May 27, 2019  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Art History (B.A.)


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The student learning outcomes for this degree are located at http://www.niu.edu/assessment/clearinghouse/outcomes/index.shtml.

Check departmental information for any additional requirements.

Requirements in School (36)


Electives


  • At least one 300-level course from each of the following areas (12)
    • Ancient, Middle Eastern, Medieval, and Early Modern Europe
    • American, Modern, Contemporary, and Design
    • Asian, African, Oceanian, Native American, Pre-Columbian, and Latin American
  • One 400-level art history course (3)
  • Electives in art history (6)

 

Required Cognate Courses (18-20)


In addition to a minimum of two courses (6-8 semester hours) of studio art, select courses in related fields, such as literature, history, philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, or additional art history courses, in consultation with a major adviser (18-20).

Requirements outside School (0-12)


Fulfillment of B.A. foreign language requirement (0-12). (See “Foreign Language Requirement for the B.A. Degree” in the Other Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.)

University electives (12-15)


Students must take 12-15 semester hours in any NIU course.

Total Hours for a Major in Art History: 66-81


Recommendation


Students who plan to enter graduate school should select French, German, Italian, or other appropriate foreign language, in consultation with an art history faculty adviser, to satisfy the B.A. foreign language requirement.

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