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Appendix One

Comparing the “new” BA in History of Art and Architecture (HAA) and the former BA in Art and Art History (ART) with a concentration in Art History

The former BA in Art with a concentration in Art History required students to take a minimum of six Studio Art courses and 11 Art History courses, resulting in a degree that required almost one-third of its coursework in Studio Art. The new BA in History of Art and Architecture requires only one Studio Art class, but adds requirements in broad global art historical surveys of world art (African, Asian, European, or American) and a mandatory course (HAA 299) that introduces majors to art historical research and writing and that is intended to develop advanced critical thinking skills necessary for the advanced research work required at the 300-level. Additionally, new distribution requirements at the 200-level based on time, geography, culture, and medium ensure that students achieve disciplinary and cultural breath, while additional required coursework allows students to explore areas of their own interest.

Comparisons between the former concentration and the new curriculum in History of Art and Architecture:

New BA in History of Art and Architecture

15 Courses required in total

-2 100-level HAA introductory surveys;
 
-4 200-level HAA courses, one in each of the four areas of: geography, culture, period, and medium; 
-HAA 299: Introduction to Art Historical Research and Writing (required gateway course to 300-levels);
 
-4 300-level HAA advanced courses focused on specific topics and significant historiographic problems;
 
-2 additional 200- or 300-level HAA courses of the student’s choice (allowing for breadth or depth, depending on the student’s interest);

-1 Studio Art course; and

-1 Senior Capstone in Art History

Former BA in ART with concentration in Art History

17 Courses required in total

Required Foundation Courses:

-5 100-level Studio Art courses;

-1 200-level Studio Art course or 1 300-level Art History course;

-3 200-level Art History courses focused on a geography, culture or period

Required Art History Core Courses:

-1 Studio Art course;

-1 200-level Art History course;

-6 300-level Art History advanced courses focused on specific topics and significant historiographic problems; and

-1 Senior Capstone in Art History