The Art History concentration provides students with the foundation to pursue a graduate degree in art history, arts administration, art education, museum studies, or to establish a career in an art gallery, a museum, or an auction house.
In the introductory courses students develop a solid understanding of significant artists, monuments, and art historical periods. Students are encouraged to remain object-oriented in their formal examination of an art work while understanding the work within its historical context. In their coursework, students develop the ability to properly analyze, discuss, and describe works of arts. Along with providing an in-depth look at the artistic production of specific time periods or themes, upper-level classes focus on improving students' writing and research skills and introduce them to a variety of methodological approaches as preparation for a career in the field.