Art History, Minor
Art History is the study of works of art and other visual artifacts from all regions of the world and all periods of history. Consequently, the undergraduate curriculum in Art History, with its global perspective, is one of the most diverse disciplines in the humanities. Through Art History, students learn how to describe and interpret a range of objects including sculpture, painting, photography, architecture, and “new media” such as video and performance art. These skills, along with the program’s intense focus on writing and verbal expression, prepare students to think critically and to express themselves clearly at a time when visual communication is becoming ever more important.
Requirements for the Minor in Art History
|A. Select three of the following:|
|Ancient Greek and Roman Art, and Architecture|
|Arts of Europe: Medieval and Renaissance|
|Early Modern and Modern Art in Europe and America|
|History of Asian Art: Arts of India|
|History of Asian Art: Arts of China|
|History of Asian Art: Arts of Japan|
|History of Asian Art: Arts of Islam|
|Art and Archaeology of Ancient Persia, Egypt, and Mesopotamia|
|Image Collision: A Multicultural Approach to Images and Their Users|
|B. Select four upper-division Art History courses from 100–198, excluding ART HIS 190W.|
Residence Requirement for the Minor: Four upper-division courses required for the minor must be completed successfully at UCI. By petition, two of the four may be taken through the UC Education Abroad Program, providing course content is approved in advance by the department chair.