Art History (minor)

What you will study

With a support (minor) in art history, you engage with art historical topics and critical frameworks as you explore ancient to contemporary art history. You develop an understanding of materials, concepts, and local and global art styles as well as themes, vocabulary, and frameworks of criticism that are relevant to the production, display, and audience reception of art across time and culture. You encounter artworks and theories that arise from social circumstances in a range of global communities, arts organizations, and media venues. Through texts, electronic venues, and attendance at art events, along with the option of international travel, you begin to communicate your personal aesthetic viewpoints and critical valuing positions.

Art History Support Beginning 1
AHS-210Ancient to Byzantine Art2
Art History Support Intermediate
AHS-252Medieval to Modern4
Take 7-8 credits of the following:
Art in the Museum
Asian Art
Pages Through Time: Art of the Book
Art Topics:
Oprah's Books
Kick Start Creativity
Creativity and Careers
Art Gallery Management
Advanced Art Gallery Management
New Media
International Studies
Art History Support Advanced
AHS-409Modern & Contemporary Art3
AHS-494Portfolio Assessment for Art History0

 Art Majors may elect to complete an Art History minor by completing A 494 and an additional 4-6 credits from the electives list, excluding A 384 and MDIA 401 for Studio Art majors)

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.