Art History Minor (30 units)

*Visual Arts majors and minors must complete twelve (12) additional Art History/Theory elective units unique to the Art History minor.

Lower Division Requirements

ART 241 Global History of Art: Ancient to Renaissance

Units: 3. Offered: Fall.

A survey of the history of western art from prehistoric times to the Renaissance. Lecture and slides.

ART 242 Global History of Art: Renaissance to Present

Units: 3. Offered: Spring.

A survey of the history of western art from the Renaissance in the Fifteenth Century in Italy to the Twentieth Century in America. Lecture and slides.

Lower Division Electives

Complete six (6) units from the following

ART 201 Principles of Design and Color

Units: 4. Offered: Fall, Spring.

An introduction to the principles of two-dimensional design and color theory and their use as tools for effective visual communication.

ART 203 Print Making I

Units: 4. Offered: Spring (Odd Years).

This is a studio course designed to facilitate the creation of original prints using a variety of printmaking techniques. Methods such as monotype, relief (woodcut, linoleum), and intaglio will be explored. Additional Lab Fee. Prerequisite: ART 201 and ART 204.

ART 207 Watercolor I

Units: 4. Offered: Fall.

This is a studio course designed to introduce the novice art student to the art of watercolor painting. The basic quality of transparency will be explored in tandem representational exercises.

ART 225 Sculpture I

Units: 4. Offered: Fall (Odd Years).

Basic elements of sculpture. Creating forms in clay, plaster, paper and multi-media techniques.

ART 232 Ceramics I

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

Introduction to working with clay, using pinch, coil, slab and wheel; applying glazes, exploring decorating techniques using oxides. History of clay as an art form.

ART 283 Painting I

Units: 4. Offered: Fall (Even Years).

Projects introduce traditional painting methods in oils or acrylic paints. Applied studio work, slide lectures, group discussions, and field trips are possible. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisite: ART 201 or ART 204.

DES 110 Design Thought Foundations I

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

The course will be an introduction to 2D design thinking, as applied to the interrelated, interdisciplinary fields of design and as understood from a biblical world-view. Basic design theories, principles, major movements and works will be covered. Basic creative approaches and design expressions are explored through projects, class discussions, field trips and lectures. This course is an introduction to the design paths available through the College of Architecture, Visual Arts, and Design, but also serves non-design majors interested in discovering design.

Upper Division Requirements

Complete three (3) units from the following

ART 351 Museum Studies

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

The course will examine the pivotal role that the curators play in museums, and the ways in which the expanding art- world functions today. It will introduce students to aspects of museum work, with an emphasis on the role of the fine arts curator and curatorial theory and how this can integrate with becoming a professional arts administrator. May be repeated one time for credit. ART 241 or ART 242 or PHO 140.

Upper Division Electives

Complete twelve (12) units from the following

ART 345 Nineteenth Century Art History

Units: 3. Offered: As offered.

A study of the major developments in the visual arts in Europe from David to the first Impressionist show in 1874. Lecture and slides.  Pre-Requisite: ART 241 or ART 242.

ART 346 History of Modern Painting

Units: 3. Offered: Fall.

A study of the development of modern painting from the French Impressionist movement to the present day in the United States. Lecture and slides. Pre-Requisite: ART 241 or ART 242.

ART 347 Contemporary Art History

Units: 3. Offered: As offered.

This course critically examines visual art and design on a global scale from 1945 to the present. We will consider art in the broader framework of “visual culture” which includes performance, installation, print media, video and propaganda. Prerequisite: ART 241 or ART 242

ART 361 Art of Latin America

Units: 3. Offered: As offered.

As an introduction to the ancient Americas, this course will focus on seven major cultures in Mesoamerica (Olmec, Teotihuacan, Maya, Aztec) and Andean South America (Chavín, Moche, and Inca). The course concludes with the arrival of Spanish explorers in the 16th century and a brief analysis of new visual forms produced in response to new social, political and religious contexts. Prerequisite: ART 241 or ART 242

ART 371 Art of Southeast Asia

Units: 3. Offered: Fall.

This course covers the development of art in India and Southeast Asia (i.e., Cambodia, Thailand, Burma (Myanmar), Vietnam, and Indonesia,) from pre-historic periods to the present. Prerequisite: ART 241 or ART 242

ART 381 Women in the Arts

Units: 3. Offered: As Offered.

This course will focus on women both as the subjects and the creators of art. It will be organized chronologically and thematically. This will involve a historical survey of women artists and their artistic contributions, as well as an examination of the religious, mythological and secular images of women in art. Extensive attention will be given to the creation, modification and persistence of these images throughout history, due to their respective religious, social, economical, psychological and intellectual conditions. Prerequisite: ART 241 or ART 242

ART 412 Topics in Art History

Units: 1-4. Offered: As offered.

Projects in Art History topics of current interest not normally covered by established courses. Content variable. May be repeated twice for credit with change of topic.

ART 430 Art and the Bible

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

A study of the dynamic relationship, which has historically existed between the content of Biblical texts and visual art, with consideration also being given to select examples of music and literature.

FLM 300 National Cinema

Units: 3. Offered: Spring (even years).

National Cinema is an advanced course focusing on the most significant films and filmmakers of one country. It looks at cinematic history and practice in the nation being covered and may include a consideration of popular, independent, and/or art film. The course may cover the entire history of cinema in one nation or focus on a particular type of film or cinematic movement in one country. Special attention will be paid to the socio-historical contexts of the films assigned during the course. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. Prerequisite: FLM 150.

FLM 450 World Cinema

Units: 3. Offered: Fall.

World Cinema is an advanced course focusing on films made outside of North America and their socio-historical contexts. It looks at cinematic history and practice in diverse nations and introduces students to a range of non-Hollywood film styles and forms, including popular and art cinemas, from across the globe. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. Prerequisite: FLM 250.

GDM 305 History of Graphic Design

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

A study of the causes and effects of critical design movements. This course explores the political and social environments that shaped the creation and evolution of graphic design. This course will give students insight into different movements, such as the Medieval Era, Graphic Renaissance, Industrial Revolution, Art Nouveau, Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Digital Revolution. Students will also evaluate how the history of graphic design influences current design philosophies and strategies.

ARC 350 Architectural Theory I

Units: 3. Offered: Fall.

The purpose of this course is to enable students to understand the formation and context of various architectural ideas. This course on architectural theory provides students with a means to propose and navigate architectural discourse as a part of their development as architects. Prerequisite: ARC 242.