REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN ART HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
The Department of Art History & Archaeology welcomes students who wish to pursue a minor in art history and archaeology. The minor consists of 18 credit hours, 2 courses at the introductory level and 4 courses at an advanced level. These courses may not be taken under the p/f or cr/ncr option. Students must earn a grade of C- or better in all classes.
Required introductory courses:
L01-111 Introduction to Asian Art (spring)
L01-113 Introduction to Western Art (fall) *
*A score of 4 or 5 on the AP Art History exam may be substituted for this course. To substitute a 4 or 5 on the AP Art History exam, the score must appear on your Washington University student record and you must earn at least a B in a related upper division departmental course.
Four courses above the introductory level must be chosen from at least two of the following five areas.
Ancient and Medieval Art and Archaeology
European Renaissance and Baroque Art
Modern American and European Art
Non-Western Art and Archaeology
Of these four courses, one L01 Art History & Archaeology course may now be taken (starting in Fall 2014) at the 200-level and the others at the 300-level. You may opt to take a seminar at the 400-level but it should build upon a 300-level course in a related field, or meet the proper prerequisites, or permission of the instructor. In cases of over-enrollment in seminars, priority will be given to majors over minors, including majors who have been waitlisted.
You should declare the Minor through your student account in WebStac.
* Courses in other departments (including courses in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts) do not count for the minor unless they are cross-listed as Art History & Archaeology courses at the 300 level or above.
*At least two of the 300-level courses must be completed in residence at Washington University.
*No internship credit may be applied to the minor (internship credits do count toward graduation, however).