
AAH 530 Special Topics in Art and Architectural History
AAH 560 The Newport Seminar
ARCH 573 Modernism in the Non-Western World
ARCH 575 Contemporary Asian Architecture and Urbanism
ARCH 576 Theoretical Origins of Modernism
ARCH 577 The American Skyscraper

400 level courses in Art and Architectural History from the Institute for Fine and Liberal Arts of the Palazzo Rucellai.

OR

AAH 450 Senior Thesis

Optional Concentration
Students may elect to pursue a six-course concentration from the intermediate courses and advanced seminars in either Art History or Architectural History.

Art History Concentration: six from AAH 311, AAH 312, AAH 313, AAH 317, AAH 318, AAH 319, AAH 321, AAH 322, AAH 323, AAH 330 (relevant topics), AAH 421, AAH 423, AAH 430 (relevant topics)
 
Architectural History Concentration: six from ARCH 324, ARCH 325, ARCH 327, ARCH 328, ARCH 329, AAH 321, AAH 322, AAH 323, AAH 330 (relevant topics), HP 341, HP 342, AAH 423, AAH 430 (relevant topics), ARCH 475, ARCH 530 (relevant topics), ARCH 573, ARCH 575, ARCH 576, ARCH 577
 

Course Catalog

To read more about our academic offerings, or to view full course descriptions, please refer to our University Catalog.

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