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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select two 100-level HAA introductory courses of the following:8
HAA 101
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN ART
HAA 115
INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN ART
HAA 130
INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN ART
HAA 145
INTRODUCTION TO ARTS OF THE AMERICAS
Select five 200-level HAA courses selected from five categories focused on Asia and the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, Premodern Europe and the Mediterranean to 1453, Early Modern Europe to 1800, and Modern Europe and the U.S. Students must complete one course from each category.20
HAA 290ART HISTORICAL THEORY AND METHODOLOGY4
Select five 300-level HAA courses with three selected from each of the following three categories as well as two additional 300-level class of the student's choice, selected from any category. The categories are Asia, Africa and Latin America, Early Europe and the Mediterranean, and Later Europe and the U.S.20
Select one additional HAA course at any level4
HAA 390SENIOR CAPSTONE4

200-Level Categories

Asia and the Middle East

Course Title Quarter Hours
HAA 200
SPECIAL TOPICS ON THE ART INSTITUTE (When Approved)
HAA 215
CHINESE ART
HAA 216
JAPANESE ART
HAA 218
ARTS OF THE SILK ROAD
HAA 219
JAPANESE FILM ARTS
HAA 220
BUDDHIST ART
HAA 222
ISLAMIC ART
HAA 273
ANIME AND MANGA
HAA 297
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (When Approved)

Africa and Latin America

Course Title Quarter Hours
HAA 200
SPECIAL TOPICS ON THE ART INSTITUTE (When Approved)
HAA 201
ANCIENT AFRICAN ART
HAA 202
CLASSICAL AFRICAN ART
HAA 203
POST-COLONIAL AFRICAN ART
HAA 243
MAYA ART AND ARCHITECTURE
HAA 244
AZTEC, MAYA, OLMEC: MESOAMERICAN ART
HAA 245
ART OF THE ANDES
HAA 246
ART IN THE SPANISH AMERICAN EMPIRE
HAA 247
MODERN LATIN AMERICAN ART
HAA 248
MEXICAN ART
HAA 297
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (When Approved)

Premodern Europe and the Mediterranean to 1453

Course Title Quarter Hours
HAA 200
SPECIAL TOPICS ON THE ART INSTITUTE (When Approved)
HAA 230
ART AND EMPIRE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
HAA 231
CONQUEST & CONVERSION: THE ART OF THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES
HAA 232
AGE OF CATHEDRALS: THE ART OF THE LATER MIDDLE AGES
HAA 233
THE ART OF CRUSADING
HAA 234
BYZANTINE ART
HAA 297
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (When Approved)

Early Modern Europe to 1800

Course Title Quarter Hours
HAA 200
SPECIAL TOPICS ON THE ART INSTITUTE (When Approved)
HAA 235
RUSSIA: MEDIEVAL MOMENTS, IMPERIAL DAYS & WHITE NIGHTS IN NOVGOROD & ST. PETERSBURG
HAA 236
NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART
HAA 237
ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART
HAA 238
BAROQUE ART
HAA 280
PREMODERN ARCHITECTURE: ANCIENT SOCIETIES TO THE ENLIGHTENMENT
HAA 297
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (When Approved)

Modern Europe and the U.S.

Course Title Quarter Hours
HAA 200
SPECIAL TOPICS ON THE ART INSTITUTE (When Approved)
HAA 239
19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN ART
HAA 240
ART FROM 1900-1945
HAA 242
ART FROM 1945 - 1975
HAA 260
AMERICAN ART
HAA 263
HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN
HAA 265
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
HAA 268
HISTORY OF FILM
HAA 281
MODERN ARCHITECTURE
HAA 291
MUSEUM PROFESSION AND PRACTICE: CHICAGO MUSEUMS AS CASE STUDY
HAA 297
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (When Approved)

300-Level Categories

Asia, Africa and Latin America

Course Title Quarter Hours
HAA 301
AFRICAN ARCHITECTURE
HAA 302
AFRICAN ISLAM: ISLAMIC ART & ARCHITECTURE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
HAA 372
CAIRO: MOTHER OF THE WORLD (WORLD CITIES)
HAA 373
KYOTO (WORLD CITIES)
HAA 375
MEXICO CITY (WORLD CITIES)
HAA 397
SPECIAL TOPICS/HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (When Approved)

Early Europe and the Mediterranean

Course Title Quarter Hours
HAA 316
GODS AND MORTALS: THE ART OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS
HAA 320
ART AND POWER IN PAGAN AND EARLY CHRISTIAN ROME
HAA 325
OLD EMPIRES AND NEW GODS: CULTURAL CONFRONTATIONS IN LATE ANTIQUITY
HAA 328
THE POWER OF PIETY: ICONS, RELICS, AND MIRACLES IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD
HAA 331
ART OF THE CRUSADES: CRUSADES AS MEDITERRANEAN EXCHANGE
HAA 332
ROMANESQUE ART AND ARCHITECTURE
HAA 333
GOTHIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE
HAA 376
ROME (WORLD CITIES)
HAA 378
HEAVENLY AND EARTHLY JERUSALEM (WORLD CITIES)
HAA 397
SPECIAL TOPICS/HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (When Approved)

Later Europe and the U.S.

Course Title Quarter Hours
HAA 335
MICHELANGELO
HAA 360
DUCHAMP AND DADAISM
HAA 365
ART SINCE 1975
HAA 366
TOPICS ON WOMEN AND ART
HAA 370
CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL THEORY AND PRACTICE
HAA 371
HISTORIC CATHOLIC CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF CHICAGO
HAA 379
PARIS AND VICINITY TO CIRCA 1870 (WORLD CITIES)
HAA 380
CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM (WORLD CITIES)
HAA 391
THE EVOLVING MUSEUM: HISTORIES AND CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES
HAA 397
SPECIAL TOPICS/HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (When Approved)

​Junior Experiential Learning

Course Title Quarter Hours
HAA 394
MUSEUM STUDIES INTERNSHIP

Open​ Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

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