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Degrees and Requirements

History of Visual Arts

The visual art has the power to enrich experiences and culture and is part of the historical record of every civilization on earth.  The History of Visual Art minor enables students to engage with visual art across multiple creative disciplines and understand the role that they have played in shaping history.

NOTE: Students need to declare this minor by the end of their sophomore year due to course rotations.

REQUIREMENTS:  To successfully complete the History of Visual Arts Minor students will complete a minimum of 18 credits, and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor coursework. Choose from Track 1, 2, or 3, depending on your major.

Summary of Requirements

Track 1: For Non-Interior Design or Non-Graphic Design Majors Required Courses: 6 Credits

  • ARTH1017
    HISTORY OF ART I: PREHISTORIC TO GOTHIC

    ARTH1017
    HISTORY OF ART I: PREHISTORIC TO GOTHIC

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of world art from prehistoric to late Gothic eras as well as an examination of the interaction of the social, political and economic forces that effected the production and appearance of such arts as painting, sculpture, architecture and the minor arts. Lectures, slides, discussion and field trips are utilized.|

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  • ARTH1018
    HISTORY OF ART II: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN

    ARTH1018
    HISTORY OF ART II: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will provide a survey of world art from early Renaissance to the present day. Emphasis is on cause and effect in the various historical and technological developments of art. Lecture, discussion, slides, film strips and field trips are part of the course.|

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Track 1: Minor Electives - Choose 1 course: 3 Credits

  • DSGN1013

    DSGN1013

    Credits (Min/Max): /

    PREREQUISITES:

  • DSGN1015

    DSGN1015

    Credits (Min/Max): /

    PREREQUISITES:

  • GCDN1023
    DRAWING I (IDSN1023)

    GCDN1023
    DRAWING I (IDSN1023)

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study-workshop in the language of drawing, including practice in expression and communication in various media utilizing principles of line, tone, gesture, exaggeration and lighting. Cross-listed with IDSN1023 |

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  • GCDN2005
    DIGITAL FINE ARTS (SLAE1003)

    GCDN2005
    DIGITAL FINE ARTS (SLAE1003)

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is intended to provide an opportunity to explore Mac computer art. The students will experience the computer studio process of creating art in relevant software, using a digital camera to manipulate images and final image animation. The effect of styles, techniques and art movements on computer images will be explored. Attention will be given to archival inks and paper. Lecture and video will provide an introduction to the new and brief history of electronic images. Cross-Listed with SLAE1003|

    PREREQUISITES:

Track 1: Minor Electives - Choose 3 courses: 9 Credits

  • ARTH2002
    HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

    ARTH2002
    HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of the history of graphic design from the invention of writing to the twentieth century. Emphasis will be given to the evolution of graphic communication and will include the origins of printing and typography. The impact of the industry on visual communication and the development of modern graphic design will also be presented.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • ARTH3016
    HISTORY OF FILM (GCDN3016)

    ARTH3016
    HISTORY OF FILM (GCDN3016)

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The course attempts to make the student more aware of the medium as well as its place in the development of our culture. While the approach is historical, emphasis is placed upon development of the student's visual literacy. Additionally, important topics such as censorship and film propaganda are discussed. Cross-listed with GCDN3016|

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  • ARTH3020
    HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART

    ARTH3020
    HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of modern art from the 19th century to the present day. This course explores the revolutionary forms, methods and media invented by contemporary artists to continually defy our expectations of what art should be.|

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  • IDSN2032
    HISTORY OF ID AND ARCHITECTURE I

    IDSN2032
    HISTORY OF ID AND ARCHITECTURE I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of interiors and architecture from the ancient world through the gothic period. Emphasis is on understanding the development of our consciousness of space and the relationship between plan development, structural concepts, technology and materials.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • IDSN2039
    HISTORY OF ID AND ARCHITECTURE II

    IDSN2039
    HISTORY OF ID AND ARCHITECTURE II

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of interiors and architecture from the Renaissance through the 18th century, with special emphasis on styles and furniture.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ENGL1012 & IDSN2032

  • IDSN3032
    HISTORY OF ID AND ARCHITECTURE III

    IDSN3032
    HISTORY OF ID AND ARCHITECTURE III

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Survey of nineteenth and twentieth century interiors and architecture in Europe and the United States. Special emphasis is placed on designers and their contribution to contemporary American environment. Prereq: IDSN2039 recommended. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    ENGL1012(H)

  • PART1045

    PART1045

    Credits (Min/Max): /

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PART2010
    DANCE HISTORY I

    PART2010
    DANCE HISTORY I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Overview of the development of dance in the western world, within the context of the historical, practical, theoretical, and cultural.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PART2015
    DANCE HISTORY II

    PART2015
    DANCE HISTORY II

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introductory history of the development of dance. Dance will be examined as a form of human expression. Forms of ritual as well as art forms will be analyzed. Ballet, modern and jazz will be emphasized from their beginnings through their evolution to contemporary choreographed styles.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PART2025
    HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER (SLAE1097)

    PART2025
    HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER (SLAE1097)

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of musical theater and its development from its roots through the early 20th century, the Ziegfield follies, the 1920's in New York, Broadway and Hollywood in the 1930's, the golden age of musicals and movies up to and including todays musical theater. Cross-listed with SLAE1097|

    PREREQUISITES:

Track 2: For Graphic Design Majors - Required Courses: 6 Credits

  • ARTH1017
    HISTORY OF ART I: PREHISTORIC TO GOTHIC

    ARTH1017
    HISTORY OF ART I: PREHISTORIC TO GOTHIC

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of world art from prehistoric to late Gothic eras as well as an examination of the interaction of the social, political and economic forces that effected the production and appearance of such arts as painting, sculpture, architecture and the minor arts. Lectures, slides, discussion and field trips are utilized.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • ARTH1018
    HISTORY OF ART II: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN

    ARTH1018
    HISTORY OF ART II: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will provide a survey of world art from early Renaissance to the present day. Emphasis is on cause and effect in the various historical and technological developments of art. Lecture, discussion, slides, film strips and field trips are part of the course.|

    PREREQUISITES:

Track 2: Minor Electives - Choose 1 course: 3 Credits

  • DSGN1015

    DSGN1015

    Credits (Min/Max): /

    PREREQUISITES:

  • GCDN2005
    DIGITAL FINE ARTS (SLAE1003)

    GCDN2005
    DIGITAL FINE ARTS (SLAE1003)

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is intended to provide an opportunity to explore Mac computer art. The students will experience the computer studio process of creating art in relevant software, using a digital camera to manipulate images and final image animation. The effect of styles, techniques and art movements on computer images will be explored. Attention will be given to archival inks and paper. Lecture and video will provide an introduction to the new and brief history of electronic images. Cross-Listed with SLAE1003|

    PREREQUISITES:

Track 2: Minor Electives - Choose 3 courses: 9 Credits

  • IDSN2032
    HISTORY OF ID AND ARCHITECTURE I

    IDSN2032
    HISTORY OF ID AND ARCHITECTURE I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of interiors and architecture from the ancient world through the gothic period. Emphasis is on understanding the development of our consciousness of space and the relationship between plan development, structural concepts, technology and materials.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • IDSN2039
    HISTORY OF ID AND ARCHITECTURE II

    IDSN2039
    HISTORY OF ID AND ARCHITECTURE II

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of interiors and architecture from the Renaissance through the 18th century, with special emphasis on styles and furniture.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ENGL1012 & IDSN2032

  • IDSN3032
    HISTORY OF ID AND ARCHITECTURE III

    IDSN3032
    HISTORY OF ID AND ARCHITECTURE III

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Survey of nineteenth and twentieth century interiors and architecture in Europe and the United States. Special emphasis is placed on designers and their contribution to contemporary American environment. Prereq: IDSN2039 recommended. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    ENGL1012(H)

  • PART1045

    PART1045

    Credits (Min/Max): /

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PART2010
    DANCE HISTORY I

    PART2010
    DANCE HISTORY I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Overview of the development of dance in the western world, within the context of the historical, practical, theoretical, and cultural.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PART2015
    DANCE HISTORY II

    PART2015
    DANCE HISTORY II

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introductory history of the development of dance. Dance will be examined as a form of human expression. Forms of ritual as well as art forms will be analyzed. Ballet, modern and jazz will be emphasized from their beginnings through their evolution to contemporary choreographed styles.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PART2025
    HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER (SLAE1097)

    PART2025
    HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER (SLAE1097)

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of musical theater and its development from its roots through the early 20th century, the Ziegfield follies, the 1920's in New York, Broadway and Hollywood in the 1930's, the golden age of musicals and movies up to and including todays musical theater. Cross-listed with SLAE1097|

    PREREQUISITES:

Track 3: For Interior Design Majors - Required Courses: 6 credits

  • IDSN2032
    HISTORY OF ID AND ARCHITECTURE I

    IDSN2032
    HISTORY OF ID AND ARCHITECTURE I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of interiors and architecture from the ancient world through the gothic period. Emphasis is on understanding the development of our consciousness of space and the relationship between plan development, structural concepts, technology and materials.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • IDSN2039
    HISTORY OF ID AND ARCHITECTURE II

    IDSN2039
    HISTORY OF ID AND ARCHITECTURE II

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of interiors and architecture from the Renaissance through the 18th century, with special emphasis on styles and furniture.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ENGL1012 & IDSN2032

Track 3: Minor Electives - Choose 1 course: 3 Credits

  • DSGN1013

    DSGN1013

    Credits (Min/Max): /

    PREREQUISITES:

  • DSGN1015

    DSGN1015

    Credits (Min/Max): /

    PREREQUISITES:

  • GCDN2005
    DIGITAL FINE ARTS (SLAE1003)

    GCDN2005
    DIGITAL FINE ARTS (SLAE1003)

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is intended to provide an opportunity to explore Mac computer art. The students will experience the computer studio process of creating art in relevant software, using a digital camera to manipulate images and final image animation. The effect of styles, techniques and art movements on computer images will be explored. Attention will be given to archival inks and paper. Lecture and video will provide an introduction to the new and brief history of electronic images. Cross-Listed with SLAE1003|

    PREREQUISITES:

Track 3: Minor Electives - Choose 3 courses: 9 Credits

  • ARTH2002
    HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

    ARTH2002
    HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of the history of graphic design from the invention of writing to the twentieth century. Emphasis will be given to the evolution of graphic communication and will include the origins of printing and typography. The impact of the industry on visual communication and the development of modern graphic design will also be presented.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • ARTH3016
    HISTORY OF FILM (GCDN3016)

    ARTH3016
    HISTORY OF FILM (GCDN3016)

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The course attempts to make the student more aware of the medium as well as its place in the development of our culture. While the approach is historical, emphasis is placed upon development of the student's visual literacy. Additionally, important topics such as censorship and film propaganda are discussed. Cross-listed with GCDN3016|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PART1045

    PART1045

    Credits (Min/Max): /

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PART2010
    DANCE HISTORY I

    PART2010
    DANCE HISTORY I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Overview of the development of dance in the western world, within the context of the historical, practical, theoretical, and cultural.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PART2015
    DANCE HISTORY II

    PART2015
    DANCE HISTORY II

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introductory history of the development of dance. Dance will be examined as a form of human expression. Forms of ritual as well as art forms will be analyzed. Ballet, modern and jazz will be emphasized from their beginnings through their evolution to contemporary choreographed styles.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PART2025
    HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER (SLAE1097)

    PART2025
    HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER (SLAE1097)

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of musical theater and its development from its roots through the early 20th century, the Ziegfield follies, the 1920's in New York, Broadway and Hollywood in the 1930's, the golden age of musicals and movies up to and including todays musical theater. Cross-listed with SLAE1097|

    PREREQUISITES: