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New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Arts

MAJOR: Art

EMPHASIS: Art History

The art history program is designed to give the student a broad familiarity with the visual arts through the factual and theoretical study of aesthetics, cultural contexts, iconography, pictorial traditions, stylistic development and technical practices. Students are encouraged to take related courses in anthropology, history, languages and literature, music history, philosophy, religion, theatre and costume history.

Students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of a second language either by completing the 212 or 214 course or by taking a 300-level literature course (FREN, GER, SPAN, PORT, JPNS or CHIN). Art History majors may not use C D 476 to fulfill the language requirement.

 

Departmental Requirements (credits 48)

Freshman Year (12 credits)

ART 150Drawing I

3 cr. (2+4P)

ART 295GIntroduction to Art History I

3 cr.

ART 298Writing in Art

3 cr.

Introductory Studio Art 200-level courses

3 cr.

Sophomore Year (12 credits)

ART 296GIntroduction to Art History II

3 cr.

Art History Courses (300 level)

6 cr.

Studio Art Courses 200-400 level or Art History Courses 300-400 level

3 cr

Junior Year (12 credits)

Art History Courses (300-400 level)

9 cr.

Studio Art Courses 200-400 level or Art History Courses 300-400 level

3 cr

Senior Year (12 credits)

ART 479Art Theory, Criticism, and Historiography

3 cr.

Art History Courses (300-400) level

6 cr.

Studio Art Courses 200-400 level or Art History Courses 300-400 level

3 cr

Electives:

Sufficient to bring total credits to 120 for graduation, including 48 upper-division

EMPHASIS: Studio Art

The Bachelor of Arts is designed to give the student a broad interdisciplinary understanding of the areas of painting/drawing, graphic design, printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramics, conservation, jewelry and metalsmithing, through a series of introductory and special topics courses and the history and appreciation of art in the context of a liberal education. Students are required to take 30 credits of upper-level studio art classes and 18 credits of Art History.

Departmental Requirements (Total credits 66)

Freshman Year (18 credits)

ART 295GIntroduction to Art History I

3 cr.

ART 298Writing in Art

3 cr.

Introductory Studio Art Courses 200-level

12 cr.

Sophomore Year (18 credits)

ART 296GIntroduction to Art History II

3 cr.

Introductory Studio Art 200-level courses

3 cr.

Special Topic Art Courses (300 level)

6 cr.

Art History (300 level)

3 cr.

Junior Year (15 credits)

Special Topic Art Courses (300 level)

12 cr.

Art History (300/400 level)

3 cr.

Senior Year (15 credits)

Special Topic Art Courses 400-level

12 cr.

Art History (300/400 level)

3 cr.