Bachelor of Arts
The major in Art History combines stylistic analysis and visual literacy with the study of social and political history, ancient mythologies, and world religions.
All Art History majors take a two-semester Survey of Art History and upper division courses in Western and non-Western art. Course offerings range from the ancient traditions of Greece, Rome and the Ancient Americas, to contemporary art and theory. In Senior Seminar each student develops a topic within the scope of the general theme chosen by the professor for that semester. In the past, these have included The Art of the Book, and Censorship and Art in the late 20th Century.
Art History classes utilize the extensive museum and gallery resources of Youngstown, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. Students have the opportunity to intern, volunteer, or work part-time in the McDonough Museum of Art and the Butler Institute of American Art.
Art 1541 • Survey of Art History 1
Art 1542 • Survey of Art History 2
Art 3740 • Topics in Ancient Art
Art 3741 • Topics in Medieval Art
Art 3742 • Topics in Renaissance Art
Art 3743 • Baroque Art
Art 3744 • 17th/18th C. American Art
Art 3745 • 19th C. European Art
Art 3746 • 19th C. American Art
Art 3747 • African American Art
Art 3785 • History of Still Photography
Art 5881 • 20th C. Art to 1960
Art 5882 • 20th C. Art from 1960
Art 3788 • Theory of Art
Art 3780 • African Art
Art 3781 • Native North American Art
Art 3782 • Pre-Columbian Art